Gallstone pancreatitis, or biliary pancreatitis, is the name given to pancreatitis that’s caused by gallstones. Gallstones are the most common cause of pancreatitis. When a gallstone gets stuck in the bile ducts, it can cause pancreatic enzymes to back up into the pancreas. This causes irritation and inflammation of the cells.

Gallbladder removal is the only treatment for gallstones that cause problems, and it’s a safe and effective one. It can usually be done through minimally invasive surgery. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy removes your gallbladder through a few small incisions, using the aid of a laparoscope, a tiny camera inserted through one of the incisions.

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