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Hip surgery

Hip surgery can help give you back movement that's free of pain and stiffness

Hip problems can lead to a wide range of symptoms, often characterised by pain, stiffness and limited movement.

Our leading hip specialists will quickly and accurately diagnose the problem and give you all the information you need to make the right decision on treatment and get back your quality of life.

Patients who come to us are usually split between two groups:

Older patients, who often experience:

  • Groin pain (where the ball and socket joint are)
  • Stiffness and pain in the joints (which can be caused by osteoarthritis)
  • Increasing difficulty in doing daily activities
  • Increasingly limited ability to walk longer distances
  • Sleep disturbance

Younger patients, who often have sports-related injuries (particularly from running and contact sports), including:

  • Acute injuries (i.e. a sudden injury)
  • Hip impingement (when something prevents the smooth, painless movement of the ball-and-socket joint, often accompanied by groin pain and clicking or clunking noises)
  • Inflammation due to over-exertion (e.g. gluteal tendonitis)

Whatever the cause of your symptoms, our hip consultants will help you understand what’s going on, why it’s happening, and the options available to you.

They will work hard to understand the full impact on you, both physically and mentally, as well as your needs and objectives, so they can tailor a treatment plan aimed at getting you back to full health.

If you are coming to us direct, we offer very competitively priced self-pay packages, along with payment plan options to help make private healthcare accessible and affordable for all.

When you visit our consultants you are assured quick access to leading specialists, as well as cutting-edge diagnostic equipment.

This ensures you receive the treatment that is most appropriate in your circumstances.

There are different levels of treatment, dependent on the severity of your condition:

  • Activity modification: your specialist will identify aggravating factors (often different kinds of levels of activity), as well as look at any lifestyle changes you can make to help with joint problems (including dietary, as well as smoking and drinking). Another common cause of hip issues can be low Vitamin D levels
  • Conservative Interventions: these range from pain killers, to physiotherapy and hydrotherapy that target muscles around the hip
  • Further medical options: injections of steroids and hyaluronic acid (synthetic joint fluid), platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be done by a surgeon or a radiologist using ultrasound guidance 
  • Surgery: options range from minimally invasive implants (which can be custom made if a patient has an unusual anatomy) to total hip replacements, using modern approaches that leave minimal scarring

We put great emphasis on treating each patient as an individual and ensuring diagnosis and treatment takes into account every possible facet of your condition.

We use a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure you are treated as quickly, comprehensively, and effectively as possible. (This also allows your treatment to all take place in one location). 

Dependent on the nature of your condition, your hip specialist may work in partnership with anaesthetists, rheumatologists, or spinal, vascular, or general surgeons.

This helps ensure the right problem is identified and treated (for example, leg pain can actually originate in the back).

You will always get a solution that is tailor made for your circumstances and we stay by your side throughout your patient journey. You can also be assured that you will see the same consultant throughout, ensuring continuity of care.

We put the patient experience at the heart of everything we do. From the first moment you come to us to the moment you are discharged, we aim to make the process as speedy, comfortable and reassuring as possible for you.

Whilst there is no ‘typical’ patient, you can expect to go through these steps:


We accept patients via referrals from GPs or health insurance providers, as well as private patients who simply book a consultation directly.


You will meet a specialist at our modern, welcoming hospital.

Our consultant will talk to you for 20-30 minutes about your specific circumstances and needs. This gives us enough time to understand your concerns and medical history, helping ensure you receive the correct diagnosis.

Your specialist will establish what the problem is, the location of the pain and the severity of it, and any related conditions you might have.

They will also look carefully at the impact your symptoms are having on your daily life, as well as your expectations and goals with treatment.

Their examination may include gait and joint movement analysis, and they may suggest further investigations, such as X-ray, MRI or CT scans.

If further investigations are needed and a diagnosis and treatment plan cannot be created straightaway, they will see you in a follow-up consultation to discuss the results, at your convenience.

Treatment and after-care

As explained above there are numerous potential treatment paths, dependent on your condition.

Medication can be bought at our pharmacy on site and we also have an excellent team of physiotherapists to begin rehab as soon as is practicable for you.

If your consultant recommends surgery there is no need to decide about this on the spot; patients often go away to think about this and perhaps discuss it with their family.

Often hip surgeries are local or regional anaesthetic to allow for quick recovery and the ability to go quickly into physio.

You will also be seen by your consultant a few weeks after any operation to check on your progress.

When you visit The London Independent Hospital for your hip treatment in East London, you will benefit from:

  • Rapid access to an expert in hip health - hip pain can have a significant impact on your daily life. You can see a consultant who is a specialist in their field, at a time that suits you, even if that’s early morning, in the evening, or at the weekend. You can book a consultation with just 5-clicks via our website.
  • Bespoke approach -  you can choose the consultant who is the best fit for you, whether that’s for reasons of culture, gender, religion, language, or just personality. Your consultant will also tailor your treatment plan, using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to ensure an accurate diagnosis and an appropriate treatment for you. 
  • Comprehensive physiotherapy support - our experienced on-site physiotherapy team will work closely with you before and after any surgery to help you regain strength, movement and function in the hip at a sensible pace. Your Consultant will oversee all aspects of your treatment to ensure you continue to see the best results and symptom relief possible for your condition.
  • Recommended by our patients - in an independent survey, 96.6% of the patients we treated, said they were likely or extremely likely to recommend The London Independent Hospital to their family and friends. 
  • Multi-disciplinary team -  our multi-disciplinary approach means you can see your consultant, have diagnostics, surgery/treatment and rehabilitation in one hospital; a clean and familiar environment with friendly faces.
  • Friendly environment - across the board our staff - from reception staff, to nurses and theatre staff - are highly trained in their specific roles, truly care about patients, and pride themselves on being friendly and welcoming (and they love giving directions if you get a bit lost!) 

If you are concerned about any symptoms in your hip, like pain, stiffness or limited movement, it can be sensible to meet with an expert to get things assessed and investigated. For peace of mind and expert care for your hip condition, why not book your appointment today. We look forward to welcoming you to The London Independent Hospital soon.

Specialists offering Hip surgery

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Mr Chatenya Chauhan

Consultant Surgeon. Trauma & Orthopaedic

MbChB, FRCSEd, FRCSEd (Orth & Trauma)

The London Independent Hospital 1 more Southend Private Hospital

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Mr Kostas Tsitskaris

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Hip and Knee)

MD, MSc, FRCS(Tr&Orth)

The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Amer Khan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc(Hons) MB BS FRCSEd FRCS(Tr&Orth)

The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Vivek Gulati

Consultant Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgeon

BA(hons) MA MBBChir(Cantab) MRCS MRes Dip(IC) FRCS(Tr&Orth)

The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Ahsan Sheeraz

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon


The Saxon Clinic 1 more The London Independent Hospital

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Mr Sylvester Amamilo

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc(Hons), MCh.Orth, FRCS, FICS

The London Independent Hospital

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