Ganglion Cyst Surgery in Sydney by Dr Kernohan
- Do you have a visible lump at the level of the wrist or hand?
- Experiencing discomfort due to ganglions regularly?
- Suffering due to a loss of mobility caused by a ganglion?
Dr Michael Kernohan in Sydney offers surgical relief for Ganglions; a fluid-filled cyst commonly located in the wrist and hand as a result of overuse syndrome. They usually arise adjacent to joints or synovial lined tendons, and first appear as a swelling under the skin.
A ganglion is often a result of an overuse syndrome, may be related to arthritis or following a hand injury.
In mild cases, especially if hand function is not affected, only observation is needed. For more severe cases, various treatment options are available in order to straighten the finger(s). These options may include needles or open surgery.
Surgery Costs & fees – How much is Ganglion Surgery?
At your initial consultation, you will be given a detailed quote for your chosen procedure. This will include a Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, and the theatre/hospital fees.
Dr Kernohan’s team will provide you a customised fee for your surgery depending on the type of procedure, hospital and how long you want to stay in hospital.
An approximate fee range for your ganglion surgery can be provided over the phone when you speak to a Patient Care Advisor. We also provide information on different methods of payment.
Find out more about Ganglion Prices and Consultation Fees.
For patients considering surgery, Dr Kernohan will conduct a personalised and thorough consultation, allowing you to feel comfortable and well-informed about the procedure.
Risks and Complications of Ganglion Surgery
Every surgery has some risks and possible complications.
Dr Kernohan will cover the potential risks and complications during your consultation as part of your informed consent. He will also explain the measures he will take in order to reduce your risks as much as possible.
For more information about risks of surgery and possible complications.
Things you can do to minimise your risks and complications of surgery
- Read all your surgical documents and follow instructions of your surgeon precisely – rest & Allow time to heal, wear your compression garments as instructed, avoid removing your own bandages or touching at the incision site until it has healed properly.
- Do NOT Smoke at all during the surgical journey – especially critical in the periods before and after surgery
- Be accurate and upfront about ALL your medications, supplements and vitamins that you are currently taking – Tell both Dr Kernohan and your anaesthetist
- When providing your medical history give specific details about ANY past difficulties you have had with surgery, anaesthesia, hospital visits or healing
- Thorough pre-washing of your own body prior to surgery can reduce skin bacteria and risk of infection.
- Successful surgical outcomes are the result of a number of considerations – realistic surgical goals, realistic patient expectations, and a good knowledge and understanding of possible risks and complications.
Further Reading – Medical References about Ganglion procedures
- Orthopedic Reviews- Surgery for Wrist Ganglia: One-Hundred and Twenty-Two Patients Reviewed 8 Years After Operation
- AAOS- Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist and Hand
- Orthopedic Surgery- What is the role of surgery in the treatment of ganglion cyst?
Dr Michael Kernohan – Specialist Plastic Surgeon in Sydney NSW
Dr Michael Kernohan is a Sydney Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon providing a wide range of services from skin cancer to cosmetic surgery for the face, nose, breast and body.
He also offers complex reconstructive procedures following trauma and a range of cancer treatments using the most innovative and up-to-date treatment options.
Dr Kernohan is able to care for both public and private patients and currently has appointments in five Sydney hospitals and has an additional leadership role as Director of Surgical Specialities.
His main clinic is located in Campbelltown and he has 4 other locations – Bowral, Liverpool, Surry Hills (city) and Gregory Hills opening in late May – servicing patients in Sydney Southwest and Southern Highlands.