Neo TrueNorth Hospitals
Neo TrueNorth

Understanding Gallstones:
Gallstones are hardened deposits that form in the gallbladder, a small organ located beneath the liver. These stones can range in size from tiny grains to large, golf ball-sized formations and can cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and jaundice. Gallstones may require medical intervention, including diagnostic testing to confirm their presence and severity.

Diagnosis and TestingAt Neo TrueNorth, we offer comprehensive diagnostic testing to accurately identify gallstones and assess their impact on gallbladder health. Our diagnostic services include:


  • Ultrasound Imaging: Ultrasonography is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the gallbladder and detect the presence of gallstones. This imaging modality is highly effective in diagnosing gallstones and assessing their size, number, and location within the gallbladder.
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan: CT scanning may be recommended to provide detailed images of the gallbladder, liver, and surrounding structures. This imaging technique can help evaluate the extent of gallstone-related complications, such as inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) or blockage of the bile ducts.
  • Blood Tests: Laboratory blood tests may be performed to assess liver function and detect signs of gallstone-related complications, such as elevated liver enzymes or bilirubin levels. These tests can help guide treatment decisions and monitor response to therapy.
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP): In cases where gallstones have migrated into the bile ducts, ERCP may be performed to visualize the bile ducts and remove or dissolve the stones using specialized instruments and techniques.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Gallstone Diagnosis?

  • Advanced Diagnostic Technology: Neo TrueNorth is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging equipment and diagnostic technology to provide accurate and reliable gallstone diagnosis.
  • Experienced Radiologists: Our team of board-certified radiologists specializes in interpreting imaging studies and diagnosing gallstone-related conditions with precision and expertise.
  • Comprehensive Care: We offer personalized care and support throughout the diagnostic process, ensuring that patients receive timely and accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment recommendations.
  • Collaborative Approach: Neo TrueNorth collaborates closely with referring physicians and specialists to coordinate patient care and facilitate prompt diagnosis and treatment of gallstone-related conditions.

Don’t let gallstones go undetected. Contact Neo TrueNorth today to schedule a gallstone diagnostic evaluation and take the first step toward effective management and treatment.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Venkataramana

General Surgeon

Dr Shiva Kumar

General Surgeon,Proctologist,Bariatric Surgeon,Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr Poornima Parasuraman

General Surgeon

Dr Kiran.K.J

General Surgeon,Laparoscopic Surgeon,Bariatric Surgeon