Best-selling author Andreas Moritz has a chapter on the most common treatments for gallstones. This is an excerpt:
"Treatments typically used to deal with Gallstones aim at either dissolving Gallstones directly within the gallbladder or removing the gallbladder through surgery. However, these treatments have no effect whatsoever on the large amount of stones congesting the bile ducts of the liver. It is important to realize that every person who has Gallstones in the gallbladder has multiple times as many stones in the liver. The surgical removal of the gallbladder or its stones does not substantially increase bile flow, because the stones that are stuck in the liver bile ducts continue to prevent proper bile secretion.
"Even in the case of surgical removal of the gallbladder, the situation remains highly problematic for the body. Since the pumping device for bile (the gallbladder) is now gone, the small amount of bile that the liver is able to squirt out through its congested bile ducts comes forth merely in dribbles. Both insufficient bile secretion and the uncontrolled flow of bile into the small intestine continue to cause major problems with the digestion and absortion of food, particularly if it contains fats. The result is an ever-increasing amount of toxic waste that accumulates in the intestinal tract and lymphatic system. The restricted ability to digest and assimilate fats stimulate the cells to increase production of cholesterol. The side effect arising from this emergency maneuver of the body is the generation of more gallstones in the liver bile ducts. Therefore, removing the gallbladder is not a solution to digestive problems but, rather, a cause of further and more serious complications in the body, such as cancer and heart disease. Balanced bile secretion, on the other hand, protects the body against most diseases.
"Any treatment of the gallbladder, however advanced and sophisticated it may be, can only be considered a drop in the ocean of cure because it does not remove the main problem, which is the hundreds or thousands of gallstones blocking the bile ducts of the liver. "