Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery at Spire Norwich Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £1,868

At Spire Norwich Hospital, we use clinically proven techniques for carpal tunnel release surgery. The surgery eases the pain and numbness in your hand that’s caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by swelling in your wrist which puts pressure on your median nerve. During surgery, your surgeon will cut the ligament that runs across the front of your wrist bones to relieve the pressure.

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
  • Wide range of treatments offered
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

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 Norwich

Spire Norwich is a well-established private hospital serving patients across Norfolk and East Anglia. 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 Norwich 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 £1,718
Aftercare Included
Guide price £1,868
Monthly treatment price

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

£146
Representative example
Loan amount £1,468
Deposit £250
Loan period 10 months
Representative APR 0%
Total amount repayable £1,468

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 Norwich 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 Norwich

At Spire Norwich, 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 Norwich

Getting here

Spire Norwich Hospital is close to the University of East Anglia and just three miles from the city centre. We're approximately three miles from Norwich train station.

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

You’ll be able to go home on the same day of your operation. Here’s what to expect after you arrive:

  • You’ll meet your surgical team and anaesthetist
  • You’ll be given a local anaesthetic, so you’ll stay awake but won’t be able to feel anything 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

How to get to us

Spire Norwich Hospital is situated just off the A47 southern bypass, close to the University of East Anglia and just three miles from the city centre. Norwich is just over 100 miles from London and Stansted Airport is approximately 75 minutes by car.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Norwich Hospital,

Old Watton Road
Colney
Norwich

NR4 7TD

Main Switchboard:  01603 456181

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01603 255614

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/