Carpal Tunnel Surgery in Houston, TX
The causes of carpal tunnel syndrome are numerous and varied, but the symptoms are unmistakable. If you’re experiencing numbness, pain, tingling, or weakness in one or both hands, you may indeed have carpal tunnel syndrome and can be assured that you are in good hands at Premier Plastic Surgery. Dr. Christopher Hankins performs endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery on men and women in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson and the surrounding areas of South Houston.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The median nerve runs down the entire length of your arm, entering a place in your wrist known as the carpal tunnel, finally ending in your hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to the pain, numbness, weakness or tingling feeling in your hand, caused by too much pressure on the median nerve, which is often caused from swelling due to inflammation. The carpal tunnel is lined by bones on three sides and by a stiff non-yielding sheet of dense ligamentous tissue known as the transverse carpal ligament. There are also many other contributing factors that can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, and doctors are frequently unable to pinpoint a single cause. However, the common mechanism of carpal tunnel syndrome is increased pressure on the median nerve resulting in an embarrassment of blood flow to the nerve, accounting for the symptoms of numbness and tingling.
About Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Carpal tunnel surgery is performed to release the ligament at the wrist in order to reduce the amount of pressure on the median nerve. Carpal tunnel surgery is the most commonly performed hand surgical procedure in the U.S.
Dr. Hankins offer the Instratek (TM) two portal endoscopic carpal tunnel procedure surgery. Dr. Hankins is the author of the landmark paper published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal citing the benefits of the endoscopic surgical approach to carpal tunnel treatment over the open technique.
While some practitioners espouse the virtues of having “no stitches”, Dr. Hankins, in the course of his experience, has learned that the addition of a single stitch to the proximal incision resulted in a vastly improved scar. Dr. Hankins believes that the benefits of having a single stitch are well worth it, as its removal is painless, does not require an additional office visit, and does not leave a stitch mark. This is important to Dr. Hankins as he is a plastic surgeon. He says, “To a plastic surgeon, the quality of the scars is everything.”
Benefits of Carpal Tunnel Surgery at Premier Plastic Surgery
Some of the advantages of the Instratek two portal endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release include:
- It is minimally invasive
- Takes less than 10 minutes
- Same-day procedure
- Fast recovery
- 99% plus success rate
How much does carpal tunnel surgery cost? Premier Plastic Surgery proudly offers financing options for our patients – call our office for pricing information.
You probably use your hands hundreds of times each day without even a thought. Unfortunately, this is not so easy if you suffer from carpal tunnel. Even simple tasks can take longer or become impossible to perform. To find out if carpal tunnel surgery may help you, contact Premier Plastic Surgery today and schedule your free consultation. We serve the residents of Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson and the neighboring areas of South Houston.