Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Bushey Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £11,825

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

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
    2-5 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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Flexible payment options to help you spread the cost
  • 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 bypass surgery: what to expect at Spire Bushey

Spire Bushey is one of north London and Hertfordshire’s leading private hospitals and we take pride in delivering high-quality care. 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. Over 80% of our patients lose more than 80% of their excess body weight after gastric bypass surgery.

Your consultant will work alongside a psychologist, a dietitian and an anaesthetist to ensure you get the right treatment and aftercare.

You will receive support from our dietitian who runs a monthly support group. You'll also have consultations and access to them via email, telephone and our private weight loss surgery Facebook group.

Q & A

Simon Monkhouse, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Talking about gastric bypass surgery

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire Bushey 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 £200
Treatment £11,625
Aftercare Included
Guide price £11,825
Monthly treatment price

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

£261
Representative example
Loan amount £10,375
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £12,528

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 Bushey 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 Bushey

Getting here

Spire Bushey Hospital is situated within easy access to the M1/M25 motorways, underground and overground train stations. There’s free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial consultation will take place at Spire Bushey Hospital which offers the latest facilities and diagnostics. Your consultant will discuss your medical history with you and explain your different options. There will be plenty of time to ask any questions. You’ll be able to talk about:

  • What surgery involves – they may recommend gastric sleeve surgery to begin with
  • What’s included in your treatment costs
  • Your anaesthetic and how it might affect you
  • Any potential complications and risks of surgery
  • What’s involved in your recovery, including your aftercare plan which includes changes to your diet and lifestyle

If you decide you’d like to go ahead with a gastric bypass, you’ll meet a dietitian so they can further assess if surgery is right for you. You'll also need to have a pre-operative assessment which may include:

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests
  • Endoscopy

Gastric bypass surgery: your procedure

Your gastric bypass surgery takes one to three hours, but you’ll stay in hospital for between two to five days afterwards. You’ll have a comfortable, private room with all the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find at home.

On the day of your operation, there will be a chance to meet your anaesthetist and the surgical team. You’ll have a general anaesthetic for the operation, which involves your surgeon reducing the size of your stomach and connecting it to the lower part of your small intestine.

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in your 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 follow-up appointments with you every three months for a year following the operation. You'll also be invited to join our monthly support group. You'll have private consultations with our dietitian and access to them via email, telephone and our private weight loss surgery Facebook group.

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

2-5 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

  • 2-5 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

How to get to us

Spire Bushey Hospital is situated within easy access of the M1 and M25 motorways. We are only 15 miles from London, 45 minutes drive from Luton airport and around five miles from Watford town centre, with its fast and regular train services to the capital.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Bushey Hospital,

Heathbourne Road
Bushey
Hertfordshire
WD23 1RD

Main Switchboard:  020 8950 9090

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  020 8901 5505

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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