Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) at Spire Bushey Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £10,005

At Spire Bushey Hospital, our consultants can carry out gastric sleeve surgery to help you lose weight if being obese is affecting your health, life or confidence.

Gastric sleeve surgery is when part of your stomach is removed to reduce its size, which limits the quantity you can eat and reduces your appetite.

Sometimes also called

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

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    2 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 a wide range of treatments
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Gastric sleeve 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 team of bariatric surgeons who are supported by bariatric nurses and a dietitian to help you in your recovery and weight loss journey and you'll also be invited to join our monthly support group hosted by our dietitian. They'll work together to provide you with a treatment and recovery plan that’s designed for your own needs.

More than 80% of our patients lose 80% of their excess body weight.

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 Bushey Hospital

Gastric sleeve surgery procedure is available from £10,005.

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.

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 sleeve surgery at Spire Bushey

Getting here

Spire Bushey Hospital is situated within easy access to the M1/M25 motorways, underground and overground 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’ll be assessed by a dietitian and possibly a psychologist. You’ll also need to have a pre-operative assessment which may include:

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests
  • Endoscopy
  • Sleep studies
  • Echocardiography

Gastric sleeve surgery: your procedure

When you arrive on the day of your surgery, we’ll show you to your own private, en-suite room where you’ll have access to all the facilities you’d expect.

You’ll meet your consultant, anaesthetist and the surgical team. Before the operation, you'll be given a general anaesthetic so you'll be asleep during the procedure. Once ready, your consultant will carry out the surgery to remove part of your stomach.

The surgery usually takes one to two hours, but you’ll stay in hospital for up to two days after your surgery.

Your aftercare and recovery

During your stay, you’ll be given painkillers for any discomfort. Your nursing team will make sure you’re comfortable with everything you need.

We’ll have follow-up appointments with you after you leave hospital. These will be for a year after your surgery, and you're also invited to join our monthly support group ran by our dietitian. You'll also have private consultations with our dietitian and access to them via email, telephone and our private weight loss surgery Facebook group. Our dedicated Facebook group is for patients only and is an opportunity for you to get advice and support from other patients.

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

Treatment and recovery timeline

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2 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

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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