Find Relief from Hand Pain

Carpal Tunnel Release

at Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center

Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal Tunnel Release at Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center (RASC)

Dealing with constant tingling, numbness, or pain in your hand and fingers can be frustrating. Often, these symptoms point to a common condition known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This condition occurs when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm into the palm of your hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. At Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center, we partner with your personal physician to perform Carpal Tunnel Release, a straightforward outpatient procedure that can provide significant relief.

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Release and the Procedure

Carpal Tunnel Release

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Release and the Procedure


Carpal Tunnel Release surgery aims to relieve the pressure on the median nerve in the wrist, which is responsible for symptoms of pain, numbness, and weakness in the hand.


The procedure involves severing the transverse carpal ligament to reduce the constriction on the median nerve, thereby easing symptoms.


Performed under local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia this surgery allows you to remain awake without feeling pain, and it boasts a high success rate with typically quick postoperative recovery.


Your Personalized Plan


In Expert Hands


Smooth and Swift Recovery

Before your procedure, you'll meet with your doctor to discuss the details of the surgery and undergo a pre-operative evaluation to ensure the best approach for your condition. Your doctor will coordinate with our team at RASC to schedule your surgery. We'll provide you with instructions on how to prepare, including any adjustments to your medications and what time to stop eating and drinking the night before. Also, you'll need to arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you overnight after the procedure.

On the day of your surgery, you can expect to be in and out of the surgery center on the same day. Your own doctor, supported by our experienced RASC surgical team, will perform the Carpal Tunnel Release. The procedure typically takes less than an hour, and you'll be able to rest in the comfort of your home shortly after.

Post-surgery, you'll likely experience immediate relief from the numbness and tingling. Any discomfort or swelling can be managed with medication and wrist supports. We'll give you detailed aftercare instructions and your doctor will arrange follow-up visits to monitor your healing process and removal of any stitches. You might be advised to limit the use of your hand for a short period and may benefit from physical therapy exercises to regain strength and flexibility.

Meet some of the physicians that perform Carpal Tunnel Release at Rockford Ambulatory Service Center

Why Choose RASC for Your Carpal Tunnel Release?

Economic Choice

At RASC, we believe that quality healthcare should be affordable. Our facility is designed to offer the same high-quality care as hospitals but at a more economical cost.

Decompression Peripheral Nerve Outpatient Comparison*

RASCHospital Average*SavingsSavings as %
Hospital Average*$32,687.00
Savings as %85%


Your procedure will be performed by the surgeon you trust in our modern surgical center, ensuring continuity of care from consultation to recovery.

Experienced Teams

Our surgical staff are specialists in outpatient procedures, ensuring that you receive expert care in a welcoming environment.

State-of-the-Art Facility

RASC is equipped with the latest in medical technology, providing you with the highest standard of care.


We understand your time is valuable. Our efficient scheduling and streamlined processes mean you spend less time waiting and more time recovering in the comfort of your home.

*Cost data obtained from the Illinois Hospital Report Card and Consumers Guide to Health Care. See Averages based on billed charges for procedures performed on an outpatient basis at local Rockford area hospitals. The out-of-pocket amount is dependent on your health plan’s coinsurance amount.

Please note: The cost comparison table presented is a simplified overview designed for general informational purposes. It consolidates various specific procedures under broader procedural categories. For instance, the term "Lens Procedure" encompasses both cataract surgeries and other lens-related outpatient procedures, among others. This consolidation is made to streamline the presentation of information and may not reflect the full detail or scope of individual procedures.