Private hip replacement in Bristol – a patient guide

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If you need a hip replacement in Bristol, you’ve likely got your hands full researching what to expect from the procedure and which hospitals in the area are the best. Bristol itself is home to a range of different healthcare providers, all capable of carrying out your hip surgery.

Our dedicated article aims to help answer any questions you may have about what’s to come.

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Hip surgery in Bristol 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 private hospital for hip replacement in Bristol?

This is a tricky question to answer without sounding biassed, but we’ll do our best! Bristol can offer a lot of healthcare providers, all capable of carrying out hip replacement surgery. The question is: which is the best one for you?

When choosing a hospital, you should consider the following:

  • the location
  • its accessibility
  • the cost.

First, let’s deal with the location point. The map below highlights all the hospitals in the Bristol area. It should give you an idea of which one is going to best serve you from a location perspective. The purple pin indicates the location of Practice Plus Group Hospital, Emersons Green.

Map showing Practice Plus Group in Bristol

Next let’s look at hospital accessibility. At Practice Plus Group Hospital, Emersons Green, we are easily accessible from the east and north via the M4.

The M3, M3X, Y1, and 49 buses also stop at the Willy Wicket pub or Emerald Park. Both are within a 10 minute walk of the hospital.

If you’re travelling from Wales, you may be eligible for our transport help service. Please call 0330 053 6441 for more details.

Hip replacement costs in Bristol

At Practice Plus Group, we pride ourselves on offering all our self-pay and insured patients transparent and honest pricing. With us, there are no hidden costs, catches, or charges. Take a look at the table below to see how we stack up against other local private healthcare providers:

Private healthcare providerConsultation feePrice of hip replacement surgeryTotal cost
Practice Plus Group£95£11,299£11,394
Nuffield Healthfrom £150£14,920from £15,070
Spire Healthunknown£14,750from £14,750

What’s included?

At Practice Plus Group, the price you see is the price you pay. For hip replacement surgery at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Emersons Green, this comes to £11,394. Your treatment package includes any tests you might need during the initial consultation to diagnose your condition. It will also cover any post-op medication (if necessary) and physiotherapy to get you back on your feet. If you need to stay with us overnight don’t worry – these costs are already covered too!

Paying for yourself

Paying for yourself can be done in a single, one-off transaction. If you have money put aside for this eventuality, you can use it to get fast access to high-quality healthcare.

Using health insurance

If you’re planning on using health insurance to cover your surgery, you’ll need to check hip replacement is covered in your policy. Check our list of approved insurance providers to see whether insurance is possible.

Finance options

If you want to pay for yourself but don’t happen to have the best part of £12,000 lying around, there’s no need to worry. As part of our commitment to making healthcare accessible, we’ve introduced finance options. This means you can spread the cost of your treatment over time to make it more manageable.

Hip replacement waiting times in Bristol

If you’re planning to have hip surgery in Bristol on the NHS, the current waiting time is around six months from your initial appointment.

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

Finding the best hip surgeons in Bristol

There’s no shortage of hip consultants in Bristol. But how to choose the best hip surgeon for you?. Thanks to our wide network of first-class healthcare professionals, you won’t be looking for long. To help you narrow down your search, you can use our dedicated Consultants page to filter by treatment, location, and language to browse our Bristol-based consultant orthopaedic surgeons.

Surgeon Q&A

Patient question: How long does hip replacement surgery take?

Surgeon answer: Typically between 1-2 hours depending on the severity of the injury and the patient’s specific need.

Patient question: How long will my hip replacement last?

Surgeon answer: Your artificial knee joint will last for around 10-15 years depending on the success of your recovery and how active you are.

Patient question: How long will it take to recover from hip replacement surgery?

Surgeon answer: It can take up to a year to fully recover but you should be able to resume everyday household chores within a few weeks. It’s important to remember that everyone heals at different speeds.

What to expect at Emersons Green

Transparency is our bag, so in the name of ensuring there are no surprises, the information below details what you can expect from treatment at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Emersons Green.

Location and how to get there

Practice Plus Group Hospital, Emersons Green is easily accessible from the east and north via the M4.

The M3, M3X, Y1, and number 49 buses also stop at the Willy Wicket pub or Emerald Park. Both are within a 10 minute walk of the hospital.

If you’re travelling from Wales, you may be eligible for our transport help service. Please call 0330 053 6441 for more details.

Who is accepted for treatment?

