Private hip replacement Essex

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

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At Spire Hartswood Hospital, we offer many of the latest hip replacement techniques and expert aftercare to our patients in Brentwood. A hip replacement procedure removes damaged parts of the hip and replaces them with artificial joints.

Hip replacement operations at Spire Hartswood can help relieve pain and improve mobility. 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
    1 - 3 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 treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

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 Hartswood Hospital

At Spire Hartswood Hospital, we have a team of expert orthopaedic (bone and muscle) surgeons who can offer you a treatment and care plan that is personal to you and your needs.

Our Brentwood-based nurses and physiotherapists will be on-hand to help you recover from your hip replacement and will provide you with personalised treatment and aftercare plans, easy booking, and convenient appointment times that suit you.

How to book

Complete the enquiry form to book your first consultation at Spire Hartswood Hospital or call 01277 232525.

We’re based in Essex, serving areas including Basildon, Romford and Brentwood.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Hartswood Hospital

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

Hip replacement
Initial consultation £195
Treatment price £14,499
Aftercare Included
From price From £14,694
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £13,249
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £15,936

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 Hartswood 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 Hartswood Hospital

At Spire Hartswood Hospital, we’re proud to be able to offer the latest surgical advances, which have been found to improve results. They include:

  • 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
  • Laminar flow operating theatres, which use state-of-the-art technology to keep the air clean, minimising infection risk

Enquire now about hip replacement at Spire Hartswood Hospital.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Hartswood Hospital

Getting here

At Spire Hartswood Hospital, we’re very easy to reach from the A12, A13, and M11. We’re based just 25 miles from London Stansted Airport and 20 miles from Central London. It’s easy to drive to the hospital, with free on-site parking available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

All your consultations will take place in an accessible private room, 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 and your consultant have decided to go ahead with hip surgery, 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

When you come in for your operation, you’ll be with us for four to five days. You’ll have one of our 38 bright private rooms. 

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

  • You’ll meet your consultant 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 hip replacement procedure usually takes 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 Hartswood Hospital, you’ll be taken back to your private room to recover.

Your private hospital room will include:

  • Armchair
  • Clock
  • En-suite bathroom with a shower
  • Lockable storage
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • WiFi access

You’ll be given pain medications, and physiotherapy sessions will begin as soon as your therapist thinks you’re ready. You’ll also be given some exercises to help boost recovery and get you active again.

After a few weeks, you’ll return to Spire Hartswood Hospital for a follow-up appointment, so your consultant can check that your hip is healing correctly, your recovery is on track and you’re managing any remaining discomfort. In the meantime, contact your healthcare team at Spire Hartswood Hospital if you have any queries about your recovery.

1 - 2 days

Walk with support and help from a physiotherapist or healthcare professional

2 - 3 days

You'll be able to 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 support and help from a physiotherapist or healthcare professional

  • 2 - 3 days

    You'll be able to 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 Essex or Greater London, including Brentwood, Basildon, Romford, and other local areas, you can have your hip replacement at Spire Hartswood.

Our hip replacement consultants in Essex are committed to excellent healthcare. Just enquire and book your first consultation to start your personal hip replacement journey today.

Learn more about hip replacement on our main treatment page.

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

Spire Hartswood Hospital is based in quiet and peaceful grounds, just two miles from the M25 motorway and easily accessible from other major roads like the M11, A12 and A13. It is 25 miles from London Stansted Airport and 20 miles from central London.

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CM13 3LE

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