Search Medical Centers

Carpal Tunnel Surgery in Costa Rica

Hospitals and medical centers in Costa Rica performing Carpal Tunnel Surgery.

Cost of Carpal Tunnel Surgery in Costa Rica

Procedure Minimum price Maximum price

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

$US 1,900

$US 2,800

Hospitals and clinics offering Carpal Tunnel Surgery in Costa Rica

Hospital Clinica Biblica

Clinica Biblica Hospital is one of the top medical institutions of Costa Rica. Approximatey 50% of the physicians at the hospital were trained in the USA.


Procedure Prices

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

upon request

Clinica UNIBE

Clinica UNIBE is a full-service private medical center, providing outpatient medical care, cosmetic, orthopedic, urologic, gynecologic, ophthalmic, maxillofacial and general surgery.

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

view all >

Dr. Vladimir Badilla Vargas

Orthopedics, Traumatology


Procedure Prices

Carpal Tunnel Release - One Hand

1,750 US$

Carpal Tunnel Release - Two Hands

2,500 US$

CIMA Hospital

A modern, JCI accredited hospital which provides a full range of diagnostic, emergency, medical and surgical services.

4 listed orthopedics specialists:

view all >

Dr. Federico Orlich

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Jaime Ulloa

Trauma, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine


Procedure Prices

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

upon request

Orthopedic centers in Costa Rica (Page 1 of 1)

About Carpal Tunnel Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Carpel tunnel release surgery?
Carpal tunnel surgery, also known as carpal tunnel release, is a procedure that can help relieve pressure on the median nerve to improve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. This type of surgery involves cutting the tissue around the wrist to alleviate pressure on the median nerve.

How effective is Carpel tunnel release surgery?
According to some medical studies, over 70% people are satisfied with their results, and 90% have no night pain after surgery.

What types of surgery are available?

  • Open release surgery:
    Open release surgery is the traditional procedure used to correct carpal tunnel syndrome.
    The procedure consists of making an incision up to 2 inches in the wrist and then cutting the carpal ligament to enlarge the carpal tunnel.
  • Endoscopic surgery:
    Endoscopic surgery may allow faster recovery and less postoperative discomfort than traditional open release surgery.
    The surgeon makes two incisions in the wrist and palm, inserts a camera attached to a tube, observes the tissue on a screen, and cuts the carpal ligament (the tissue that holds joints together).

Duration of procedure/surgery : Usually takes 10 to 20 minutes.

Days admitted : Usually done on an outpatient basis, so you will not stay at the hospital.

Anesthesia : Generally done under local anesthesia.

Recovery : You may need to wear a splint for several weeks.
Your stitches will be removed 10 to 14 days after surgery.
Physical therapy is recommended after surgery to restore the wrist strength.
Full recovery from carpal tunnel surgery can take months. Some patients may need to adjust job duties or even change jobs in order to aid the recovery and avoid the recurrence of the symptoms.

Risks : The rate of major complications is generally low - around 1% of patients.
Possible major complications include:
- Damage to the median nerve or its branches
- Damage to the ulnar nerve.
- Damage to the artery in the palm of your hand
- Numbness in the palm or fingers
- Incomplete release of the carpal ligament
- Infection
- Finger stiffness
- Continued pain
- Allergic reaction to medication
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Occasionally the wrist may lose strength because the carpal ligament is cut.

Learn more about Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Copyright © 2008 - 2016, All Rights Reserved