Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) at Spire Leeds Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £8,990

At Spire Leeds 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
    1-2 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
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Gastric sleeve surgery: what to expect at Spire Leeds

Spire Leeds has been performing weight loss surgery for just under 30 years. We now undertake among the highest number of weight loss operations of any hospital in the North of England. We were the first private hospital in the North of England to perform Gastric sleeve surgery - an alternative weight loss operation.

We have a team of five bariatric surgeons who all undertake gastric sleeve surgery. We also offer leading plastic and reconstructive surgeons who undertake the body lifting procedures which many gastric sleeve surgery patients choose to have following significant weight loss.

We're able to treat patients with a BMI of up to 100 due to our high dependency unit. You’ll have all the facilities you’d expect from a private hospital, in a clean, comfortable environment.

After your operation, you’ll have expert aftercare from our team of nurses, dietitians and psychologists.

How much does Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) cost at Spire Leeds Hospital

Gastric sleeve surgery procedure is available from £8,990.

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.

You can trust Spire Leeds Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner2 you can even be considered for interest free finance.
1Important: 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. 2 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

 

Preparing for gastric sleeve surgery at Spire Leeds

Getting here

Spire Leeds Hospital is situated just off Leeds' main A6120 ring road, approximately three miles from Leeds city centre. The hospital is accessible via public transport (bus) or we're 15 minutes by car from the city centre and the mainline railway station. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

When you come to your first appointment, you'll have full opportunity to discuss your needs in detail with your weight loss consultant surgeon. During your consultation, they'll talk to you about your medical history and will 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.

Prior to your surgery date, we'll arrange for you to have a pre-assessment appointment with our nurse team, our specialist dietitian and, if required, a consultant anaesthetist. You'll be given information all about your forthcoming procedure and have full opportunity to ask questions. We'll undertake tests to confirm you're suitable for the surgery. These tests may include:

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Sleep apnoea tests

Gastric sleeve surgery: your procedure

When you come in for your operation, our staff will show you to your private en-suite room. You’ll have all the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find in your own home while you stay with us, including:

  • TV
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • WiFi
  • Wardrobe

Once you’re settled, here’s what will happen:

  • You’ll meet your consultant and surgical team who’ll prepare you for surgery
  • Your anaesthetist will give you your general anaesthetic, so you’ll be asleep for your operation
  • Once it’s taken effect, your surgeon will make the first incisions and carry out the gastric sleeve surgery to remove part of your stomach

Your operation will take one to two hours and you’ll be with us for one to two days.

Your aftercare and recovery

After surgery, our nursing team will give you pain relief to help you deal with any discomfort from the surgery.

After you leave hospital, we’ll arrange to see you for follow-up appointments for two years so we can keep track of your progress and ensure you’re recovering and losing weight as intended. You'll also receive support from a dietitian, with four appointments in your first year after surgery.

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

Treatment and recovery timeline

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1–2 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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