Aspiration of a Ganglion Cyst

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Ganglion Cyst Assessment and Aspiration at MUMS Clinic

MUMS Private GP – Dr Sri – has a special interest and skill in Dermatology and Minor Surgery and is qualified to deal with the aspiration of ganglion cysts. Dr Sri works on Fridays and offers this service.

  • The cost of the consultation is £100.00
  • The cost of the aspiration is £150.00

You do not need a referral from your GP to access services at MUMS. There are no waiting times at MUMS.

Ganglion cysts are small fluid filled swellings that usually develop over a joint or tendon. The cyst can range from the size of a pea to that of a golf ball. These cysts are benign and not dangerous. They appear and disappear on their own and can cause discomfort, decrease in range of movement of the joint and stiffness. They can be caused by trauma (injury), arthritis or repetitive strain injury.

Treatment is usually only recommended if the cyst causes pain or affects the range of movement of the joint.


Aspiration is often the first treatment option offered for ganglion cysts as it is less invasive than surgery. Aspiration is draining fluid out of the cyst with a needle and syringe. The cyst over the cyst is made numb with a local anaesthetic injection. A small needle is used to aspirate the fluid out of the cyst.

This is immediately effective although it does not remove the root of the cyst.

This means that the cyst can redevelop, and further aspiration may be required.

The area can be injected with a dose of steroid injection to help prevent the ganglion returning. There is no clear evidence this reduces the risk of the cyst returning. Aspiration is a simple and minimally painful procedure.

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Ganglion Cyst Consultation Assessment £100
Aspiration of Ganglion Cyst £150