As long as you’re eligible for surgery, you’ll be accepted for treatment. One thing you will need to consider is how you want to access your surgery. This is done either through self-pay, insurance, or the NHS.

Hip procedures and treatments offered

At Practice Plus Group Hospital, Emersons Green, we offer a range of different types of hip treatments. In fact, you can benefit from the following knee-related procedures:

Preparing for your Bristol hip replacement surgery

At Practice Plus Group Hospital, Emersons Green, hip replacement surgery is more than an operation. With us, it’s a journey – one we’re here to guide on every step of the way. From receiving your treatment plan to making travel arrangements for the big day, to what you should wear, our preparing for surgery guide will give you all the information you need.

Your consultation

Your consultant will need to get to the bottom of your issue before providing a diagnosis. To do this, he or she may need to do the following:

  • perform certain tests
  • take scans or X-rays
  • ask about your medical history.

This is all included in the £95 consultation fee and there’s no obligation for you to progress to treatment.

During the procedure

Hip replacement surgery can be carried out under either general or spinal anaesthesia. Your surgeon will recommend which will work best for you. An incision will be made on the side of your hip and the damaged hip joint is then removed. This is then replaced with an artificial joint. The entire procedure usually takes between one and two hours. After the surgeon is satisfied, you’ll be taken to recovery.

Recovering from hip surgery

Once you’re out of surgery and in the recovery room, you’ll be encouraged to mobilise as soon as possible. If the surgeon is satisfied, you may even be able to return home on the same day. For some, this is the reality but for others, a short hospital stay is needed. If you do need to stay in hospital, that’s not a problem. Our specialist nursing team will be on-hand to support you.

When you do return home, you will need to take it easy for a while. You’ll be issued with painkillers to help manage any discomfort. A physio plan will be devised with face-to-face sessions with a professional. You should make every effort to attend these classes as they play a crucial role in successfully recovering from a hip replacement.

Hip operation after care in Bristol

Shakespeare once said that parting is such sweet sorrow but rest assured, leaving our Emersons Green hospital after your operation isn’t the end of your healthcare journey. It’s important to view your aftercare as being just as important as your surgery. As such, you’ll be given a post-op treatment plan to help with your recovery. This will include:

  • pain medication to help handle any discomfort
  • a physiotherapy plan detailing specialist sessions and specific exercises
  • any walking aids or supports necessary.

Pain in your hip?

If you’re experiencing hip pain, try our knee suitability quiz. It will give you an idea of whether you’d benefit from booking a consultation with one of our hip specialists.

Why choose Practice Plus Group for your hip surgery?

When all of the adverts and artwork are put aside, our main objective remains clear: we put our patients at the heart of everything we do. From our commitment to honest and transparent pricing to our top-quality healthcare professionals, providing you with the very best healthcare experience possible is our number one priority.


We have 10 hospitals and surgical centres around the UK. Practice Plus Group Hospital, Emersons Green (previously known as Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre) boasts a 100% clean record for hospital acquired infections. We’re rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and are open 6am-9pm Monday-Friday and 6am-6pm Saturdays.

Success rate

In March 2024, 97.6% of 968 Practice Plus Group Hospital, Emersons Green patients surveyed rated their service as “Good”. By April 2024, this figure came in at 95.8% of 987 patients.


Our commitment to quality healthcare means we strive to ensure all our patients receive the best healthcare experience possible. But don’t just take our word for it! Take a look at the words of some of our Emersons Green hip replacement patients below.

“I was very happy with my treatment at Emerson Green. The staff were very helpful and friendly and my pain levels were controlled very well.”

Practice Plus Group Hospital, Emersons Green hip replacement patient

How to book your hip replacement in Bristol

Want to get a grip on pain in your hip? If you think surgery is the answer, please give our Private Patient Care team a call today on 0333 060 5584.

Alternatively, fill out our quick and simple online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Nawar Abdulsattar


After medical school in Al-Mustansirya University in Baghdad, Nawar moved to Sweden where he passed the medical exam at Karolinksa Institute in Stockholm (MD) and started training to become Swedish-Board certified specialist in trauma and orthopaedics. He researched in the area of developmental hip dysplasia and enrolled in PhD studies at Gothenburg University on ankle fractures epidemiology. Nawar moved to the UK in 2020 and is still a visiting surgeon in Sweden. As a high volume surgeon, he has performed over 1000 joint replacements.
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