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Expert Help for True Gallstone Disease Relief

Gallstones are solid particles that form in the gallbladder, a small organ located under the liver. The gallbladder stores bile, a digestive fluid produced by the liver. Gallstones can vary in size and number, causing significant discomfort and complications if they obstruct the bile ducts.

Common symptoms of gallstones include:

  • Sudden and intense pain in the upper right abdomen
  • Pain that radiates to the back or right shoulder
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Indigestion and bloating
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes) if a gallstone blocks the bile duct

Gallstones can form when there is an imbalance in the substances that make up bile. Factors that increase the risk of developing gallstones include obesity, rapid weight loss, diet, Diabetes, as well as age (over 40), gender (female) and genetics.

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Treating Gallstone Disease

At Veritas Specialist Centre, we consider your unique health truth – a combination of genetics and environmental factors unique to you – to offer comprehensive treatment options for gallstone disease, tailored to each patient’s specific needs.

We will work with you to determine which solution is best, surgical or non-surgical treatment.

Non-surgical options include medication and lifestyle modifications. Which may be sued alone, or in combination with surgical methods.

  1. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy is the most common and effective treatment for gallstones. This minimally invasive surgery involves removing the gallbladder through small incisions.
  2. Open Cholecystectomy: In some cases, open surgery may be necessary, particularly if the gallbladder is severely inflamed, infected, or if there are complications.


While generally safe, risks include infection, bleeding, injury to nearby organs such as the bile duct, and reactions to anaesthesia. Our experienced surgical team employs advanced laparoscopic techniques to minimize these risks.

Most patients can return home the same day or the day after surgery. Full recovery typically takes about 1-2 weeks, with patients advised to avoid strenuous activities during this period.

Surgery offers a definitive solution to gallstone disease, eliminating the source of pain and preventing future complications. Non-surgical treatments like medication can manage symptoms temporarily but do not address the underlying issue effectively.

Costs include Medicare rebates, private health fund contributions, and an out-of-pocket fee. We provide a detailed cost breakdown during your initial consultation, covering all stages of care.

If you are searching for relief from gallstone disease, please contact our friendly team today to request a call or an appointment.