Take Advice from Dr. Steven Williams, General Surgeon in Boise
"I was taught in medical school, 10% of the population has gallstones, but not all of those patients are symptomatic. Therefore, you may not need an operation unless you're experiencing symptoms and pain. At this point in my career, I recommend considering gallbladder surgery since it is so minimally invasive and such a safe operation in the right hands."
A Bad Gallbladder: Three Common Scenarios
1. You have gallstones and symptoms of pain
Removing the gallbladder is most recommended as your best option if you have symptoms and stones.
2. You do not have gallstones, but you have pain
This is caused by gallbladder dysfunction.
3. You have gallstones and no symptoms of pain
As stones can often become a problem in the future, if imaging reveals stones, getting your gallbladder removed by a good surgeon can be a significant preventative step.
Visit Dr. Williams' Website