Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Dunedin Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £10,150

At Spire Dunedin Hospital, our consultants work closely with our dietitians and expert aftercare team to help you lose weight through gastric bypass surgery. If severe obesity is causing you to have health problems, our surgeons offer gastric bypass to reduce the size of your stomach and restrict the calories you eat and absorb.

Sometimes also called

  • Roux-en-Y bypass

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    3-5 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?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Flexible payment options to make it easy and more affordable

Gastric bypass surgery: what to expect at Spire Dunedin

Spire Dunedin is a well-established private hospital, having been based on the Bath Road for over 100 years. We take pride in delivering a high standard of care to our patients in Reading and the surrounding Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire areas. 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 nurses, a psychologist and dietitians who'll help you throughout your treatment and recovery, so that you get the support you need.

Your dietitian is available for up to seven appointments to offer you advice and a diet plan for your personal needs. We also provide bariatric nurse support for the first two years after your operation.

Q & A

Simon Monkhouse, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Talking about gastric bypass surgery

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire Dunedin Hospital

A gastric bypass procedure is available from £10,150.

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.

You can trust Spire Dunedin Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. Finance options are available through our chosen partner2.

1Important: 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. 2 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

Preparing for gastric bypass surgery at Spire Dunedin

Getting here

Spire Dunedin Hospital is conveniently situated close to the heart of Reading, on the A4 Bath Road. We’re a short walk from Reading West station and a 10 minute taxi from Reading mainline station with direct trains to and from London. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial appointments will take place in one of our 15 consultation rooms. During your consultations, we’ll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Explain about the different surgical methods – your consultant may recommend gastric sleeve surgery first
  • They’ll explain what’s included in your treatment price
  • Explain about your aftercare, the diet and exercise plan you’ll need to follow and how the operation will affect your lifestyle in the long term
  • Discuss risks and complications

The consultations give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. Once you and your consultant have decided to go ahead with a gastric bypass, you’ll be assessed by a bariatric nurse, a pre-op nurse and a dietitian. You may also need to go on a pre-operative diet for two weeks, designed specifically to help reduce the size of your liver. You'll need to have a pre-operative assessment which may include:

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests
  • Endoscopy
  • Scans if you've had previous upper gastrointestinal surgery

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

The procedure takes between one and three hours. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they're welcome to wait in our lounge, restaurant, or garden if the weather is good, while you have your operation.

You’ll stay in hospital for around three to five days after your surgery. You’ll have your own large en-suite room. All of our rooms have:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Window
  • Television
  • Guest seating

Your aftercare and recovery

During your stay, you’ll be given painkillers for any discomfort. Your nursing team will make sure you have everything you need at all times.

We’ll have follow-up appointments with you after you leave hospital to check you're recovering and losing weight as expected. You'll have up to four appointments with your consultant and up to seven with either your dietitian or bariatric nurse.

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

3–5 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

  • 3–5 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

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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