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Asymptomatic Gallstones: Treat or Not to Treat ?

Asymptomatic gallstones mean patient is diagnosed to have gallstones but never have abdomen pain, Asymptomatic Gallstones disease is common, As Ultrasound abdomen is the investigation of choice in any abdomen complaint the incidence of aymptomatic gallstones has increased, Management of asymptomatic gallstones disease is controversial

Now the question arises should gallbladder be removed or not for asymptomatic gallstones; Gallbladder stone disease have various complications like jaundice/cholangitis/pancreatitis/Gallbladder Cancer; It is said that first presentation with these complications are rare, first patient will have pain of gallbladder stone and if not treated then the rate of these complications increases but there are few patients also who present directly with gallbladder stone complications and sometimes these complications are life threatening also, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a day care procedure, patient is discharged same day of surgery and from next day onward can do normal day to day activity, thats why some recommend to do Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in asymptomatic patients also

Consult GI Surgeon/ Gastrointestinal Surgeon/Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist/ Surgical Gastroenterologist/Laparoscopic Surgeon/ Gallbladder Specialist to know more about Asymptomatic Gallbladder stone/ Management of asymptomatic Gallbladder stone/ Treatment of Asymptomatic gallbladder stone disease/ Complications of Gallbladder stone