Private gallbladder surgery Blackpool

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

Gallbladder removal is a very common procedure that can help alleviate feelings of pain. At Spire, our highly-skilled consultants have a wealth of experience in this area and can provide fast access to care.

If you’re looking for private gallbladder removal in Blackpool and other nearby towns, you could undergo a simple operation at Spire Fylde Coast that takes as little as an hour or two.

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 a wide range of treatments
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options

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 Fylde Coast Hospital

All the gallbladder removal procedures Spire undertakes are done through keyhole or open surgery. Keyhole surgery only requires small incisions, so you may be able to leave the hospital the same day. Open surgery requires a slightly longer hospital stay, but the team will take good care of you throughout.

Your consultant will be able to explain beforehand which type of operation you need and why. On the day, simply arrive at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital and you’ll be shown to your private room. You’ll be given anaesthetic and go through to theatre once ready, for a procedure that takes a few hours at most.

How to book

To learn more about gallstone removal in the Lytham St Anne’s area book your appointment at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital, by completing the enquiry form or calling 01253 394 188, or 01253 979 185 for self-pay enquiries.

How much does Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy) cost at Spire Fylde Coast 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)
Initial consultation £150
Treatment price £7,420
Aftercare Included
From price From £7,570
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £6,670
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £7,344
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic cholecystectomy with X-ray imaging)
Initial consultation £200
Treatment price £7,965
Aftercare Included
From price From £8,165
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £6,965
Deposit £1,000
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £8,028

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 Fylde Coast 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 Fylde Coast Hospital

Spire’s consultants are renowned for their experience and expertise. To find out more about the team at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital, you can explore their profiles below.

Areas served

Spire Fylde Coast Hospital is conveniently located if you need gallbladder removal surgery in Blackpool. The hospital is on the north eastern edge of town along St Walburga’s Road.

This location means this is also your nearest Spire facility if you live in towns like:

  • Fleetwood
  • Great Eccleston
  • Kirkham
  • Lytham St Anne’s
  • Poulton-Le-Fylde
  • Thornton Cleveleys

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

The hospital is located on St Walburgas Road, 10 minutes drive from Junction 4 of the M55 and close to Stanley Park and Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

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


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