Thank you for the query.
As your son is very young, he will have to have this surgery sooner or later, however there is one more thing which should be explained before the surgery. As many people have gallstones and do not know about them, it is possible that your sons symptoms are not caused by gallstones. It is very common that gallstones symptoms are similar to peptic ulcer
symptoms, that is why in some cases it is necessary to have upper GI endoscopy
to rule it out.
Typical peptic ulcer pain appears after 1-2 hours of the meal, it is located in the upper middle abdomen and can cause nausea
. Gallstones pain also appears after a meal (especially fatty foods), is located in the right upper abdomen and very often radiates to the back.
And there is no other way for gallstones than surgery.
Hope this will help.