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Need suggestions on treatment of gallstones

Hi,

I have been diagnosed with gallstones and enlarged liver (reversible). There are two stones - 15 and 18 mm in size. The doctor has suggested medications (Ursokem - 150) with a disclaimer that the stone is too big to be dissolved. I have searched the net and found the following alternative therapy:

1. Olive Oil, Lemon Juice etc. - I also found that most of these are misleading and results in formation of lump that gets passed through stool. These are not stones but merely formations.

2. Homeopathy and Herbal treatment - There are organizations in my country like http://www.ssohm.com/ that claim they can treat gallstones naturally without surgery through homeopathy and herbal treatment. I am not sure about authenticity of this.

Please suggest if surgery is the only way to deal with this. What is the authenticity of homeopathy?
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Some of have multiple stones and we simply monitor them. Not much to worry about if they are stable. I have several and a bunch of sludge, but no problems. I'd think only the doctor's recommendation is a proven option. There is too much out there based on zero science.
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The surgery must be recommended by a urologist. Removal of the gallbladder is called a cholecystectomy. Today, this procedure is most commonly performed through a laparoscopic approach, utilizing very small cuts in the upper quadrant of the abdomen through which a laparoscope and other small instruments perform the procedure without having to make a traditional "open" surgical procedure through a large incision.
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