A total hip replacement surgery is a procedure that helps 90% of the patients with arthritis or trauma to the hip to recover normal movement without suffering.
Sadly, the procedure is extremely expensive in the US, which is why many patients are going to Costa Rica where they can find relief from the pain at a much lower price. If that’s the case for you, we can help you find a reputable, well-trained surgeon who speaks English and a highly experienced surgical team.
A total hip replacement ceramic surgery is a highly standardized procedure in which the patient has the damaged parts in his or her hip and femur bones replaced with a special type of high-quality medical ceramic prosthesis. This makes the movement between the hip bone and the femur run smoothly and eliminates the grinding and rubbing that causes the pain.
Hip replacement surgery is a low-risk procedure and patients stay only 3 days in the hospital, although patients typically use a few more days of recovery in a hotel before going back home. A patient will need to follow a therapy program, along other post-surgery care, in order to recover fully. Each patient is given a program that is customized for his or her individual needs.
If you are on a budget or you just can’t afford the co-pays, (or you are a Canadian who can’t face waiting a year or more) there is no reason for you to live a life of pain. Come to Costa Rica, where you’ll get the exact same procedure with the same level of quality and service, and treatment from an English-speaking doctor and staff.
The average cost of a total hip replacement surgery with a ceramic replacement is $16,750 US dollars. (Replacement of both hips averages $28,950 US dollars.) Your package will also include:
- 8 physical therapy sessions
- Private transportation (1 airport and 3 hospital roundtrip transfers)
- Hospital Costs (surgery room, equipment, supplies, medications, etc.)
- Hospitalization if needed (companion can stay at no extra cost)
- Medical team fees (surgeon, assistant and anesthesiologist)
- Regular discharge medication
- Pre-operative exams (blood tests, EKG and an evaluation by an internist)
- Pre-op and Post-op appointment with lead surgeon
Please keep in mind that these prices do not include the costs incurred in case of medical complications, extended hospital stays, blood transfusions, etc., which although rare, can occur and therefore could increase the final price.
If you are interested in total hip replacement surgery in Costa Rica and just want a life free of pain, please fill out the “Find a Doctor” form. A participating medical specialist will reply.