The treatment and management of gallstones involves taking a wait-and-see approach, using medications, surgery, or other treatments as decided by you and your doctor. The exception to this approach is anyone who has large (more than 3 centimeter) gallstones, has gallbladder polyps, or is at high risk for gallbladder cancer.
Unless your gallbladder is surgically removed, gallstones may recur.
Click on the following to learn about the treatment options for gallstones:Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments
- Reviewer: Marcin Chwistek, MD
- Review Date: 10/2012 -
- Update Date: 10/11/2012 -