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Carpal Tunnel Decompression

We offer Carpal Tunnel Decompression Surgery which divides a ligament in your wrist to relieve discomfort and improve movement and feeling in your hand or wrist.
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At Wellbeing, our experienced doctors will be able to diagnose whether you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at an initial assessment appointment, and will be able to offer treatment options which include splinting or injections for less severe cases, and/or an operation on your hand.

Carpal Tunnel Decompression is also available for NHS referrals. If your symptoms are not severe, your GP may be able to treat you satisfactorily. If the cause of the symptoms are unclear, or if the treatment is not appropriate or does not cure your symptoms, the GP will refer you to specialists such as those at our Tollgate Clinic, or at Valkyrie Surgery, Westcliff-on-Sea. You can request for your GP to refer you to Wellbeing specifically.

How can Carpal Tunnel Decompression help me?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition where the median nerve, which runs down the arm and into the hand, is compressed where it passes through a small tunnel at the wrist. This tunnel contains the nerve and the tendons that bend the fingers and thumbs. CTS can occur at any age and in either men or women, but often affects women in their middle age.

The main symptom of CTS is an altered feeling in the hand that affects the thumb, index, middle and ring fingers. The altered feeling is frequently described as tingling, with the feeling often being worse at night or first thing in the morning. In the early stages, numbness and tingling will be sporadic and regular sensation in your hand will return to normal. If the condition worsens, the tingling and numbness will become continuous, alongside weakness and the wasting of muscle at the base of the thumb. Carpal Tunnel Decompression relieves these symptoms with a simple procedure.

Out of the 105 Carpal Tunnel Decompression Surgery patients we surveyed in 2020-21, 99% rated our service positively.

Treatment information

If after your initial assessment it is advised that surgery is required, you can book a second 30-minute appointment where the surgery can take place. You can decide when this would be most convenient for you, taking into account recovery time.

It generally will take about three months to regain your full strength in the affected hand, but your hand can be used for light activities from the day you have your procedure. This means that you should be able to return to work as soon as you feel ready. The more that you use your hand, the quicker it will recover.

Many patients will be able to do all their normal work two weeks after the operation. However, if your work involves a lot of manual lifting, or work that involves a lot of repetitive finger and hand movements, you will need to start gently, and it may take a little longer for you to fully recover. Medical certificates can be provided at the time of surgery on request, should you need to show your employer.

Our Process

Step 1 – Register with the clinic

Step 2 – Initial Assessment Session – 15 to 30 minute appointment

(Optional: Nerve Conduction Study if necessary to confirm Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)

Step 3 – Surgery – 30 minute booked appointment (no gowning and no need to be in a bed)

Step 4 – Follow-up Assessment (Self-Pay Only)

Separate physiotherapy sessions are not necessary with this type of procedure.

Pricing and appointments (Self-Pay)

Carpal Tunnel Decompression Surgery – £1100

A typical self-pay treatment plan usually costs £1,100 and includes an Initial Assessment and Surgical Appointment. However, a list of possible charges that may apply in certain circumstances are detailed below:

Initial Assessment – £200 (plus £50 if injection required)

Follow-up Appointment, if injection required for 2nd hand – £150

Follow-up Appointment, if required post-injection, to establish whether surgery is appropriate – £150

Nerve Conduction Study, if required – prices will depend on patient choice of provider and location

Surgical Appointment – £900

Appointment for removal of stitches (in cases where soluble stitches are not suitable) – £100

Follow-up Appointment with Surgeon – £150 (not normally required)

The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and is completed in about 20 minutes, so you won’t need to stay overnight, meaning you will be able to return home straight away. You should arrange transport to and from our treatment venue, as you will not be able to drive immediately following the procedure.

Once the procedure has been completed, you may feel some soreness for a couple of days which can be eased by taking a mild painkiller. Your clinician will provide you with additional information about what to do after the procedure.

To book an appointment or find out more information, please get in touch with our team.

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    Carpal Tunnel Decompression Help & Resources

    On average the carpal tunnel procedure takes about 20 minutes, but you will be at the surgery for around an hour.

    How long does the Carpal Tunnel Decompression procedure take?

    On average the carpal tunnel procedure takes about 20 minutes, but you will be at the surgery for around an hour.
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    The carpal tunnel operation is performed under a local anaesthetic and involves opening the roof of the tunnel to reduce the pressure on the nerve. Afterward, the site of the operation will be covered by a small adhesive dressing. We typically use soluble stitches which dissolve or fall out within...

    What happens during Carpal Tunnel Decompression surgery?

    The carpal tunnel operation is performed under a local anaesthetic and involves opening the roof of the tunnel to reduce the pressure on the nerve. Afterward, the site of the operation will be covered by a small adhesive dressing. We typically use soluble stitches which dissolve or fall out within...
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    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition where the median nerve is compressed as it passes through a short tunnel at the wrist. This tunnel contains the tendons that bend the fingers and thumb as well as the nerve. CTS commonly affects women in middle age but can occur at any age...

    What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition where the median nerve is compressed as it passes through a short tunnel at the wrist. This tunnel contains the tendons that bend the fingers and thumb as well as the nerve. CTS commonly affects women in middle age but can occur at any age...
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    If your job does not involve any heavy work, you can go back to work as soon as you feel ready following your carpal tunnel decompression surgery. If it does then you should take a whole week off to recover. You will recover quicker the sooner you return to normal...

    How soon will I be able to return to work after Carpal Tunnel Decompression?

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    When the local anaesthetic is injected into the skin of the hand you will feel some discomfort, but as soon as it takes effect, you should feel no pain. After your carpal tunnel decompression, you may have some degree of discomfort for 3-4 weeks requiring pain relief.

    Will Carpal Tunnel Decompression hurt?

    When the local anaesthetic is injected into the skin of the hand you will feel some discomfort, but as soon as it takes effect, you should feel no pain. After your carpal tunnel decompression, you may have some degree of discomfort for 3-4 weeks requiring pain relief.
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    Meet our Clinicians

    Dr Ashraf Ali  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Ali works as a General Practitioner in Colchester, having a GP trainer role at the practice, and joined Tollgate Clinic in 2019. Dr Ali is experienced in Carpal Tunnel Decompression and Vasectomies.
    Dr Alan Speers  Clinical Director & GP with Special Interests
    Dr Speers is a Clinician at Tollgate Clinic with special interests in Carpal Tunnel Decompression, No-Scalpel Vasectomy and Minor Skin Surgery.
    Dr Hein Leonhardt  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Leonhardt is a Clinician at Tollgate Clinic with special interests in Carpal Tunnel, No-Scalpel Vasectomy and Minor Skin Surgery.
    Dr Yen Lam  GP with Special Interests
    Dr Lam has special interests in Carpal Tunnel Decompression and Vasectomies, and is Lead Clinician for Tollgate Clinic’s Southend Service.
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