Private gallbladder surgery Washington

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

Thanks to our specialist consultants and all the latest technologies, it’s easier than ever to relieve pain caused by gallstones.

This is achieved through a routine procedure known as gallbladder removal. Spire can provide private gallbladder removal in Washington for those living across the north east, with only short hospital stays 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?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Transparent pricing

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 Washington Hospital

To get started, you’ll be asked to attend a consultation where your medical history will be discussed. This will help the consultant determine the best approach for your procedure, which they will then explain to you and ensure that you understand.

On the day of your procedure, you’ll arrive at the hospital and the team will take it from there. You’ll have your own private room to relax in before and afterwards, and you’ll be given a general anaesthetic as soon as they’re ready for you in theatre. The operation should then take a few hours at most.

How to book

If you’re in need of gallbladder removal in Durham and its surrounds, see how the team at Spire Washington Hospital could help. Call them on 0191 415 1272, or on 01914 489 731 for self-pay treatment enquiries. You could also complete our online enquiry form.

How much does Gallbladder / gallstone removal (cholecystectomy) cost at Spire Washington 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)
Initial consultation We can't display the initial consultation fee just now. Call us for a quote.
Treatment price £7,379
Aftercare Included
From price From £7,379
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £6,629
Deposit £750
Loan period 24 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £7,296

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 Washington 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 Washington Hospital

Spire’s highly-skilled consultants are renowned for their expertise. To learn more about who can perform your procedure at Spire Washington Hospital, just view the profiles below.

Areas served

For private gallbladder removal in Wearside and many other north east towns, Spire Washington Hospital is nice and easy to find. It’s just off the A1(M) to the south of Washington centre, which means it’s your nearest Spire Hospital if you live in:

  • Chester-le-Street
  • Gateshead
  • Houghton le Spring
  • Stanley
  • Sunderland

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 Washington Hospital is situated in a quiet residential area surrounded by beautiful woodland, which creates a relaxing atmosphere for both patients and visitors. The hospital is easily accessed from the A1(M) and A19, close to Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland.

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Spire Washington Hospital,

Picktree Lane
NE38 9JZ

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


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