Is it time to rethink cholecystectomy?

Study shows that one-third of patients still have the same pain post-op
Clare Pain

Patients should be warned that cholecystectomy fails to resolve abdominal pain in more than one-third of those who have the procedure, say the authors of a Dutch clinical trial.

The study of nearly 1070 adults with symptomatic gallstones shows that one year after the procedure, 37% of those who have a cholecystectomy still experience the same abdominal pain they were treated for.