Private gallbladder surgery Tunbridge Wells

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

Pain caused by gallstones isn’t something you need to put up with. At Spire Tunbridge Wells, our consultants can perform a straightforward procedure that will banish the discomfort for food.

If you need gallbladder removal in Tunbridge wells or the surrounding area, Spire provides exceptional standards of care and rapid access to treatment.

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 treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • 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 2023

Gallbladder removal: what to expect at Spire Tunbridge Wells

The process begins with a consultation. The team will go through your medical history and do a few checks to determine the best way forward. This will involve either keyhole or open surgery, but they’ll make sure you fully informed about whichever is required.

When the day comes, you’ll arrive at Spire Tunbridge Wells and the team will take it from there. You’ll be given general anaesthetic and be operated on for no more than a few hours. Once the procedure is done, you’ll be taken to your private room where you can recuperate for however long is recommended.

How to book

If you require gallbladder removal in Tonbridge and the wider Kent area, contact the team at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital today. Call 01892 629 192 regarding self-pay treatment, or dial 01892 740 047 for anything else. You could also complete our online enquiry form.

How much does Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy) cost at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital

We offer many ways to pay 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 £7,735
Aftercare Included
From price From £7,735
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £6,735
Deposit £1,000
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £7,740

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 Tunbridge Wells 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 Tunbridge Wells

At Spire Tunbridge wells, our experienced consultants will have performed this procedure many times before. Learn more about their qualifications and specialisms by viewing their profiles below.

Areas served

For private gallbladder removal in Crowborough and other Kent towns, Spire Tunbridge Wells is easy for you to reach. It’s just to the west of the town along the A264, near Fordcombe.

That makes this your closest Spire Hospital if you live in the likes of:

  • Bidborough
  • Edenbridge
  • Pembury
  • Tonbridge
  • Wadhurst

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're located in Kent four miles southeast of Penshurst Place, the historic house once owned by King Henry VIII.

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Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital,

Fordcombe Road
Tunbridge Wells

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital.


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