In short, yes. I use an anterior-type approach (known as the modified Watson-Jones) where the cut is on the front and outer side of the thigh. This results in less damage to muscles so the recovery in the short to medium tem is quicker and is more comfortable to lie on. The risk of dislocation (the hip "popping out") is also lower.
More complex procedures can also be performed through this type of cut, for instance redo/revision surgery.