Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £2,135

At Spire Tunbridge Wells 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
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Carpal tunnel surgery: what to expect at Spire Tunbridge Wells

At Spire Tunbridge Wells, we take pride in providing a high standard of private hospital care for over 20 years. 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 Tunbridge Wells Hospital

A carpal tunnel syndrome procedure is available from £2,135.

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 Tunbridge Wells Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner2 you can even be considered for interest free finance.
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 Tunbridge Wells

At Spire Tunbridge Wells, our consultants have extensive experience of performing carpal tunnel release surgery in our clean, fully-equipped 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.

If your surgeon thinks it’s right for you, they may offer a minimally invasive technique called endoscopic release. This is where a camera is used to see inside your wrist so one or two smaller incisions (cuts) can be used.

Preparing for carpal tunnel surgery at Spire Tunbridge Wells

Getting here

We're located in Kent, six miles from the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells and the nearest station is Tunbridge Wells. 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, and the associated costs
  • 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

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:

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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