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Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery at Spire Dunedin Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £1,890

At Spire Dunedin Hospital, we carry out carpal tunnel release surgery using clinically proven techniques. The procedure eases the pain and numbness in your hand caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.

To relieve pressure on your median nerve, your surgeon will cut the ligament that runs across the front of your wrist bones. Pressure on the median nerve is caused by swelling inside your wrist and causes 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 treatment when you need it
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

Carpal tunnel surgery: what to expect at Spire Dunedin

Spire Dunedin is a well-established private hospital and we take pride in delivering a high standard of care to our patients in Reading and the surrounding Berkshire areas. 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 Dunedin Hospital

A carpal tunnel syndrome procedure is available from £1,890.

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 Dunedin 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 Dunedin

At Spire Dunedin, 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.

We also offer minimally invasive techniques, which have been developed to help you heal faster, but may not be suitable for everybody. If your surgeon thinks it’s right for you, they may perform:

  • Standard release – one or two small incisions (cuts) are used
  • Percutaneous release – a minimally invasive technique using ultrasound to guide your consultant instead of a camera

Preparing for carpal tunnel surgery at Spire Dunedin

Getting here

Spire Dunedin Hospital is conveniently situated close to the heart of Reading, on the A4 Bath Road. We’re a short walk from Reading West station and a 10 minute taxi from Reading mainline station with direct trains to and from London. There’s free on-site parking for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Once you’ve made an enquiry, we’ll be able to arrange your first appointment within a few days.

You’ll be able to meet one of our experienced surgeons in a private consultation room. They’ll ask you about your symptoms and medical history and take a look at your wrist. You’ll have a chance to ask any questions about surgery and discuss:

  • Any further tests you may need such as a nerve conduction test or an ultrasound scan
  • Other treatments you could try before you decide on surgery, such as painkillers or wrist splints
  • What the procedure involves, including the anaesthetic (which is usually local)
  • Any risks and complications and how these might affect you

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 consultant who'll be performing the procedure and at least two theatre nurses
  • 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:

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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