Private hip replacement Sutton Coldfield

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

At Spire Little Aston Hospital, we offer some of the latest hip replacement techniques to replace damaged hip joints, so you can get back to your everyday activities in comfort.

Hip replacement is a common operation to have done privately. The procedure can help reduce hip pain and improve mobility by replacing parts of the hip with an artificial joint.

Sometimes also called

  • Hip arthroplasty

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    2-3 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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • 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 2023

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Little Aston Hospital

At Spire Little Aston Hospital, we offer a choice of expert consultants who are passionate and committed to healthcare excellence.

You can expect to receive treatment without the wait and high quality aftercare that’s personalised to you from our highly rated nursing staff. Our facilities are clean and modern with all the comfort and convenience you’d expect at home.

How to book

Complete the enquiry form to book your first consultation at Spire Little Aston Hospital or call 0121 353 2444.

We serve the areas of Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield and Tamworth.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Little Aston Hospital

Inclusive prices and payment plans make the surgery more affordable, even for patients who don’t have medical insurance.

Hip replacement Fees
Initial consultation £120
Treatment price £13,873
Aftercare Included
From price From £13,993
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £12,623
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £15,216

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 Little Aston 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 Little Aston Hospital

At Spire Little Aston Hospital, we have wide experience in hip replacement surgery and our facilities include three 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. These include:

  • Minimally invasive hip replacement - this usually means a faster recovery time while still achieving the same outcomes
  • 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
  • MAKO Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery – a robotic arm enables a high degree of accuracy and precision when placing implants

Enquire now about hip replacement at Spire Little Aston Hospital.

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Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Little Aston Hospital

Getting here

Spire Little Aston Hospital is located just north of Sutton Coldfield, a 25 minute drive from Birmingham city centre. Free on-site parking makes driving to the hospital easy, while public transport options are also available. Birmingham New Street is the hospital’s nearest mainline train station.

Your consultations

For your appointments, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 20 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

When you come in for your operation, our ward staff will show you to your own private room.

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.

Once you’re ready, you’ll prepare for your operation and be given your anaesthetic. You’ll have either:

  • General anaesthetic, where you’re unconscious
  • An epidural or spinal anaesthetic, where you're numb from the waist down – your anaesthetist may give you a sedative to help you relax

During the operation, your surgeon will make one or more incisions and remove damaged or worn parts of your hip joint. They’ll then insert your new, prosthetic joint. The hip replacement procedure usually takes an hour to an hour and a half.

You’ll probably stay with us for two to three nights after your operation, until we feel you’re ready to go home and continue your recovery there.

Head to our main hip replacement surgery page for more information about the process.

Q & A

Alun Wall, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery: your recovery

After your operation, you’ll be taken back to your private room to start your recovery. We have 33 private rooms at Spire Little Aston Hospital, all of which include:

  • Armchair
  • En-suite
  • Patient information booklet
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Window

As soon as you feel ready, your physiotherapist will help you get up and about, with exercises to boost your recovery. Our nursing team will be around to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible.

You can expect to be with us for two to three nights.

Every recovery is different. Your consultant will be able to advise you on your personal expectations.

For safety, check with your consultant before:

  • Playing sport
  • Driving – you should be able to do an emergency stop without discomfort (it’s also important to check with your motor insurance company first)
  • Returning to work

After a few weeks, you’ll return to Spire Little Aston 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 Little Aston Hospital if you have any queries about your recovery.

1-2 days

Walk with help from a physiotherapist

2-3 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

  • 2-3 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 areas such as Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield, Tamworth, or other local areas, you can have your private hip replacement at Spire Little Aston Hospital.

Our hip replacement consultants in Sutton Coldfield are committed to healthcare excellence. Book a consultation and start your hip replacement journey today.

Learn more about your hip replacement procedure 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

You can find us just to the north of Sutton Coldfield, in the rural area between the villages of Mere Green and Aldridge. We're a short 25 minute drive from Birmingham city centre and our main motorway links are the M6, M5 and M42.

We’re just a short taxi ride from Blake Street Rail Station on the Birmingham to Lichfield line.

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Spire Little Aston Hospital,

Little Aston Hall Drive
Sutton Coldfield
B74 3UP

Main Switchboard:  0121 353 2444

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0121 580 7119

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