Spinal Fusion

Your Personalized Treatment Plan

Do not limit your treatment options.
We offer the most effective, quick and affordable spinal fusion surgery,
thanks to the world’s largest hospital network.


Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure that unites two or more vertebrae into one structure. The objective is to prevent back pain by preventing motion between the bones. After fusion, they no longer move as they once did. During spinal fusion, a surgeon fills the space between two spinal bones with bone or a bone-like material. There may be metal plates, screws, or rods holding the bones together. The bones can then fuse and heal as one. This prevents the patient from stretching nearby painful nerves, ligaments, and muscles.

A chronic lack of funding from the UK government has placed a huge strain on the NHS, with the result that waiting lists for elective surgery like hip replacements are exceptionally long, even up to 2 years. The only way to reduce this excessive waiting time is to consider private treatment which, without medical insurance, will cost up to £15,000 depending on the surgeon and the area in the UK.

Private treatment abroad allows you skip waiting lists while at the same time reducing the costs of hip surgery considerably, up to 70% cheaper, in European countries that are just a short flight from home. You can find our affordable treatment packages below.

Cemented Hip Endoprosthesis

from £ 3.450
  • Pre-operative examination
  • General anesthesia
  • Up to 4 days at the hospital’s ward
  • Medical assistance 24/7
  • Follow-up and Rehabilitation

Cementless Hip Endoprosthesis

from £ 4.100
  • Pre-operative examination
  • General anesthesia
  • Up to 4 days at the hospital’s ward
  • Medical assistance 24/7
  • Ceramics, antiallergic, latest generation biomaterials
  • Minimally invasive “tissue sparing” approaches
  • Possible Bone Grafting
  • Follow-up and Rehabilitation

Revision surgery - on request

from £ 7.600
  • Pre-operative examination
  • General anesthesia
  • Up to 4 days at the hospital’s ward
  • Medical assistance 24/7
  • Follow-up and Rehabilitation

Our medical consultants will be happy to advise you for free on the best choice for your hip replacement in one of our leading hospitals and provide you all the necessary information. 

Our European hospitals make excellent choices for hip replacement with cutting-edge technology and well-trained English speaking surgeons that use the latest surgical techniques to ensure the best clinical outcomes.

Receiving Hip Surgery Abroad

Complete Recovery

No Hidden Fees

No Waiting Lists

Leading Surgeons

After an initial medical assessment of whether your specific case requires hip replacement surgery an admission date in the hospital of your choice will be agreed with you. Upon arrival, the hospital will guide you through the whole process, starting from diagnostics, through ward admission and surgery, and finishing with final discharge. A dedicated personal assistant will also be there  throughout the entire stay process that will make sure you have everything you need. If you will decide to go abroad for hip replacement surgery with a family member or friend then you will be able to stay together during your treatment. 

During your hip replacement surgery abroad, you will stay in the hospital for 2 or 3 days in a private single patient hospital room, which includes: room phone, air conditioning, satellite television, Wi-Fisavoury meals, safe, private bathroom and shower. Your surgery will be performed by the team of acclaimed orthopaedic surgeons, that have over 25 years of professional experience, using the highest quality FDA approved implants. After the surgery, you will have a daily on-site rehabilitation sessions with an experienced English-speaking physiotherapist, who will take care of your recovery and pain management.

Hip Surgery Procedure

Hip replacement surgery, also known as total hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure used to replace a damaged or diseased hip joint with an artificial joint, also called a prosthesis. The procedure is usually recommended for people who have severe arthritis, arthrosis, a hip fracture, or other hip conditions that cause significant pain and difficulty in daily activities. Partial hip prostheses, also called endoprostheses, are most frequently used in cases of femur fracture and consist of replacing the entire head of the femur with a prosthesis. 

Both interventions aim to recover maximum functionality of the damaged joint by removing the risk of other complications. The hip replacement is performed very frequently and has seen significant progress over time regarding the techniques and materials used, improving recovery and reducing pain in the immediate post-operative period.

  • The surgery takes approximately 2 hours.
  • It’s done under general or spinal anesthesia by a team of experienced surgeons.

Our Leading Specialists

Having an experienced doctor evaluate your case individually is an important initial point of your treatment.  Thanks to their expertise, professionals can accurately diagnose and assess the unique complexities of each patient’s health condition. Every individual’s medical history, lifestyle, and genetic assets are distinct, making personalized evaluation essential for effective decisions. Sometimes making autonomous decisions may lead to inaccurate self-diagnoses or misguided choices. As our patient, you will benefit from informed guidance, ensuring comprehensive and personalized care that optimizes final outcomes.


