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Suggest treatment for gall bladder stones

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Dr. Rishi

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: I had 1.7 cm stone in gal bladder what is treatment other than surgery
Answered by Dr. Rishi 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
There are medical means but in your case surgery would be the ideal option.

Detailed Answer:
there are medical means of dealing with gall bladder stones. Medicines are available which can dissolve the stones.

Their efficacy is however doubtful and therefore they have not become very popular. The only proven cure is surgery. Specially surgery for you considering the size of the stone. Stones larger than 1cm have a higher chance of converting into cancer and therefore surgery should be done.

In the form of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Gall bladder removal) it is the commonest surgery done world wide and is extremely safe in experienced hands. It is minimally invasive and leaves minimal scars with almost no complications.

I feel you should discuss with your family and opt for surgery with an experienced Laparoscopic surgeon.

Take care and do let me know if there are any other queries that I can help with.
Dr Rishi,
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