Wow I love this forum! I have so many stories, where to start?! I'll just refer to something I mentioned in the Gall Bladder surgery forum. If anyone is going to have laparoscopic Gall Bladder removal, I urge you to educate yourself first, because the doctor most likely won't do it for you.
Another side note: A friend of mine was mentioning to me that a good friend of hers had Gall Bladder surgery this past week and died. She couldn't understand how a "routine" procedure went so bad? Knowing I made myself educated on the topic, she asked me what I thought. Immediately, I told her it was probably laparoscopic and the gallbladder broke and emptied into her abdomen. She stopped shocked and said "That's exactly what happened" I knew it was that or the doctor nicked another organ, as they use a camera to do the surgery and don't always see well. There has been much legislative debate over laparoscopic surgery. The scars are minimal, but the risk is great. Please visit the Liver Flush Forum or the Gall Bladder Surgery forum if you are considering GB removal, or are plagued by stones. It’s my opinion that doctors don't know how to treat this stuff properly, so it's up to you to be your own physician and make educated decisions.