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is it possible to have gallstones removed without removal of

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is it possible to have gallstones removed without removal of the gallbladder
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It would be very unlikely for stones in the gallbladder to be removed without surgery

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If gallstones are not causing you any symptoms then surgery is generally not considered and all we do is watchful waiting

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There is a medication that comes by the name of ursodiol that can potentially dissolve stones but it can take months or even years for this medication to slowly dissolve the stones and you would have to take this medication regularly. Additionally, this medication is only helpful for cholesterol stones and not for pigment stones. By far, the most common type of stones are cholesterol stones.

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Another nonsurgical technique, shock wave therapy, uses high-frequency sound waves to fragment the stones. Bile salt is administered afterward to dissolve small pieces. But this procedure is still considered as an experimental procedure.

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A method called contact dissolution can also be used to dissolve gallstones. The doctor inserts a catheter through the abdomen, and then injects a special drug directly into the gallbladder. In many cases, the stone disappears within a few hours. This procedure is also considered as an experimental procedure and is not regularly used.

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