Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £9,945

At Spire Hull and East Riding 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
    2-3 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
  • Expert, personalised 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 Hull and East Riding

We provide comprehensive private hospital care for our patients across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire. You have a choice of bariatric surgeons (consultants specialising in weight loss surgery) who perform gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight when diet and exercise haven’t worked. Your consultant will work alongside a dietitian and bariatric nurses to ensure you get the right treatment and aftercare.

Q & A

Simon Monkhouse, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Talking about gastric bypass surgery

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire Hull and East Riding 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 £180
Treatment £9,765
Aftercare Included
Guide price £9,945
Monthly treatment price

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

£282
Representative example
Loan amount £8,765
Deposit £1,000
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £10,167

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 Hull and East Riding 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 Hull and East Riding

Getting here

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital is just a couple of minutes’ drive from the Humber Bridge and 15 minutes from Hull city centre. Public transport options are available. Hospital parking is free for you and your visitors.

Consultations

Your first appointment with your consultant will be in one of our 17 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 dietitian so they can make further assessments on whether surgery is right for you.

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

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests
  • Blood pressure
  • MRSA swabs
  • Oxygen levels
  • Pulse
  • Temperature

Gastric bypass surgery: your procedure

When you come in for your operation, you’ll be with us for around two to three days. You’ll stay in one of our large, bright, private en-suite rooms. All our rooms have the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find at home, including:

  • TV with Freeview
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair

Here’s what will happen on the day of your gastric bypass:

  • You’ll meet your surgical team and anaesthetist
  • Your anaesthetist will administer the general anaesthetic, which will send you to sleep for the operation
  • Once it’s taken effect, your surgeon will carry out the surgery to reduce the size of your stomach and connect it to the lower part of your small intestine
  • Your operation will take between one and three hours

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. These will be regularly for two years after your surgery, so we can check your progress and recovery. You'll have a pre-operative dietitian appointment and then follow-up appointments at four weeks, 12 weeks and one 'floating appointment' for you to use after this time when needed.

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

2–3 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

  • 2–3 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

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital is just a couple of minutes drive from the Humber Bridge and 15 minutes from Hull city centre.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital,

Lowfield Road
Anlaby
East Yorkshire
HU10 7AZ

Main Switchboard:  01482 659471

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01482 672412

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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