Carpal tunnel release surgery

Carpal tunnel release surgery helps correct or relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. The most common symptoms that patients experience include numbness, pain in their hand and tingling.

What happens during carpal tunnel release surgery?

The surgery takes approximately 20 mins. During the surgery, patients are usually under local or general anesthetic.

The surgeon will make a small incision into your hand and cut the transverse ligament (located in your wrist), resulting in the pressure on the nerve which causes the pain to be released.

Who is suitable for carpal tunnel release surgery?

Patients who have carpal tunnel syndrome will be suitable for this surgery, which can greatly reduce the pain and numbness in their hands and/or fingers by relieving the pressure on the nerves in the wrist.

What is the recovery period?   

The recovery period for this surgery depends on multiple factors which your consultant will discuss with you. However, it is a short procedure and most patients will be able to go home the same day.

Self-pay package

As well as working with all major insurance companies, we also welcome patients who wish to pay for themselves.

Below is an outline of our self-pay hospital package which includes tests, hospital stay and procedure. Please note: it does not include consultant fees, which may vary.

Hospital package from £1,485

Indicative consultant fees from £500

Our daycase hospital package includes:

  • Standard pre-admission tests, including electrocardiogram (ECG) and chest X-ray
  • Light meals
  • Nursing
  • Ward medications and dressings
  • Theatre procedure and anesthetics
  • Inpatient physiotherapy, pathology, occupational therapy, surgical stockings and crutches
  • Post-op and discharge medication
  • Overnight accommodation in a private en-suite room is provided if required, at an increased package price
  • Consultant consultation fee
  • Consultant procedure fee
  • Anaesthetist fee
  • Non-standard diagnostic and histology tests
  • Any additional costs not specified in the package inclusions

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