Private hip replacement East Sussex

Inclusive treatment and care from £10,020

At Spire Sussex we offer some of the latest hip replacement techniques and expert aftercare to help you get back to everyday activities.

Hip replacement is a common operation to replace worn or damaged parts of your hip joint with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis). Hip replacement surgery can help you move more easily and reduce pain.

Sometimes also called

  • Hip arthroplasty

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    2 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 treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Transparent pricing
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ 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 Sussex

When you choose Spire Sussex for your hip replacement surgery, you’ll be offered a choice of consultants. Our consultants are committed to providing healthcare excellence in the towns of Hastings, Eastbourne and Bexhill-on-Sea.

You can expect to receive your treatment quickly in our clean, modern facility, and personalised expert aftercare from our nursing staff.

How to book

Complete the enquiry form to book your first consultation at Spire Sussex Hospital or call 01424 757400.

We serve towns in East Sussex, including Hastings, Eastbourne and Bexhill-on-Sea.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Sussex 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 £220
Treatment £9,800
Aftercare Included
Guide price £10,020
Monthly treatment price

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

£281
Representative example
Loan amount £8,800
Deposit £1,000
Loan period 36 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £10,116

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 Sussex 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 Sussex

At Spire Sussex, 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 Sussex

Getting here

We are situated near Hastings, close to Eastbourne, Westham, and Polegate. The nearest railway stations to Spire Sussex are Hastings Town and Battle, which are both approximately three miles away or 10 minutes away by car. Free on-site parking is available for you and your visitors, so you won’t need to walk too far.

Your consultations

Before your treatment, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our six 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.

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

Your consultant and surgical team will prepare you for your operation.

Anaesthetic options

When you’ve had time to settle into your private room, your anaesthetist will administer a general anaesthetic, where you’re completely asleep, or an epidural (spinal anaesthetic) where you’ll be numb from the waist down. If you’re having an epidural, you can also have sedatives to help you relax.

During your operation

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. A hip replacement surgery usually takes an hour to an hour and a half.

Q & A

Alun Wall, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about hip replacement surgery

Hip replacement surgery: your recovery

Your private room

When you come to Spire Sussex for your surgery, you’ll be with us for a couple of nights. You’ll stay in one of our 22 large private rooms, and we’ll do all we can to make sure you’re comfortable while you’re with us. Our private rooms include:

  • Armchair
  • TV
  • Window
  • WiFi

What happens

You’ll receive pain relief medication to help you recover in comfort. Your physiotherapist will get you moving as soon as you feel ready and will provide exercises to help you make the most of your hip replacement.

When you’re ready, your physiotherapist will help you walk again and provide exercises to boost your recovery.

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for knee replacement surgery:

1-2 days

Walk with help from a physiotherapist

2 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 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 Hastings, Eastbourne or Bexhill-on-Sea you can have your private hip replacement at nearby Spire Sussex. Our hip replacement service in East Sussex is committed to healthcare. Choose your expert consultant from our team and start your hip replacement journey today.

Learn more about hip replacement surgery here.

How to get to us

Situated near Hastings, our patients come from East Sussex and Kent, including Battle, Hastings, Bexhill-on-Sea, Eastbourne, Rye, Tenterden, Cranbrook and Ashford.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Sussex Hospital,

The Ridge
St Leonards On Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7RE

Main Switchboard:  01424 757400

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01424 757455

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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