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Private orthopaedic shoulder surgery: arthroscopic subacromial decompression

World-class consultant doctors

Minimal waiting times: fast access to the care you need

Specialist appointments from £200*

Private orthopaedic shoulder surgery: arthroscopic subacromial decompression surgery

World-class consultants

Fast access to care

Appointments from £200*

Minimal waiting times and expert orthopaedic treatment at
Highgate Private Hospital

Arthroscopic subacromial decompression (also known as ‘acromioplasty’) is an operation on your shoulder which treats a condition called ‘shoulder impingement’, where you feel pain when you raise your arm. It’s usually done through keyhole surgery (arthroscopy).

Shoulder impingement is a common type of shoulder pain caused by damage to the ‘rotator cuff’ a group of muscles which surround and support your shoulder. The tendons for these muscles lie in a narrow space between the top of your arm bone and the bone at the top of your shoulder blade. Shoulder impingement is the name given to the pain you feel if the tendons within this space become damaged. The damage may be due to a number of causes, perhaps acting together. These may include: the shape of the bone at the top of your shoulder blade (the acromion), your tendons becoming swollen or torn from overuse (for instance, doing sports) or ‘wear and tear’ as you get older, getting bony growths (spurs) on the acromion as you get older.

Here at Highgate Private Hospital, we have a team of consultant orthopaedic surgeons who are experts in arthroscopic subacromial decompression surgery (ASD). If you need surgery you can make an appointment to meet with one of our consultant surgeons. They will examine you and discuss the various treatment options available to you. If you do decide to go ahead with surgery, they’ll explain how to prepare for your procedure and will discuss with you what will happen before, during and after your procedure, and any pain you might have. Please note that terms and conditions apply.

We offer an all-inclusive self-pay packages for arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) surgery including:

  • arthroscopic subacrominal decompression surgery from £3,771
  • arthroscopic subacrominal decompression surgery with excision of distal clavicle starting from £4,115.

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You can choose to pay for the treatment you have with us with consultations from £200.

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