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Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine, Ulster University, C-TRIC Building, Altnagelvin Hospital Campus, Glenshane Road, Derry BT47 6SB, Northern Ireland, UK.
Gallstones affect 20% of the Western population and will grow in clinical significance as obesity and metabolic diseases become more prevalent. Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) is a common treatment for diseases caused by gallstones, with 1.2 million surgeries in the US each year, each costing USD 10,000. Read More