Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) at Spire Norwich Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £10,870

At Spire Norwich 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 part 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
    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?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Transparent pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Gastric sleeve surgery: what to expect at Spire Norwich

Spire Norwich is a well-established private hospital serving patients across Norfolk and East Anglia. We have expert 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 Norwich Hospital

Gastric sleeve surgery procedure is available from £10,870.

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 Norwich Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. Finance options are available through our chosen partner2.

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 Norwich

Getting here

Spire Norwich Hospital is close to the University of East Anglia and just three miles from the city centre. We're approximately three miles from Norwich train station. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

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

  • 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 psychologist, a dietitian, an anaesthetist and a specialist bariatric nurse. You’ll also need to have a pre-operative assessment which may include:

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests
  • MRSA swab

Gastric sleeve surgery: your procedure

When you arrive on the day of your surgery, we’ll show you to your own private en-suite room where you’ll have access to all the facilities you’d expect, including:

  • TV
  • Window
  • Armchair

You’ll meet your consultant, anaesthetist and the surgical team. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in your room while you have your operation.

Before the operation, you’ll be given a general anaesthetic which means you'll be asleep during your operation. Once ready, your consultant will carry out the surgery to remove part of your stomach.

The surgery usually takes one to two hours, but you’ll stay in hospital for around two days after your surgery.

Your aftercare and recovery

After surgery, our nursing team will give you pain relief to help you deal with any discomfort from the surgery.

Once you leave hospital, we’ll have follow-up appointments with you regularly after your surgery – you'll see your consultant four weeks after your operation and annually. A specialist bariatric nurse will review your progress at three and nine months. We’re available for appointments between these check-ups if you need.

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

Treatment and recovery timeline

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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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