Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) at Spire Manchester Hospital

At Spire Manchester 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
    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?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options

Gastric sleeve surgery: what to expect at Spire Manchester

Spire Manchester offers a comprehensive range of specialist treatments in purpose-built private hospital facilities in Didsbury. We have a team of bariatric surgeons who can carry out gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss. Working alongside an excellent aftercare team, they’ll provide you with a treatment and recovery plan that’s designed for your own needs.

We offer comfortable accommodation with all the facilities you’d expect from a private hospital.

After your surgery, we offer aftercare and follow-up support from our bariatric nurses and dietitians.

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

Getting here

The hospital is close to the city centre, with Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria train stations being approximately 20 minutes in a taxi and only 10 minutes from Manchester Airport. We have free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial appointments will take place in one of our 18 accessible consultation rooms. During your consultations, we will:

  • Find out about your medical history
  • Explain the different surgical methods and what's recommended for you
  • Tell you about the general anaesthetic and how it may affect you
  • Explain your personalised aftercare, diet and exercise plans and how the surgery will affect your lifestyle in the long term
  • Discuss any risks and complications and how they may affect you personally

Your consultations give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have about your treatment or aftercare. You may want to make a note of any questions you have in advance.

Once you and your consultant have decided to go ahead with gastric sleeve surgery, you’ll be assessed by a dietitian, anaesthetist and bariatric nurse specialist. You’ll also need to have a pre-operative assessment which may include:

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests
  • Blood pressure
  • Pulse

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
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Free WiFi

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 or restaurant while you have your operation.

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

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 for two years after your operation, to check that you're recovering as expected. You'll also receive support from a dietitian at appointments every three months and telephone advice is available from both a dietitian and a bariatric nurse.

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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