Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £9,950

At Spire Portsmouth Hospital, we offer gastric sleeve surgery to help reduce your weight if severe obesity is affecting your health.

Gastric sleeve surgery involves removing part of the stomach to reduce its size and limit how much you can eat, as well as helping you to feel less hungry.

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 treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Transparent pricing
  • 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 sleeve surgery: what to expect at Spire Portsmouth

Spire Portsmouth is an established local private hospital providing comprehensive treatments and care to our patients in Hampshire and West Sussex. Our team of international and nationally renowned 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 with our five year care package.

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.

Q & A

Simon Monkhouse, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Talking about gastric sleeve surgery

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

Gastric sleeve surgery procedure is available from £9,950.

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.

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 Portsmouth 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 sleeve surgery at Spire Portsmouth

Getting here

Spire Portsmouth Hospital is situated just off the B2148, two miles from Havant town centre and station. The hospital is 10 miles from Chichester and Portsmouth. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

When you come to your first appointment, you’ll have a chance to meet one of our team of bariatric consultants in a private consultation room. During your consultation, your consultant will talk to you about your medical history. They’ll be able to explain:

  • The different options for surgery
  • What’s involved, including the anaesthetic
  • Any risks or complications

There’ll be plenty of time to discuss any questions or concerns. You might find it helpful to think of some questions beforehand and make notes during your consultation.

Before going ahead with gastric sleeve surgery, you may also meet a psychologist, dietitian and anaesthetist so they can make further assessments on whether surgery is right for you.

Your pre-operative assessment may include:

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests
  • Endoscopy

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 with Freeview
  • A garden view window
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe

You’ll meet your consultant, anaesthetist and the surgical team. Before the operation, you’ll be given a general anaesthetic so you'll be asleep and once ready, your consultant will carry out the surgery to remove part of your stomach.

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

The surgery usually takes one to two hours, but you’ll stay in hospital for up to three 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, your consultant will arrange to see you a regular intervals.

The service includes a programme of support to help you monitor your diet and give you advice about eating. You consultant will explain this to you at your consultation.

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

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

  • 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

How to get to us

Spire Portsmouth Hospital is situated in wooded grounds in Bartons Road, Havant, just off the B2148 Rowlands Castle to Emsworth Road. 

The main town of Havant is approximately two miles away with a main line station and taxi rank. The historic towns of Portsmouth and Chichester are approximately 10 miles away.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Portsmouth Hospital,

Bartons Road
Havant
PO9 5NP

Main SwitchBoard:  02392 456 000

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  02392 456 172

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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