Private hip replacement Birmingham

Inclusive treatment and care from £9,400

At Spire Little Aston Hospital, we offer some of the latest hip replacement techniques and expert aftercare to replace painful damaged hip joints and help you get back to 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
    2-3 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 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 2021

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Little Aston

At Spire Little Aston, 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 much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Little Aston Hospital

A hip replacement procedure is available from £9,400.

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 Little Aston 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 Little Aston

At Spire Little Aston, 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; discover robotic arm assisted hip replacement surgery with Mako™

Discover the next generation of hip surgery with Mako™

Precision surgery at Spire Little Aston Hospital offering Mako™ assisted hip surgery.

Suffering from hip pain?

Call 0121 756 5069 to book a free mini appointment with an Orthopaedic Consultant

We are now offering a free 10-minute mini consultation where you will have the opportunity to discuss your symptoms and get expert advice on treatment options. A limited number of free appointments are available and are very popular so please book now to avoid disappointment.

 

Mini consultations are an opportunity to ask any questions you have about surgery and are not a formal outpatient consultation. If you wish to proceed to surgery or your consultant suggests that further treatment may be necessary, a full outpatient appointment will be required to assess your suitability for surgery/treatment. Patients booking a full outpatient consultation at any time after receiving a free mini consultation will be offered 10% off the full price of a full consultation.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Little Aston

Getting here

We are located just to the north of Sutton Coldfield, we're a short 25 minute drive from Birmingham city centre. Birmingham New Street is the nearest mainline station to Spire Little Aston Hospital. We have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

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

On the day of your operation, our ward staff will show you to your own private room. We have 33 private rooms at Spire Little Aston, all of which contain:

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

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 operation should take around 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.

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.

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. They’ll make sure you’re comfortable and have everything you need.

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

2-3 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

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.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Little Aston Hospital,

Little Aston Hall Drive
Sutton Coldfield
B74 3UP

Main SwitchBoard:  0121 353 2444

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  0121 580 7119

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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