Well, just a comment about the composition of the gallstones. If they were made of the mixture of olive oil, lemon or grapefruit juice and body chemicals, then howcome some people only use pineapple juice and got their Gallstones out?
Some use pineapple juice mixed with raw potato juice for 7 days or to a month.
MONEY MONEY MONEY...yes, it's all about the money, scare people, give them drugs and you'll become rich. Want to become a legalized drug dealer? Become a doctor =P Of course I can't generalize, there are excellent real professionals out there, although it's a little hard to find them, some goverments from other countries don't dictate much on their doctors how to practice, some use a combination of both conventional medicine with alternative, it depdends on the case of the patient, if some are really greedy, they would choose surgery so they can make more money, others get the satisfaction of truly helping their patients, after all, they are loyal to the Hypocrates oath.