Private gallbladder surgery Bushey

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

Gallbladder removal is one of the UK’s most common medical procedures. It can relieve symptoms of pain, nausea and discomfort, and will prevent further gallstones forming in the future.

Our specialist consultants are pleased to provide private gallbladder removal in Bushey and the surrounding area. Spire can offer fast access to treatment and get you feeling your best again in no time.

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?

  • 98% of our patients are likely to recommend us to their family and friends
  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • 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 Bushey

To begin, you’ll be invited for a consultation to discuss your symptoms and medical history. Your consultant will talk you through the benefits and risks of the procedure. They’ll be able to describe what’s required, be that keyhole or open surgery. Both are straightforward but open surgery is a little more invasive and requires a longer hospital stay.

When the day of your procedure arrives, you’ll be escorted to your private room. When ready, you’ll be placed under general anaesthetic and can expect the operation to take around two hours. Our team will then take excellent care of you afterward.

How to book

At Spire Bushey Hospital we offer private gallbladder removal surgery in Watford.

If you think you need gallbladder removal surgery you can book an appointment by completing the enquiry form or calling 020 8950 9090, or 0203 131 2768 if you're a self-pay customer.

How much does Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy) cost at Spire Bushey 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 £150
Treatment price £7,345
Aftercare Included
From price From £7,495
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £6,595
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £7,248

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 Bushey 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 Bushey

All of our consultants are highly-skilled professionals with vast experience in this area. View the profiles below to find out more about the team here at Spire Bushey Hospital.

Areas served

If you’re looking into gallbladder removal in Harrow, Watford, or anywhere in between – you’ll find Spire Bushey Hospital is conveniently located near you. We’re easy to reach from many parts of Greater London, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

This is your nearest Spire hospital if you live in places like:

  • Borehamwood
  • Edgeware
  • Pinner
  • South Oxhey
  • Watford

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

Spire Bushey Hospital is situated within easy access of the M1 and M25 motorways. We are only 15 miles from London, 45 minutes drive from Luton airport and around five miles from Watford town centre, with its fast and regular train services to the capital.

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Spire Bushey Hospital,

Heathbourne Road
WD23 1RD

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