Private hip replacement Chatham

The damaged hip joint is replaced with a new, artificial one.

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At Spire Alexandra, we offer trusted and clinically proven hip replacement techniques in Chatham. Our hip replacement surgery can help you enjoy everyday activities more comfortably.

Hip replacement is a common operation to replace damaged parts of your hip with an artificial joint. Hip replacement surgery can help reduce pain and improve mobility, so you can live a more comfortable life.

Sometimes also called

  • Hip arthroplasty

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1 - 3 days

  • Procedure duration
    60 - 90 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal or epidural

  • Available to self-pay?

  • Covered by health insurance?

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2023

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Alexandra Hospital

At Spire Alexandra Hospital, we offer a choice of expert consultants who are committed to healthcare excellence. You can expect to receive treatment without the wait and expert aftercare that’s personalised to you from our highly rated nursing staff. Our facilities are clean and modern with all the comfort and convenience you’d expect at home.

How to book

Complete the enquiry form to book your first consultation at Spire Alexandra Hospital or call 01634 687 166.

We serve all areas of Kent, including Chatham, Gravesend and Rochester.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Alexandra Hospital

Our inclusive prices and helpful payment plans can make the surgery more affordable for everyone, even patients without medical insurance.

Hip replacement
Initial consultation We can't display the initial consultation fee just now. Call us for a quote.
Treatment price £12,244
Aftercare Included
From price From £12,244
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £10,994
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £13,248

The price shown is the ‘from price’ (ie the minimum cost of the procedure). Please note that for some procedures the actual price you are quoted may vary significantly and can increase depending on your choice of Consultant (who is an independent practitioner and not an employee of Spire). The fees charged by Consultants and Anaesthetists are set independently and are outside the control of Spire. The price may also vary depending on the type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and your medical history.

Spire Alexandra Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price for your procedure 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.

Procedures offered for hip replacement surgery at Spire Alexandra Hospital

At Spire Alexandra Hospital, we have a wide experience of performing hip replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities, including two operating theatres with laminar flow. These theatres regulate air flow to reduce risk of infection.

Enquire now about hip replacement at Spire Alexandra Hospital.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Alexandra Hospital

Getting here

We’re around eight miles from Maidstone and just five miles from Chatham. Chatham railway station is a 10 minute drive away, and free parking is available for patients and visitors.

Your consultations

Before your treatment, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 13 accessible consultation rooms. You’ll discuss your health and symptoms, and gain an understanding of your hip replacement surgery.

Your consultant will then advise you about your personal plan and some of the options that are available to you.

Your consultations give you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your expectations, needs and desires. Your consultant will then be able to outline a treatment and care plan that’s tailored to you.

Full hip replacement surgery

Watch how a hip replacement surgery takes place

Hip replacement: your procedure

On the day of your operation, our ward staff will show you to your own private room.

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

Once you’re ready, you’ll prepare for your operation and be given your anaesthetic. You’ll have either:

  • General anaesthetic, where you’re unconscious
  • An epidural or spinal anaesthetic, where you're numb from the waist down – your anaesthetist may give you a sedative to help you relax

The operation usually takes up to an hour and a half. You can find out about your hip replacement procedure at Spire Alexandra on our main hip replacement surgery page.

Q & A

Alun Wall, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery: your recovery

After your operation, you’ll be taken back to your comfortable private room to start your recovery. We’ll give you some pain relief to ease discomfort and help you feel settled.

Your private room

While you prepare and recover from your procedure, you’ll stay in one of our 25 private rooms. You can enjoy home comforts and conveniences, including:

  • Armchair
  • Private bathroom
  • TV
  • Wardrobe
  • Window
  • WiFi

After a hip replacement, you can expect to stay at Spire Alexandra Hospital for three to five days.

Our physiotherapists will help with walking and exercises, so you can enjoy the full benefits of your hip replacement.

1 - 2 days

Walk with support and help from a physiotherapist or healthcare professional

2 - 3 days

You’ll be able to leave hospital

1 - 2 weeks

Walking more using a walking aid

2 - 6 weeks

Gradually able to do more exercises

6 - 8 weeks

Able to drive

12 weeks

Return to work and your usual activities

  • 1 - 2 days

    Walk with support and help from a physiotherapist or healthcare professional

  • 2 - 3 days

    You’ll be able to leave hospital

  • 1 - 2 weeks

    Walking more using a walking aid

  • 2 - 6 weeks

    Gradually able to do more exercises

  • 6 - 8 weeks

    Able to drive

  • 12 weeks

    Return to work and your usual activities

Areas served

If you live in Kent, including Maidstone, Gillingham, Rochester, Langley, Gravesend and Chatham, you can have your private hip replacement at Spire Alexandra Hospital.

Our hospital in Chatham is committed to personalised healthcare. Choose your consultant from our team and start your hip replacement journey today.

Learn more about the hip replacement procedure on our main page.

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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