Hi, its best he has an elective cholecystectomy. The reason we recommend removal of the gallbladder in patients with symptomatic gallbladder disease is because they have a 1 in 3 chance of developing a significant complication such as acute cholecystitis, pancreatitis, cholangitis, etc. The risk of death when we are forced to deal with folks in the face of one of these complications rises 100 fold. Regards.
I was refused surgery due to my cardiac situation and since then I wish to know how they can treat my gallstones!