Private hip replacement Southend-on-Sea

Inclusive treatment and care from £13,305

At Spire Wellesley, our consultants can help relieve discomfort and improve your mobility, using trusted and clinically proven hip replacement surgery techniques near Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea and Benfleet.

During a hip replacement surgery, our orthopaedic (bone and muscle) consultants replace damaged parts of the hip with an artificial joint (called a prosthesis). The hip replacement procedure can help make your everyday activities more comfortable.

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

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 Wellesley

At Spire Wellesley, you can choose your consultant from our expert team. Our private hip replacement consultants are based near Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea and Benfleet.

You can expect to receive tests, scans, and treatments without the wait when you choose Spire Wellesley for your hip replacement surgery.

How to book

Complete the enquiry form to book your first consultation at Spire Wellesley Hospital or call 01702 462944.

We serve Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea and Benfleet.

How much does Hip replacement surgery cost at Spire Wellesley Hospital

Hip replacement is available from £13,305 at Spire Wellesley.

Our inclusive prices and plans let you spread the cost of your surgery, making it more affordable even without medical insurance.

Hip replacement Fees
Initial consultation £180
Treatment £13,125
Aftercare Included
Guide price £13,305
Monthly treatment price

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

£298
Representative example
Loan amount £11,875
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £14,304

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 Wellesley 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.

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. The local train station has fast and frequent connections with London Liverpool Street and is just a short taxi ride away from the hospital. Free on-site parking is 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.

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 in for your hip replacement, you’ll be shown to one of our 37 bright private rooms. Your large private bedroom will include:

  • Armchair
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Safe
  • TV

Friends or family are welcome to wait in our lounge during your operation.

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

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

Areas served

If you live near Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea or Benfleet, you can have your private hip replacement surgery at Spire Wellesley Hospital.

Our hip replacement surgery consultants are committed to healthcare excellence. Book an appointment and start your journey today.

Learn more about the hip replacement procedure here.

How to get to us

Southend is only 20 miles from the M25 and Spire Wellesley Hospital is a couple of miles from the town centre, just off the A127. We are a short taxi ride from the train station, which has a fast and regular connection to London Liverpool Street.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Wellesley Hospital,

Eastern Avenue
Southend-on-Sea
Essex
SS2 4XH

Main Switchboard:  01702 462944

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01702 447926

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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Procedures offered for hip replacement at Spire Wellesley

At Spire Wellesley, our consultants have a 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.