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Knee arthroscopy - Keyhole surgery to remove damaged cartilage Total cost £3340
  Consultant fees Hospital fees
Initial consultation £150 No charge
Pre-assessment Included Included
Main treatment Included Included
Post-discharge care Included Included
Subtotals £150 guide price £3190 guaranteed price
Total £3340

The price displayed for your initial consultation is a guideline only as consultant fees vary according to their own individual fee schedules. The price displayed above however for pre-assessment, main treatment and post-discharge care is guaranteed and inclusive of all costs.

I have private medical insurance

Paying for yourself

Knee arthroscopy in Glasgow - Keyhole surgery Total cost £3615
  Consultant fees Hospital fees
Initial consultation £150 No charge
Pre-assessment Included Included
Main treatment Included Included
Post-discharge care Included Included
Subtotals £150 guide price £3465 guaranteed price
Total £3615

The price displayed for your initial consultation is a guideline only as consultant fees vary according to their own individual fee schedules. The price displayed above however for pre-assessment, main treatment and post-discharge care is guaranteed and inclusive of all costs.

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Why choose Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital for your knee arthroscopy surgery?

At Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital our leading team for orthopaedic surgeons offer a fast diagnosis and solution to any pre-existing knee problems via a knee arthroscopy. Our knee consultants are renowned for their impressive joint diagnosis accuracy and repair, as well as providing patients with a relaxing, effective and professional private service.

We are extremely proud of our high patient satisfaction scores, with every member of medical team contributing to an exceptional hospital experience. Our matron-led nursing team are on hand to offer our consultants with efficient support, whilst providing patients with the primary care and attention they need.

By choosing to go private at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital you can rest assured that you are in the best possible hands. Even though knee arthroscopies are performed with minimal invasion, you will still be required to rest in hospital after treatment. Every patient in Glasgow is given their own private in-patient room featuring a TV, radio, unlimited Wi-Fi and large en-suite bathroom to recover post-surgery.

Recovery Plus Programme

As a knee arthroscopy patient, you will be eligible for our exclusive Recovery Plus programme, designed to aid your rehabilitation following surgery at our Glasgow Hospital.

This unique programme is available both in-house or at one of our sister gyms and enables you to partake in physiotherapy sessions to regain movement and strength in your knee joint and encourage a full and thorough recovery.

We have a number of amazing gyms in town on Finnieston Street, as well as in nearby East Kilbride and Giffnock.

How to book a consultation at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital

If you are suffering from knee pain and want to discuss your treatment options with one of our orthopaedic consultants in Glasgow, you will need to book a private consultation via our dedicated enquiry team on 01413 349 441.

Please let the enquiry handler know if you have had any recent X-rays or scans when booking your consultation, as there will be additional charges for any diagnostic imaging needed.

What happens during a knee arthroscopy?

  • Knee arthroscopy is usually performed under general anaesthetic
  • A knee arthroscopy operation normally takes between 1/2 an hour and 3/4 of an hour
  • Your surgeon in Glasgow will make 2 or 3 small incisions and then insert a tiny camera to examine the inside of your knee joint
  • Your surgeon will wash out any loose material caused by wear of the joint surfaces
  • It is usually possible for your surgeon to trim or repair a torn cartilage without needing to make a larger cut.

After your keyhole knee operation

  • Once your operation is over, you’ll be taken to the recovery room where you will come around from the anaesthetic
  • Your wounds, blood pressure and pulse will be carefully monitored
  • Most patients are able to go home the same day as the operation
  • You won’t be able to drive, so you will need someone to come and take you home from the hospital once you have been discharged. Alternatively, ask reception to book a taxi.

How soon will I recover from knee arthroscopy?

  • Depending on the level of repair carried out the arthroscopy procedure generally causes very little tissue damage
  • Most patients recover quickly
  • Your knee will be swollen and sore for the first week following your arthroscopy
  • Most patients return to normal activity levels within 2 - 3 weeks
  • Please discuss any concerns regarding your recovery with your knee surgeon.

Most people make a good recovery and return to normal activities following knee arthroscopy. However as with any surgery there can be complications:

  • Damage to the nerves around the knee
  • Developing a lump under the wounds
  • Severe pain, stiffness and loss of use of the knee.

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