San Diego, CA Hip Replacement Cost Comparison

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A Hip Replacement in San Diego costs $28,506 on average when you take the median of the 52 medical providers who perform Hip Replacement procedures in San Diego, CA. The least expensive Hip Replacement in San Diego is $17,200 for a Hip Replacement Surgery (Total) while the most expensive Hip Replacement list price is $18,000 for a Hip Resurfacing Surgery. There are 2 different types of Hip Replacement provided in San Diego, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the San Diego providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Procedure Price Range
Hip Resurfacing Surgery Cost Average $18,000 - $49,300 Free Quote
Hip Replacement Surgery (Total) Cost Average $17,200 - $47,300 Free Quote

Compare Hip Replacement Providers in San Diego, CA

Facility City Type
San Diego Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla Acute Care Hospital
Sharp Grossmont Hospital La Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Pomerado Hospital Poway Acute Care Hospital
Tri-city Medical Center Oceanside Acute Care Hospital
Premiere Surgery Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Green Hospital La Jolla Acute Care Hospital
University of California, San Diego Medical Center San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Palomar Medical Center Escondido Acute Care Hospital
North Coast Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Otay Lakes Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fallbrook Hospital Fallbrook Acute Care Hospital
Center for Surgery of Encinitas Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eastlake Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Chula Vista Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carlsbad Surgery Center Carlsbad Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center/kaiser San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Encinitas Acute Care Hospital
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Grossmont Outpatient Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Coronado Hospital Coronado Acute Care Hospital
Elite Surgical Centers, Escondido Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Promise Hospital of San Diego San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Poway Surgery Center Poway Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palomar Surgical Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Paradise Valley Hospital National City Acute Care Hospital
La Mesa Medical Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Arthroscopic and Laser Surgery Center of San Diego San Diego Ortho Surgery Center
Pomerado Outpatient Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sk Clinic Surgical Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mission Valley Hegihts Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ucsd Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery Center of La Jolla La Jolla Ortho Surgery Center
Scripps Mercy Surgery Pavilion San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Coast Surgery Center San Diego Ortho Surgery Center
Outpatient Surgery of Del Mar San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Care Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Diego Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Core Orthopaedic Medical Center Encinitas Ortho Surgery Center
Scripps USP Surgery Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Egl Ambulatory Surgery Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
Torrey Pines Orthopaedic La Jolla Ortho Surgery Center
North Coast Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Surgery of Point Loma San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Escondido Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women San Diego Acute Care Hospital
The Reservoir Physicans Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center

Hip Replacement Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction

Hip replacement surgery, sometimes called total hip arthroplasty, is an option for people who have hip pain or loss of mobility. This procedure can be performed arthroscopically or with traditional "open" surgery. Arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery is a procedure performed through tiny incisions, using an instrument called an arthroscope, a tube-like instrument with a camera and surgical tools attached. Arthritis is one of the most common reasons for this surgery, though fractures, avascular necrosis and other problems can be cause for hip replacement surgery. This procedure is usually only considered after more conservative measures — anti-inflammatory medication, bracing, physical therapy, prescription pain medication and restrictions in activity — have been exhausted. Patients typically stay in the hospital for four to six days after the surgery and can return to normal light activities after three to six weeks, though you will have to avoid certain sports and high-impact activities.

Patient Preparation for Hip Replacement Surgery

A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests — X-rays, MRIs, etc. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant). Tell your doctor if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention. Finally, tell your doctor if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. You will need to make arrangements for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.

What to Expect During and After Hip Replacement Surgery

The surgery itself usually takes one to two hours. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. Also, your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. The procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). Typically, hip replacement surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon. Once you are unconscious, the surgeon will make an incision on the side of the hip and then move the muscles and other tissue in order to reach the joint. The ball part of the joint is removed by cutting high on the femur. The ball will be replaced with an artificial joint using cement or a material that allows the bone to attach to the new joint. Your surgeon will then remove the damaged cartilage from the hip bone and insert the thigh bone into the hip socket. Finally, the incision will be stitched closed. For arthroscopic hip replacement surgery, the steps above are performed through one or two smaller cuts and small tools attached to the laparoscope. This method reduces blood loss, pain, and length of hospital stay. This procedure is newer than the standard hip replacement so make sure your doctor has experience (and success) before opting for minimally invasive surgery.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will be taken to your hospital room. Patients stay in the hospital from four to six days, when pain can be managed without IV pain medication, and the patient can safely use crutches or a walker. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. If you notice any of the following, call the number the hospital gave you: Fever, excessive sweating, difficulty urinating, redness, bleeding or worsening pain. You will likely need weeks or months of physical therapy.

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