Private hip replacement Gloucestershire

Inclusive treatment and care from £12,890

At Spire Bristol Hospital, we use trusted and clinically proven techniques to replace painful and damaged hips and help you get back to your everyday activities.

A hip replacement is a common operation to remove worn or damaged parts of your hip joint and replace them with an artificial joint, to help you move more easily and to reduce pain.

Sometimes also called

  • Hip arthroplasty

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    3-5 days

  • Procedure duration
    60-90 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General, spinal or epidural

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to a wide range of treatments
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Bristol

At Spire Bristol, our team of orthopaedic (bone and muscle) surgeons can offer you a treatment and care plan that’s personal to you and your needs. Our dedicated nurses and physiotherapists will provide expert aftercare to help you get the most from your operation.

We offer fast access to diagnostic tests and scans and easy booking, so you don’t have to wait long to find out if treatment is right for you.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Bristol 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.

Hip replacement Fees
Initial consultation £250
Treatment £12,640
Aftercare Included
Guide price £12,890
Monthly treatment price

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

£280
Representative example
Loan amount £11,140
Deposit £1,500
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £13,440

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 Bristol 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.

Procedures offered for hip replacement at Spire Bristol

At Spire Bristol, we have wide experience in hip replacement surgery in our clean, modern facilities. If your consultant thinks it’s right for you, they may perform a minimally invasive hip replacement. This usually means a faster recovery time while still achieving the same outcomes.

At Spire Bristol, we have clean, modern facilities, including four laminar flow operating theatres. These theatres regulate air flow to reduce the risk of infection.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Bristol

Getting here

Spire Bristol can be easily accessed by either the M4 or M5 motorways, or by Temple Meads or Parkway train stations. We have free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

All your consultations will take place in one of our 26 accessible private rooms, so don’t worry if you have pain when walking. During your consultations, we'll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Say whether you need blood tests, an X-ray, and/or an MRI or CT scan so they can examine your hip in more detail
  • Tell you about the different types of artificial hip joints – also called a prosthesis – as well as the surgical methods
  • Explain about the different anaesthetic options
  • Discuss the potential risks and complications and how they may affect you
  • Give you a chance to ask any questions you have about your surgery

Once you’ve decided to go ahead with hip surgery, your consultant and your physiotherapist will explain your recovery plan. Both your initial consultation and tests at this stage are charged separately to the cost of any treatment needed.

Full hip replacement surgery

Watch how a hip replacement surgery takes place

Hip replacement: your procedure

On the day of your procedure, our ward staff will show you to one of our 74 private rooms and get you settled in. You’ll have all the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find in your own home, including:

  • TV
  • En-suite
  • Armchair
  • Visitor chair
  • Locker/Bedside table
  • Over-bed table
  • Wardrobe and coat hook
  • WiFi access

You should be with us for around three to five days.

You’ll meet your consultant and surgical team who’ll prepare you for your operation. If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in your private room while you have your operation.

Anaesthetic options

You’ll probably have a general anaesthetic, so you’ll be completely asleep. However, sometimes it’s preferable or necessary to have a spinal anaesthetic, where you’re numb from the waist down. If so, your anaesthetist can also give you sedatives to help you relax during the operation.

During your operation

Your consultant will make the necessary incisions and begin to remove worn or damaged areas of your hip joint. They’ll then fit your new hip and close your incision. The operation should take between an hour and an hour and a half.

Q & A

Alun Wall, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery: your recovery

In hospital

You may have drainage tubes attached to your hip for a day or so after surgery and you may feel some discomfort. To make your recovery easier, you’ll be given:

  • Medications to help you manage pain, prevent infection and reduce the risk of clotting
  • Sessions with your physiotherapist, who’ll recommend you do certain exercises after your hip replacement to help you get active again
  • Information about how long your recovery is expected to take

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for hip replacement surgery:

1-2 days

Walk with help from a physiotherapist

3-5 days

Leave hospital

1-2 weeks

Walking more using a walking aid

2-6 weeks

Walking more using a walking aid

6-8 weeks

Able to drive

12 weeks

Return to work and your usual activities

  • 1-2 days


    Walk with help from a physiotherapist

  • 3-5 days


    Leave hospital

  • 1-2 weeks


    Walking more using a walking aid

  • 2-6 weeks


    Walking more using a walking aid

  • 6-8 weeks


    Able to drive

  • 12 weeks


    Return to work and your usual activities

How to get to us

Based in scenic surroundings at the foot of Durdham Down, we can be easily accessed by either the M4 or M5 motorways, or by Temple Meads or Parkway train stations.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Bristol Hospital,

The Glen
Redland Hill
Durdham Down
Bristol
BS6 6UT

Main SwitchBoard:  0117 980 4000

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0117 980 4080

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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