Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Yale Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £9,480

At Spire Yale Hospital, we offer gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight if being severely obese is affecting your health.

Our team of surgeons use clinically proven techniques to reduce the size of your stomach and join it to the lower part of your intestine. This means you eat less and absorb fewer calories through your intestines.

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 treatment when you need it
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • 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 bypass surgery: what to expect at Spire Yale

Spire Yale provides comprehensive private hospital care to our patients across Wrexham and the surrounding region including Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire. 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 team of dietitians and nurses who'll help you throughout your treatment and recovery, so that you get the support you need.

You'll have follow-up appointments with a dietitian over a two year period. They'll help you monitor your diet and give you advice about diet and exercise.

Q & A

Simon Monkhouse, Consultant Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon

Talking about gastric bypass surgery

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire Yale 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 £9,300
Aftercare Included
Guide price £9,480
Monthly treatment price

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

£265
Representative example
Loan amount £8,300
Deposit £1,000
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £9,540

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 Yale 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 Yale

Getting here

The hospital is a few minutes by taxi from Wrexham General and Wrexham Central stations, and approximately 25 minutes by taxi from Chester station. There’s free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your first appointment will take place in one of our 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 nurse 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

When you come in for your operation, you’ll be with us for around two days. You’ll stay in one of our private en-suite rooms. All our rooms have the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find at home, including:

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Armchair
  • Window

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

  • You’ll meet your surgical team and anaesthetist
  • Your anaesthetist will administer the general anaesthetic, which will send you to sleep for the operation
  • Once it’s taken effect, your surgeon will carry out the surgery to reduce the size of your stomach and connect it to the lower part of your small intestine
  • Your operation will take between one and three hours

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

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 periodically for up to two years 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:

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

Our location allows us to provide comprehensive private hospital care to patients from Wrexham and surrounding parts of North and Mid Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire. Liverpool airport is about 45 minutes away by taxi and Manchester airport about 75 minutes.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Yale Hospital,

Wrexham Technology Park
Croesnewydd Road
Wrexham
LL13 7YP

Main Switchboard:  01978 291306

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01978 268035

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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