Private hip replacement Essex and London

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

At Spire London East Hospital, we offer trusted hip replacement techniques to replace damaged hip joints.

Hip replacement is a common operation to have done privately. The procedure can help reduce pain and improve mobility by replacing parts of worn, damaged hips with an artificial joint. We also offer expert aftercare and physiotherapy in our clean, modern facility.

Sometimes also called

  • Hip arthroplasty

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    2-5 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
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • 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 London East Hospital

At Spire London East Hospital, we offer a choice of expert orthopaedic (bone and muscle) consultants who are passionate about healthcare. You can expect to receive treatment without the wait and expert aftercare that’s personalised to you from our highly rated nursing staff.

Our facilities are clean and modern, with considerate touches that help make your stay as comfortable as possible.

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Hip and knee pain: Wednesday 28 February 2024, 7pm - 8pm

Join Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Knee and Hip Surgeon, Mr Asif Parkar, to learn more about the hip and knee treatments available at Spire London East Hospital and ask any questions you may have.

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Procedures offered for hip replacement at Spire London East Hospital

At Spire London East Hospital, we use trusted and clinical proven techniques for hip replacement surgery in our clean, modern facilities. We have three laminar flow operating theatres, which regulate air flow to minimise the risk of infection.

Our consultants at Spire London East use trusted and clinically proven techniques for hip replacement. Your consultant will explain the procedure in more detail during your consultations.

Enquire now about hip replacement at Spire London East.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire London East Hospital

Our inclusive packages mean you can spread the cost of your surgery, making hip replacement more affordable even without medical insurance.

Hip replacement Fees
Initial consultation £150
Treatment price £14,066
Aftercare Included
From price From £14,216
Monthly treatment price

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

Representative example
Loan amount £12,816
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £15,408

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 London East 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.

How to book

Complete the enquiry form to book your first consultation at Spire London East Hospital or call 020 8551 1100.

We serve areas of Ilford, Woodford and Epping.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire London East Hospital

Getting here

Spire London East Hospital is just a couple of miles from the M11 motorway, and only 20 minutes from London if you take the Central line via Redbridge Station. We have free on-site parking available for patients and visitors, so you can arrange transportation right up to our door.

Your consultations

Before your treatment, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 22 consultation rooms. All our rooms are accessible, so there’s no need to worry if walking is difficult for you. They’ll ask about your health, symptoms and answer any questions you may have.

If you haven’t been diagnosed yet, they may recommend our diagnostic tests and scans to help them assess your hip in more detail. Both your initial consultation and tests at this stage are charged separately to the cost of any treatment needed.

If you decide to go ahead with treatment, your consultant will advise you about:

  • What your personalised treatment and care plan will involve
  • Different types of prosthetic joints available
  • Anaesthetic options
  • Potential risks and complications
  • Things you can do to help your recovery

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 shown to one of our 42 large, bright private rooms. 

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in our lounge while you have your operation.

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

  • You’ll meet your surgery team 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 an hour to an hour and a half. Head to our main hip replacement surgery page to learn more about the process.

Q & A

Alun Wall, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery: your recovery

Once your operation is finished, you’ll be taken back to your private room to start your recovery. Your comfortable room will include:

  • Armchair
  • TV
  • WiFi
  • Window

You can expect to be with us for two to five days.

You may feel some discomfort and swelling at first, which is completely normal. We’ll give you pain relief to help you and make sure you’re comfortable. When you’re ready, your physiotherapist will help you get up and about.

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 London East 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 London East if you have any queries about your recovery.

You can learn more about your personal recovery from your consultant.

1-2 days

Walk with help from a physiotherapist

2-5 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

  • 2-5 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

Areas served

If you live in Greater London or Essex, including areas of Ilford, Epping, Woodford, and other local towns, you can have your hip replacement surgery at Spire London East Hospital.

Our hip replacement consultants 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

We are located just a couple of miles from the M11 and only 20 minutes on the Central line tube from the city of London. London City Airport is a short car journey of 20 minutes and Stansted airport is just a 30 minute drive.

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Spire London East Hospital,

Roding Lane South

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COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire London East Hospital.


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