Pittsburgh, PA Hip Replacement Cost Comparison

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A Hip Replacement in Pittsburgh costs $22,642 on average when you take the median of the 54 medical providers who perform Hip Replacement procedures in Pittsburgh, PA. The least expensive Hip Replacement in Pittsburgh is $13,700 for a Hip Replacement Surgery (Total) while the most expensive Hip Replacement list price is $14,300 for a Hip Resurfacing Surgery. There are 2 different types of Hip Replacement provided in Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh 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 Replacement Surgery (Total) Cost Average $13,700 - $37,500 Free Quote
Hip Resurfacing Surgery Cost Average $14,300 - $39,200 Free Quote

Compare Hip Replacement Providers in Pittsburgh, PA

Facility City Type
Allegheny General Hospital - Suburban Campus Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Surgicenter at Ligonier Ligonier Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mt Pleasant Surgery Center Mount Pleasant Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laurel Surgical Center Greensburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Magee-womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Aestique Ambulatory Surgical Center Greensburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Monroeville Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Burke and Bradley Orthopedics Pittsburgh Ortho Surgery Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Passavant Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Western Pa Surgery Center Wexford Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Washington Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Upmc Monroeville Surgery Center Monroeville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Heritage Valley Beaver Beaver Acute Care Hospital
Westmoreland Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Greensburg Ortho Surgery Center
Butler Ambulatory Surgery Center Butler Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ohio Valley General Hospital Mckees Rocks Acute Care Hospital
Highlands Hospital Connellsville Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Jeannette Hospital Jeannette Acute Care Hospital
Westmoreland Regional Hospital Greensburg Acute Care Hospital
Tri-state Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Pittsburgh Ortho Surgery Center
Butler Memorial Hospital Butler Acute Care Hospital
Excela Health Orthopedics Greensburg Ortho Surgery Center
Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mckeesport Mckeesport Acute Care Hospital
Butler Bone and Joint Center Butler Ortho Surgery Center
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
20-20 Surgery Center Greensburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Spartan Health Surgicenter Monongahela Ambulatory Surgical Center
Heritage Valley Sewickley Sewickley Acute Care Hospital
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital Kittanning Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center South Side Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center at Edgworth Commons Sewickley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beaver Valley Center for Surgery Aliquippa Ambulatory Surgical Center
East Side Surgery Center Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Clair Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
North Shore Ambulatory Surgical Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
Latrobe Hospital Latrobe Acute Care Hospital
Monongahela Valley Hospital Monongahela Acute Care Hospital
Frick Hospital Mount Pleasant Acute Care Hospital
Southwestern Ambulatory Surgery Center Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
Aliquippa Community Hospital Aliquippa Acute Care Hospital
Uniontown Hospital Uniontown Acute Care Hospital
Alle-kiski Medical Center Natrona Heights Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Regional Medical Center Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Waterfront Surgery Center Homestead Ambulatory Surgical Center
Shadyside Surgi-center Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center at Cranberry Cranberry Twp Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tri-state Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Canonsburg General Hospital Canonsburg Acute Care Hospital
Groff Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Pittsburgh Ortho Surgery Center
Lowry Surgicenter Jeannette 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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