Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is manifested by upper abdominal pain due to reflux of acidic gastric contents in the stomach.
Patients are often referred to the office because they were found on imaging to have gallstones. I always tell patients that we operate on the patient not the x-ray. If you are not having symptoms and there is no alteration of liver function tests there is no reason to undergo surgery. However if you are having symptoms ie right upper quadrant abdominal pain after eating, fever, chills or jaundice this is your body warning you to seek help before there is an emergency situation. If you are have questions with regards to whether surgery is indicated or not feel free to call the office for short in office consultation. (813)280-7676