Private gallbladder surgery Norwich

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

Gallbladder problems can cause you pain and nausea, but the good news is that this is really easy to rectify. All it takes is a simple operation.

Spire is pleased to offer gallbladder removal in Norwich to help alleviate discomfort and put an end to pain from gallstones for good. It can take as little as two hours and in many cases, you could leave hospital within 24 hours.

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
  • Flexible payment options to make it easy and more affordable
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

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 Norwich Hospital

All the gallbladder removal procedures that Spire undertakes are done through either keyhole or open surgery. Keyhole uses very small incisions while open surgery is a little more invasive and you’ll need to stay in hospital for a few days.

The best approach will be determined at your initial consultation, where you’ll also agree on a date for your operation. On the day of your procedure the team will take care of everything. You’ll be given anaesthetic (usually general) and can expect the procedure to take no more than a few hours.

How to book

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re in need of private gallbladder removal across Norfolk. The team at Spire Norwich Hospital can answer any questions if you call them on 01603 456181, or at 01603 294 207 if you have a query regarding self-pay treatment. You can also fill out our enquiry form.

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

We can't display a fee for this procedure just now. Please contact us for a quote.

Spire Norwich 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 Norwich Hospital

At Spire, our specialist consultants have seen gallstones many times before. They hold many accreditations and have a record of success, and you can learn about them below.

Areas served

If you’re in need of gallstone removal in Norwich and the surrounding area, Spire can help. Our local hospital is to the west of the city, just off Watton Road.

This will also be your closest Spire hospital facility if you live in nearby town such as:

  • Cromer
  • Great Yarmouth
  • Hunstanton
  • King’s Lynn
  • Lowestoft

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

Spire Norwich Hospital is situated just off the A47 southern bypass, close to the University of East Anglia and just three miles from the city centre. Norwich is just over 100 miles from London and Stansted Airport is approximately 75 minutes by car.

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Spire Norwich Hospital,

Old Watton Road


Main Switchboard:  01603 456181

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01603 255614

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Important information about COVID-19 tests

Spire Norwich 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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