Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Bristol Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £10,380

At Spire Bristol Hospital, our highly skilled consultants and expert aftercare team offer gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight if severe obesity is affecting your health.

During a gastric bypass, your surgeon will reduce the size of your stomach and connect it to the lower part of your small intestine, restricting the calories you can eat and absorb.

Sometimes also called

  • Roux-en-Y bypass

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1-3 nights

  • Procedure duration
    1-3 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Some insurers, by exception

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

Gastric bypass surgery: what to expect at Spire Bristol

Spire Bristol is a well-established private hospital in the region providing excellent care and treatments. We have a choice of bariatric surgeons (consultants specialising in weight loss surgery) who perform gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight when diet and exercise haven’t worked. Your consultant will work alongside a psychologist and a dietitian to ensure you get the right treatment and aftercare.

Your dietitian is available for up to 10 appointments to offer you advice and a diet plan for your personal needs.

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire Bristol 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.

Weight loss surgery - gastric bypass Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £10,230
Aftercare Included
Guide price £10,380
Monthly treatment price

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

£226
Representative example
Loan amount £8,980
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £10,848

Spire Bristol 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.

Preparing for gastric bypass surgery at Spire Bristol

Getting here

Spire Bristol can be easily accessed by either the M4 or M5 motorways, or by Temple Meads or Parkway train stations. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial appointments will take place in one of our consultation rooms. During your consultations, we’ll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Discuss about the different surgical methods – your consultant may recommend gastric sleeve surgery first
  • They’ll explain what’s included in your treatment price
  • Explain about your aftercare, the diet and exercise plan you’ll need to follow and how the operation will affect your lifestyle in the long term
  • Discuss risks and complications

The consultations give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Once you and your consultant have decided to go ahead with a gastric bypass, you’ll also be assessed by a psychologist and a dietitian. You'll also need to have a pre-operative assessment which may include:

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests
  • Endoscopy

Gastric bypass surgery: your procedure

When you come in for your operation, you’ll be with us for around one to three days. You’ll stay in one of our large, bright, private en-suite rooms. All of our rooms have the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find at home, including:

  • TV
  • Visitor chair
  • Locker/bedside table
  • Overbed table
  • Wardrobe and coat hook
  • WiFi access

Here’s what will happen on the day of your gastric bypass:

  • You’ll meet your surgical team and anaesthetist
  • Your anaesthetist will administer the general anaesthetic, which will send you to sleep for the operation
  • Once it’s taken effect, your surgeon will carry out the surgery to reduce the size of your stomach and connect it to the lower part of your small intestine
  • Your operation will take between one and three hours

If you've come with a friend or family member, they're welcome to wait in your private room while you have your operation.

Your aftercare and recovery

After surgery, our nursing team will give you pain relief to help you deal with any discomfort from the surgery.

Once you leave hospital, we’ll have up to six follow-up appointments with you for 18 months after your operation to check your progress.

Although everyone’s different, here’s a typical recovery guide for gastric bypass surgery:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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1–3 days

Leave hospital

4–6 weeks

Follow a controlled, monitored diet

4–6 weeks

Back to most activities & some weight loss

3–6 months

Less symptoms of rapid weight loss

2 years

Most weight loss will have happened

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.

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