Private gallbladder surgery Wirral

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

Gallbladder removal is a routine procedure that can put an end to recurring pain and discomfort caused by gallstones.

With all the latest technology and techniques available, Spire is delighted to offer gallbladder removal in Wirral. The operation takes no more than a few hours and you can sometimes leave hospital the very 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 pricing with no hidden charges

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 Murrayfield Hospital, Wirral

To start with, you’ll attend a consultation where your consultant will discuss your medical history and talk you through the procedure. They’ll then set a date for you to come back.

On the day, once you arrive at the hospital the team will take care of everything. You’ll be shown your private room and given general anaesthetic once things are ready. It should all be over in a couple of hours and you’ll be free to recuperate in the hospital for however long it is you need. This can vary depending on the type of procedure you had. Open surgery requires a longer stay in hospital compared to a keyhole procedure.

How to book

To learn more about private gallbladder removal in Ellesmere Port, give the team at Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral a call today. They can be contacted on 0151 648 7000, or at 0151 391 5011 for any self-pay enquiries. You can also complete our online enquiry form.

How much does Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy) cost at Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

This is 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 We can't display the initial consultation fee just now. Call us for a quote.
Treatment price £6,645
Aftercare Included
From price From £6,645
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £5,895
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £6,480
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic cholecystectomy with X-ray imaging) Fees
Initial consultation £170
Treatment price £6,815
Aftercare Included
From price From £6,985
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £6,065
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £6,672

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 Murrayfield Hospital Wirral 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 Murrayfield Hospital, Wirral

With Spire, you’re always in great hands. Our team of highly-skilled consultants have a wealth of experience between them, and you can find out more about who they are below.

Areas served

If you’re looking into gallstone removal in the Wirral, you’ll be happy to know our hospital is easy for you to reach. It’s closest to Barnston, just a short drive west from the M53 and quick to get to from Birkenhead.

This will be your closest Spire hospital if you live in other parts of the Wirral and Chester, such as:

  • Deeside
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Hewsall
  • Hoylake
  • West Kirby

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

As well as being close to the M53, you can also reach us by taking the train to Birkenhead Hamilton Square station, which is a 15 minute taxi ride away. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is approximately 17 miles from the hospital.

Opening hours
Monday – Friday: 8am – 8.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Sunday: closed, except for visitors

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Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral,

Holmwood Drive
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