Private gallbladder surgery Crawley

Inclusive treatment and care from £4,455

At Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, our consultants offer some of the latest techniques for gallbladder removal. Gallbladder removal is one of the most common operations performed in the UK. It relieves pain, nausea and inflammation associated with gallstones, and prevents new ones from forming.

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?

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Consultants who are experts in their field

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 Gatwick Park

Spire Gatwick Park is a well-established provider of private hospital treatments to patients in Surrey and Sussex.

If you need your gallbladder removed to relieve complications due to gallstones, our consultants can provide you with a personalised treatment and recovery plan. You can expect to receive high-quality care in a clean, comfortable environment.

We offer fast access to diagnostic tests and scans, consultations and treatments.

How much does Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy) cost at Spire Gatwick Park 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 £200
Treatment £4,255
Aftercare Included
Guide price £4,455
Monthly treatment price

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

£224
Representative example
Loan amount £3,755
Deposit £500
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,032
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic cholecystectomy with X-ray imaging) Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £5,200
Aftercare Included
Guide price £5,400
Monthly treatment price

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

£204
Representative example
Loan amount £4,450
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,896

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 Gatwick Park 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 Gatwick Park

Keyhole surgery is most often performed for gallbladder removal because it means smaller incisions (cuts) and a shorter recovery period than with open surgery. Keyhole procedures that we offer include:

  • Standard keyhole removal (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) – small incisions are made and small instruments are used
  • Single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) – only one incision is made near your naval (tummy button) and special instruments are used, resulting in minimal, discrete scarring and usually a short recovery time

These procedures may not be suitable for everyone and sometimes open surgery may be required - such as if you've had previous surgery to your abdomen. 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 Gatwick Park

Coming into hospital

We're just a few miles from Gatwick Airport, the M25 and M23 motorways, central London and Victoria station are a 30 minute train ride away. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Meeting your consultant

Your appointments will take place in one of our 12 private consultation rooms. When you meet your consultant, they’ll discuss your symptoms and any previous diagnosis you may have had. If you haven’t already been diagnosed, they may recommend additional tests and scans to help them decide the best treatment for you.

Your consultant will explain:

  • How the procedure works
  • What anaesthetic you’ll need
  • The potential benefits and risks of gallbladder removal
  • Your pre-operative assessment

Gallbladder removal: your procedure

Once you arrive at the hospital, you’ll meet the staff who’ll be looking after you.

The procedure

You’ll be given a general anaesthetic so you’ll be asleep during the operation. Keyhole gallbladder removal usually takes from one to two hours. Open surgery may take slightly longer.

When your consultant has finished, you’ll be taken to a cubicle or a private room where you can recover and relax for about six hours. Your consultant or nursing team will advise you when you can go home.

Staying overnight

If you need to stay overnight, you’ll have your own en-suite room. All of our rooms have:

  • TV
  • Armchair and footstool
  • Bedside table
  • Wardrobe
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with walk in shower
  • Lock safe

If you have open surgery, you’ll stay in hospital for three to five nights.

Gallbladder removal: your recovery

You’ll likely feel some pain after the anaesthetic has worn off. Our nursing team will be able to give you medication to help you manage any pain. They’ll also be able to advise you about over-the-counter painkillers you can take after you leave hospital.

Although everyone’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline:

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

How to get to us

We're just a few miles from Gatwick Airport, the M25 and M23 motorways. Central London and Victoria station are only a 30 minute train ride away.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital,

Povey Cross Road
Horley
Surrey
RH6 0BB

Main Switchboard:  01293 785 511

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01293 778 906

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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