Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,025

At Spire Portsmouth 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. Surgery to cut a ligament in your wrist can relieve pressure on this nerve.

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
  • Wide range of treatments offered
  • Transparent pricing
  • 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 Portsmouth

Spire Portsmouth is an established local private hospital providing comprehensive treatments and care to our patients in Hampshire and West Sussex. Our highly skilled surgeons have wide experience in performing carpal tunnel release surgery. We provide fast access to diagnostic tests, scans and treatment, with expert aftercare that’s designed to help you get back to normal as soon as possible.

How much does Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery cost at Spire Portsmouth 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 £180
Treatment £1,845
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,025
Monthly treatment price

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

£159
Representative example
Loan amount £1,595
Deposit £250
Loan period 10 months
Representative APR 0%
Total amount repayable £1,595

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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

We 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
  • Open release – 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 Portsmouth

Getting here

Spire Portsmouth Hospital is located on the West Sussex/Hampshire border in Havant, just off the B2148 Rowlands Castle to Emsworth Road. We’re a 20 minute drive from Chichester or Fareham.

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

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:

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 Portsmouth Hospital is situated in wooded grounds in Bartons Road, Havant, just off the B2148 Rowlands Castle to Emsworth Road. 

The main town of Havant is approximately two miles away with a main line station and taxi rank. The historic towns of Portsmouth and Chichester are approximately 10 miles away.

Find us on Google maps

Spire Portsmouth Hospital,

Bartons Road
Havant
PO9 5NP

Main Switchboard:  02392 456 000

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  02392 456 172

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/