Average Surgery Time

At Crow Valley Surgery Center, the average surgery time, or time in operating room, spans between 30 to 120 minutes, encompassing a diverse range of surgical procedures. This duration is influenced by the complexity and nature of the surgery, with minor interventions taking around 30 minutes and more intricate procedures extending to 120 minutes or more. Our skilled surgical teams at Crow Valley Surgery Center prioritize precision and patient safety in every operation, reflecting advancements in surgical techniques and technology to keep your time in surgery brief and productive. Below you can find some of our most common procedures and average time in surgery/operating times to help plan for your upcoming surgery.

Common Procedures and Average Surgery Time

Carpal Tunnel Release

Average Surgery Time: 30 Minutes

Carpal tunnel surgery, also known as carpel tunnel release and carpal tunnel decompression surgery, is a procedure that cuts the ligament pressing down on a nerve in the wrist, to relieve pinching and numbness in the hand. Symptoms: When you have tingling, numbness, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand from a compressed nerve in the wrist.

Trigger Finger Release

Average Surgery Time: 30 Minutes

Also called tenolysis, is a surgery to open up the space around a finger tendon so it can slide more easily, allowing better bending of the finger. Symptoms: When you have a finger stuck in a bent position that pops or snaps when you try to straighten it.

Total Knee Arthroplasty

Average Surgery Time: 105 Minutes

Knee replacement surgery is performed to resurface a severely damaged knee joint by implanting artificial components to restore function and reduce pain. This is done when knee arthritis causes chronic severe knee pain, swelling, and loss of mobility not helped by other treatments.

Total Hip Arthroplasty

Average Surgery Time: 120 Minutes

Total hip replacement surgery is where both ball and socket portions of the hip joint are replaced with artificial implants to restore function and mobility. This is done when severe hip arthritis limits mobility and causes chronic pain not relieved by other therapies.

Shoulder Arthroscopy with Rotator Cuff Repair

Average Surgery Time: 90 Minutes

Shoulder Arthroscopy with Rotator Cuff Repair is a surgical procedure to reattach shoulder tendons to the bone using small anchors after viewing the damage with a camera inserted into the shoulder joint. This is done when you have a complete rotator cuff tendon tear causing shoulder pain and loss of shoulder function.

Knee Arthroscopy

Average Surgery Time: 45 Minutes

A knee arthroscopy is a surgery where a tiny camera is inserted into the knee joint to diagnose and treat knee problems through small incisions. This is done when you need to diagnose knee pain, remove loose bodies or torn meniscus cartilage, or repair ligaments in the knee joint.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair (ACL)

Average Surgery Time: 120 Minutes

ACL repair is a surgery to replace a torn knee ligament with a tissue graft to restore stability and function. This is needed when a torn ACL causes knee instability, “giving out” sensations, and limits ability to pivot during sports.

Hammertoe Correction

Average Surgery Time: 45 Minutes

Hammertoe correction is a surgical procedure to release contracted toe muscles and allow straightening of the curled toe. This is done when a toe that is bent upwards at the middle joint causes irritation, corns, calluses, pain or difficulty finding shoes that fit.


Average Surgery Time: 45 Minutes

Bunion surgery is done to reduce the pain and correct the deformity caused by a bunion. A bunion (hallux valgus) is an enlargement of the bone or tissue around a joint at the base of the big toe or at the base of the little toe.

Hardware Removal Surgery

Average Surgery Time: 45 Minutes

Hardware removal surgery removes plates, pins or wires used to hold broken bones in place after they have healed. This is done when plates, pins or wires are put in to heal broken bones but now cause pain, infection or limitation of movement.

All times are approximate and may vary on a case-by-case basis. The average times are in the operation room and do not include an average of 60-90 minutes in pre-op and 60 minutes post-op. Some procedures require overnight stays that will be discussed with your doctor prior to your surgery date.