Gastric bypass surgery at Spire London East Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £9,965

At Spire London East 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
    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
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Flexible payment options to make it easy and more affordable

Gastric bypass surgery: what to expect at Spire London East

Spire London East is a well-established private hospital delivering comprehensive treatments and care to our patients in east and central London and Essex. You’ll have a choice of bariatric surgeons (consultants specialising in weight loss surgery) who can carry out gastric bypass surgery.

This can help to reduce your weight if changing your diet and lifestyle hasn’t worked.

Our bariatric surgeons are supported by a team of dietitians and nurses who can ensure the treatment and aftercare is tailored to your needs.

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire London East Hospital

A gastric bypass procedure is available from £9,965.

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 London East 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 bypass surgery at Spire London East

Getting here

We're located just a couple of miles from the M11 and only 20 minutes on the Central line tube to the city of London via Redbridge station. There’s free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your first appointment will take place in one of our 22 consulting rooms. Your consultant will discuss your medical history with you and explain your different options. There’ll be plenty of time to ask any questions. You’ll be able to talk about:

  • What surgery involves – they may recommend gastric sleeve surgery to begin with
  • What’s included in your treatment costs
  • Your anaesthetic and how it might affect you
  • Any potential complications and risks of surgery
  • What’s involved in your recovery, including your aftercare plan which includes changes to your diet and lifestyle

If you decide you’d like to go ahead with a gastric bypass, you’ll meet a dietitian, anaesthetist, bariatric nurse and pre-assessment nurse so they can further assess if surgery is right for you. You'll also need to have a pre-operative assessment which may include:

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests

Gastric bypass surgery: your procedure

When you come in for your operation, you’ll be with us for around three days. You’ll stay in one of our 42 large, bright, private en-suite rooms. All our rooms have the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find at home, including:

  • Freeview TV
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe
  • WiFi
  • Table

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. A dietitian will be available to you on the phone if you have any questions or need advice about eating and your diet plan.

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

Treatment and recovery timeline

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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

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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