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Navigating Hip Replacement Costs

Navigating Hip Replacement Costs

Make sure you're asking the critical questions to make the best decision for your care

Not all hospitals achieve the same results

Hip replacement is a surgery that can reduce your pain, increase mobility and get you back to doing the things you love. But not all hospitals will produce the same result. Some are more reliable than others. With the help of the HSS Hospital Cost Estimator, you can make sure you're asking the critical questions to find the hospital that's right for you. Understanding the data points below will help you avoid unnecessary setbacks and avoidable costs. Learn why we chose these factors.


Hip Replacement Overview


Surgical procedure in which damaged cartilage in the hip is replaced by a metal implant. Also called “hip arthroplasty” or "hip resurfacing.”


Takes place in a hospital or ambulatory surgery center.

Length of hospital stay

Ranges from less than one day to several days, depending on the complexity of the procedure and your overall health.

Services included

The hospital price estimate includes:

  • Room and board
  • Care in the operating room
  • Tests and X-rays done in the hospital
  • Medications given in the hospital
  • Nursing and physical therapy in the hospital

Other professional services, such as those provided by your surgeon or anesthesiologist, are billed for separately.

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Chana  New York, NY New York, NY

…My doctor understood how important getting back to exercise was to me. Since [the procedure], I have completed a 100 mile hike, run several 4-5 mile races, hiked a 14er, done spin classes 4-5 days a week and taken barre classes 6 times a week. It’s great to be back!

Hip Replacement

Success Rate


Of HSS patients reported improvement within 12 months after their treatment

Out of 214 responses, 100% response rate

Source: HSS Internal Data, 2020

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If there is anyone who can restore your lifestyle and give you your life back, this is the doctor.

Emmett, Hip Replacement

Patient Experience

Of patients would recommend HSS; over the national average of 72%

Source: CMS Care Compare



HSS In-Hospital



Represents hip/knee replacement care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

Avoidable Hospital Visits





Represents hip/knee replacement care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

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My experience of surgery as well as the entire one-night hospital stay was phenomenal. All my anxiety was relieved from the moment I arrived. My recovery has been amazing, and I have my life back.

Amy, Hip Replacement

Procedure Volume

Hip replacements per year, that’s 254% more than the next leading hospital

Source: NYSDOH SPARCS 2017 Public Use File

Cost Efficiency

Less expensive over time than other NYC Tri-State Hospitals

0.80 HSS vs. 1.06 NYC Tri-State. Lower is better.
30-day episode cost ratio.

Source: FAIR Health, CY2019


In orthopedics + high performing in hip replacements

11 years in a row


In orthopedics + high performing in hip replacements

11 years in a row

Get an estimate in 2 simple steps

Step 1: Download the Hospital Cost Estimator

The Hospital Cost Estimator gives you valuable data about your procedure to think about alongside price. Our helpful worksheet makes it easy for you to compare different hospitals.

Step 2: Use the calculator to get your price

Use our calculator tool to get your personalized price estimate. Record that number on the Hospital Cost Estimator you just downloaded for a complete picture of the services you'd be paying for.