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Precision surgery at the only private hospital in the Midlands offering Mako assisted hip and knee surgery.

Spire Little Aston Hospital is leading the way in orthopaedic surgery and, working with an extensive team of leading consultants, we have become the private hospital of choice for hip and knee replacements across the region.

What is Mako robotic surgery?

The state-of-art robotic arm is a precision tool now used by the highly qualified team of surgeons at our Robotics Centre of Excellence - helping to improve the precision of hip replacement, knee replacement and partial knee replacement surgery.

Benefits of Mako robot arm assisted surgery

By choosing Mako over traditional joint replacement surgery, you can expect:

  • A quicker recovery time1
  • Reduced post-operative pain2
  • More accurate placement of the implant3

What to expect if you choose Mako

Getting back on your feet
Before surgery
During the procedure
Following surgery
When you’re back home

Specialist consultant surgeons using the Mako robotic system

What our consultants say about Mako

Divya Prakash, Consultant Orthopaedic Consultant
"Mako has taken the safety and accuracy of knee and hip replacement surgeries to the next level. It assists the surgeon, without taking away the expertise that comes with years of training. It's the way to go!"

Mr Shiv Jain, Consultant Orthopaedic Consultant
“The future of joint replacement surgery is set to change forever. A robot-assisted hip or knee replacement surgery uses innovative technology that provides precision, accuracy and a reproducible outcome. This not only leads to increased patient satisfaction but also a more natural feeling and functioning joint. Robot-assisted joint replacement is the type of surgery I would recommend to my friends and family, and it is likely to be a game changer.”

Jamie Arbuthnot, Consultant Orthopaedic Knee and Sports Surgeon
“Mako is an answer to the question ‘How can we achieve better accuracy when we carry out knee replacement?’. This robotic system supports the surgeon aspiring to achieve superior outcomes and greater patient satisfaction.”

Mark Dunbar, Consultant Orthopaedic Consultant
"I have found Mako to be an excellent tool for translating the advances made in our understanding of joint replacement technology into practical excellence. Robotic assistance is a real step forwards allowing me to deliver the best knee replacements that I can whilst individually tailoring to my patients’ anatomy. The results, so far, speak for themselves."

What our patients say

Veronica Pennycuick, total knee replacement with Mr Goswami and Mr Makrides

I had read about robotic-assisted surgery and had no qualms about having the very latest procedure. Mr Goswami and Mr Makrides performed the operation and I left hospital three days later. Ten days later, I was able to walk without crutches and had total confidence in the joint.

Read Veronica's full testimonial

Michael Mintern, partial knee replacement with Mr Dunbar

Being an engineer, I thought the robot looked like the better option! I had excellent care from all of the staff at Spire Little Aston Hospital. My recovery was fast and I was out of the hospital the next day!

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Sally Johnson, total hip replacement with Mr Selzer

Recovery has been good with virtually no pain from the hip itself; I stopped my painkillers just 3 weeks after my operation. I now have two legs the same length (my left leg was nearly an inch shorter before surgery!).

Read Sally's full testimonial

How much is a Mako joint replacement?

  • Hip replacement cost £14,789
  • Knee replacement cost £13,995
  • Unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement cost £12,145

The above fixed prices come as a package that include the following costs; hospital fee, consultant and anaesthetist fee. It also includes one follow up appointment with your consultant post-operatively and any outpatient physiotherapy that is considered clinically necessary for up to 90 days after your procedure.

Your initial consultation fee is the only thing not included within the package price; this cost can range from £150 - £250. This cost will be confirmed upon booking your appointment.

You can trust Spire Little Aston Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price (1) so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner (2) you can even be considered for interest free finance. 

(1) Important: 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) Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY. 

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1 KayaniB., Konan S., PietrziekJ., Haddad F. S. Robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty is associated with improved early functional recovery and reduced time to hospital discharge compared with conventional jig-based total knee arthroplasty A PROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY Bone Joint J 2018;100-B:930–7.

K, Konan S., PietrziekJ., Haddad F. S. Iatrogenic Bone and Soft Tissue Trauma in Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty Compared With Conventional Jig-Based Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Cohort Study and Validation of a New Classification System The Journal of Arthroplasty 2018.03.042.

3Accuracy of UKA Implant Positioning and Early Clinical Outcomes in a RCT Comparing Robotic Assisted and Manual Surgery. Blyth MJ; Jones B; MacLean A; Anthony I; Rowe P; 13th Annual CAOS Meeting, June 12-15, 2013, Orlando, FL, USA.

Kleeblad LJ, Coon TM, Borus TD, Pearle AD. Survivorship and patient satisfaction of robotic-assisted medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty at a minimum five-year follow-up. European Knee Society 2017 Annual Meeting. London, England. Poster No. P54. April 19-21, 2017.

Bukowski, B.; Abiola, R; Illgen R. Outcomes after primary total hip arthroplasty: Manual compared with robotic assisted techniques. 44th Annual Advances in Arthroplasty; Cambridge, MA. October 7-10 2014.


Spire Healthcare does not endorse one medical product or device over another. Robotic arm assisted surgery may not be suitable for some patients. Your consultant will help you decide what treatment is best for you.