Need private hip arthroscopy surgery?
On Private Healthcare UK, you can find 52 private orthopaedic surgeons and 110 private hospitals offering hip arthroscopy surgery and if you’re paying for yourself, you could expect it to cost between £2,950 and £8,815. We have over 20 years' experience helping people to make the right choice about private healthcare.
- Should I go private?
- Find a doctor
- Find a hospital/clinic
- What does it cost?
- Am I covered by insurance?
- Do I need a GP referral?
What is hip arthroscopy?
Hip arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery used to diagnose and treat pain in the hip joint. The reasons for hip arthroscopy include when hip pain remains undiagnosed following CT or MRI scans. A camera, or arthroscope, is inserted through a small incision and into the tractioned hip to view inside the socket joint. During hip arthroscopy, additional instruments may be inserted to remove bone fragments or damaged cartilage such as a labral tear. Hip arthroscopy surgery is performed under either a general or regional anaesthetic as a day-case, meaning an overnight stay is not always needed. Hip arthroscopy recovery time is dependent on the treatment performed during the surgery. Most patients will be able to walk on crutches on the same day as the operation and recover within a few weeks. However, hip arthroscopy recovery times for patients who required significant treatment can be up to 9 months.
Should I go private?
Choosing to go private for hip arthroscopy surgery offers the following benefits:
- Gain access to fast treatment
- Beat the hip arthroscopy NHS waiting times
- A choice of when you want to be treated
- A choice of where to be treated
- A choice of the consultant or private surgeon
- Sometimes, access to options which may not be available on the NHS
Private Orthopaedic Surgeons in the UK
The following orthopaedic surgeons perform private hip arthroscopy procedures in the UK.
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How do I choose a private hip arthroscopy surgeon?
We recommend preparing a list of questions to ask the specialist, you might want to ask:
- Can you provide a detailed profile of your background, experience and qualifications?
- When and where did you receive training in orthopaedic surgery?
- What is your position and role within the NHS?
- How many hip arthroscopy procedures do you undertake each year?
- Can I speak to any of your past patients to find out about their experience?
- How much do you charge for the initial consultation?
- Do you recommend a general or regional anasthetic for my surgery?
- How long will my hospital stay be and what will my recovery time be?
How much does a hip arthroscopy cost?
If you're paying for yourself, the hip arthroscopy operation typically costs. £6,164. (between £2,950 and £8,815) at private hospitals and clinics in the UK. To get a more accurate cost, you can get a personalised quote from Private Healthcare UK.
What is included in the price?
In most cases, the following is included in the price, but you should double check exactly what is included:
- All medical and nursing care during your procedure
- Hospital fees
- Any drugs that you need while in the hospital
- Surgeon or consultant fees
The price is normally payable on or before admission to the hospital.
Is my private hip arthroscopy covered by insurance?
If you have health or private medical insurance, you likely covered for a hip arthroscopy procedure – you should check with your insurer and get a claim authorised before booking an appointment with a specialist.
Do I need a referral from my GP?
Many private orthopaedic surgeons are reluctant to see a patient requiring treatment unless there is a referral letter from your GP and we recommend checking with individual specialists to see if this is required or not. If you do not have a GP, many private hospitals can arrange for you to have an appointment with a private GP in their outpatient department.
The practicalities of going private
Your initial consultation is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about the procedure. You should bring any test results with you so that you won't have to repeat expensive tests or scans - you can get these from your GP. If you are paying for yourself, you should be prepared to pay the consultation fee on the day. If you are insured, remember to bring your registration documents and proof of pre-authorisation.
Didn't find what you're looking for?
If you haven't found an orthopaedic specialist or hospital near you, you might consider widening your search to further afield. Alternatively, you can take the hassle out of searching by using our fast track enquiry service - get personalised advice from three of the leading private hospitals/clinics near you for free and get on the fast track to treatment.
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Authors and sources
- Private healthcare information reviewed by Keith Pollard, UK private healthcare expert and Executive Chairman of LaingBuisson International Limited
- Medical information reviewed by:
- Samantha Tross, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
- Reviewed on 24-07-2019; next review scheduled for 24-07-2022
- Price range calculated using costs sourced from: