Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £8,357

At Spire Fylde Coast Hospital, we offer gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight if being 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?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Gastric bypass surgery: what to expect at Spire Fylde Coast

Spire Fylde Coast offers comprehensive private hospital treatments and care to patients from Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre and the North West of England. You’ll have a choice of bariatric surgeons (consultants specialising in weight loss surgery) who can carry out gastric bypass surgery.

This can help to reduce your weight if changing your diet and lifestyle hasn’t worked.

Our bariatric surgeons are supported by specialist nurses who can ensure the treatment and aftercare is tailored to your needs.

You'll have pre- and post-surgery appointments with a dietitian and regular telephone calls for 24 months 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 Fylde Coast 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 £8,207
Aftercare Included
Guide price £8,357
Monthly treatment price

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

£230
Representative example
Loan amount £7,207
Deposit £1,000
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £8,280

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 Fylde Coast 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 Fylde Coast

Getting here

The hospital is located a 10 minute drive from Junction 4 of the M55 and close to Stanley Park and Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Parking is free for you and your visitors.

Consultations

Your first appointment with your consultant will be in one of our 10 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 specialist nurse so they can make further assessments on whether surgery is right for you.

You’ll also need to have a full pre-admission assessment including blood tests and cardio assessment.

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 which means you'll be asleep
  • 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'll be advised when they can return to visit you.

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 rooms have:

  • TV
  • Telephone
  • En-suite
  • Free WiFi

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, you'll have follow-up appointments as required for up to 24 months after your operation, until your consultant and healthcare team are happy with the outcome.

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

1–2 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

  • 1–2 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

How to get to us

The hospital is located on St Walburgas Road, 10 minutes drive from Junction 4 of the M55 and close to Stanley Park and Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Fylde Coast Hospital,

St Walburgas Road
Blackpool
Lancashire
FY3 8BP

Main SwitchBoard:  01253 394188

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01253 308031

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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