Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,060

At Spire Gatwick Park 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 diagnostic tests and scans
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Flexible payment options to make it easy and more affordable

Carpal tunnel surgery: what to expect at Spire Gatwick Park

Spire Gatwick Park is a well-established provider of private hospital treatments to patients in Surrey and Sussex. 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 Gatwick Park Hospital

A carpal tunnel syndrome procedure is available from £2,060.

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 Gatwick Park Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. Finance options are available through our chosen partner2.

1Important: 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 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

Procedures offered for carpal tunnel surgery at Spire Gatwick Park

At Spire Gatwick Park, our consultants have extensive experience of performing carpal tunnel release surgery in our clean, modern facilities.

Our consultants 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:

  • Endoscopic release – a camera is used to see inside your wrist so one or two smaller incisions (cuts) can be used
  • Minimally invasive release – your consultant uses smaller incisions to reduce scarring
  • Ultra-minimally invasive release – your transverse carpal ligament is severed using a thread which is looped around the ligament using needles (and ultrasound to guide your consultant), so no surgical incision is required

Preparing for carpal tunnel surgery at Spire Gatwick Park

Getting here

We're just a few miles from Gatwick Airport, the M25 and M23 motorways, central London and Victoria station are a 30 minute train ride away. 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

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:

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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