Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) at Spire Bristol Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £10,085

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

During gastric sleeve surgery, your surgeon will remove part of your stomach. This reduces your stomach size, limiting the amount you can eat and reducing your appetite.

Sometimes also called

  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Partial gastrectomy
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Weight loss surgery

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1-3 nights

  • Procedure duration
    1-2 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Some insurers, by exception

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • 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 2021

Gastric sleeve 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 who perform gastric sleeve surgery to help with weight loss. They’ll provide you with a treatment and recovery plan that’s tailored to your individual needs.

You can expect excellent aftercare and follow-up support from your healthcare team plus modern facilities that offer all the comfort and convenience you’d expect at home.

Q & A

Simon Monkhouse, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Talking about gastric sleeve surgery

How much does Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) 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.

Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £9,935
Aftercare Included
Guide price £10,085
Monthly treatment price

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

£286
Representative example
Loan amount £8,935
Deposit £1,000
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £10,296

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

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 sleeve 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 accessible consultation rooms. During your consultations, we’ll:

  • Find out about your medical history
  • Explain the different surgical methods and what's recommended for you
  • Tell you about the general anaesthetic and how it may affect you
  • Explain your personalised aftercare, diet and exercise plans and how the surgery will affect your lifestyle in the long term
  • Discuss any risks and complications and how they may affect you personally

Your consultations give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have about your treatment or aftercare. You may want to make a note of any questions you have in advance.

Once you and your consultant have decided to go ahead with gastric sleeve surgery, you may 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 sleeve surgery: your procedure

When you come in for your operation, our staff will show you to your private en-suite room. You’ll have all the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find in your own home while you stay with us, including:

  • TV
  • Window
  • Visitor chair
  • Locker/bedside table
  • Overbed table
  • En-suite
  • Wardrobe and coat hook
  • WiFi access

Once you’re settled, here’s what will happen:

  • You’ll meet your consultant and surgical team who’ll prepare you for surgery
  • Your anaesthetist will give you your general anaesthetic, so you’ll be asleep for your operation
  • Once it’s taken effect, your surgeon will make the first incisions and carry out the gastric sleeve surgery to remove part of your stomach

Your operation will take one to two hours and you’ll be with us for one to three days.

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 surgery, to check your recovery and weight loss. Your dietitian is available for up to 10 appointments to offer you advice and a diet plan for your personal needs.

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

1–3 days

Leave hospital

1–3 weeks

Return to work, depending on your job

4 weeks

May be able to drive

4–6 weeks

Follow a controlled, monitored diet

3–6 months

Less symptoms of rapid weight loss

2 years

Most weight loss will have happened

  • 1–3 days


    Leave hospital

  • 1–3 weeks


    Return to work, depending on your job

  • 4 weeks


    May be able to drive

  • 4–6 weeks


    Follow a controlled, monitored diet

  • 3–6 months


    Less symptoms of rapid weight loss

  • 2 years


    Most weight loss will have happened

How to get to us

Based in scenic surroundings at the foot of Durdham Down, we can be easily accessed by either the M4 or M5 motorways, or by Temple Meads or Parkway train stations.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Bristol Hospital,

The Glen
Redland Hill
Durdham Down
Bristol
BS6 6UT

Main SwitchBoard:  0117 980 4000

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0117 980 4080

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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Sources

  • https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/bariatric-surgery/about/pac-20394258
  • http://www.chelwest.nhs.uk/services/surgery/weight-loss-surgery/surgical-options/sleeve-gastrectomy
  • https://www.spirehealthcare.com/treatments/weight-loss/gastric-sleeve-surgery-sleeve-gastrectomy/
  • https://www.hey.nhs.uk/patient-leaflet/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy/
  • http://www.bospa.org/Information_Page_4.html
  • https://www.bariatric-surgery-source.com