Treatments for Gallstones in Children

Children with gallstones are in a lot of pain, so you want expert treatment as soon as possible.

Welcome to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Here, you’ll meet some of the most experienced pediatric gastroenterologists in Michigan. Our treatment approach starts with medicine to help dissolve those gallstones. We also know that gallstone surgery is sometimes the more effective approach. Removing the gallbladder may be necessary. Children usually recover from this surgery with no adverse side effects. Our pediatric surgeons are especially skilled in minimally invasive high-tech procedures that mean quicker recovery time for children with gallbladder disease. We'll find and remove those painful gallstones so your kid can get back to a normal, active life. This is the right path and you’re in the right place.