From £4,775
01483 227800
Overall rating Good
Shoulder Decompression - Key Hole Surgery Fees
Initial consultation from £250
Treatment £4,525
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £4,525
Guide price £4,775
 What does guide price mean?

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.

Contact our Woking Hospital today:

Fill in the form below, or give us a call.

Thank you

A member of the team will respond to you soon.

To continue to receive communications from Nuffield Health about our exclusive offers, products and services, then please tell us how you'd like to be contacted by ticking the relevant boxes below:

On occasion Nuffield Health may contact you with pertinent service information in regards to services we provide. Note that you can either amend or withdraw your consent at any time.

For information about where your personal data may be processed, how it may be processed and for details of our Data Protection Officer, please see our Privacy Policy.

Woking Hospital

Shores Road, Woking, GU21 4BY

01483 227800 01483 227830 (fax)
Switchboard 01483 227800
Enquiries 01483 227800
Victoria Wing - Fertility Department 01483 342550
Hospital Ward (Patients) 01483 378253
Physio Department 03450454845
Cardiology 01483 378257

The space between the top of your upper arm and the small bone attached to the top of your shoulder is called the acromial space. Sometimes repetitive overhead activities such as golf or reaching overhead cause swelling or irritation in this area. If conservative treatment for pain in your acromial area is not successful your consultant may recommend subacromial decompression.

What happens during subacromial decompression?

Subacromial decompression surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic and usually takes about one hour. Most surgeons perform this procedure arthroscopically (key hole surgery).

Your surgeon will make several small incisions (cuts) around your shoulder area. A miniature telescope is inserted into the joint area providing full view via a monitor. Other surgical instruments are inserted to clean the area and repair any damaged tendons. Any wounds will be closed using stitches or steri-strips.

After subacromial decompression

Most patients are able to go home once the effects of general anaesthetic have worn off. Please be sure and arrange for someone to drive you home as you will not be able to drive until released to do so by your surgeon.

You will be given medication to help control any pain. Continue to take your medication as prescribed. Icing your shoulder may help ease any discomfort.

Your arm may be in a sling. This can usually be discarded 1-2 weeks after surgery. Physiotherapy will help you strengthen your shoulder muscles and increase range of motion.

It can take 6-9 months to fully recover from subacromial decompression. Be sure and discuss any return to work with your consultant.

Most people make a good recovery from subacromial decompression. As with any surgery there can be complications:

Specific complications of subacromial decompression may include:

  • Persistent stiffness or pain
  • Damage to shoulder blade or joint
  • Nerve damage
  • Fracture following surgery (rare)