Non-surgical treatment of gallstones


The gold standard treatment for patients with gallstones is laparoscopic cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder). For some, this may not be an option immediately, or not at all. This video explores other alternative treatment options for gallbladder stones, including the explanation for the prevention of biliary colic (gallbladder stone pain) with diet.

00:00 What is this video about?
01:01 Factors protective against gallstones
01:36 Silent stones
01:53 Avoiding gallstone pain attack
02:53 The Bile Acid Pill (Ursodiol, Ursodeoxycholic Acid)
03:36 When does the Bile Acid Pill work
04:49 Percutaneous removal of gallstones
05:41 ESWL (Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy) for gallstones
06:53 Alternative Medical Therapies
07:26 Conclusion


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