I have read every post here and am appalled that a problem as seemingly widespread as this receives no attention by so many gastroenterologists and surgeons. If I had known that I would develop this level of chronic and acute abdominal pain and GERD, I would NEVER have had my gallbladder removed. My doctors are putting me through all kinds of tests to try to determine the cause of my severe symptoms, but have never once suggested that this may be, and in all probability is, a result of the recent gallbladder surgery. This is an outrage!