Due to the COVID pandemic, the NHS is currently facing a large backlog of patients. This means the wait times for appointments could be longer than usual. Here at HealthHarmonie, we are meeting and exceeding the current government RTT (referral to treatment) of 18 weeks. As a result, after receiving a referral from your GP you could be seen in a matter of weeks with us rather than waiting months. We are currently performing hand surgery within 18 weeks following your GP’s referral.
What do we do? We currently treat Carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a numb, sometimes painful tingling within your fingers which is due to swelling on your carpal tunnel which is applying pressure to a nerve. Carpal tunnel syndrome is treated through minor surgery to the affected area. The carpal tunnel surgery procedure consists of you receiving local anaesthetic which means you will return home the same day as the operation is performed. The local anaesthetic will numb both the hand and wrist to remove any feeling from this area. You will be lay down in a comfortable position and once the anaesthetic has taken effect the surgery will commence. The surgery will take around 30 minutes to complete. The purpose of the surgery is to relieve the median nerve from any pressure and alleviate symptoms. Once complete the anaesthetic may take a few hours to wear off so it is important to be aware of your surroundings in order to protect your hand from being hit or injured. Our surgical procedures are completed and performed by our two specialist’s Dr Srinivas, who is the leading consultant for Birmingham University Hospital and Mr Morgan, who has over 30 years of medical experience, so you are guaranteed to receive the best professional care possible.
Our clinics We currently operate within Doncaster and Stoke & North Staffordshire. Our clinics are community based to allow you to be seen locally instead of having to visit a hospital. These clinics are easily accessible, offering free car parking for your convenience. To access our hand surgery services please contact your GP. If you have any questions regarding hand surgery appointments, please do not hesitate to get in touch via our ‘contact us’ page.