Private gallbladder surgery Manchester

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

Gallbladder removal is a straightforward procedure that can rapidly relieve pain and banish gallstones for good.

Our experienced consultants are pleased to offer gallbladder removal to Manchester, with the operation taking just a couple of hours. You’ll need to stay in hospital a few days at most, but may even be able to leave that same day.

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, inclusive pricing
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

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 Manchester Hospital

When you choose Spire, you’ll be invited for a consultation to begin with. From there, your consultant can determine the best way forward and how to go about the procedure.

On the day, simply turn up and the team will show you to your room. When everything’s ready, they’ll give you general anaesthetic and the operation will only last for a couple of hours. Afterwards the team will be on hand to provide excellent aftercare, whether you leave in a few hours or stay with us for a few days.

How to book

If you require gallbladder removal in places like Stockport and Trafford, don’t hesitate to call the team at Spire Manchester Hospital on 0161 447 6677, or try 0161 516 6506 for all self-pay enquiries. You can also fill out our enquiry form.

How much does Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy) cost at Spire Manchester 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.

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 Manchester 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 Manchester Hospital

The team at Spire Manchester Hospital have a wealth of experience between them, and will be very familiar with your procedure. To find out more about who they are, you can select form the profiles below.

Areas served

Our Spire Manchester Hospital is located in the south of the city, just off Princess Road in the Withington area. The facility is easy to reach from most parts of Greater Manchester, and is your nearest Spire hospital for gallbladder removal in Altricham.

This will also be your closest Spire hospital if you live in areas like:

  • Bramhall
  • Central Manchester
  • Chorlton
  • Sale
  • Stockport
  • Stretford

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 situated approximately 20 minutes from both Piccadilly and Victoria railway stations in Manchester city centre, and only 10 minutes from Manchester International Airport.

For sat nav please use postcode M20 2ZA.

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Spire Manchester Hospital,

170 Barlow Moor Road
M20 2AF

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