Carpal tunnel surgery costs range from $2,450 to $5,300 for cash paying patients at facilities publishing prices openly on our site. Cost depends most frequently on whether it is an open or arthroscopic / endoscopic procedure, and what type of anesthesia is used (local, general, or none).
Carpal tunnel surgery prices on our site usually include applicable facility, physician, and anesthesia fees. Sometimes the combined price is called a "bundled" or "global rate". Be sure to look for information on provider pages about what is included. It's also a good idea to talk to providers over the phone, not only to verify what a listed price represents, but also because most providers have additional services and information on pricing and payment that's not listed on their pages.
If you aren't careful, you could end up paying $6,000 to $12,000 or more for carpal tunnel surgery at some facilities. The highest rates are usually at hospitals and other larger facilities, which can have very high "list" prices and offer discounts only to insurers and street-smart cash payers. There's no need to get caught paying outlandish rates if you ask about pricing and payment beforehand.
Carpal tunnel surgery, or carpal tunnel release, is used to treat the condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a pain, numbing, or weakness in the hand caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. This nerve passes through a narrow passage bounded by carpal bones. It can easily become pinched due to swelling that can be caused by a number of factors.