Keyhole surgery to remove your gallbladder because of a blocked bile duct.
Gallstone and gallbladder removal is a common and straightforward procedure that can quickly alleviate pain and discomfort. That’s why our highly-skilled consultants are pleased to provide private gallbladder removal in Bristol and the surrounding area.
Depending on the type of surgery required, it can take as little as an hour and you could leave hospital the same or the next day. You’ll be back to feeling like yourself in no time and having prevented new gallstones from forming.
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Typical hospital stay
Same day or one night for keyhole surgery
One to two hours
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With Spire, you’ll first attend a consultation where your consultant will determine which particular procedure is required. This usually involves keyhole surgery through small incisions, but sometimes open surgery is required.
On the day of your procedure, you’ll be taken to your private room and any family or friends will be shown to our relaxed waiting area. You’ll then be placed under anaesthetic for a simple operation that usually takes two hours or so. If you’ve had keyhole surgery you may be able to leave the same day, but comfortable stays of a few days are needed for open surgery patients.
|Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic cholecystectomy)
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The price shown is the ‘from price’ (ie the minimum cost of the procedure). Please note that for some procedures the actual price you are quoted may vary significantly and can increase depending on your choice of Consultant (who is an independent practitioner and not an employee of Spire). The fees charged by Consultants and Anaesthetists are set independently and are outside the control of Spire. The price may also vary depending on the type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and your medical history.
Spire Bristol Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price for your procedure 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.
Every one of the consultants here at Spire Bristol Hospital is highly-skilled and experienced with this procedure. You can find out more about our team by viewing their profiles below.
Spire Bristol Hospital can be found in the Durdham Down area of Bristol, to the north of the city centre. This location makes us easy to reach from all sides of the city, as well as other towns and villages in the wider region.
If you’re considering gallbladder removal in South Gloucestershire, this is your closest Spire hospital if you live in:
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.
Based in scenic surroundings at the foot of Durdham Down, Spire Bristol Hospital can be easily accessed by either the M4 or M5 motorways, or by Temple Meads or Parkway train stations.
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