Private gallbladder surgery Edinburgh

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

  • 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
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear pricing and payment plans available to make your treatment more affordable

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 Edinburgh Hospitals

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.

How to book

Book your appointment at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park to discover more about private gallbladder removal in the Lothian area. Simply complete the enquiry form or call 0131 334 0363, or 0131 341 4085 for self-pay enquiries.

How much does Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy) cost at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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)
Initial consultation £150
Treatment price £7,216
Aftercare Included
From price From £7,366
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £6,466
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £7,104

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 Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park 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 Edinburgh Hospitals

Spire’s consultants are renowned for their experience and expertise, particularly in this area. Discover who they are by browsing the profiles listed below.

Areas served

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:

  • Bathgate
  • Broxburn
  • Leith
  • Livingston
  • Queensferry

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 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.

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Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park,

Spire Murrayfield Hospital
122 Corstorphine Road
EH12 6UD

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