Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,260

We offer the latest surgical techniques to ease pain and numbness in your hand caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.

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
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Transparent pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Carpal tunnel surgery: what to expect at Spire Cambridge Lea

At Spire Cambridge Lea, we provide comprehensive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed private hospital environment for our patients across Cambridgeshire and East Anglia. You’ll be able to choose from a team of experienced consultants who provide carpal tunnel surgery and personalised aftercare to help you get back to normal as fast as possible.

How much does Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery cost at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

A carpal tunnel syndrome procedure is available from £2,260.

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.

You can trust Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price (1) so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner (2) you can even be considered for interest free finance.
(1) Important: 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. (2) Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY. 

Procedures offered for carpal tunnel surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea

At Spire Cambridge Lea, 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 Cambridge Lea

Getting here

We are 15 minutes from Cambridge train station, which has direct links into London's King's Cross and Liverpool Street stations.

You’ll have free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

 Your consultations

You’ll be able to have your first appointment within a few days of your enquiry. Your surgeon will examine your wrist, ask about your symptoms and discuss your medical history. They may also talk about other treatments you could try before deciding on surgery if you haven’t already, such as painkillers and wrist splints.

Your consultant will tell you more about what carpal tunnel surgery involves, including:

  • Tests you may need beforehand such as a nerve conduction test or an ultrasound scan
  • What the procedure involves
  • The anaesthetic (which is usually local)
  • Risks and complications of surgery

Carpal tunnel surgery: your procedure

Carpal tunnel release is a day procedure, meaning you’ll be able to go home on the same day. The operation takes around 20 minutes.

On the day of your surgery:

  • There will be a chance to meet your anaesthetist and surgical team
  • You’ll be given a local anaesthetic to block any pain in your hand and wrist
  • Your surgeon will make an incision to reach the ligament that runs across your wrist – they’ll cut through this using the technique explained during your consultation

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:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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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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