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Why after 140 years, is the primary surgical treatment for gallstones to still just chop out the gallbladder?

The practice of completely cutting out the gallbladder to "cure" gallstones goes back to 1878 when it was first successfully performed, and which is nearly prehistoric times in medical history and ...
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Gallstones: risks of leaving untreated? Effective non-surgical treatments?

I have done quite a bit of research about natural remedies to treat gallstones and have come to this site looking to expand my research. One source said that stones cannot get smaller and gallbladder ...
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How to avoid gallstones?

Maybe this is not the correct place to ask, but the answer I am seeking is from someone who has had gallstones, and they made changes to their diet, medicine, lifestlye (or whatever) to avoid them, ...
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Why can one not simply remove gallstones, not the whole gallbladder?

The gallbladder is a pouch like organ that can hold little stones that form from cholesterol and other crystals. When people experience pain or other complications from these stones, the common ...
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How/why is it possible for a body to produce gallstones — yrs after gallbladder was removed?

I had my gallbladder removed a few years ago because I developed pancreatitis out of the blue and my pancreas hemorrhaged... and they never figured it out... so they assumed it was probably a ...
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Can ulcer pain be distinguished from gallstone pain?

When referred to a gastroenterologist for intermittent pain in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen (slightly under the rib cage), my friend was told that she probably had an ulcer and the doctor ...