Keyhole surgery to remove your gallbladder because of a blocked bile duct.
If you’re in discomfort as a result of gallstones, a simple medical procedure could put an end to your symptoms. Spire offers Gallbladder removal in Edinburgh through our Murrayfield and Shawfair Park hospitals.
This operation can take as little as an hour or two, and will be carried out by our renowned consultants. It will put an end to gallbladder pain for good, as it stops gallstones from forming into the future too.
Sometimes also called
Typical hospital stay
Same day or one night for keyhole surgery
One to two hours
Type of anaesthetic
Available to self-pay?
Covered by health insurance?
You’ll be brought in for your consultation to begin with, and this will determine whether you require open and keyhole surgery. Both are straightforward, the only difference is the size of incision required. In the case of open surgery, this just means you may need to stay in hospital for a few days afterwards.
On the day of your operation, the team will show you to your private room where you can relax. Once everybody is ready, you’ll be escorted to theatre and given anaesthetic. After a few hours everything will be done, and you can recuperate in your private hospital room for however long is recommended.
|Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic cholecystectomy)||Fees|
|Guide price||From £6,775|
Monthly treatment price
(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)
|Loan period||24 months|
|Total amount repayable||£6,456|
Guide prices show 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 Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park 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.
Spire’s consultants are renowned for their experience and expertise, particularly in this area. Discover who they are by browsing the profiles listed below.
Those who require gallstone removal in Fife and other Scottish regions close to the capital will find Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair convenient.
These hospitals will also be your closest Spire Hospitals 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.
Spire Murrayfield is an approximate 20 minute drive from Edinburgh Airport or 10 minutes from Haymarket train station. Regular buses serve the area well. Spire Shawfair Park is located to the south east of the city centre close to the City Bypass and the Royal Infirmary at 10 Easter Shawfair, Edinburgh, EH22 1FE.
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.