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Gallstones are small, pebble-like substances that develop in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped sac located below your liver in the right upper abdomen. Gallstones form when liquid stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. The liquid—called bile—helps the body digest fats. Bile is made in the liver, then stored in the gallbladder until the body needs it. The gallbladder contracts and pushes the bile into a tube—called the common bile duct—that carries it to the small intestine, where it helps with digestion.
Pancreatitis and diabetes drugs: an interview with Dr Sonal Singh, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Pancreatitis and diabetes drugs: an interview with Dr Sonal Singh, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Blocked bile ducts can be effectively treated with metal stents

Blocked bile ducts can be effectively treated with metal stents

GLP-1 pancreatitis concerns justified

GLP-1 pancreatitis concerns justified

GLP-1 may increase risk of hospitalization for people with acute pancreatitis

GLP-1 may increase risk of hospitalization for people with acute pancreatitis

Florida Hospital, Sanford-Burnham and Takeda renew research agreement

Florida Hospital, Sanford-Burnham and Takeda renew research agreement

Novartis receives FDA approval for Signifor injection to treat Cushing's disease

Novartis receives FDA approval for Signifor injection to treat Cushing's disease

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore announces opening of new geriatric surgery center

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore announces opening of new geriatric surgery center

Teenagers with obesity can benefit from gastric bypass surgery just as much as adults

Teenagers with obesity can benefit from gastric bypass surgery just as much as adults

Children with obesity face increased risk for gallstones

Children with obesity face increased risk for gallstones

Statins reduce pancreatitis risk

Statins reduce pancreatitis risk

Acute pancreatitis: An interview with Viktor Oskarsson

Acute pancreatitis: An interview with Viktor Oskarsson

Acute pancreatitis may be staved off by diet rich in vegetables

Acute pancreatitis may be staved off by diet rich in vegetables

NHS surgery waiting times and time of discharge under scrutiny

NHS surgery waiting times and time of discharge under scrutiny

Indomethacin given after digestive diagnostic procedure may prevent pancreatitis: Study

Indomethacin given after digestive diagnostic procedure may prevent pancreatitis: Study

N.Y. cardiologist to discuss metabolic conditions at The Jeremy Kyle Show

N.Y. cardiologist to discuss metabolic conditions at The Jeremy Kyle Show

Scientists develop new gallbladder endoscopy

Scientists develop new gallbladder endoscopy

MRC-funded study to explore pancreatic cancer

MRC-funded study to explore pancreatic cancer

The Hormone Foundation publishes fact sheet about harmful hCG diet

The Hormone Foundation publishes fact sheet about harmful hCG diet

Dendritic cells play a novel protective role in pancreas

Dendritic cells play a novel protective role in pancreas

Breakdown of unsaturated fats can induce complications in obese patients with acute pancreatitis

Breakdown of unsaturated fats can induce complications in obese patients with acute pancreatitis