Private hip replacement South Gloucestershire

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

At Spire Bristol, we offer trusted and clinically proven hip replacement techniques in South Gloucestershire. Our hip replacement procedure can help you get back to everyday activities in comfort.

Hip replacement is a common operation to replace worn parts of your hip with an artificial joint. Our hip replacement consultants can reduce your pain and help improve your quality of life.

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?

  • Covered by health insurance?

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 2023

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Bristol Hospital

At Spire Bristol Hospital, our team of orthopaedic (bone and muscle) surgeons can offer you a treatment and care plan that is 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 to book

Complete the enquiry form to book your first consultation at Spire Bristol Hospital or call 0117 980 4000.

We serve areas of Bristol, Somerset and Gloucestershire.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Bristol Hospital

Our inclusive prices make planning payment easier, while payment plans can make the surgery more affordable for everyone.

Hip replacement Fees
Initial consultation We can't display the initial consultation fee just now. Call us for a quote.
Treatment price £14,750
Aftercare Included
From price From £14,750
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £13,500
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £16,272

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 Bristol 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 Bristol Hospital

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

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Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Bristol Hospital

Getting here

You can find us in Bristol, serving areas including Somerset and Gloucestershire. Spire Bristol can be easily accessed by the M4 and M5 motorways, or by Temple Meads or Parkway train stations. Free parking is also available for patients and 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 prosthetics – 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

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 give you sedatives to help you relax during the operation.

Want to know more? Head to our main hip replacement surgery page.

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

When the procedure is complete, you’ll be taken back to your comfortable private room to start recovery. We’ll give you some pain relief to help you feel comfortable.

Your private room

While you recover from your procedure, you’ll stay in one of our 74 comfortable private rooms. You can enjoy home comforts like:

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

You can expect to stay at Spire Bristol for three to five days.

Our physiotherapists will get you walking and show you exercises that can help you get the most out of your hip replacement.

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

Areas served

If you live in Gloucestershire, including the cities of Bath and Bristol as well as local towns, you can have your private hip replacement at Spire Bristol Hospital.

Our hip replacement consultants in Bristol are committed to healthcare. Work together with the team and start your personalised hip replacement journey today.

Learn more about hip replacement here.

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.

How to get to us

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

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Spire Bristol Hospital,

Redland Hill
Durdham Down

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