If you’re looking for private hip replacements in and around Sheffield, we have everything you need to know here. Read our guide to find out more.

Hip replacement options in and around Sheffield
Cost of your initial consultation
Self-funding hip replacement
Paying through insurance
Important notes

Hip replacement is a very common private procedure. And more people than ever are choosing to go private for hip replacements rather than waiting for NHS treatment. If you’re considering private hip replacement in the Sheffield area, you’ll have a number of hospitals and consultants to choose from. Here we give an overview of what’s available.

Hip replacement options in and around Sheffield

According to our data, there are five hospitals that provide private hip replacement within a 25-mile radius of Sheffield, all of which are independent hospitals.

Nearest to Sheffield is the BMI Thornbury Hospital, which has a 100% patient satisfaction score. The Practice Plus Group Hospital in nearby Barlborough had the most admissions for private hip replacement in the area last year. This hospital is only half an hour’s drive from Sheffield, with free parking onsite – and also offers remote consultations. Most people here stay for one night after a private hip replacement, although occasionally, you may be able to go home on the same day.

Other options in Sheffield or nearby include the Park Hill Hospital in Doncaster, BMI The Huddersfield Hospital, and Spire Methley Park in Leeds.

We have data on 12 consultant surgeons who perform private hip replacements in the Sheffield area. There’s often more than one consultant available at each hospital, allowing you to choose a consultant to suit you. If you look at the individual profile page for each surgeon, you’ll be able to find information such as their fees, special clinical interests and any data we hold. This might include admissions data and patient feedback scores.

Cost of your initial consultation

If you’re considering private hip replacement, the first step is to book an initial consultation with a consultant orthopaedic surgeon. Your GP will be able to refer you. Of the consultants we have data for in the Sheffield area, the average fee for an initial consultation is around £200, ranging from £140 to £270. If you have private health insurance, this initial fee may be covered, so do make sure you check.

Self-funding hip replacement

Many people pay for private hip replacement through self-funding these days. This means you pay for the cost of the procedure yourself. If you’re self-funding treatment, hospitals may charge for this in two different ways.

  • A ‘fee-per-service’ arrangement. This is the traditional way of paying for treatment. It means you’ll receive separate invoices from the surgeon, the anaesthetist and the hospital. You often won’t know the full costs until you receive the invoices – it can be difficult to get an exact price beforehand.
  • An all-inclusive ‘package price’. With this option, you’ll be given a full guide price including all the fees, before undergoing treatment. Not all consultants and hospitals offer this.

Guide package prices in the Sheffield area range from between £10,595 and £13,330, with the average coming out at £12,315. These guide prices are approximations only – your surgeon will confirm a final price with you. The price you’re quoted will depend on the type of operation you’re having, any special care that you may need and your consultant’s fees. It’s also important to be aware what your package price covers. Some may include the initial consultation fee and any aftercare, for instance, while others may not. Ask if you’re not sure.

Many hospitals offer finance options to help spread the cost of your procedure over a period of time. It’s worth finding out if your hospital offers this.

For more information about self-funding treatment, see our guide to self-pay.

Paying through insurance

If you have private healthcare, you may also be able to pay for your treatment through private medical insurance (PMI). Most PMI policies cover the cost of having a hip replacement, as long as you’re not having the operation for a pre-existing condition. Do check your own policy though, and ask your insurance company if you’re not sure. Read our guide on paying for treatment through insurance for more information. 

Important notes

The information in this article is based on hospitals within 25 miles of the centre of Sheffield, and the consultants that treat private patients at each hospital. This is available to search through PHIN’s website. If a hospital or consultant is not searchable on our website, this may be because they are in breach of legal duties set out by the Competition and Markets Authority.

The data is based on PHIN’s data on patient admissions that took place between 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021. The costs of initial consultant fees were provided directly by consultants to PHIN. Information on guide package prices was collected through an internet search of local hospitals.

This article was last updated on 20 June 2022, and some details may have changed since.

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