Shoulder arthroscopy

At Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex, expert shoulder surgeons carry out private shoulder surgery for patients from Brentwood, Billericay, Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford and surrounding areas. Private MRI scans, CT scans, X-rays and ultrasounds are available to help diagnose and advise the best treatment.

You don’t have to have private medical insurance to have treatment at The Hartswood. Those wishing to pay for one off private treatment can agree a fixed inclusive package price in advance with our self-pay treatment enquiry advisers. Call 01277 266 761 to find out more.

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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