Shoulder Arthroscopy Procedures


Arthroscopy procedures are commonly known as ‘keyhole surgery’.  A shoulder arthroscopy involves making a small cut on your skin and inserting a thin telescope to examine the inside of your shoulder.  It is a diagnostic procedure designed to aid your doctor in working out what your underlying medical issue is.  Often the problem that is identified can be remedied at the same time as the shoulder arthroscopy.


Other shoulder procedures may be performed arthroscopically including shoulder subacromial decompression.


A shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical operation that is usually performed under general anaesthetic with the procedure taking approximately 40 minutes.  Your surgeon will make approximately 2 – 4 small cuts into your arm and insert a small telescope designed to view the joint.


Patients who undergo the procedure are usually able to return home the same day.  Your physiotherapist will provide you with some exercises designed to get your back to full strength as quickly as possible. Before you begin exercising, make sure to ask your medical team for advice.


At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Orthopaedic surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation.  Shoulder arthroscopy surgery is available at One Ashford Hospital in Kent and One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire.


You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Shoulder Arthroscopy Procedures 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 private Shoulder Arthroscopy Procedures or to book an initial consultation.

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If you are based in and around Hertfordshire and would like to visit the One Hatfield Hospital please click here.

Contact the Hospital About Shoulder Arthroscopy Procedures

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One Ashford

01233 423 303

One Ashford, Kennington Road, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0YS

One Ashford Hospital
One Hatfield

01707 443 459

One Hatfield Hospital, Hatfield Ave, Hatfield, AL10 9UA

One Hatfield Hospital