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First of all, my heart goes out to all those GS sufferers, either pre- or post op. It looks like I'm joining the club, as 10 of the little blighters - average diameter apparently 1cm - have been spotted in my GB, though no adverse symptoms experienced so far.
After an exhaustive search of this forum, I can find NO reference to the removal of gallstones. I would love to hear from anyone who has had this done.
There's now a new procedure which uses the so-called 'spyglass' to breakup gallstones using powerful shockwaves and remove them, meaning that patients don't have to spend up to a week in hospital - and they get to keep the gallbladder. It's certainly something I'd like to consider, though goodness knows what the waiting list is, and even if it's available in the NHS. I'm really curious if it is becoming a viable alternative to the traditional gallbladder op.
Looking forward to your comments
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