Gallstones

Gallstones are stones that form in the gall bladder. They often cause pain, and surgery is usually the best long-term solution. Gall bladder surgery, though relatively straightforward, can occasionally be complicated. Your treatment at the Oxford Gallstone Clinic is provided by specialists in this field who have extensive experience of managing gallstones.

For detailed information about gallstones and their management, please look at the FAQs.

For more information about the operation, please peruse the Oxford University Hospital information booklet about gall bladder surgery. This booklet has been written to help people to go through the pros and cons of undergoing surgery, and help them to decide if surgery if the preferred approach for them. It does not replace the advice of a medical professional, and it is recommended that you take a decision only after meeting with a specialist.