Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

At Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital, our consultants can carry out gastric sleeve surgery to help you lose weight if being severely obese is affecting your health.

Gastric sleeve surgery is when part of your stomach is removed to reduce its size, which limits the quantity you can eat and reduces your appetite.

Sometimes also called

  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Partial gastrectomy
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Weight loss surgery

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    3 nights

  • Procedure duration
    1-2 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
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Gastric sleeve 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. We have a team of bariatric surgeons who can carry out gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss. Working alongside an excellent aftercare team, they’ll provide you with a treatment and recovery plan that’s designed for your own needs.

We offer comfortable accommodation with all the facilities you’d expect from a private hospital.

After your surgery, we offer aftercare and follow-up support from our bariatric nurses and dietitians.

Q & A

Simon Monkhouse, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Talking about gastric sleeve surgery

How much does Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) cost at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital

A fixed price for this treatment may be available on enquiry and following an initial consultation.

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.

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 sleeve 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. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

When you come to your first appointment, you’ll have a chance to meet one of our team of weight loss surgeons in one of our 17 private consultation rooms, all of which have easy access. During your consultation, your consultant will talk to you about your medical history. They’ll be able to explain:

  • The different options for surgery
  • What’s involved, including the anaesthetic
  • Any risks or complications

There’ll be plenty of time to discuss any questions or concerns. You might find it helpful to think of some questions beforehand and make notes during your consultation.

Before going ahead with gastric sleeve surgery, you’ll also meet a dietitian and bariatric nurse specialist so they can make further assessments on whether surgery is right for you.

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

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

Gastric sleeve surgery: your procedure

When you arrive on the day of your surgery, we’ll show you to your own private en-suite room where you’ll have access to all the facilities you’d expect, including:

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

You’ll meet your consultant, anaesthetist and the surgical team. Before the operation, you’ll be given a general anaesthetic so you'll be asleep. Once ready, your consultant will carry out the surgery to remove part of your stomach.

The surgery usually takes one to two hours, but you’ll stay in hospital for up to three days after your surgery.

Your aftercare and recovery

While you’re in the hospital, your nursing team will give you pain relief as and when you need it so that you’re comfortable as you recover.

After you leave hospital, we’ll arrange to see you regularly for up to two years after your surgery so we can keep track of your progress and ensure you’re recovering and losing weight as intended. 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 sleeve surgery:

3 days

Leave hospital

1–3 weeks

Return to work, depending on your job

4 weeks

May be able to drive

4–6 weeks

Follow a controlled, monitored diet

3–6 months

Less symptoms of rapid weight loss

2 years

Most weight loss will have happened

  • 3 days


    Leave hospital

  • 1–3 weeks


    Return to work, depending on your job

  • 4 weeks


    May be able to drive

  • 4–6 weeks


    Follow a controlled, monitored diet

  • 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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