What are the surgical interventions for gallstones (cholelithiasis)?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Douglas M Heuman, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Surgical interventions to be considered include the following:

  • Cholecystectomy (open or laparoscopic)

  • Cholecystostomy

  • Endoscopic sphincterotomy

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.

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