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Dr. Y., Urologist
Category: Urology
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Experience:  Specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
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HiI have been unwell recently and my doctor refered me

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HiI have been unwell recently and my doctor refered me for an Ultrasound where Gallstones were confirmed.I have an appointment with my doctor again next week but before that would like to know what treatment options could be available to me.I'm overweight, 210 pounds (currently dieting with an acheivable goal of 170 - 180 punds) but generally healthy.I have seen reference online but not much information on drugs to remove the gallstones without surgery. I have also read about keyhole surgery and general surgery.I would prefer not to have my gallbladder removed unless necessary, but also don't want to risk other complications by not having it removed.Could you please explain the pros and cons of each treatment/surgery.ThanksMark.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question.Can you please let me know what symptoms you are experiencing or have been experiencing?Please let me know.Regards