Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery at Spire Cardiff Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £1,875

At Spire Cardiff 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?

  • You can usually see a consultant within a few days of enquiry
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Flexible payment options to make it easy and more affordable

By Wallace Health I Medically reviewed by Adrian Roberts.
Page last reviewed: October 2018 I Next review due: October 2021

Carpal tunnel surgery: what to expect at Spire Cardiff

At Spire Cardiff, we’re proud to be the largest, modern provider of private hospital care in Wales. We have dedicated surgeons who are highly experienced in carpal tunnel release. 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 Cardiff 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 £150
Treatment £1,725
Aftercare Included
Guide price £1,875
Monthly treatment price

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

£163
Representative example
Loan amount £1,625
Deposit £100
Loan period 10 months
Representative APR 0%
Total amount repayable £1,630

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 Cardiff 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 Cardiff

At Spire Cardiff, our consultants have extensive experience of performing open release surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome in our clean, modern facilities.

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 Cardiff

Getting here

Spire Cardiff Hospital is located a short distance from Junction 30 of the M4 and is well signposted. 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

The operation takes around 20 minutes and you’ll be able to go home on the same day.

When you arrive for surgery:

  • You’ll meet your surgical team and anaesthetist
  • You’ll have a local anaesthetic (so you’ll be awake but won’t feel any pain)
  • Your surgeon will make a small incision and then cut through the ligament that lies across the front of your wrist – they’ll use the technique you agreed 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:

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

How to get to us

We're a 15 minute taxi ride from Cardiff Central railway station.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Cardiff Hospital,

Croescadarn Road
Pentwyn
Cardiff
CF23 8XL

Main SwitchBoard:  02920 735 515

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  02920 542 509

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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Sources

  • https://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g6437
  • https://www.carpal-tunnel.net/about-cts/triad
  • https://patient.info/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-leaflet#nav-6>
  • https://www.bupa.co.uk/health-information/directory/c/carpal-tunnel-surgery
  • https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/