Private gallbladder surgery South Gloucestershire

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.

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
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Flexible payment options to make it easy and more affordable
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2023

Gallbladder removal: what to expect at Spire Bristol Hospital

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.

How to book

At Spire Bristol Hospital we offer private gallbladder removal surgery in Bristol and the South West, including South Gloucestershire.

To book an appointment, complete the enquiry form or call 0117 980 4000, or 0117 453 8814 for self-pay patients.

How much does Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy) cost at Spire Bristol 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 We can't display the initial consultation fee just now. Call us for a quote.
Treatment price £7,170
Aftercare Included
From price From £7,170
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £6,420
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £7,056

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.

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

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.

Areas served

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:

  • Bath
  • Bristol
  • Keynsham
  • Nailsea
  • Portishead
  • Weston-super-Mare

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

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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Spire Bristol Hospital,

Redland Hill
Durdham Down

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