Private hip replacement Cardiff

At Spire Cardiff, we offer trusted hip replacement techniques in Cardiff. Our hip replacement surgery replaces damaged hip joints with artificial joints. The procedure can improve mobility and make walking and everyday activities more comfortable.

Our consultants in Cardiff offer clinically proven techniques and expert aftercare, so you can get back on your feet and enjoy the benefits of your operation as soon as possible.

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?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to a wide range of treatments
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear, inclusive pricing

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 Cardiff

At Spire Cardiff, our orthopaedic (bone and muscle) teams are highly skilled and dedicated to providing top quality treatment and care that’s personalised to you.

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 Cardiff Hospital or call 02920 735 515.

We serve South Wales.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Cardiff Hospital

A hip replacement procedure is available from £11,505.

Hip replacement is a common operation to have done privately, with inclusive prices and payment plans making it more affordable.

Hip replacement Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £11,355
Aftercare Included
Guide price £11,505
Monthly treatment price

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

£260
Representative example
Loan amount £10,355
Deposit £1,000
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £12,480
Hip replacement surgery (minimally invasive one incision) Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment £11,635
Aftercare Included
Guide price £11,785
Monthly treatment price

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

£267
Representative example
Loan amount £10,635
Deposit £1,000
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £12,816

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 Cardiff 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 surgery at Spire Cardiff Hospital

At Spire Cardiff, we have wide experience in hip replacement surgery in our clean, modern facilities. Your consultant may recommend:

  • Minimally invasive surgery, which uses smaller incisions than traditional techniques, resulting in faster recovery
  • Anterior hip replacement surgery, when incisions are made in the front of the hip, resulting in less pain and faster recovery than with traditional surgery
  • Bilateral hip replacement, when both hips are replaced at the same time

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

Enquire now about hip replacement at Spire Cardiff.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Cardiff

Getting here

Spire Cardiff Hospital is just a short distance from Junction 30 off the M4 and is well signposted. Public transport options are available, while patients and visitors can make use of free on-site car parking.

Your consultations

For your appointments, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 21 consultation rooms. All of our rooms are accessible, which makes it easier if you find walking difficult prior to hip replacement.

Our dedicated orthopaedic consultants specialise in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal (bone and muscle) conditions. Here’s what will happen before your treatment:

  • If you haven’t been diagnosed yet, your consultant may recommend our advanced scanning, imaging and diagnostic technologies to look at your hip and help understand the cause of your pain or mobility problems
  • Once you’ve been diagnosed or if you have a referral, your consultant will then discuss treatment options with you
  • Before recommending a hip replacement, they may suggest hydrocortisone joint injections first

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. 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

Here’s what will happen once you arrive at Spire Cardiff for your hip replacement operation:

  • You’ll meet your surgery team and anaesthetist
  • You'll have either a general anaesthetic, where you’re unconscious, or an epidural or spinal anaesthetic, where you're numb from the waist down
  • If you have an epidural or spinal anaesthetic, your anaesthetist can also give you a sedative to help you relax
  • Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, your surgeon will make one or more incisions in your hip, remove both the socket and the top of your thigh bone and replace them with a new artificial hip joint

The operation should take between an hour and an hour and a half. 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.

Head to our main hip replacement surgery page for step-by-step information about the procedure.

Q & A

Alun Wall, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery: your recovery

Once your operation is complete, you’ll be taken to your private room to start recovery. You’ll stay in one of our large, bright private rooms for one to three days. Your room will include:

  • Armchair
  • En-suite
  • TV
  • Window

One of our physiotherapists will want to get you up and about as soon as you feel ready. They’ll also give you advice on how to boost your recovery using special exercises after hip replacement.

Our nursing team will give you pain relief to help you deal with any pain after your hip replacement surgery. Everyone experiences pain differently and they’ll make sure you’re comfortable and have everything you need.

1-2 days

Walk with help from a physiotherapist

1-3 days

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 help from a physiotherapist

  • 1-3 days


    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 South Wales, you can have your hip replacement procedure at Spire Cardiff Hospital.

Our hip replacement consultants in Cardiff are committed to your healthcare. Make an enquiry and book your first consultation to start your hip replacement journey today.

Learn more about our hip replacement procedure here.

How to get to us

We're a 15 minute taxi ride from Cardiff Central railway station.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Cardiff Hospital,

Croescadarn Road
Pentwyn
Cardiff
CF23 8XL

Main Switchboard:  02920 735 515

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  02920 542 509

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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