Private knee replacement Southend-on-Sea

Inclusive treatment and care from £13,649

At Spire Wellesley, our orthopaedic (bone and muscle) consultants use some of the latest techniques to provide knee replacement for you near Southend-on-Sea.

Knee replacement can help you can get back to everyday activities with improved mobility. During knee replacement, your surgeon will remove worn parts of your knee and fit an artificial joint (called a prosthesis). The treatment can help relieve pain and stiffness.

Sometimes also called

  • Patellofemoral replacement
  • Partial knee replacement (PKR)
  • Revision knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement (TKR)
  • Unicompartmental knee replacement

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    3–5 days

  • Procedure duration
    1–2 hours

  • 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
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • 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

Knee replacement surgery: what to expect at Spire Wellesley

At Spire Wellesley, we take pride in providing a high standard of private care for you in Southend-On-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea and Benfleet.

We provide comprehensive private care. Our team can offer you a treatment plan that’s personal to your needs, so you can get the most from your surgery.

How to book

To book a consultation, complete the enquiry form or call 01702 462944.

Choose Spire Wellesley Hospital if you live in Southend-On-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea or  Benfleet.

How much does Knee replacement cost at Spire Wellesley 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.

Knee replacement Fees
Initial consultation £180
Treatment £13,469
Aftercare Included
Guide price £13,649
Monthly treatment price

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

£306
Representative example
Loan amount £12,219
Deposit £1,250
Loan period 48 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £14,688

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.

Procedures offered for knee replacement at Spire Wellesley

At Spire Wellesley, we have wide experience of performing knee replacement surgery in our high-quality facilities. We also offer some of the latest surgical techniques, which may be beneficial to some patients. These include:

  • 3D models of your knee created using computer-assisted technology help guide your surgeon during your operation
  • Signature Personalised Patient Care –3D MRI scans and custom made alignment guides help your surgeon align and position your new knee joint

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

Preparing for knee replacement at Spire Wellesley

Getting here

Spire Wellesley is close to Southend-On-Sea town centre, just off the A127. Southend train station is nearby and has a regular connection with London Liverpool Street. We’re easy to access from the M25, and on-site parking is available for you and your visitors, so you can drive to the hospital easily.

Your consultations

Your initial appointment will take place in one of our 16 consultation rooms, so don’t worry if you have difficulty walking. During your consultations, we'll:

  • Ask about your medical history
  • Say whether you need an X-ray, and/or an MRI or CT scan so your consultant can examine your knee in more detail
  • Tell you about the different types of artificial knee joints – also called a prosthesis – as well as surgical methods
  • Explain about the different anaesthetic options, and help you choose the best one for you
  • Give you a chance to ask any questions you have about your surgery

Once you and your consultant have decided to go ahead with knee surgery, your physiotherapist will explain your recovery plan.

Full knee replacement surgery

Watch how a knee replacement surgery takes place

Knee replacement: your procedure

On the day of your operation, our ward staff will show you to your own private room.

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

For more information, visit our knee replacement page.

During your operation

During the operation, your surgeon will make one or more incisions and remove damaged or worn parts of your knee joint. They’ll then insert your new prosthetic joint. The operation should take around two hours.

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

Winston Kim, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Talking about knee replacement surgery

Knee replacement surgery: your recovery

After your operation, you’ll go back to your private room. We have 37 comfortable rooms, all of which have:

  • Armchair
  • En-suite
  • Safe
  • TV

Our nursing team will make sure you’re comfortable while you recover and will provide pain relief to help with any normal discomfort you feel after surgery.

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

Day 1

Stand using a walking aid

3–5 days

Leave hospital

1 week

Walk with a walking aid

4–6 weeks

May be able to drive

6 weeks

Walk without crutches

3 months–1 year

No more pain and swelling

2 years

Full recovery

  • Day 1


    Stand using a walking aid

  • 3–5 days


    Leave hospital

  • 1 week


    Walk with a walking aid

  • 4–6 weeks


    May be able to drive

  • 6 weeks


    Walk without crutches

  • 3 months–1 year


    No more pain and swelling

  • 2 years


    Full recovery

Areas served

At Spire Wellesley, we serve Southend-On-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea and Benfleet.

If you live in one of these areas or nearby, get in touch to discuss your private knee replacement surgery.

To learn more about our private knee replacement procedure, visit our knee replacement page.

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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