Private hip replacement Guildford

Inclusive treatment and care from £11,180

At Spire Clare Park Hospital, we use many of the latest surgical 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
    2 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 pricing with no hidden charges
  • 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 Clare Park

At Spire Clare Park, 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 access to tests, scans and treatment without the wait and easy booking with appointment times to suit you.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Clare Park Hospital

A hip replacement procedure is available from £11,180.

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.

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.

You can trust Spire Clare Park Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. Finance options are available through our chosen partner2.

1Important: 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. 2 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

Procedures offered for hip replacement at Spire Clare Park

At Spire Clare Park, we have wide experience in hip replacement surgery in our clean facilities, including two operating theatres with laminar flow. These theatres regulate air flow to reduce the risk of infection.

We also offer some of the latest surgical innovations, which may be beneficial to some patients. If your consultant thinks it's right for you, they may offer:

  • Minimally invasive surgery, which uses smaller incisions than traditional techniques, resulting in faster recovery
  • Bilateral hip replacement, when both hips are replaced at the same time

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Clare Park

Getting here

Spire Clare Park Hospital is a 10 minute taxi ride from Farnham station, with free parking available.

Your consultations

All of your consultations will take place in one of our 11 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 into one of our 32 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
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Side table

You should be with us for around two 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 our lounge or restaurant 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 or epidural 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 incisions. 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’ll probably have pumps and 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

2 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

  • 2 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

How to get to us

Our location between the towns of Farnham and Fleet allows us to provide medical and surgical treatments to patients from Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Clare Park Hospital,

Crondall Lane
Farnham
Surrey
GU10 5XX

Main SwitchBoard:  01252 850216

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01252 895490

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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