I'm in a similar stage of
things, myself (ultrasound results came back today -- "several" stones, but I've no clue of
exact numbers nor size, and the gallbladder
itself apparently is a wee bit tattered from the passage of
earlier stones, but nothing terribly horrid; my GP is hooking me up with a specialist in the next few days/weeks for the next step) and as far as I can tell, there's four primary methods.