Hip replacement surgery at Spire Wellesley Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £13,305

At Spire Wellesley Hospital, our consultants use trusted and clinically proven techniques for hip replacement, helping to relieve pain and increase your mobility.

During a hip replacement, your consultant will replace worn or damaged parts of your hip with an artificial joint called a prosthesis, to help you get back to your everyday activities.

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?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Flexible payment options to make it easy and more affordable

Hip replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Wellesley

At Spire Wellesley, we offer a choice of expert consultants who are committed to healthcare excellence. 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 all the comfort and convenience you’d expect at home.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Wellesley Hospital

A hip replacement procedure is available from £13,305.

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.

You can trust Spire Wellesley Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner2 you can even be considered for interest free finance.
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 Wellesley

At Spire Wellesley, our consultants have wide experience in performing hip replacement surgery in our clean, modern facilities. If your consultant thinks it’s right for you, they may offer anterior hip replacement surgery – where incisions are made in the front of the hip, resulting in less pain and faster recovery than with traditional surgery.

We also have two laminar flow operating theatres, which regulate air flow to minimise the risk of infection.

Preparing for hip replacement at Spire Wellesley

Getting here

Spire Wellesley Hospital is a couple of miles from Southend town centre, just off the A127. We are short taxi ride from the train station, which has a fast and regular connection to London Liverpool Street. We have free on-site parking available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

For your appointments, you’ll meet your consultant in one of our 16 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

When you come in for your operation, you’ll be with us for three to five days. You’ll have one of our 37 large, bright private rooms. They all include:

  • TV
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Armchair
  • Safe

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 Wellesley 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 operation should take between an hour and an hour and a half

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. 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.

One of our physiotherapists will get you walking again and give you some exercises you should do throughout your recovery to help you get the most from your operation.

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

Treatment and recovery timeline

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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

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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