Private gallbladder surgery Reading

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

Gallbladder removal is among the UK’s most common medical procedures. This simple operation can relieve pain caused by gallstones, and ensure the problem never reoccurs in the future.

At Spire Dunedin Hospital, our consultants are delighted to offer private gallbladder removal across Reading and the wider region. They have considerable expertise and experience in this area, with the operation taking as little as an hour or two. Depending on the procedure required, you could even leave hospital the same day.

Sometimes also called

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Open cholecystectomy

At a glance

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

  • Procedure duration
    One or 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 help you spread the cost

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 Dunedin Hospital

You’ll first undergo a consultation where your consultant can assess your health and determine how to go about the procedure, whether keyhole or open surgery is required. Both are straightforward but the latter is slightly more invasive and requires a few days recovery in hospital.

When the day comes and you arrive at Spire Dunedin Hospital, our friendly team will show you to your room. They’ll get everything ready while you relax, before providing anaesthetic and taking you to theatre. The operation should take a couple of hours, and we’ll continue to provide care for as long as you need afterwards.

How to book

If you’d like to arrange gallbladder removal in the Berkshire area, book your appointment at Spire Dunedin Hospital by calling 0118 958 7676 or 0118 911 4507 for self-pay enquires, or complete the enquiry form.

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

Gallbladder removal is 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)
Initial consultation £250
Treatment price £6,815
Aftercare Included
From price From £7,065
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £6,065
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £6,672

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 Dunedin 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 Dunedin Hospital

Spire’s highly-skilled consultants are experienced when it comes to this common procedure. To know more about the team and see their qualifications, browse their profiles below.

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

Those needing gallbladder removal in Reading will find Spire Dunedin is suitably located. This hospital is just to the west of town along Bath Road.

That means this is also your closest Spire facility if you live in:

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Shinfield
  • Twyford
  • Wokingham

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

A 10-minute taxi ride from Reading railway station, we provide medical care to patients in Berkshire and the Thames Valley.

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Spire Dunedin Hospital,

Bath Road

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Important information about COVID-19 tests

COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Dunedin Hospital.


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