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Minimally invasive knee and hip replacement

Orthopaedic Surgery


Bulgaria Medical Travel Partner works with a range of specialist orthopaedic surgeons that perform a broad range of diagnostic, reconstructive, and implant bone-joint surgeries. Our specialist orthopaedic surgeons treat a wide variety of orthopaedic and post-trauma related health conditions based on good medical practices and the latest innovations in orthopaedic medicine.

Key benefits

  • Innovative minimally invasive procedures including hip and knee, reconstruction and joint implant surgeries. All our minimally invasive procedures are designed to minimise pain, reduce the post-operative recovery time dramatically and maximise patients’ quality of life.
  • The latest generation of high-tech medical implants designed to fit your medical needs, to maximise joint performance, and to extend your implanted joint’s useful duration.
  • Computer Surgical Navigation System using infra-red cameras, tracking devices and 3-D imaging systems to maximise surgical precision and maximise treatment effectiveness.

Principal medical services offered

Endoprosthesis of the major joints

  • Minimally invasive hip replacement– Total – performed by minimally invasive surgery (Direct Anterior Approach).
  • Minimally invasive knee replacement Total or Partial – performed by minimally invasive surgery (Subvastus Approach).

Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

In the anterior approach, the surgeon accesses the hip joint by entering through the front of the body, making it possible to reach the joint by separating rather than cutting and then reattaching muscles. Smaller incisions, around four inches, are possible with this procedure as opposed to traditional hip surgery which is around 12 inches.

The anterior approach to total minimally invasive hip replacement is becoming more popular because it is less invasive, hospital stays are shorter, and recovery and rehabilitation are quicker for patients. This less invasive surgery is especially appropriate for patients who are active and eager to return to work and their daily activities as quickly as possible.

Although the anterior approach has been in use to some degree since the 1980s, new instrumentation allowing it to be performed using smaller incisions has made it increasingly sought after nowadays.

Minimally invasive knee and hip replacement surgery day by day guide

Herein we present you with an example of your orthopaedic surgery medical experience:

Day 1: Flying from UK. A Bulgaria Medical Travel Partner representative will meet you are the airport, will accompany you to your hotel and will help you settle. You will have the opportunity to discuss your visit plan and address any queries you might have.

Day 2: Arrival at the clinic. Upon arrival you will have a blood test. You will consult with an Anaesthetist as well as with a Cardiologist who will perform a cardiac evaluation. If required consultations with other specialists will also be completed

Day 1 or Day 2: You will have your surgery in the afternoon of Day 1 or in Day 2. After the surgery you will stay overnight at the intensive care unit.

Day 2 or Day 3: After you transfer from the intensive care to your room you will commence your rehabilitation program.

Day 3 or Day 4 till Day 8: You will stay in the clinic to monitor your recovery progress and advance with your rehabilitation plan. Your Bulgaria Medical Travel Partner assistant will visit you daily to see how you are doing and pick any bits you might need.

Day 9: You will have evaluation from your surgeon, who will approve your discharge.

Day 10: Flying back home. A Bulgaria Medical Travel Partner representative will pick you from your hotel and will accompany you to the airport.

As with all surgery procedures, it is important not to rush into any decision, and to discuss with your surgeon comprehensively beforehand, so you are aware of the risks involved and any concerns you may have.


Please be aware the material published on the website of Bulgaria Medical Travel Partner is only for informative purposes and in no way should be considered exhaustive. Any medical narrations are to be considered as a guide only, and not to be regarded as advise specific to any particular case. It does not substitute the need for thorough consultation with a suitably qualified medical professional. Bulgaria Medical Travel Partner does not accept any liability for any decision taken by the reader in respect of the treatment they decide to undertake.

Price guide

Medical TreatmentsOur prices
Total price for hip replacement surgery that includes the ZIMMER implant,
pre-surgery medical tests and hospital stay with rehabilitation program.*
€ 5550 - € 8300
Total price for knee replacement surgery that includes the ZIMMER implant,
pre-surgery medical tests and hospital stay with rehabilitation program
€ 6930

* Varies depending on model of Zimmer implant chosen.