Private hip replacement Harpenden

Inclusive treatment and care from £13,945

At Spire Harpenden, we use many of the latest hip replacement techniques in Bedford. A hip replacement removes damaged parts of the hip and replaces them with artificial joints.

Hip replacement operations at Spire Harpenden can help relieve pain and improve mobility, so you can get back to your everyday activities. Our clean, modern facilities help make the hip replacement procedure as comfortable as possible.

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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • 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 Harpenden

At Spire Harpenden, our orthopaedic (bone and muscle) surgeons create personalised treatment plans and aftercare for each hip replacement patient. Easy booking and appointment times that suit you make the process easier still.

At Spire Harpenden, our Bedford-based nurses and physiotherapists will be on-hand to help you recover from your hip replacement.

How to book

Complete the enquiry form to book your first consultation at Spire Harpenden Hospital or call 01582 763191.

We’re based in Bedfordshire, serving areas including Aylesbury, Wormley, and Ware.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Harpenden Hospital

A hip replacement procedure at Spire Harpenden is available from £13,945.

Payment plans and inclusive prices make the hip replacement easy and affordable, even for patients without medical insurance.

Hip replacement Fees
Initial consultation £200
Treatment £13,745
Aftercare Included
Guide price £13,945
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £12,495
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £15,024

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 Harpenden 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.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Harpenden

Getting here

Spire Harpenden has convenient links to the M1 and A1. Free on-site parking is available for patients and visitors, so arriving by car is comfortable and convenient. The hospital is also just five minutes’ drive from Harpenden train station.

Your consultations

Before your procedure at Spire Harpenden, you’ll meet your orthopaedic consultant in one of our 27 private rooms. During your consultation, you’ll find out more about the treatment you need and discuss your options. Your consultation is a good time to ask questions about your hip replacement surgery.

Full hip replacement surgery

Watch how a hip replacement surgery takes place

Hip replacement: your procedure

Your private room

When you choose Spire Harpenden for your hip replacement, you’ll stay with us for around three to five days. Your room will include:

  • Armchair
  • En-suite
  • Lock safe
  • Side table
  • Table over bed
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Wardrobe
  • Window

What happens

A hip replacement surgery will usually take between an hour and an hour and a half. For more information about the operation, head to 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 at Spire Harpenden, you’ll be taken back to your room to recover. You’ll be given medications to help manage pain, and physiotherapy sessions will begin as soon as your therapist thinks you’re ready. Your physiotherapist will provide exercises to help boost recovery, and you get active again.

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

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

  • 3-5 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

We have excellent road links to the M1 and A1(M), and are five minutes from Harpenden train station.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Harpenden Hospital,

Ambrose Lane

Main Switchboard:  01582 763191

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01582 714420

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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