Private hip replacement Norwich

Inclusive treatment and care from £13,012

At Spire Norwich Hospital, we offer trusted and clinically proven 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
    3-5 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 a wide range of treatments
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • 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 Norwich

At Spire Norwich, 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.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Norwich Hospital

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.

Hip replacement Fees
Initial consultation £160
Treatment £12,852
Aftercare Included
Guide price £13,012
Monthly treatment price

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

£291
Representative example
Loan amount £11,602
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £13,968

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.

Spire Norwich Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price 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 at Spire Norwich

At Spire Norwich, we have wide experience in hip replacement surgery in our clean, modern facilities, including two 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 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

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Norwich

Getting here

Spire Norwich Hospital is situated just off the A47 southern bypass, and just three miles from the city centre. Spire Norwich Hospital is approximately three miles from Norwich train station. 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 12 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 private room. We have 55 private rooms at Spire Norwich, all of which contain:

  • TV
  • Window
  • Armchair

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 three to five days 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

You’ll probably have pumps and drainage tubes attached to your hip for a day or so after surgery and you may feel some discomfort. To make your recovery easier, you’ll be given:

  • Medications to help you manage pain, prevent infection and reduce the risk of clotting
  • Sessions with your physiotherapist, who’ll recommend you do certain exercises after your hip replacement to help you get active again
  • Information about how long your recovery is expected to take

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

3-5 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

  • 3-5 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

How to get to us

Spire Norwich Hospital is situated just off the A47 southern bypass, close to the University of East Anglia and just three miles from the city centre. Norwich is just over 100 miles from London and Stansted Airport is approximately 75 minutes by car.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Norwich Hospital,

Old Watton Road
Colney
Norwich

NR4 7TD

Main SwitchBoard:  01603 456181

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01603 255614

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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