Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Thames Valley Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £11,130

At Spire Thames Valley 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
    2-3 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 treatment when you need it
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • 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 Thames Valley

At Spire Thames Valley Hospital, we take pride in providing a high standard of private hospital care to our patients in the Thames Valley, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Windsor areas. You’ll have a choice of bariatric surgeons (consultants specialising in weight loss surgery) who can carry out gastric bypass surgery.

This can help to reduce your weight if changing your diet and lifestyle hasn’t worked.

Our bariatric surgeons are supported by a dietitian who can ensure the treatment and aftercare is tailored to your needs.

Q & A

Simon Monkhouse, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Talking about gastric bypass surgery

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire Thames Valley 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 £180
Treatment £10,950
Aftercare Included
Guide price £11,130
Monthly treatment price

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

£243
Representative example
Loan amount £9,700
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £11,664

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 Thames Valley 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 bypass surgery at Spire Thames Valley

Getting here

We’re only a 10 minute drive from both the M4 and M40 motorways and we’re less than half an hour from central London by train. There’s free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your first appointment will take place in one of our 10 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 dietitian and an anaesthetist 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 bypass surgery: your procedure

Your gastric bypass surgery takes one to three hours, but you’ll stay in hospital for between two and three days afterwards. You’ll have a comfortable, private room with all the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find at home, including:

  • A TV
  • A window
  • An armchair
  • An en-suite bathroom with towels
  • A lockable bedside table

On the day of your operation, there’ll be a chance to meet your anaesthetist and the surgical team. You’ll have a general anaesthetic for the operation, which involves your surgeon reducing the size of your stomach and connecting it to the lower part of your small intestine.

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in our lounge, which has a TV and free hot drinks or water, while you have your operation.

Your aftercare and recovery

During your stay, you’ll be given painkillers for any discomfort. Your nursing team will make sure you have everything you need at all times.

We’ll have follow-up appointments with you after you leave hospital. These will be for a year after your surgery, to check on your progress and help you with any questions you may have.

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

2–3 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

  • 2–3 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

Spire Thames Valley Hospital,

Wexham Street
Wexham
Bucks
SL3 6NH

Main Switchboard:  01753 662241

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01753 665404

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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