- Easy -
With no sedation, feel free to drive yourself,
or have a companion drive you.
- Quick -
less time, same results
Your entire time at our facility is about an hour,
from walking in the door to walking out.
This shouldn't take up your entire day.
Endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) has been a long established method of treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Tavana has been performing the surgery for over ten years, with over 2,000 patients treated. The surgery has been taken out of the operating room and can now be performed in a procedure room.
Upon arrival, local anesthetic is administered in the forearm and wrist. After a period of about ten minutes, you are taken to the procedure room and a tourniquet placed onto your forearm. A 1cm incision is made at the wrist, with no incision made on the palm.
A sheath and camera are then inserted into the carpal tunnel, and a small blade is used to divide the ligament across the wrist that is restricting the space around your nerve.
A small absorbable stitch is used to close the incision and a soft dressing is applied. The whole process takes about 10 minutes. On average, patients spend about 50 minutes at our facility.