Does any caregiver perform cholecystotomy instead of cholecystectomy
One of my parents has gallstones that are starting to create painful episodes, the usual treatment is cholecystectomy. However, due to long term GI autoimmune inflammation issues it seems likely bile malabsorption will be a guaranteed result from an -ectomy. Does anybody perform -otomies any more? Haven't found any mention of cholecystotomy on any Mayo clinic page, and no journal publications on the procedure younger than 30 years. I remember reading it was a more common procedure than cholecystectomy in EU medicine, but can't find anybody in the US that does them. Anybody have advice or contact info for a US doctor who does?