The treatment and management of gallstones may involve taking a wait-and-see approach or using medications, surgery, or other treatments as decided by you and your doctor. The exception to this approach is anyone who has gallstones larger than 3 centimeters (cm), gallbladder polyps, or is at high risk for gallbladder cancer when surgery would be performed.
Unless your gallbladder is surgically removed, gallstones may occur again.
Gallstone treatment includes:Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
- Review Date: 09/2018 -
- Update Date: 09/01/2017 -