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What kind of doctor treats gallstones?

Several different doctors may be involved in treating you if you have gallstones, pebble-like deposits in your gallbladder, the small organ just below your liver.

If you have symptoms, such as abdominal pain, bloating, and nausea, you might first see your own primary care physician to try to narrow down the cause of your symptoms. Your primary care physician may refer you to a gastroenterologist or may do an ultrasound to determine if you have gallstones.

Once your gallstones have been detected, you may be referred to a surgeon if you need to have your gallbladder removed, a procedure called a cholecystectomy.

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