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.
Click on the following to learn about the treatment options for gallstones:Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgeryAlternative and complementary therapiesOther treatments
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
- Review Date: 09/2016 -
- Update Date: 09/17/2014 -