Seattle, WA Hip Replacement Cost Comparison

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A Hip Replacement in Seattle costs $24,233 on average when you take the median of the 71 medical providers who perform Hip Replacement procedures in Seattle, WA. The least expensive Hip Replacement in Seattle is $14,700 for a Hip Replacement Surgery (Total) while the most expensive Hip Replacement list price is $15,300 for a Hip Resurfacing Surgery. There are 2 different types of Hip Replacement provided in Seattle, 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 Seattle 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 $14,700 - $40,200 Free Quote
Hip Resurfacing Surgery Cost Average $15,300 - $41,900 Free Quote

Compare Hip Replacement Providers in Seattle, WA

Facility City Type
Edmonds Surgery Center Edmonds Ortho Surgery Center
Kneefootanklecenter Kirkland Ortho Surgery Center
Trask Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Harbor Orthopedic Clinic Gig Harbor Ortho Surgery Center
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Valley Medical Center Renton Acute Care Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital Puyallup Acute Care Hospital
Highline Medical Center Burien Acute Care Hospital
Lakewood Surgery Center Lakewood Ortho Surgery Center
West Tacoma Surgery Center Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hillside Medical Surgery Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Active Foot and Ankle Center Seattle Ortho Surgery Center
Harborview Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Schick Shadel Hospital Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Providence Everett Medical Center - Colby Campus Everett Acute Care Hospital
St Joseph Gig Harbor Same Day Surgery Center Gig Harbor Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kemp Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pacific Medical Centers Ambulatory Surgical Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southlake Clinic Renton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Overlake Hospital Medical Center Bellevue Acute Care Hospital
Smc Day Surgery Renton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Clare Hospital Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Kirkland Acute Care Hospital
First Hill Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Seattle Orthopedic Center Surgery Seattle Ortho Surgery Center
Washington Institute Orthopedic Center Kirkland Ortho Surgery Center
Virginia Mason Bellevue ASC Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley General Hospital Monroe Acute Care Hospital
Auburn Regional Medical Center Auburn Acute Care Hospital
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Snoqualmie Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Good Samaritan Surgery Center Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southwest Seattle Surgery Center Burien Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tacoma Ambulatory Surgery Center Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Seattle Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph Medical Center Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Cascade Surgery Center Auburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center at Rainier Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Evergreen Orthopedic Clinic Monroe Ortho Surgery Center
Bel-red Ambulatory Surgical Facility Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery Edmonds Ambulatory Surgical Center
Overlake Surgery Center Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Mason Lynnwood ASC Lynnwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Evergreen Surgical Center Kirkland Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Multispecialty Surgency Center Shoreline Ambulatory Surgical Center
Everett Bone and Joint Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bellevue Ambulatory Surgery Center Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Francis Hospital Federal Way Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Federal Way South ASC Federal Way Ambulatory Surgical Center
Evergreen Orthopedic Surgery Center Kirkland Ortho Surgery Center
Cedar Medical Specialties Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
Cabrini Tower Ambulatory Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Mason Issaquah ASC Issaquah Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cascade Valley Hospital Arlington Acute Care Hospital
Eastside Hospital and Specialty Center Redmond Acute Care Hospital
Seattle Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
ASC Polyclinic Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of Washington Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Auburn Outpatient Surgery Center Auburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Stevens Hospital Edmonds Acute Care Hospital
The Orthopaedic Center Tacoma Ortho Surgery Center
Swedish Medical Center / Cherry Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Swedish Medical Center / First Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Cascade Valley Arlington Surgery Center Arlington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center Enumclaw Enumclaw Ambulatory Surgical Center
Enumclaw Community Hospital Enumclaw Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Gateway Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kruger Clinic Othopaedics Edmonds Ortho Surgery Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Issaquah Surgery Center Issaquah 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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