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ANCA Hip Clinic

ANCA Hip Clinic

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Xavier De Cocklaan 68/1, Sint-Martens-Latem, Deurle, 9831Belgium

4.8 / 5  Outstanding
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Opening hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 15:00
Enquire for a fast quote from ANCA Hip Clinic. Outstanding ServiceScore™: 4.8 from 67 votes. 4 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Orthopaedist Consultation up to € 1
Hip Replacement € 9000 - € 14000
Hip Resurfacing € 9500 - € 17000
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About ANCA Hip Clinic

The increasing number of total hip replacements in young patients in recent years is accompanied by an increased number of revision operations due to excessive wear of the polyethylene in the young active patient, leading to osteolysis and loosening of the prosthesis. For this reason, there has been extensive research to find alternative bearings with better wear properties to cope with this tremendous devastating problem.

At this moment, ceramic-on-ceramic and metal-on-metal resurfacing seem to be the most suitable alternatives for the metal-on-polyethylene bearing in the young active patient.


The number of patients suffering from a disabling orthopedic hip problem is continually increasing. In 1998, 13.5 % of patients undergoing a primary or revision hip replacement at our department, were younger than 40 years, 33.4% were younger than 60 years. These numbers are still increasing up to 14.6% and 40% respectively in 1999. Today the mean age in primary hip surgery is 50 years. This has lead to an increased use of alternative bearings such as ceramic -on-ceramic and metal-on-metal resurfacing in hip replacement surgery. The hip joint is essentially a ball and socket joint which allows movements of the hip. A large part of the ball is covered by the socket. This differs from the shoulder joint where only a small part of the ball is covered by the socket. Therefore the hip joint has less range of motion with more stability than the shoulder joint. The hip joint has an important role in weight bearing and allows ambulation. The bone ends of a joint (ball and socket) are covered with a smooth layer called cartilage. Normal cartilage allows nearly frictionless and pain-free movement. However, when the cartilage is damaged or diseased by arthritis, joints become stiff and painful. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process which directly results in the wearing out of cartilage on the joint surface. Over time, the joint surface slowly erodes, resulting in a painful joint when it moves and bears weight. There might be a fixed position of the hip in flexion. Pain is mostly localized in the groin and/or thigh region (front, inner or outer side) and may refer to the knee as well. There even may be low back pain. Pain is gradually worsening in intensity and duration and becomes finally permanent, even at night. The range of motion of the hip joint becomes really disabling when one is not able anymore to put on socks or knot shoelaces.

Koen De Smet, a hipsurgeon since 18 years has performed 7000 hipreplacements wherefrom 4000 MOM resurfacing procedures and 800 revision surgeries. This vast experience of the surgeon together with his teams in Ghent (Belgium) and in Rome (Italy) has made the ANCA clinic one of the best hip replacement centers in the world. Complication rates are very low, and the postoperative and activity results are very reproducable and excellent.

These results are also often reviewed in peer-reviewed orthopedic studies and articles published.

Patients can by email make a first contact and ask questions. A lot of information can be find on the website.

Costs depend on type of prosthesis, length of stay, work done by the ANCA team for planning.

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Patient reviews

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John Vander Sluys, Canada
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I'm very happy, it is one of the best clinics

5 50 Hip Replacement • Paid: € 15950

My left hip was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and I preferred the direct anterior approach operation.
I don't regret that I came all the way from Canada to Belgium for this operation.
It was a bit expensive but it was worth it.

I'm very happy, it is one of the best clinics.
Dr. De Smet is in my opinion the best Orthopedic surgeon who answered personally
all my questions which give me confidence.
The operation was performed in the Jan Palfijn hospital which is a first class hospital with excellent care.
I recommend Dr. De Smet and his excellent team and definitely go back if I have other problems.

Treated by: Dr Koen De Smet
Joyce Allen, US
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I will not be limping once I am fully recovered

4.5 50 Hip Replacement • Paid: € 17750

The ANCA Hip Clinic team is superb. I received a resurfacing of my left hip due to severe osteoarthritis. I've had some issues with recovery, but I am older and overweight. Regardless, I was in much less pain right after surgery than before surgery. I am putting nearly full weight on the left leg and I believe I will not be limping once I am fully recovered. Before surgery, I had a severe limp.

I chose this clinic because I have met or heard of several people who went there and reported great success. It gave me confidence to move forward. My chief reasons for choosing this clinic were Dr. De Smet's reputation and the immediate physical therapy right in the hospital and the hotel. I was concerned about recovery and this gave me confidence.

Joyce received a MOM resurfacing which is still a first choice of treatment where in a lot of countries ladies are unfortunately excluded!!!

ANCA Hip Clinic
Terry, Canada
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Absolutely first class

5 50 Hip Resurfacing • Paid: € 17

Dr. Koen De Smet performed hip resurfacing surgery on my left hip.
Osteoarthritis was causing pain and reduced mobility in the left hip, thereby interfering with my active lifestyle (mountain biking, hiking, trail building). I'm 69 and I believe most surgeons would not consider resurfacing as an option.

Absolutely first class. Koen may well be the foremost hip specialist in the world. Apart from his surgical skill, he is very approachable, communicates well (in person and promptly responding personally to e-mails).

Treated by: Dr Koen De Smet
Judy Toelle, US
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This clinic is the best in the world.

4.9 50 Hip Replacement

Excellent care for my difficult case. If you need hip replacement or hip revision, this clinic is the best in the world.

David MacKenzie, Canada
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price was as quoted

4.6 50 Orthopaedist Consultation
Were you pleased with the treatment?

Yes, the price was as quoted

Would you recommend the clinic?

Yes I would recommend the clinic

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Travel services

Pick up service from hotel - hospital hotel transfers are freePick up service from airport - can be reserved and planned, is not in the fee

Languages spoken



€ 9000 - € 14000

Hip Replacement

primary total hip replacement

unilateral and bilateral procedures

€ 9500 - € 17000

Hip Resurfacing

unilateral and bilateral (price +:- x2)

up to € 1

Orthopaedist Consultation

email consultation for free

ANCA Hip Clinic - Xavier De Cocklaan 68/1, Sint-Martens-Latem, Deurle, 9831,

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Dr Koen De Smet

Job Title:
  Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon. Staff member General Hospital "Jan Palfijn" of Ghent. Consultant Elisabeth Hospital of Sijsele. Ex-staff member University Hospital of Ghent. Director ANCA-Clinic.
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Xavier De Cocklaan 68/1, Sint-Martens-Latem, Deurle, 9831Belgium

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