Gallbladder Removal


The gallbladder is a small organ in the abdomen which stores bile, a substance used by your body to break down the fatty foods that we eat.  When bile in the gallbladder becomes too concentrated, gallstones can form in the gallbladder causing significant discomfort, jaundice, and nausea.  When this happens, a surgical operation is performed to remove the gallbladder.  This is known as a cholecystectomy.


Your gallbladder is not required by your body to produce bile and break down food, so your doctor is likely to recommend a cholecystectomy if you develop gallstones.  Cholecystectomy remains one of the most common surgical procedures across the world.


The cholecystectomy operation can be performed in two ways.  The first is a laparoscopic procedure which is commonly known as ‘keyhole surgery’.  The second is an open surgery and both procedures are performed under general anaesthetic.  Whilst the laparoscopic procedure remains the most common form of cholecystectomy, your Consultant will recommend the appropriate procedure based on your personal circumstances.


At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation.  Gallbladder removal is available at One Ashford Hospital in Kent and One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire.


You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Gallbladder Removal treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at One Hatfield Hospital.

Why One Hatfield

  • Modern purpose-built hospital opened in December 2017
  • Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
  • Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
  • Specialist physiotherapy and nursing teams
  • Little or no waiting time
  • ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
  • Freshly prepared food
  • Calm, dignified experience

Contact us and find out more

Contact our team to find out more information regarding private Gallbladder Removal or to book an initial consultation.

If you are based in and around Hertfordshire, St Albans, Stevenage, Watford, North London, Welwyn or Bedfordshire and would like to visit the One Hatfield Hospital please click here.

General Surgery Pricing Guide at One Hatfield Hospital

This is a list of guide prices for some of common General Surgery treatments and procedures.

Treatment Guide Price Monthly from
Hernia Repair - Groin (Inguinal) - Open surgery £2,600  £54.60
Gall Bladder Removal (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy) £5,500  £115.51
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