I have been diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis and since then have seen a gastro doctor. He is recommending that I have my gallbladder removed, or as he stated "yank it out". He has me on Urso 250mg @ 3 times a day; Nexium @ 40mgs; and Viokase 8 tab 5 times a day then given me percocet for when I am in pain. First off, I am very concerned about removal of my gallbladder as a cure-all, it seems drastic. He feels my gallbladder may be shooting sludge into my pancreas thus creating a pancreatic attack. He is recommended that I fly to Virginia Mason Hospital for an ERCP and be prepared to have my gallbladder removed. Also, since I started the Viokase I have been getting nauseated. I had a sonogram done by my internist, he stated my liver looked a bit dense, but other than that he did see any gallstones. I am scheduled for an abdominal ultrasound tomorrow, I'm assuming this is going to help determine which direction to go with me. I have had pancreatic attacks since the age of 9 and it was not diagnosed until I was in my mid-20's as pancreatitis. I have more frequent attacks now for some reason, about once every 3 months. Is gallbladder surgery something you would consider at this point? I am 36.