I had my gallbladder removed in August 2008 and did extremly well with the surgery. However, I have been having the same pain I was having before. I discussed this with my doctor and he told me you can have gallstones without a gallbladder but it is rare. He said that I do have gallstones and will have to have that hipa scan again and may require additional surgery. My question is, has this happened to anyone else? I need advice b4 I jump in and have another procedure.