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Hernia Ultrasound Scan

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Hernia Ultrasound Scan

 A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall.  In many cases, hernias cause no symptoms or very few symptoms. You may notice a swelling or lump in your tummy (abdomen) or groin that can often be pushed back in or will disappear when you lie down. Coughing or straining may make the lump to re-appear.

 Types of hernias:  

Hernias can occur throughout the body, but most often develop in the areas of your body between your chest and hips.

Some of the more common types of hernia are:

  •  Inguinal hernias  

Inguinal hernias occur when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel pokes through into your groin at the top of your inner thigh.  This is the most common type of hernia and it mainly affects men. It is often associated with ageing and repeated strain on the abdomen.

  • Femoral hernias

Femoral hernias also occur when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel pokes through into your groin at the top of your inner thigh. They are much less common than inguinal hernias and tend to affect more women than men.  Like inguinal hernias, femoral hernias are also associated with ageing and repeated strain on the abdomen.  

  • Umbilical hernias  

Umbilical hernias occur when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel pokes through your abdomen near your belly button (navel).

Other types of hernia that can affect the abdomen:

  • Incisional hernias – these occur when tissue pokes through a surgical wound in your abdomen that has not fully healed.
  • Epigastric hernias – these occur when fatty tissue pokes through your abdomen, between your navel and the lower part of your breastbone (sternum).
  • Spigelian hernias – these occur when part of your bowel pokes through your abdomen at the side of your abdominal muscle, below your navel.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

What is the purpose of this hernia scan?

The hernia ultrasound scan includes evaluation of either:

  • General groin region, inguinal canal
  • Umbilicus
  • Area of abdominal swelling

Reasons for having a hernia ultrasound scan include:

  • Suspecting a hernia
  • Lump in the groin  region
  • Abdominal lump

 

Preparation for the hernia ultrasound scan.

No preparation is necessary for this scan.

 

What should I expect during the hernia ultrasound scan?

Before the scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to lie on the examination couch exposed part of your abdomen. We will put a little gel on your skin and a small ultrasound probe will be used to obtain images of your internal organs.

During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

 

About Ultrasound Scanning

Ultrasound imaging is a medical diagnostic technique where sound waves are being used to image various parts of the body.
Other terms for ultrasound imaging are sonograms, US and sonography.
Ultrasound is widely used these days as it is painless and safe for adults, children and foetuses. There are no side effects such as the ones associated with radiation.
During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces sound waves i.e pulsations that travel through the tissues. Some of the sound waves are being reflected back to the transducer and the computer analyses the returning echoes and produces the image on the screen. It is the same principle as the sonar the navy uses.
Ultrasound is being used to image mostly solid organs such as liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries, muscles and blood vessels and babies in the womb.
It has, however, limited value in organs such as lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon.
Ultrasound images are black and white but colour Doppler is being used to evaluate organ and blood vessel blood flow and this is what the red and blue colours on the screen are.

 

Price: £142.00 (Bi-lateral £199)

 

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-- Consultant Ultrasound Practitioner  Daniela Stan,  MSc Medical Ultrasound.

Specialities: MSK, Breast,  Abdomen, Small Parts, Gynaecology/Obstetrics and Vascular.
Daniela Stan is a London based NHS and Private Consultant Sonographer, with more than 20 years’ experience in Healthcare. She holds a degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davilla, Bucharest, Romania and a Medical Doctor License in Family Medicine. After graduating from the Medical School Program in 1997 ..  Read More

Private ultrasound London 

You are in the right place if you want to book a private scan in London's Harley Street area, in a clinic trusted by local GPs and NHS Consultants alike.
Sonoworld offers private ultrasound scans and other healthcare tests such as blood tests to provide you with an accelerated diagnosis about your health and the health of your baby so that you can continue enjoying your every day without unnecessary worry.

Can I pay for an ultrasound?

Yes, you can pay for an ultrasound scan. Sonoworld offers direct access to private Ultrasound Scans for people with or without private medical insurance.

If you have private medical insurance, your diagnostic scan might be covered. Please confirm with your medical insurance provider before booking your scan.

Why should you have a private scan at Sonoworld, London?

You have been probably referred by your doctor for a diagnostic ultrasound examination but the NHS waiting times are long and you want rapid answers. At Sonoworld you can have a same day scan appointment with instant results to take to your doctor so that you can be back on track as soon as possible.

Sonoworld Diagnostic Services is registered with the CQC and has been trusted by the NHS and private sector since 2012 to provide unparalleled diagnostic services.  Our clients include healthcare professional such as GP’s and consultant radiologists. This is because our patients know that at Sonoworld will get sound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of care. 

These are some of the reasons our clients choose to have a private scan.

Do I need a doctor's referral?

No, you don't need a doctors referral to have an ultrasound at Sonoworld. Most of our patients, in fact, are having a scan while they're waiting for their doctor's appointment.

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Where can I get a scan today?

In most cases, we are able to offer you an appointment on the same day. We are even able to work around your schedule to further reduce the disruption associated with a health appointment.

How much does it cost to have an ultrasound scan in London? 

It is our philosophy that private healthcare and in our case ultrasound imaging should be affordable and available to all of us as our health is the most important thing in this world. This is why our medical and baby scans are competitively priced with no hidden extras.

The cost of our ultrasound scans ranges starting from £149 and are priced per area scanned.

How do i book a scan?

You can book an ultrasound appointment by using our easy to use online diary where you can select the most suitable time and day or by calling us direct on 020 3633 4902.

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Ana Maria Ghita

5 out of 5 stars

I highly recommend SonoWorld. Mrs. Daniela Stan, who performed my pelvic scan, is a professional. Moreover, she really cares for the well-being of her patients. It was a pleasure to meet her.

Cynthia S.

5 out of 5 stars

I had an appointment with Daniela and had a great experience. I was a little nervous but Daniela managed to calm me down with her warm personality, knowledge and professionalism. Everything was...

Laura-Vanessa Kinyera

5 out of 5 stars

I can't recommend Daniela enough! I saw her for scans through two pregnancies, in the first she sadly diagnosed my loss and in the second I saw her a quite a few times for reassurance when things...

Lucy G

5 out of 5 stars

Daniela is a true professional and a very warm, caring and friendly person. So far I have visited Daniela twice for scans first of breast and then of the abdomen. On my last visit she saw that I had...

The Mighty Mo

5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant service and prices! Dr. Stan is professional, reliable and understanding. Could not hope for a better sonographer. Keep up the good work please. All the best.

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