Patient guide to hip replacement in London, Essex, and Ilford

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If you’re looking for hip replacement surgery in London, you’re in luck! Our comprehensive patient guide contains everything you need to know about getting your painful hip sorted if you’re in the Essex or Ilford area of London. Read on to find out more.

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Private hip surgery at a glance

  • Waiting time: 4-6 weeks
  • Cost: £11,299
  • Ways to pay: self-pay and insured
  • Hospital stay: same-day recovery or in-patient
  • Procedure time: 1-2 hours

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Where is the best hospital in London for hip replacement?

When it comes to hip replacement surgery, London is home to a load of top-rated hospitals. Most of these are known for their exceptional levels of care and advanced surgical techniques. Standing proudly alongside these is Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford. Located in East London, this hospital is renowned for its state-of-the-art facilities and high success rates in hip replacement surgeries.

Success rates

Success rates for hip replacement surgeries at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford are impressively high. With a dedicated team of skilled surgeons and advanced medical technology, the hospital boasts a success rate that surpasses the national average. Patients can expect a significant improvement in mobility and quality of life and a substantial reduction in hip pain and stiffness.

Hospital and facilities

The facilities at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford are designed to provide the best possible care for patients undergoing hip replacement surgery. The hospital features state-of-the-art operating theatres, advanced diagnostic equipment, and comfortable recovery rooms. Additionally, the hospital is rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring a safe environment for all patients.

Consultants and care

Once you’ve received your treatment plan, it’s time to focus on the surgery itself and our consultants at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford are among the best in their field. They boast a wealth of experience when it comes to performing hip replacement surgeries and our top quality team of nurses deliver care tailored to each patient’s needs. The multidisciplinary team includes orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, and nursing staff who work collaboratively to ensure a smooth postoperative experience during recovery from hip replacement surgery.

Did you know?

Since 2004, the number of hip replacements in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland has more than doubled from around 44,000 to approximately 99,0001.

What to expect during your private hip surgery in London?

Choosing private hip surgery in London doesn’t have to be a minefield. At Practice Plus Group, we’re committed to delivering a seamless experience tailored to each patient’s needs. Patients can expect thorough pre-surgical assessments, a detailed explanation of the procedure, and attentive postoperative care to ensure a speedy and full recovery.

Hip surgery in Ilford – procedures offered

Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford offers a variety of different types of hip surgery procedures. These include:

  • total hip replacement
  • partial hip replacement
  • surgical pin removal.

Each procedure is designed to address specific issues, and the consultants will recommend the best option based on the patient’s condition and lifestyle. Please note, we do not offer hip resurfacing procedures.

The hip replacement procedure explained

Hip replacement surgery involves replacing the damaged hip joint with an artificial one. The procedure typically takes a few hours and is performed under spinal or general anaesthetic. During the procedure, surgeons remove the damaged cartilage and bone, replacing them with prosthetic components. These are designed to mimic the natural movement of a healthy hip joint without the wear and tear of the native one.

How much does a hip replacement cost in London?

The cost of a hip replacement in London varies depending on the hospital and the specifics of the procedure. With that said, the table below gives you an idea of how much more affordable hip surgery is at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford compared to our competitors.

Healthcare providerConsultation feePrice of hip replacement surgeryTotal cost
Practice Plus Group£95£11,299£11,394
Nuffield Health (Brentwood)from £200£16,470£16,670
Spire Healthcare (London East)£150£13,590£13,740

Waiting lists for hip replacements in London and surrounding areas

Hip replacement waiting times can be long, especially in NHS London hospitals. Currently, at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the waiting time is 29 weeks (just over seven months).

At Practice Plus Group, Ilford the waiting time for hip replacement surgery is just four to six weeks from your initial consultation.

Find the best hip replacement surgeons in London

Finding the best hip replacement surgeons in London involves researching their qualifications, experience, and patient reviews. Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford is home to some of the most esteemed orthopaedic surgeons in the UK. The hospital’s consultants have a proven track record of successful surgeries and high patient satisfaction rates.

Reviews for hip replacements in Ilford

Don’t just take our word for it – take a look at some of the hip replacement patient reviews below.

“I cannot fault my treatment at any point during my stay…the consultant surgeon, Mr Fabula, along with his very slick team was awesome and did an amazing job as always.”

Peter Kirk, hip replacement patient at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford

Life as a patient at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford

Life as a patient at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford is focused on comfort and care. The hospital offers rooms equipped with modern amenities to ensure a restful stay. All our patients receive personalised attention from dedicated nursing teams and the hospital’s holistic approach includes comprehensive post-operative physiotherapy to help ensure a speedy and full recovery.

Who is eligible for hip replacement operations at Ilford?

Eligibility for hip replacement surgery at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford depends on several factors. These include:

  • the severity of the hip condition
  • the patient’s overall health, age, and medical history
  • the patient’s ability to undergo surgery.

Typically, candidates are those who suffer from chronic hip pain and have not responded to conservative treatments.

Preparing for orthopaedic surgery in London

Preparing for hip replacement surgery involves several steps, but never fear; we’ll be here! During your consultation, you’ll likely undergo preoperative assessments like blood tests, X-rays, and other diagnostic tests.

At this point, it’s important to discuss any medications you’re currently on with your surgeon. Be sure to follow any pre-surgical instructions you’re given while prepping for post-surgery care at home.

About the area

Ilford is a vibrant suburb in East London, known for its diverse community and excellent transport links. It offers a range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, and parks featuring some excellent post-surgery walking routes.

Getting here

Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford is easily accessible by public transport and car. It is well-served by local buses and the railway station (Ilford) is nearby. For those driving, the hospital offers ample paid parking facilities.

Visiting information

All areas of the hospital are accessible to wheelchair users. Free wi-fi is also available to all patients and visitors. Visiting hours are between 1pm-5pm and 6pm-7pm every day.

How to book your hip surgery in East London

Booking your hip replacement surgery at Practice Plus Group Hospital in Ilford couldn’t be more straightforward. Simply call us on 000 or submit an online enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.

Sources and references

1 Statistica: Number of hip replacement procedures in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 2004 to 2021

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This article was completed with the help of Mr Nurul Ahad, Medical Director and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Practice Plus Group. Mr Ahad graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine before being appointed Trauma Consultant at Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals in 2010. His expertise has led to several publications and international presentations. With over 15 years of experience in orthopaedic surgery, he has a proven track record of delivering an excellent quality of service. Over the last few years Practice Plus Group has grown its Marketing Team to include art workers, campaign and social media managers, content editors, and digital analysts. Together, they provide a responsive and comprehensive service, ensuring all content is on-brand and in-line with relevant medical guidelines.
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