snowby.... i urge you to consider this before surgery.
there is a natural way to remove gallstones and not get butchered at the hospital.
I will find a good link for you,.
I wouldnt recommend this if i hadnt done it myself, i have done it, and the result was one HUGE gallstone (passed naturally) and about 3 or for little ones.
scroll down to "the cleanse" and do it. you will not be sorry, and again, ive done this myself and it WORKS, and no pain either, just a natural passing through the you know where....... (backside)
you will feel nausious, when you take it and the next morning, but you will get results about 16 hours later or earlier..