Hip replacement surgery requires a rehabilitation period to regain optimal walking abilities, as the surgery alone doesn’t fully restore maximum functionality. Instead, it demands commitment and consistency during the post-operative phase. Achieving the highest level of autonomy is facilitated through a personalized rehabilitation plan.


  • Joint mobilization, muscle strengthening, and progressively challenging exercises;
  • Active exercises and walking with aids;
  • Independent walking;
  • Advice to minimize the risk of further falls;
  • Guidance on the best habits to safeguard the joints;
  • Information on the importance of proper nutrition;
  • Maintenance of results once back home, aiming for the maximum possible autonomy.

Rehabilitation serves as a key component in expediting the return to a normal, independent lifestyle over the long term. By three months, most people have regained much of the endurance and strength lost before surgery and can participate in daily activities without restriction.

Diseases treated with Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion connects two or more vertebrae to increase spinal stability, correct a problem, or alleviate pain. Spinal fusion may alleviate your back pain if it is caused by:

  • Degenerative disk disease (the space between disks narrows; sometimes they rub together spaces)
  • Fracture (broken spinal bone) (broken spinal bone)
  • Scoliosis — abnormal lateral curvature of the spine
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Spondylolisthesis (forward shifting of a spinal disk) (forward shifting of a spinal disk)
  • Cancer
  • Spinal infection

Types of Spinal Fusion

There are multiple methods of performing spinal fusion surgery. The technique employed by the surgeon depends on the location of the vertebrae to be fused, the reason for the spinal fusion, and possibly the patient’s general health and body shape. The most prevalent surgical procedures include:

  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) – the procedure is performed from the back and involves removing the intervertebral disc and inserting bone into the space created between the two vertebral bodies.
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is performed from the front and involves removing the disc between two vertebrae and inserting bone into the space created between the two vertebral bodies.
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), which, similar to the PLIF, is performed from the back of the spine.
  • Integral Lateral Fusion (DLIF)
  • The direct lateral technique fuses the vertebrae from the side. Your surgeon removes the disc and replaces it with bone or graft material in order to achieve fusion. It may be performed on the same day or on a separate day as part of a staged surgery.
  • Anterior/posterior spinal fusion is performed from the front and back of the spine.
  • Posterolateral gutter fusion – the operation is performed through the back

Preparation for Spinal Fusion

If you haven’t had any recent blood tests or spinal X-rays or MR images, you may have some the week before your surgery. Preparing for surgery may entail trimming hair around the surgical site and cleaning the area with a special soap. Inform your doctor about any medications you are taking. You may be asked to stop taking certain medications prior to surgery.

Spinal Fusion Procedure

Surgeons perform spinal fusion while the patient is under general anesthesia, also known as being unconscious. After the incision is made, the muscles and structures are moved to the side in order to view the spine. The joint or joints between the painful or damaged disks are eliminated. They can connect the disks and prevent them from moving by using screws, rods, or pieces of bone (called a graft) from another part of your body. An autologous bone graft is typically harvested from the hip or pelvis. Donor bone is also known as a donor graft. Some physicians instead insert a substance called bone morphogenetic protein into the spine. It aids in promoting bone growth.

The surgery can take anywhere between three and six hours. After surgery, you will spend several days in the hospital. It depends on a variety of factors, such as your general level of fitness and whether you have any other medical conditions. The average stay is four days. It could take several months for the damaged vertebrae in your spine to heal and fuse. Your physician may recommend that you wear a brace for a period of time to maintain proper spine alignment. Physical therapy can instruct you on how to move, sit, stand, and walk so that your spine remains properly aligned.

Benefits of Spinal Fusion

Generally, spinal fusion is an effective treatment for certain spinal disorders. The recovery process could take several months. Your symptoms and level of comfort will gradually improve as you gain confidence in your movements and gain strength. And while the procedure may not completely alleviate your chronic back pain, you should experience a general decrease in discomfort.


However, because the procedure alters the function of the spine by immobilizing a portion of it, the areas above and below the fusion are at a greater risk for deterioration. If they deteriorate, they may become painful and you may experience additional issues. Even when spinal fusion alleviates symptoms, it does not prevent back pain in the future. Arthritis is a major cause of back pain. Surgery is not a cure for arthritis.

Being overweight, inactive, or in poor physical condition can also increase the likelihood of developing spinal issues. A healthy lifestyle, including diet and regular exercise, will enable you to achieve the best results.