Private gallbladder surgery Bushey

Inclusive treatment and care from £6,730

At Spire Bushey Hospital, our experienced consultants provide gallbladder removal to relieve pain, nausea, and discomfort due to gallstones. If you’re experiencing medical complications due to gallstones, you can get fast access to treatment.

Gallbladder removal is a common operation that can also prevent new gallstones from forming. Our private gallbladder removal surgery helps patients in Hertfordshire, Greater London, Essex, and Buckinghamshire.

Sometimes also called

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Open cholecystectomy

At a glance

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

  • Procedure duration
    1-2 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    Usually general

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

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 2021

Gallbladder removal: what to expect at Spire Bushey

Spire Bushey is one of London and Hertfordshire’s leading private hospitals. We take pride in delivering high-quality, personalised treatment plans that meet your needs and expectations.

We’re here to help you back to your everyday life. Our expert consultants and multidisciplinary teams will create a treatment plan that works for you.

How to book

At Spire Bushey Hospital we offer private gallbladder removal surgery in Hertfordshire and Greater London, including Watford and Harrow.

To book an appointment, complete the enquiry form or call 020 8950 9090.

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 from £200
Treatment £6,530
Aftercare Included
Guide price £6,730
Monthly treatment price

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

£185
Representative example
Loan amount £5,780
Deposit £750
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £6,660
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic cholecystectomy with X-ray imaging) Fees
Initial consultation from £200
Treatment £7,059
Aftercare Included
Guide price £7,259
Monthly treatment price

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

£202
Representative example
Loan amount £6,309
Deposit £750
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £7,272

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 Bushey 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.

Procedures offered for gallbladder removal at Spire Bushey

Keyhole surgery

The standard procedure to remove the gallbladder is using keyhole surgery – also called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. During keyhole surgery, only small incisions (cuts) are needed and smaller instruments are used. Keyhole surgery is usually the first choice because you typically recover faster and are left with smaller scars than with open surgery.

Open surgery

Open surgery requires one larger incision to access and remove your gallbladder. This may be needed for a number of reasons, including if you have scars from a previous operation. Occasionally, during a keyhole procedure, your consultant may not be able to access or remove your gallbladder and so may need to convert to an open surgery to complete the removal. Your consultant will explain this to you beforehand and answer any questions you might have.

Preparing for gallbladder removal at Spire Bushey

Getting here

Spire Bushey Hospital and Diagnostic Centre are in Hertfordshire. Watford town centre is just five miles away. Within easy access of the M1 and M25 motorways and 15 miles from London, the hospital is easy to access by car. Free on-site parking is available for you and your and visitors.

Your consultations

Your consultations will take place at the Spire Bushey Diagnostic Centre. During your appointments, you’ll discuss your symptoms and medical history, and the potential benefits and risks of the procedure.

Your consultant will also explain your anaesthetic, gallbladder removal surgery, and recovery in more detail.

Gallbladder removal: your procedure

When you arrive, you’ll be shown to your private room and given some time to settle in.

Anaesthetic options

You’ll be given anaesthetic for the operation. This is usually a general anaesthetic where you’ll be completely asleep – this is used most often for keyhole surgery. If necessary, you may have a spinal epidural or local anaesthetic, where you’ll be awake but won’t be able to feel any pain in the area being operated on.

During the operation

Keyhole surgery will take around two hours, while open surgery takes longer. Find out more on our gallbladder removal page.

Gallbladder removal: your recovery

If you have open surgery, you’ll stay in your private room for up to five days. Your room will include:

  • TV
  • WiFi

It’s normal to feel discomfort after gallbladder removal surgery . Our team will give you painkillers while you’re in the hospital, and provide advice about what to take when you get home.

If you’ve had keyhole surgery, you can go home on the same day. Your consultant will advise you on your personal recovery.

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for gallbladder removal surgery:

0-1 days

Leave hospital after keyhole surgery

3-5 days

Leave hospital after open surgery

10-14 days

Back to work, light activities and driving after keyhole surgery

4-8 weeks

Back to work, light activities and driving after open surgery

  • 0-1 days


    Leave hospital after keyhole surgery

  • 3-5 days


    Leave hospital after open surgery

  • 10-14 days


    Back to work, light activities and driving after keyhole surgery

  • 4-8 weeks


    Back to work, light activities and driving after open surgery

Areas served

At Spire Bushey, we provide private gallbladder removal surgery in Hertfordshire, Greater London, Essex, and Buckinghamshire, including Watford, Harrow and Bushey.

Choose your consultant from our experienced team and arrange your first appointment.

With fast access to tests and treatment, you won’t need to wait long to get the gallbladder removal surgery you need.

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.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Bushey Hospital,

Heathbourne Road
Bushey
Hertfordshire
WD23 1RD

Main Switchboard:  020 8950 9090

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  020 8901 5505

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.

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