Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Washington Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,800

At Spire Washington 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
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options

Gastric bypass surgery: what to expect at Spire Washington

At Spire Washington, we provide comprehensive private hospital care for our patients across the North East. 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 psychologist and a dietitian who'll help you throughout your treatment and recovery, so that you get the support you need. Your dietitian will provide advice before and after surgery.

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire Washington 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 £200
Treatment £12,600
Aftercare Included
Guide price £12,800
Monthly treatment price

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

£285
Representative example
Loan amount £11,350
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £13,680

Spire Washington 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 Washington

The hospital is within easy reach of the A1(M), close to Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland. Public transport options are available. 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 a psychologist 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
  • Endoscopy

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
  • 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 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
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe
  • En-suite

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 for at least two years after every six to eight months so we can keep track of your progress and ensure you’re recovering and losing weight as intended.

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

Treatment and recovery timeline

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2-3 days

Leave hospital

4-6 weeks

Follow a controlled, monitored diet

4-6 weeks

Back to most activities & some weight loss

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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