A ganglion is an abnormal lump that develops underneath the skin. The majority of ganglions form near the wrist joint, though they may also appear on the foot or ankle. Ganglions contain a thick fluid, called synovial fluid, which cushions and lubricates joints and tendons during movement. Ganglion cysts often cause no symptoms so they may be left untreated.
However, if a ganglion cyst causes pain or discomfort, restricts movement, and affects your quality of life, then they can be successfully treated by excision (cutting the cyst out during surgery). Undertaken by our world-class experts, the operation is short and usually takes between a quarter of an hour and half an hour. A surgeon will make a small incision at the site of the ganglion and gently prize the ganglion from the nearby tendons, nerves and blood vessels. The ganglion is then removed. Most people can go home on the day of ganglion surgery.
Highgate’s expert team will provide support as you recover and arrange follow-up to assess your progress. If you have a ganglion that is causing you pain and you’d like a quick and effective solution, explore the high-quality treatment on offer at Highgate Hospital.
We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for ganglion excision, with prices starting from £2,696 (T&Cs apply). For more information and eligibility criteria, speak to one of our self-pay advisors by calling 020 3918 9463.