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
Typical hospital stay
Same day or one night for keyhole surgery
One to two hours
Type of anaesthetic
Available to self-pay?
Covered by health insurance?
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.
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.
Spire Washington 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Washington Hospital.