Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) at Spire Clare Park Hospital

At Spire Clare Park, our consultants can carry out gastric sleeve surgery to help you lose weight if being severely obese is affecting your health.

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
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • 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 Clare Park

At Spire Clare Park, we’re a leading provider of private hospital treatments for our patients in Surrey. 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.

A dietitian will provide you with a consultation and diet plan to help you with your weight loss.

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 Clare Park Hospital

A fixed price for this treatment may be available on enquiry and following an initial consultation.

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 Clare Park 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 Clare Park

Getting here

Spire Clare Park Hospital is a 10 minute taxi ride from Farnham station. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

You’ll meet one of our experienced bariatric surgeons in one of our 11 easily accessible, private consultation rooms. During the consultation, we’ll ask you about your medical history and discuss:

  • The options for your surgery
  • What the surgery involves
  • The anaesthetic and any risks or complications

You’ll have a chance to ask your consultant any questions you may have. Some people find it helps to bring a list of questions with them and make notes as they go along.

If you decide to go ahead with gastric sleeve surgery, you’ll also need to have a pre-operative assessment before your operation.

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
  • Armchair
  • Side table

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

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in our lounge or restaurant while you have your operation.

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

Your aftercare and recovery

While you’re in the hospital, your nursing team will give you pain relief as and when you need it so that you’re comfortable as you recover.

After you leave hospital, we’ll arrange to see you two years after your surgery so we can keep track of your progress and ensure you’re recovering and losing weight as intended.

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

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

  • 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

How to get to us

Our location between the towns of Farnham and Fleet allows us to provide medical and surgical treatments to patients from Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Clare Park Hospital,

Crondall Lane
Farnham
Surrey
GU10 5XX

Main Switchboard:  01252 850216

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01252 895490

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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  • https://www.spirehealthcare.com/treatments/weight-loss/gastric-sleeve-surgery-sleeve-gastrectomy/
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