23 May 2022

How much does gastric sleeve surgery cost?



What is gastric sleeve surgery?

Also known as a sleeve gastrectomy, a gastric sleeve is a form of weight loss surgery. It involves removing a portion of your stomach. This creates the ‘sleeve,’ and means that you’ll be able to eat less food, but will absorb nutrients in the same way. The result is a steady and safe weight loss.


What does gastric sleeve surgery involve?

Before you have your procedure, you’ll be advised to go on a liver-shrinking diet in the weeks leading up to it. This means that your surgeon will be able to access your stomach without the liver getting in the way.

For the procedure, you will be given general anaesthetic, meaning that you’ll be asleep for the duration. To begin with, your surgeon will make 2 to 5 small incisions in your abdomen before inserting a laparoscope (tiny camera). They will then remove a portion of your stomach before joining together what remains to create a long, sleeve-shaped tube. This ‘sleeve’ is your new stomach.

The procedure will take around 1 to 2 hours to complete.


Can I get gastric sleeve surgery on the NHS?

Gastric sleeve surgery is available on the NHS for those who meet certain criteria. However, the waiting lists can be long and it’s not guaranteed that you’ll be referred for the surgery by your GP.


How much does gastric sleeve surgery cost in the UK?

The price of your gastric sleeve surgery will depend on a number of factors. These include your own BMI, the level of aftercare that you’ll receive, and whether you receive dietary support before and/or after your sleeve gastrectomy.



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*Prices accurate as of July 2022


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What does the price of gastric sleeve surgery include?

Your sleeve gastrectomy package will depend on the surgical provider that you choose to go with. At The Hospital Group, we offer all patients a free, no-obligation consultation so that they can weigh up their options and make an informed choice on having bariatric surgery.

Typically, though, the price of gastric sleeve surgery includes:

• Surgeon's fees
• Anaesthesia
• Meals after surgery
• Pain relief and other associated medication
• Inclusive weight loss surgery aftercare, with the offer of an extended warranty.


The Hospital Group’s aftercare

Having bariatric surgery can result in a big lifestyle change, so good, well-rounded aftercare can make all the difference. Our weight loss surgery aftercare package has everything you might need to make progress on your journey following gastric sleeve surgery. To learn more about what’s included in your gastric sleeve aftercare package, click here.


Why choose The Hospital Group for gastric sleeve surgery?

As the UK’s leading provider of weight management services, we always put our patients first. Our team of weight management experts, from advisors to surgeons and dietitians, could help you achieve the results you’re looking for with bariatric surgery. Our comprehensive weight loss aftercare package will ensure that you have all the tools, advice and support that you need to adapt to your new lifestyle following gastric sleeve surgery.


What our patients say

“I had tried numerous diets over the years and nothing worked. I was going to a weekly diet class, but I wasn’t getting the results that I needed to improve my health. 

My gastric sleeve has changed my way of life and I’m much better for it. I would recommend the surgery to anyone who has real concerns about their weight. In fact my partner, Tina, has now booked her surgery with The Hospital Group as she has been inspired by my journey. 

I would tell anyone that there is no price on health.”



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“I have struggled with my weight for more years than I care to remember. After having gastric sleeve surgery with The Hospital Group, the changes have been amazing.

My Type-2 diabetes is under control and within normal levels, and I can now climb the stairs without feeling breathless. Each day I am able to walk a little further and I’m wearing clothes that haven’t seen the light of day in years!

I want to thank everyone at The Hospital Group who has taken care of me – I am forever grateful.”

- Elizabeth


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Read more of our patient stories here.

Meet some of our gastric sleeve surgeons

Mr Super

Mr Super has been a consultant surgeon for over 20 years, and performs over 200 laparoscopic gastric band procedures each year.


Mr Sharples

Mr Sharples is a highly experienced bariatric surgeon who undertakes ongoing professional development to further enhance his specialist skills.


Mr Richardson

Mr Richardson has performed over 5,000 weight loss procedures, with a particular expertise in gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, gastric banding and revisional surgery.

Learn more about all of our experienced bariatric surgeons here.


How do I start my gastric sleeve journey with The Hospital Group?

Your sleeve gastrectomy journey starts with a telephone consultation with one of our weight management experts. They’ll answer any questions you might have about your proposed weight loss surgery, and can also provide you with more detail on the price of your gastric sleeve procedure. You can book your free telephone consultation here to discuss bariatric surgery at a time that suits you.




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