Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

Inclusive treatment and care from £14,345

At Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, we offer gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight.

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.

Sometimes also called

  • Roux-en-Y bypass

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    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 a wide range of treatments
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Flexible payment options to make it easy and more affordable

Gastric bypass surgery: what to expect at Spire Edinburgh

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals has been caring for patients privately across Scotland and beyond since 1984. 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.

Our surgeons work with a clinical team who'll help you throughout your treatment and recovery, so that you get the support you need. You’ll have a treatment and recovery plan that’s personalised to suit your lifestyle.

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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 £160
Treatment £14,185
Aftercare Included
Guide price £14,345
Monthly treatment price

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

£319
Representative example
Loan amount £12,685
Deposit £1,500
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £15,312

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park 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 Edinburgh

Getting here

Our Spire Murrayfield Hospital is an approximate 20 minute drive east from Edinburgh Airport or 10 minutes west from Haymarket train station. Hospital parking is free for you and your visitors.

Consultations

Your first appointment will be with a bariatric nurse specialist and is free of charge. Following that you'll have an appointment with a consultant and, if needed, other members of the clinical team.

During your consultation, your consultant will talk to you about your medical history. They'll be able to explain:

  • 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

After you decide to go ahead with gastric bypass surgery, you’ll meet a dietitian and a psychologist so they can make further assessments in preparation for your operation and recovery.

You’ll also need to have a pre-operative assessment before you have your operation.

Gastric bypass surgery: your procedure

Your gastric bypass surgery takes one to three hours, but you’ll stay in hospital for approximately two days afterwards.

On the day of your operation, there’ll 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 our lounge while you have your operation.

Your aftercare and recovery

During your stay, you’ll be given painkillers for any pain or 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. Seven to 10 days after your operation, you'll see a bariatric nurse specialist. You'll have appointments with a dietitian at six to eight weeks after and then every 10-12 weeks for one year. Your consultant will have a final appointment with you after one year. If you need any other appointments during this time, they are available to you.

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

Treatment and recovery timeline

View full timeline

2 days

Leave hospital

4–6 weeks

Follow a controlled, monitored diet

4–6 weeks

Back to most activities and 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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