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Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) at Spire London East Hospital

At Spire London East Hospital, our highly skilled surgeons and expert aftercare team offer gastric sleeve surgery to help you lose weight if severe obesity is affecting your health.

During gastric sleeve surgery, your surgeon will remove part of your stomach. This reduces your stomach size, limiting the amount you can eat and reducing 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
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Flexible payment options to help you spread the cost

Gastric sleeve 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. Our team of experienced bariatric surgeons offer gastric sleeve surgery to help you lose weight. They work with an expert aftercare 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, you’ll have expert aftercare from our team of nurses, dietitians and psychologists.

How much does Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) cost at Spire London East 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.

You can trust Spire London East Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price (1) so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner (2) you can even be considered for interest free finance.
(1) Important: 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) Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY. 

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

Your consultations

You’ll meet one of our experienced bariatric surgeons in one of our 22 easily accessible, private consultation rooms. During the consultation, we’ll ask you about your medical history and discuss:

  • The options for your surgery
  • Any tests you may need such as an electrocardiogram (ECG) as well as blood tests and scans (ultrasound or CT)
  • What the surgery involves, including the anaesthetic and any risks or complications

You’ll have a chance to ask your consultant any questions you may have. Some people find it helps to bring a list of questions with them and make notes as they go along.

If you decide to go ahead with gastric sleeve surgery, you’ll meet with 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 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:

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

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

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

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

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 to check your weight loss progress. 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 sleeve surgery:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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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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