Excision of Ganglion
A ganglion is a type of cyst that can develop under your skin. It looks like a smooth lump and is filled with synovial fluid, the jelly-like fluid used to lubricate the areas which surround your joints and tendons.
A ganglion may develop around any joint in your body, however they are most commonly found at the wrist joint, hands or fingers. Ganglions cause no harm but can often be painful. If they cause no pain they can often be left to dissipate on their own, although this may take a few years.
The excision of a ganglion is a surgical procedure to remove a painful ganglion. The operation usually takes 15 to 30 minutes and various anaesthetic options are available. Your surgeon will make a cut over the ganglion and separate it from nearby tendons, nerves and blood vessels. The ganglion will be removed entirely.
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Orthopaedic surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation. Ganglion excision is available at the One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire and the One Ashford Hospital in Kent.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Excision of Ganglion treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
Contact us and find out more
Contact our team to find out more information regarding Excision of Ganglion or to book an initial consultation.
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Mr Rajeev Sharma
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Upper Limb Surgery (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand)
One Hatfield Hospital