Gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) at Spire Washington Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £10,860

At Spire Washington, 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?

  • Fast access to a wide range of treatments
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options

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 Washington

At Spire Washington, we provide comprehensive private hospital care for our patients across the North East. We have a choice of bariatric surgeons who perform gastric sleeve surgery to help with weight loss. They’ll provide you with a treatment and recovery plan that’s tailored to your individual needs.

You can expect excellent aftercare and follow-up support from your healthcare team plus modern facilities that offer all the comfort and convenience you’d expect at home.

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 Washington Hospital

Gastric sleeve surgery procedure is available from £10,860.

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 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 sleeve 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. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your initial appointments will take place with a bariatric nurse in one of our 10 accessible consultation rooms. During your consultations, we’ll:

  • Find out about your medical history
  • Explain the different surgical methods and what's recommended for you
  • Tell you about the general anaesthetic and how it may affect you
  • Explain your personalised aftercare, diet and exercise plans and how the surgery will affect your lifestyle in the long term
  • Discuss any risks and complications and how they may affect you personally

Your consultations give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have about your treatment or aftercare. You may want to make a note of any questions you have in advance.

Once you and your consultant have decided to go ahead with gastric sleeve surgery, you’ll be assessed by a dietitian and a psychologist. You’ll also need to have a pre-operative assessment which may include:

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests
  • Endoscopy

Gastric sleeve surgery: your procedure

While you’re with us, you’ll have your own comfortable, en-suite room. All of our rooms have:

  • TV
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe
  • En-suite

Here’s what will happen on the day of your operation:

  • You’ll have a chance to meet your consultant, anaesthetist and the surgical team before your surgery
  • You’ll have a general anaesthetic
  • Your consultant will make incisions in your abdomen and remove part of your stomach

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

Surgery takes one to two hours. You’ll be with us for around two days after you 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 check-up appointments for at least two years after your surgery so we can keep track of your progress and ensure you’re recovering and losing weight as intended. A dietitian will give you advice before and after 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

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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Sources

  • https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/bariatric-surgery/about/pac-20394258
  • http://www.chelwest.nhs.uk/services/surgery/weight-loss-surgery/surgical-options/sleeve-gastrectomy
  • https://www.spirehealthcare.com/treatments/weight-loss/gastric-sleeve-surgery-sleeve-gastrectomy/
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