Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Southampton Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £10,290

At Spire Southampton Hospital, our highly skilled consultants and expert aftercare team offer gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight if severe obesity is affecting your health.

During a gastric bypass, your surgeon will reduce the size of your stomach and connect it to the lower part of your small intestine, restricting the calories you can eat and absorb.

Sometimes also called

  • Roux-en-Y bypass

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    2 nights

  • Procedure duration
    1-3 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
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • 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 bypass surgery: what to expect at Spire Southampton

At Spire Southampton, we provide comprehensive private hospital care for our patients across the South Coast. We have an expert team of bariatric surgeons (consultants specialising in weight loss surgery) for you to choose from. They can carry out gastric bypass surgery which can help you lose weight if changes to diet and exercise haven't worked. You’ll have a treatment and recovery plan that’s personalised to suit your lifestyle.

Our surgeons work with a multidisciplinary team consisting of a psychologist, dietitian, anaesthetist, bariatric nurse and healthcare assistant. They'll help you throughout your treatment and recovery, so that you get the support you need.

A dietitian will help you with your pre-operative liver reduction diet (if required) and a diet plan following surgery.

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire Southampton Hospital

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.

Weight loss surgery - gastric bypass Fees
Initial consultation £155
Treatment £10,135
Aftercare Included
Guide price £10,290
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£223
Representative example
Loan amount £8,885
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £10,704

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 Southampton 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.

Q & A

Simon Monkhouse, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Talking about gastric bypass surgery

Preparing for gastric bypass surgery at Spire Southampton

Getting here

We’re a 10 minute taxi ride from Southampton Central train station or 15 minutes from Southampton International Airport. There’s free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your first appointment will take place in one of our 16 consulting rooms. Your consultant will discuss your medical history with you and explain your different options. There’ll be plenty of time to ask any questions. You’ll be able to talk about:

  • What surgery involves – they may recommend gastric sleeve surgery to begin with
  • What’s included in your treatment costs
  • Your anaesthetic and how it might affect you
  • Any potential complications and risks of surgery
  • What’s involved in your recovery, including your aftercare plan which includes changes to your diet and lifestyle

If you decide you’d like to go ahead with a gastric bypass, you’ll meet a psychologist and anaesthetist so they can further assess if surgery is right for you. Your pre-operative assessment may include:

  • Blood tests
  • MRSA swabs

Gastric bypass surgery: your procedure

On the day of your surgery:

  • You’ll be able to meet your anaesthetics and surgical team
  • You’ll have a general anaesthetic so you'll be asleep
  • Once it's taken effect, your surgeon will begin the operation to reduce the size of your stomach
  • They’ll then connect it to the lower part of your small intestine

The procedure takes between one and three hours. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in your room or our restaurant while you have your operation.

You’ll stay in hospital for around two nights after your surgery. You’ll have your own large en-suite room. All of our rooms have:

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Two armchairs
  • Window
  • Telephone

Your aftercare and recovery

While you’re in hospital, your nursing team will give you pain relief as and when you need it to make sure you’re comfortable.

After you leave hospital, we’ll arrange to see you regularly so we can keep track of your progress and ensure you’re recovering and losing weight as intended. Your dietitian will be available by email and telephone and will schedule regular follow-ups with you.

Spire Southampton now offers ‘The Weigh Forward’ Support Group. You're invited to join this moderated Facebook group when you're discharged. Patients can share recipes and offer peer support and are invited to attend a quarterly meeting at our hospital’s physiotherapy centre where we have inspirational speakers (previous patients) and members of the multidisciplinary team on hand to give talks and offer support.

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

2 days

Leave hospital

4–6 weeks

Follow a controlled, monitored diet

4–6 weeks

Back to most activities and some weight loss

3–6 months

Less symptoms of rapid weight loss

2 years

Most weight loss will have happened

  • 2 days


    Leave hospital

  • 4–6 weeks


    Follow a controlled, monitored diet

  • 4–6 weeks


    Back to most activities and some weight loss

  • 3–6 months


    Less symptoms of rapid weight loss

  • 2 years


    Most weight loss will have happened

How to get to us

A 10 minute taxi ride from Southampton Central train station or 15 minutes from Southampton International Airport, we provide private hospital treatments, procedures, tests and scans to patients from Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight, the south coast of England and the Channel Islands.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Southampton Hospital,

Chalybeate Close
Southampton
SO16 6UY

Main Switchboard:  023 8077 5544

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  023 8091 4471

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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