This was an extremely painful (based on my personal experience) and difficult to recover from operation that required at least five days in the hospital, and approximately six weeks for recovery.
Today laparoscopic cholecystectomy is most commonly performed.
The amount of benefit derived from exercise was more dependent on intensity than type of exercise.
Gallstones can also form due to low levels of bile acids and bile lecithin.
When I was diagnosed with gallstones at 26, I was told that the typical gallstone patient was fair, fat, and forty.
Gallstones that cause no symptoms are called "silent stones." Silent stones do not interfere in gallbladder, liver, or pancreas function and do not require treatment.
Until just a few years ago, the most common treatment for symptomatic gallstones was a surgical procedure called cholecystectomy which required a large abdominal incision to remove the gallbladder.
Today gallstones are seen in younger patients, perhaps due to the large amount of fast foods being consumed.