The presence of gallstones is a common disease.
Mostly asymptomatic, eventually can cause symptoms such as epigastric pain (upper part of the abdomen) or dyspepsia (impaired digestion).
Inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis), may arise as a serious illness, and may require urgent surgical intervention.
Scheduled surgical intervention may be indicated for symptomatic disease as well as to prevent future complications such as cholecystitis or pancreatitis. Minimally invasive laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe and feasible technique for the treatment of complicated cholelithiasis.