Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Little Aston Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £11,780

At Spire Little Aston Hospital, we offer gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight if being severely obese is affecting your health.

Our team of surgeons use clinically proven techniques to reduce the size of your stomach and join it to the lower part of your intestine. This means you eat less and absorb fewer calories through your intestines.

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 treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • 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 bypass surgery: what to expect at Spire Little Aston

At Spire Little Aston, we provide comprehensive treatments and care from our comfortable private hospital in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham city centre. We 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 psychologist and a dietitian to ensure you get the right treatment and aftercare.

A dietitian will meet you before and after surgery to advise about a new diet plan and help you control your eating.

Q & A

Simon Monkhouse, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Talking about gastric bypass surgery

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire Little Aston 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 £150
Treatment £11,630
Aftercare Included
Guide price £11,780
Monthly treatment price

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

£260
Representative example
Loan amount £10,380
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £12,480

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 Little Aston 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 Little Aston

Getting here

You can find us just to the north of Sutton Coldfield. We're a short 25 minute drive from Birmingham city centre. Birmingham New Street is the nearest mainline train station to Spire Little Aston Hospital, and Blake Street train station is the closest station to the hospital. Hospital parking is free for you and your visitors.

Consultations

Your first appointment with your consultant will be in one of our 19 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 psychologist and 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
  • MRSA swab

Gastric bypass surgery: your procedure

When you come in for your operation, you’ll be with us for around two nights. 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
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Telephone
  • Patient information booklet

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

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in our coffee lounge and restaurant while you have your operation.

Your aftercare and recovery

While you’re in hospital, your nursing team will give you pain relief as and when you need it to make sure you’re comfortable.

After you leave hospital, we’ll arrange to see you six weeks after your operation so we can keep track of your progress and ensure you’re recovering and losing weight as intended.

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

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How to get to us

You can find us just to the north of Sutton Coldfield, in the rural area between the villages of Mere Green and Aldridge. We're a short 25 minute drive from Birmingham city centre and our main motorway links are the M6, M5 and M42.

We’re just a short taxi ride from Blake Street Rail Station on the Birmingham to Lichfield line.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Little Aston Hospital,

Little Aston Hall Drive
Sutton Coldfield
B74 3UP

Main Switchboard:  0121 353 2444

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0121 580 7119

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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