Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,150

At Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, our highly skilled consultants and expert aftercare team offer gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight if severe obesity is affecting your health.

During a gastric bypass, your surgeon will reduce the size of your stomach and connect it to the lower part of your small intestine, restricting the calories you can eat and absorb.

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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

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 Gatwick Park

Spire Gatwick Park is a well-established provider of private hospital treatments to patients in Surrey and Sussex. Our bariatric surgeon (consultant specialising in weight loss surgery) 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 surgeon works with a team of nurses, dietitians and specialists who'll help you throughout your treatment and recovery, so that you get the support you need.

You'll have three consultations with a dietitian over two years following your gastric bypass surgery.

Q & A

Simon Monkhouse, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Talking about gastric bypass surgery

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire Gatwick Park 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 £200
Treatment £11,950
Aftercare Included
Guide price £12,150
Monthly treatment price

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

£268
Representative example
Loan amount £10,700
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £12,864

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 Gatwick 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 bypass surgery at Spire Gatwick Park

Getting here

We're just a few miles from Gatwick Airport, the M25 and M23 motorways, central London and Victoria station are a 30 minute train ride away. Hospital parking is free for you and your visitors.

Consultations

Your first appointment with your consultant will be in one of our 12 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 also be assessed by:

  • A psychotherapist
  • A dietitian
  • An anaesthetist
  • A pre-assessment nurse
  • A bariatric specialist nurse

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

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests
  • Endoscopy

Gastric bypass surgery: your procedure

Your gastric bypass surgery takes one to three hours, but you’ll stay in hospital for around two nights afterwards. You’ll have a comfortable, private room with all the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find at home, including:

  • TV
  • Armchair and footstool
  • Bedside table
  • Wardrobe
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom with walk in shower
  • Lock safe

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

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 three times in the first three months, then every three months for two years. You'll have three consultations with a dietitian over two years following your gastric bypass surgery. Our bariatric team has also created a support group that meets every four weeks. We also have a very active Facebook page where you, other patients and the bariatric team can communicate and support each other.

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

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

  • 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

We're just a few miles from Gatwick Airport, the M25 and M23 motorways. Central London and Victoria station are only a 30 minute train ride away.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Gatwick Park Hospital,

Povey Cross Road
Horley
Surrey
RH6 0BB

Main Switchboard:  01293 785 511

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01293 778 906

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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