Gallstone disease: diagnosis and management : guidance (CG188)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publication date:
29 October 2014


This guideline covers diagnosing and managing gallstone disease in adults. It aims to reduce variation in care by promoting the most effective treatments, and to improve the advice given to people with gallstone disease before and after treatment.  


This guideline includes recommendations on:

Who is it for?

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Commissioners and providers
  • People with suspected or diagnosed gallstone disease and their families and carers

Is this guideline up to date?

We have checked this guideline in August 2018. We found no new evidence that affects the recommendations of this guideline.

Guideline development process

How we develop NICE guidelines

This guideline was previously called gallstone disease.