Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) at Spire South Bank Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £8,523

At Spire South Bank 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?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

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 South Bank

Located in the city of Worcester, we provide comprehensive private hospital care for our patients across the West Midlands. 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.

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 South Bank Hospital

Gastric sleeve surgery procedure is available from £8,523.

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 South Bank 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 South Bank

Getting here

Spire South Bank is convenient for both the city of Worcester and junction 7 of the M5 which is just two miles away, as are Worcester Shrub Hill station and Worcester Foregate Street 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 12 easily accessible, private consultation rooms. During the consultation, we’ll ask you about your medical history and discuss:

  • The options for your surgery
  • What the surgery involves, including the anaesthetic
  • 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 also meet a dietitian 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 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:

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

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 Coffee Lounge while you have your operation.

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

Your aftercare and recovery

While you’re in the hospital, your nursing team will give you pain relief as and when you need it so that you’re comfortable as you recover.

After you leave hospital, we’ll arrange to see you for follow-up appointments so we can keep track of your progress and ensure you’re recovering and losing weight as intended. You'll see your consultant for check-ups on a regular basis for up to two years.

You'll have a face to face meeting with your dietitian before and after surgery, and up to six check-ups in the two years following surgery.

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

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

  • 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

How to get to us

Spire South Bank is convenient for both the city of Worcester and junction 7 of the M5 which is just two miles away.

Find us on Google maps

Spire South Bank Hospital,

139 Bath Road
Worcester
WR5 3YB

Main SwitchBoard:  01905 350003

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01905 362252

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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