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Knee arthroscopy - Keyhole surgery to remove damaged cartilage Total cost £3365
  Consultant fees Hospital fees
Initial consultation £180 No charge
Pre-assessment Included Included
Main treatment Included Included
Post-discharge care Included Included
Subtotals £180 guide price £3185 guaranteed price
Total £3365

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 - Keyhole surgery in Tunbridge Wells Total cost £3565
  Consultant fees Hospital fees
Initial consultation £180 No charge
Pre-assessment Included Included
Main treatment Included Included
Post-discharge care Included Included
Subtotals £180 guide price £3385 guaranteed price
Total £3565

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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Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UL

01892 531111
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Why chose Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital for your knee arthroscopy?

Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital has been at the forefront of private healthcare in Kent since opening in 1968. An area we specialise in is orthopaedics, with our state-of-the-art operating theatres and modern facilities. Our expert knee surgeons excel in lower limb diagnostic surgery, including knee arthroscopy. Our consultants are renowned for their impressive joint diagnosis accuracy and repair.

As a knee arthroscopy patient with us, you will receive rapid access to treatment and any scans, as well as benefiting from the care of our matron-led nursing team. Lastly there is our exclusive Recovery Plus programme at your local Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Fitness & Wellbeing Gym, designed to accelerate your full recovery.

If you want to find out more about private knee arthroscopy surgery in Tunbridge Wells, why not come along to one of our free orthopaedic open events?

What happens during a knee arthroscopy?

  • Knee arthroscopy is performed under general anaesthetic
  • The operation normally takes between 1/2 an hour and 3/4 of an hour
  • Your orthopaedic surgeon in Tunbridge Wells 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 our 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 recovery 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 is a small chance 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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