Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Cheshire Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £9,650

At Spire Cheshire Hospital, we offer gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight if being severely obese is affecting your health.

Our team of surgeons use clinically proven techniques to reduce the size of your stomach and join it to the lower part of your intestine. This means you eat less and absorb fewer calories through your intestines.

Sometimes also called

  • Roux-en-Y bypass

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1-2 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
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission

Gastric bypass surgery: what to expect at Spire Cheshire

At Spire Cheshire, we provide high-quality treatments for our patients and are extremely proud to be rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for our private hospital care.

We have an expert team of bariatric surgeons (consultants specialising in weight loss surgery) for you to choose from. They can carry out gastric bypass surgery which can help you lose weight if changes to diet and exercise haven't worked. You’ll have a treatment and recovery plan that’s personalised to suit your lifestyle.

Our surgeons work with a team of specialist nurses and a dietitian who'll help you throughout your treatment and recovery, so that you get the support you need. Our dietitian will be available to you to support you and give you advice about eating and your diet plan.

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire Cheshire 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 £9,500
Aftercare Included
Guide price £9,650
Monthly treatment price

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

£272
Representative example
Loan amount £8,500
Deposit £1,000
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £9,792

Spire Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Getting here

Spire Cheshire Hospital is located just off junction 10 of the M56 on the A49 to Warrington. Public transport options are available. Hospital parking is free for you and your visitors.

Consultations

Your first appointment with your consultant will be in one of our 15 consulting rooms. You’ll have a chance to talk about your medical history and the different options for surgery. There’ll be time for any questions you may have and an opportunity to discuss:

  • The procedure and what’s involved - your surgeon may recommend gastric sleeve surgery as a first step
  • The treatment costs and what’s included
  • Risks and complications, including the anaesthetic
  • Your personalised aftercare plan and what this involves, including diet and lifestyle changes

Before going ahead with gastric bypass surgery, you’ll meet a dietitian and weight loss nurse so they can make further assessments on whether surgery is right for you.

You’ll also need to have a pre-operative assessment which may include:

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests
  • MRSA swabs

Gastric bypass surgery: your procedure

On the day of your surgery:

  • You’ll be able to meet your anaesthetics and surgical team
  • You’ll have a general anaesthetic
  • Once it's taken effect, your surgeon will begin the operation to reduce the size of your stomach
  • They’ll then connect 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 our reception area while you have your operation.

The procedure takes between one and three hours. You’ll stay in hospital for around one to two nights after your surgery. You’ll have your own large en-suite room. All of our 39 rooms have:

  • TV
  • Armchair
  • Locker and wardrobe
  • Internet access
  • Adjustable table

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 for up to two years, with your first follow-up appointment at six weeks, then five months, a year, 18 months and two years. In the first week after you return home you'll receive a follow-up call from one of our nurses. This will be followed at two weeks by a call from our dietitian.

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

Treatment and recovery timeline

View full timeline

1–2 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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