Private gallbladder surgery Chatham

Keyhole surgery to remove your gallbladder because of a blocked bile duct.

At Spire Alexandra Hospital, we’re pleased to provide private gallbladder removal in Chatham and the surrounding area. Gallstones and gallbladder problems are a common cause of nausea and discomfort. But with a simple procedure, you can get back to feeling your best as soon as possible.

 Our specialist consultants have plenty of experience in both gallbladder and gallstone removal here in Rochester. This simple operation can rapidly relieve pain with only short a hospital stay required.

Sometimes also called

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Open cholecystectomy

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    Same day or one night for keyhole surgery

  • Procedure duration
    One to two hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    Usually general

  • Available to self-pay?

  • Covered by health insurance?

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Gallbladder removal: what to expect at Spire Alexandra Hospital

Our gallbladder removal services are either inpatient or outpatient procedures, and your consultant will be able to explain which is best for you and why. Outpatient procedures involve keyhole surgery, through small incisions, and you could leave hospital the same day. While inpatient procedures require open surgery and larger incisions, and a stay of a few days may be needed.

You’ll receive a full consolation before your procedure, and when the day comes, you’ll be shown to your own private room. You’ll then be given anaesthetic (usually general) and the operation should take around two hours.

How to book

To arrange gallstone removal in Gravesend and Rochester, simply get in touch with our friendly team today at Spire Alexandra Hospital by contacting 01634 687166, or 0163 462 4450 for self-pay treatment enquiries.

You could book an appointment online by completing our enquiry form.

How much does Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy) cost at Spire Alexandra Hospital

It’s a common operation to have done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) Fees
Initial consultation From £200
Treatment £5,862
Aftercare Included
Guide price £6,062
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

Representative example
Loan amount £5,112
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £5,616

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Alexandra Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Find a consultant for your gallbladder removal procedure at Spire Alexandra Hospital

All our highly-skilled consultants are experienced in this straightforward procedure, and you can find more information about their qualifications and specialisms by viewing the profiles below.

Areas served

Our Spire Alexandra Hospital can be found in the Walderslade area of Chatham. That means we’re conveniently located if you’re looking for gallbladder removal in Rochester, Gravesend, and many other towns across Kent and the wider South East region.

This is your best-placed Spire hospital if you live in:

  • Gillingham
  • Gravesend
  • Maidstone
  • Rainham
  • Rochester
  • Sittingbourne

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

How to get to us

You'll find us approximately eight miles from Maidstone and five miles from Chatham. London Gatwick Airport is approximately 45 miles away.

We offer services to patients throughout the South East of England and Kent, particularly Medway and the surrounding areas including Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Sittingbourne, Sheppey and Maidstone.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Alexandra Hospital,

Impton Lane

Main Switchboard:  01634 687166

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01634 662866

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Alexandra Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.


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