Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery at Spire Thames Valley Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,090

At Spire Thames Valley 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?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options
  • 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 Thames Valley

At Spire Thames Valley Hospital, we take pride in providing a high standard of private hospital care to our patients in the Thames Valley, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Windsor areas. 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 Thames Valley 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 £1,940
Aftercare Included
Guide price £2,090
Monthly treatment price

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

£169
Representative example
Loan amount £1,690
Deposit £250
Loan period 10 months
Representative APR 0%
Total amount repayable £1,690

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 Thames Valley 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 Thames Valley

At Spire Thames Valley, 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 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
  • Percutaneous release – a minimally invasive technique using ultrasound to guide your consultant instead of a camera

Preparing for carpal tunnel surgery at Spire Thames Valley

Getting here

We’re only a 10 minute drive from both the M4 and M40 motorways and we’re less than half an hour from central London by train. 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

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 Thames Valley Hospital,

Wexham Street
Wexham
Bucks
SL3 6NH

Main Switchboard:  01753 662241

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01753 665404

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/