Treatment for Gallstones

Effects of Ursodeoxycholic Acid and Aspirin on the Formation of Lithogenic Bile and Gallstones during Loss of Weight

Paul H. Broomfield, M.D., Rakesh Chopra, M.D., Richard C. Sheinbaum, M.D., George G. Bonorris, M.S., Alan Silverman, M.D., Leslie J. Schoenfield, M.D., and Jay W. Marks, M.D. Abstract We attempted to determine whether the administration of aspirin or ursodeoxycholic acid during loss of weight could prevent the development of lithogenic changes in bile and the […]

Gallstone dissolution therapy. Current status and future prospects.

Gastroenterology. 1986 Dec;91(6):1560-7. Fromm H. Abstract Findings by several groups of investigators have provided a reliable data base that supports a nonoperative approach toward the management of so-called silent gallstones. Considerable progress has been made in the medical dissolution treatment of selected patients with cholesterol gallstones. Ursodeoxycholic acid, and, more recently, a combination of ursodeoxycholic and […]

Percutaneous cholecystolithotomy: is gall stone recurrence inevitable?

J J Donald, S Cheslyn-Curtis, A R Gillams, R C Russell, and W R Lees Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Using radiological interventional techniques the gall bladder can be cleared of stones with a high success rate. As with any treatment option that leaves the gall bladder in situ there […]

Recent advances in understanding and managing cholesterol gallstones

Version 1. F1000Res. 2018; 7: F1000 Faculty Rev-1529. Published online 2018 Sep 24. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.15505.1 PMCID: PMC6173119 PMID: 30345010 Di Ciaula, A., & Portincasa, P. (2018). Recent advances in understanding and managing cholesterol gallstones. F1000Research, 7, F1000 Faculty Rev-1529. doi:10.12688/f1000research.15505.1 Abstract The high prevalence of cholesterol gallstones, the availability of new information about pathogenesis, and the relevant health costs due to the […]

Oral and contact dissolution of gallstones

MD, PhD Leslie J. Schoenfield1,Correspondence information about the author MD, PhD Leslie J. Schoenfield, MD Jay W. Marks1 The appropriate selection of patients for treatment with oral ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA)—a drug that has virtually no side effects—results in about 50% of patients experiencing safe dissolution of gallstones within 2 years. Eligible patients have small (less than 20 mm […]

Management of Gallstones and Their Complications AIJAZ AHMED, M.D., RAMSEY C. CHEUNG, M.D., and EMMET B. KEEFFE, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Am Fam Physician. 2000 Mar 15;61(6):1673-1680.   See related patient information handout on gallstones and their treatment, written by Joseph Cooney, a medical editing clerk at Georgetown University Medical Center. The accurate differentiation of […]

Patient Success Story

I went to the er several months ago with the same thing. The Docotor said it was my gallbladder. I went to my doctor who sent me to another doctor and they decided that I need sugery. I was very scared, and a friend told me to try this before I had sugery: An alternative […]

Endoscopic-Laparoscopic Cholecystolithotomy in Treatment of Cholecystolithiasis Compared With Traditional Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Abstract The study aimed to compare the application values of endoscopic-laparoscopic cholecystolithotomy (ELC) and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for patients with cholecystolithiasis. It did a retrospective analysis of 107 patients with cholecystolithiasis who underwent ELC and 144 patients with cholecystolithiasis who underwent LC. There is no significant difference in operating time and expenses when comparing ELC […]

Testimony from a young woman – Dissolution of gallstones is real

Hard core evidence – The good surgeon is lying  through his / her teeth when advising , no diet or alternative treatment options available to treat gallstones except to undergo surgery . One testimony of 10’s of 1000’s Testimony from a young woman Hi. Hope d group members are all doing fine 🙂 Well I […]

gallbladder-preserving cholecystolithotomy

Simultaneous gallbladder-preserving cholecystolithotomy and laparoscopic splenectomy as a surgical option for hereditary spherocytosis in a child: A case report   Highlights • In a patient with HS, it was performed gallbladder-preserving cholecystolithotomy and splenectomy at the same time. • Gallbladder-preserving cholecystolithotomy is simple method if it is performed with laparoscopic assist. • The patient has […]