Private gallbladder surgery London and Essex

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

At Spire London East Hospital, we’re delighted to offer gallbladder removal procedures. Thanks to this simple operation, you could be free from pain and discomfort caused by gallstones for life.

Our specialist consultants are experienced at providing gallbladder removal in Ilford, and only a very short hospital stay is usually required.

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 treatments, consultations and diagnosis
  • 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 2021

Gallbladder removal: what to expect at Spire London East Hospital

Depending on your health and circumstances, you’ll need either keyhole or open surgery. Both are straightforward procedures, however open surgery requires a hospital stay of a few days. But you can rest assured you’ll be well looked after either way.

On the day of your operation, you’ll arrive at the hospital and the team will show you to your private room. You’ll be given general anaesthetic when everything’s ready, and can expect the procedure to take a few hours at most.

How to book

If you’d like to arrange gallbladder removal in Woodford and other parts of East London, simply contact the Spire London East Hospital team today on 020 8551 1100, or at 0203 733 4145 for self-pay enquiries. You could also fill out our enquiry form.

How much does Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy) cost at Spire London East 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 £150
Treatment price £5,125
Aftercare Included
Guide price From £5,275
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £4,375
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £4,800
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic cholecystectomy with X-ray imaging) Fees
Initial consultation We can't display the initial consultation fee just now. Call us for a quote.
Treatment price £6,345
Aftercare Included
Guide price From £6,345
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £5,595
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £6,144

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 London East 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.

Find a consultant for your gallbladder removal procedure at Spire London East Hospital

Our highly-skilled consultants have a wealth of experience in this area of medicine. To learn more about who they are and the qualifications they hold, browse their profiles below.

Areas served

Our Spire London East Hospital can be found in the borough of Redbridge. That puts us nearby if you need private gallbladder removal in Epping and other towns just over the M25.

This will also be your nearest Spire facility if you live in:

  • Barking
  • Chigwell
  • Dagenham
  • Ilford
  • Walthamstow
  • Woodford Wells

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

We are located just a couple of miles from the M11 and only 20 minutes on the Central line tube from the city of London. London City Airport is a short car journey of 20 minutes and Stansted airport is just a 30 minute drive.

Find us on Google maps

Spire London East Hospital,

Roding Lane South

Main Switchboard:  020 8551 1100

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  020 8709 7817

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire London East Hospital 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.


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