Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder and elbow surgery is performed at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital by Cambridge University Hospital and other renowned consultant orthopaedic surgeons. With modern anaesthetic techniques and modern surgical implants it is possible to operate on and fix many types of fracture.

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital offers comprehensive private hospital services in a comfortable and relaxed environment to patients from Cambridgeshire and East Anglia.


What's involved in a shoulder arthroscopy operation?

Shoulder arthroscopy is a “keyhole” operation that is used to look inside and treat the shoulder joint.

During the procedure a tube-like telescope called an arthroscope, which is about the thickness of a pencil, is inserted into the shoulder joint. The joint can be viewed either directly through the arthroscope, or at pictures it sends to a video screen, If necessary, other instruments can be inserted to repair any damage or remove material that may be interfering with movement or causing pain in the shoulder.

The operation usually takes 30 to 60 minutes and is routinely performed as a day-case, although some people stay in hospital for one night.

Why should I consider having a shoulder arthroscopy at a Spire hospital?

Whether you have medical insurance or are paying for your treatment yourself, with Spire Healthcare you will be seen quickly by the consultant-grade surgeon of your choice at a time that suits you. You will be treated in a premium private hospital with some of the UK's highest standards of cleanliness and infection control.

To find out more about having a shoulder arthroscopy privately or to get a guide price, simply

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  • For self pay treatment enquiries please call
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Consultant who perform this surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

Mr Niel Kang
Mr Graham Tytherleigh-Strong
Mr Lee Van Rensburg

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