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Ganglion Excision Surgery

Also known as: Ganglion cyst removal surgery, Ganglion cyst surgery

Ganglion excision is a surgery to remove a ganglion. A ganglion is a mass or lump that forms on or in the body, which causes pain, discomfort, or other problems.


How much does Ganglion Excision Surgery cost?

Surgical Time

30 mins


From £3500

Day Case



Local anaesthetic

Time off work

2 week

Time before showering

10 days


Why Choose Kliniken for Ganglion Excision Surgery

Discuss your needs

Discuss your needs

Generous hour long consultations to discuss your needs

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Innovative approach

Innovative approach

Natural and innovative approach to treatments

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Helps you rest and recuperate

Helps you rest and recuperate

Country side and clean air helps you rest and recuperate

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Same clinician

Same clinician

Same clinician assigned to your from start to finish of the process

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Attentive care

Attentive care

Personalised and attentive care throughout the surgery

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Privacy and Discretion

Privacy and Discretion

Privacy and discretion of our clients is paramount

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to our frequently asked questions

Patients can typically have Ganglion Excision Surgery performed and go home the same day.

Patients have the procedure under local anaesthetic.  

An incision is made near or directly above the swelling. This allows for the ganglion capsule to be tracked to the joint, where they arise from and freed.

The skin is closed with non-dissolving stitches and the hand dressed to protect the wound, but free enough to use when absolutely needed.

Patients with swellings (ganglion) in the hand, typically the back of the wrist. 

There may be associated discomfort with it but typically, there are no problems with the hand despite the swelling. 

Some patients may get nerve pain if the swellings are directly under a nerve, but this tends to be a problem.


When patients come in to the clinic, our UK-trained plastic surgeon makes a full assessment of the patient.

This includes any relevant history, including reasons for surgery and a thorough examination including both hands.

Part of this process is explaining to the patients what can be done, why, and what to expect, based on each patients’ anatomy and suitability for surgery.

The swelling will have been removed as a result of surgery, so the area will be flatter than before.  

However, there will be a degree of swelling due to the operation and the local anaesthetic injection which will settle. 

Immediately after surgery, each patient is seen by the senior physiotherapist who specialises in hand surgery, where the patients are given advice for what to look out for, what to expect and what can be done including exercise to help with rehabilitation.  

Patients can contact their team if they have any questions. Patients are seen 10 days after surgery when the wounds are checked and stitches removed. 

The same physiotherapist will go through the exercises to help with rehabilitation after surgery. 

Some patients may have used a big book to knock out the fluid. 

Other methods that may have been used including the use of steroids injections or aspiration, where the fluid is drawn out. Alternatives include using ultrasound to create multiple holes.

However, these methods tend to have quite a high recurrence rate, meaning the swelling can come back.


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