How No Gap Surgery Works

Healthe Care has state-of-the-art hospitals, with world class operating theatres built for Orthopaedic Surgeries.

No Gap Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery is now available at our Healthe Care Hospitals.

Get in touch

Our friendly team is on hand to answer any questions you might have, and explain how our No Gap Surgery Program works. We will make sure you have all the information you need.

Meet your surgeon

Once you have decided which Orthopaedic Surgeon you would like to see, an initial consultation will be booked for you.

Your surgeon will then discuss the best treatment option for you and if you fit the criteria for a joint replacement.

If you fit the criteria for a joint replacement, you may be provided an estimated surgery date and pre-surgery tests to complete.

Your Eligibility for No Gap Surgery

Our Healthe Care Hospitals are able to offer No Gap Joint Surgery with some Private Health Funds, our team will check your eligibility prior to taking the next step. 

Patients will need to be in a participating health fund, which covers primary joint replacement surgery, and will be required to cover any excess costs associated with their policy. 

  • No out-of-pocket costs for total primary hip and knee replacements with participating clinicians. 
  • Eligible members need to be accepted into the program in line with clinical criteria by a participating Clinician*
  • Peace of mind – we’ll cover the costs during and after surgery, so you can focus on recovery
  • Continuity of care with the same health professionals and hospital from admission through to post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Comprehensive treatment with participating specialists, including pre and post-surgery care.


Eligible members who have held Private Health hospital cover that includes primary hip and knee replacements for at least 12 months are covered for No Gap Joints.


Once you have been provided with your surgery date, you will be booked into our pre-admission clinic so we can collect your health history and ensure you are fit and healthy for surgery.

Healthe Joint School

Our Physiotherapist will develop a customised pre-habilitation and rehabilitation program to make sure you have the best outcome possible from your surgery.

To get you on track to a rapid recovery and back into the comfort of your home, you will also be provided with a plan for at home rehabilitation sessions when you initially go home.

After your Surgery 

After your surgery a Physiotherapist will visit you on the ward and assist to mobilise you and commence your rehabilitation program.

It’s important to get you moving soon after the surgery to ensure you have the best recovery.

Your Nurse and Physiotherapist will work with you to manage your recovery throughout your hospital stay, and get you ready to go home.

Discharge Home

Our team will work with you to get you back in the comfort of your own home.

You will be provided with ongoing support when you go home during your recovery period, with a customised rehabilitation program and at home Physiotherapy services.

Review with your surgeon 

You will have a follow up appointment with your surgeon.

You will usually see your surgeon between 2-6 weeks after your surgery.

This will be covered under the No Gap Surgery program.

Discharge from The Program

Your Physiotherapist will provide you with an exercise program that you should continue throughout your recovery to ensure you return to your normal daily activities and are pain free.

Approximately 2 months after your surgery you will be discharged from the No Gap Surgery program, however this does not mean you will be left on your own. Our team and your surgeon are always only a phone call away.

Still have questions?

We are here to explain how our No Gap Surgery Program works – and make sure you have all the information you need.