Hip replacement

The Kingston Wing offers a range of hip replacement surgery and consultancy. We want you to feel better and to get a fast return to the things you love. Our expert consultants and private surgery team will guide you through the process to make sure you’re comfortable, confident and fully informed at all times. Our hip surgery services include full hip replacement, hip arthroscopy and general hip surgery. These are available to private patients that choose to self-fund their surgery or those that have private healthcare insurance and are referred to us.

Total hip replacement and arthroscopy surgery

The Kingston Wing is part of Yeovil Hospital in Somerset. We offer a variety of hip surgery to private patients in a safe and reassuring environment. These services include:

  • Total hip replacement
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • General hip surgery

Hip replacement prices

Hip replacement – £10,200 (average price estimate)

For a full list of prices please view our pricing page.

Private experience. NHS peace of mind

Receive the professional care you expect from a private hospital and get added peace of mind – because you’ll know your treatment is being delivered within the supporting structure of an established NHS hospital. We will always be here to support you when you need us. You can read more about The Kingston Wing experience here.

To find out more or to ask us a question…

Call 01935 384234 or use our self referral form.

Meet our expert hip consultants and surgeons

Matthew Hall BSc(Hons), MBChB, FRCS(Trauma & Orthopaedics)

Training: I graduated from Aberdeen University with my subsequent postgraduate Orthopaedic training in the South West Peninsula region working in Plymouth, Truro and Exeter. I then undertook specialist fellowship training in Australia for a year working in Melbourne and Perth focusing on all aspects of hip and knee replacement surgery as well as keyhole surgery of the knee. After returning to the UK I worked in the internationally renowned Exeter Hip Unit followed by further hip and knee fellowship at Plymouth for a year. I was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Yeovil District Hospital in May 2013.

I specialise in hip and knee replacement surgery, primary and revision, as well as keyhole surgery of the knee. During my fellowship I used patient specific knee replacement technology as well as regularly using computer navigation for knee replacements. I have an interest in trauma care after my time working in Plymouth, the major trauma centre for the South West Peninsula region.

Membership of Professional Bodies: British Orthopaedic Association. AO Trauma, British Hip Society, National Joint Registry (NJR).

Mr Sam Heaton (MSc, FRCS Tr. and Orth)

Mr Sam Heaton is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in hip and knee replacement primary and revision surgery. He has expertise in young adult hip surgery and knee surgery using keyhole techniques. Sam is also trained in all aspects of trauma surgery including major trauma and fragility fractures.

He qualified from Kings College London in 2005 and undertook his orthopaedic training on the prestigious Royal London Hospital rotation which includes time at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. He also undertook a master’s degree in engineering at Cardiff University during this time. He was entered onto the specialist register in 2015.

Sam subsequently completed a one year arthroplasty and trauma fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia. He then went on to complete a specialist hip surgery fellowship at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in all aspects of hip surgery, also for one year. In 2017 he was the visiting fellow at R. Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore USA specialising in major trauma.

Sam has presented nationally and internationally numerous times winning the AO Asia pacific young investigator of the year for his work presented in Cheng Du China. He has published many papers, is a visiting fellow at the Orthopaedic Research Unit at Bournemouth University and teaches trainee surgeons both locally and on national courses.

Mr Ben Lankester, Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, MA, BM BCh, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Mr Lankester specialises in knee replacement surgery, partial (unicompartmental) knee replacement via a minimally-invasive (MIS) approach, keyhole knee surgery (including cartilage repair and stimulation techniques), Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction, patella-femoral joint surgery (realignment/stabilisation of kneecap, patellar resurfacing) & sporting injuries of the knee. He has been a consultant at Yeovil since 2007 and is currently Clinical Director of Orthopaedics. He trained at Oxford University Medical School and undertook postgraduate Orthopaedic training in Bristol, followed by fellowship training in knee and hip surgery. In 2007 he was awarded the British Orthopaedic Association European travelling fellowship and an AO trauma fellowship to Harborview Medical Centre in Seattle, USA.

He has an active interest in teaching and research and is an invited reviewed for “The Bone and Joint Journal” and “The Knee”. Mr Lankester is regularly visited by surgeons from the UK and abroad to observe partial knee replacement surgery. He also teaches other surgeons on specialist knee surgery courses. He has research interests in the factors involved in the genesis of Osteoarthritis of the knee, patellofemoral joint alignment and timing of surgery after hip fracture. For a full list of publications please go to www.pubmed.com

Mr Paul Latimer, Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, MBChB, MSc, PGCME, FRCS (tr & orth)

Paul Latimer comes to us from Derriford hospital where he worked as a locum consultant, having just returned from a fellowship in Australia. Specialises in revision hip and knee replacement, trauma and foot and ankle surgery. Paul trained at Bristol, qualifying in 1996.

Patients who require a private appointment with Mr Latimer can usually expect to be seen within one week.

Mr Paul Porter, Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon, BM BSc(Hons) FRCS FRCS(Orth)

Appointed in 2004.
Training: Southampton University Medical School 1991,F.R.C.S. (Glasgow) 1996, F.R.C.S. (Orth) 2002, Orthopaedic Registrar training – Yorkshire Rotation, 1997-2004. Fellowships: Arthroplasty Fellow at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

“I have experience across a wide range of orthopaedics and have a broad general interest. I undertook a Fellowship at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals in lower limb joint replacement and developed a special interest in this area. However, I also spent a year at St James’ Hospital in Leeds working for six months in the Hand Surgery Unit and for six months with the Reconstructive Trauma Team”.

Membership of Professional Bodies: British Orthopaedic Society (Fellow), British Medical Association, Medical Defence Union, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow (Fellow).

Specialises in hip & knee replacement, lower limb surgery, including hip and knee arthroplasty & knee arthroscopy, general orthopaedics & trauma.