Gallstones after gallbladder surgery and ERCP
My husband had his gallbladder removed 1 1/2 yrs. ago and has been having pain (not severe, just nagging) and soreness in the area for about 6 mo. He had a CT Scan last week and they found 3 gallstones about 1/3 " in size, in the area of the gallbladder fossa. They sent the report to the surgeon who did his gallbladder surgery (lapo). He had his nurse call to set up an appointment, but said they usually do nothing about this. This is crazy.!!!!!! What about the pain, discomfort, and soreness???? I asked the nurse if he could ask his associate? She said he would and she would call me back.
Well, she called me back today and said the associate would call me tomorrow..................,that husband's surgeon didn't want to see him because it was nothing he could do. I was shocked!!!!
Should we be seeing a GI instead of a surgeon? I have been searching on the net and have read about ERCP. I think they can remove stones during this procedure, but some say it is dangerous...............that you can develop pancreatitis, and some say not. Would it be better to have this procedure or have the gallbladder surgery again? My husband is 64 and has had angioplasty 10 yrs. ago. Otherwise he is in good health.
Could someone please give me some information on all this?