Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) at Spire Leicester Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £10,695

At Spire Leicester 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 most 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 days

  • 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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

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

Gastric sleeve surgery: what to expect at Spire Leicester

Spire Leicester is a long-established private hospital providing comprehensive treatments and care for our patients from across East Midlands and beyond. Our team of experienced bariatric surgeons offer gastric sleeve surgery to help you lose weight. They work with an expert team who can provide support and advice as you recover and help you to adjust to your new lifestyle.

You’ll have all the facilities you’d expect from a private hospital in a clean, comfortable environment.

After your operation, our team of nurses, dietitians and counsellors will provide aftercare tailored to your needs.

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 Leicester Hospital

Gastric sleeve surgery procedure is available from £10,695.

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 Leicester 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 Leicester

Getting here

We're located seven miles from junction 21 of the M1 and easily accessible from the A47 and A6. We’re a 15 minute cab ride from Leicester 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 a chance to meet one of our team of weight loss surgeons in one of our 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 and what’s involved, including the anaesthetic and 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 so you can make notes during your consultation.

Before going ahead with gastric sleeve surgery, you’ll also meet a dietitian, an anaesthetist and a counsellor, if required, 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 tests
  • MRSA swab

Gastric sleeve surgery: your procedure

While you’re with us, you’ll have your own comfortable, en-suite room. All of our rooms have:

  • Nurse call system
  • TV/Radio
  • Telephone and WiFi
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wardrobe space and a small locker
  • Armchair

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

  • You’ll have a chance to see your consultant again and meet your anaesthetist and the team who’ll be looking after you
  • You’ll have a general anaesthetic which means you'll be asleep
  • Your consultant will make incisions in your abdomen and remove part of your stomach

Surgery takes one to two hours. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in your room while you have your operation.

You’ll be with us for one to two days after your operation.

Your aftercare and recovery

During your stay, you’ll be given painkillers for any discomfort. Your nursing team will make sure you’re comfortable with everything you need.

We’ll have follow-up appointments with you after you leave hospital. These will be as often as is clinically necessary and as recommended by your consultant, nurse, counsellor or dietitian.

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

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

  • 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

How to get to us

As well as being close to the city centre, we're just seven miles from junction 21 of the M1 and easily accessible from the A47 and A6.

We're less than an hour's drive from Nottingham East Midlands and Birmingham International airports.

We're three miles (or a 15 minute cab ride) from Leicester railway station.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Leicester Hospital,

Gartree Road
Oadby
Leicester
LE2 2FF

Main Switchboard:  0116 2720888

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0116 2653021

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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Sources

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  • https://www.spirehealthcare.com/treatments/weight-loss/gastric-sleeve-surgery-sleeve-gastrectomy/
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