Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery at Spire Bristol Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,380

At Spire Bristol Hospital, we offer carpal tunnel release surgery to ease pain and numbness in your hand caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Our surgeons can offer some of the latest techniques for carpal tunnel release surgery.

Your surgeon will cut the ligament that runs across the front of your wrist bones, relieving pressure on the median nerve caused by swelling inside your wrist.

Sometimes also called

  • Carpal tunnel decompression
  • Carpal tunnel release

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    Same day discharge

  • Procedure duration
    20 minutes

  • Type of anaesthetic
    Local

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Yes

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Carpal tunnel surgery: what to expect at Spire Bristol

Spire Bristol is a well-established private hospital in the region providing excellent care and treatments. We have dedicated surgeons who are highly experienced in carpal tunnel release techniques. You can expect to receive fast diagnosis and expert treatment, with personalised aftercare that will help you get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.

How much does Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery cost at Spire Bristol Hospital

It’s a common procedure to have done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

Carpal tunnel release (one wrist) Fees
Initial consultation £250
Treatment £2,130
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,380
Monthly treatment price

(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)

£112
Representative example
Loan amount £1,880
Deposit £250
Loan period 18 months
Representative APR 9.9%
Total amount repayable £2,016

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Bristol Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Procedures offered for carpal tunnel surgery at Spire Bristol

Our consultants have extensive experience of performing carpal tunnel release surgery in our clean, modern facilities.

Our consultants typically offer open release surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. During surgery, your consultant will make an incision (cut) so they can see inside your wrist and cut the transverse carpal ligament.

Preparing for carpal tunnel surgery at Spire Bristol

Getting here

Spire Bristol can be easily accessed by either the M4 or M5 motorways, or by Temple Meads or Parkway train stations.

We also have free on-site parking available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

One of our experienced surgeons will be able to offer you an initial consultation within a few days of your enquiry. All your consultations will take place in a private room.

Your surgeon will:

  • Ask about your medical history and symptoms
  • Examine your hand and wrist and advise on any further tests you may need such as a nerve conduction test or an ultrasound scan
  • Suggest other treatments to try before surgery such as painkillers or wrist splints
  • Explain in more detail about the procedure and anaesthetic – this is usually local anaesthesia, when you’re awake but can’t feel anything in your wrist and hand
  • Tell you about potential complications and risks and how they may affect you
  • Give you a chance to ask any questions you have about your treatment and aftercare

Carpal tunnel surgery: your procedure

You’ll be able to go home shortly after your operation. Here’s what to expect after you arrive:

  • You’ll meet your surgical team
  • You’ll be given a local anaesthetic, so you’ll stay awake but won’t be able to feel any pain in your wrist or hand
  • Your surgeon will make an incision then carry out the operation to cut your ligament, which sits across the front of your wrist, using the technique you agreed previously
  • Your operation will take around 20 minutes

Carpal tunnel surgery: your recovery

Everyone’s different, so how long it takes to recover from your surgery will depend on your general health and how severe your carpal tunnel syndrome is.

Your consultant will be able to tell you more about your expected recovery, but here’s a typical recovery timeline for carpal tunnel surgery:

Same day

Leave hospital

1-2 days

Able to wriggle fingers

3-14 days

Stitches removed

14-21 days

Return to work (depending on your job)

1 month

Back to your normal activities

3 months

Fully recovered

  • Same day


    Leave hospital

  • 1-2 days


    Able to wriggle fingers

  • 3-14 days


    Stitches removed

  • 14-21 days


    Return to work (depending on your job)

  • 1 month


    Back to your normal activities

  • 3 months


    Fully recovered

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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