Private Hernia Ultrasound
Hernia Ultrasound Scans are a routine procedure often requested by doctors to firstly identify a hernia in the region of interest and secondly, identify the contents protruding through the hernia.
Performed by Specialist Doctors provides you with a uniquely tailored assessment that will help identify concerns early. Gain peace of mind with Same-Day Results & feel confident in the care you receive.
All Fees Inclusive
Your Ultrasound Checks For
All Fees Inclusive
One-to-One Specialist Doctor Appointment
Feel confident in the care you receive. Our specialists can interpret your scan and provide comprehensive advice if necessary.
No Referral Required
You do not require a referral before booking an appointment with our clinic — giving you back complete control of your health.
We aim to provide results to you on the day of your visit. Our specialists will explain their findings during your ultrasound examination.
Full Digital Report
Following your appointment, a complete digital report of your Ultrasound examination will be emailed to you directly and securely.
High-Res Digital Images
In addition to the report, images of your scan will be sent for you to share with a healthcare specialist of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
An abdominal wall hernia is when an organ or body tissue squeezes through a weak spot in the wall of the abdomen, often causing a lump which you can feel and may come and go.
Hernias can occur in a number of different places throughout the abdomen, particularly if you have had previous surgery (an incisional hernia).
Groin hernias are up to 10 times more common in men, and this is when the internal body fat or part of the bowel can pass through a weak spot into the inguinal canal – a pathways for structures pass from the abdomen to the genitalia.
The most common types of hernia are:
- Inguinal (inner groin)
- Incisional (at the site of previous surgery)
- Femoral (outer groin)
- Umbilical (belly button)
Hernias can occasionally cause pain or discomfort and often the lump you feel comes and goes, particularly when you strain or cough but can also get stuck – known as an incarcerated hernia – where tissues get trapped in the outpouching and are at risk of dying.
Most people are able to live with hernias without any problems. However, hernias can become larger and cause a medical emergency if tissue becomes trapped in the outpouching, which causes it to lose its blood supply and dies.
This needs immediate medical attention and can require emergency surgery to free the hernia and ensure there is no lasting damage to the trapped organs or tissues.
Ultrasound scans are a routine procedure often requested by doctors to firstly identify a hernia in the region of interest and secondly, identify the contents protruding through the hernia.
As hernias penetrate into the superficial abdomen, ultrasound imaging is an ideal method to take detailed images and accurate measurements of the size of the hernia.
There is also the added benefit of being able to perform a dynamic ultrasound examination, ensuring that we can assess the contents of a hernia and look for motion of the protrusion by asking you to either move or to take a deep breath and hold it.
All this involves is an ultrasound scan of your tummy area, like a scan a pregnant woman receives at the site of the lump you have been feeling.
It is important you specify the single area where you are feeling the lump to ensure the best possibility to identify a hernia.
After the doctor or specialist gives you a chance to ask any questions you have, you simply lift up your top to expose your stomach.
The specialist applies a clear gel onto your skin and moves a handheld scanner over the area. Images from the scanner are projected on a screen, and, from here, the specialist can see the hernia, identify the contents and measure the size of a hernia if present.
If there’s a small hernia, this is unlikely to be causing much symptoms but you can be reassured that there is nothing to worry about. If the hernia is larger or contains important organs like the intestines, you will be advised to see a medical professional to see if surgery is an option that may be of benefit.
No significant preparation is required for this test.
There is no particular type of care required after a Hernia Ultrasound. You may resume your regular diet and daily activities unless your doctor advises you differently.
There are no confirmed adverse biological effects on patients or instrument operators caused by exposures to ultrasound at the intensity levels used in diagnostic ultrasound.
But depending on your particular results, the doctor may give you additional or alternative instructions after the procedure.
Many of our patients are concerned that if they come to us for an ultrasound, they won’t be able to go back to public health. That simply is not the case.
Our goal is to give you answers as quickly as possible and get you on the right treatment path fast – no strings attached.
When you come to us, you will be seen by a qualified specialist who can determine if your situation is serious or not that same day.
We don’t want you to wait weeks on end for an appointment because every minute counts when it comes to something as important as your health.
If your situation is serious, our specialist will write to your doctor on the NHS advising them that you need an urgent appointment.
Registered & Regulated
Our team are fully registered and regulated for practice in the United Kingdom. Our patients should expect nothing less.
Team of Specialists
The team at Harley Street Ultrasound Group is made up of specialist consultants you can rely upon. They are among the best in the industry.
This is backed up with a full range of qualifications and accreditations. All of our specialists are fully registered with all applicable medical regulatory bodies.
What Our Patients Say About Their Experience
We are committed to providing a high standard of care to our patients. Take a look at some of the incredible responses we have received.
Inga was fantastic, such a charming lady – she made us feel very welcome and her service was equivalent to what is found in a 5* hotel. Very happy with my visit, Dr and staff both knowledgable and professional – the way it should be.
14th May 2022
I met Dr Ayman today after booking in for a ultrasound following some concerns which I had. He checked me throughly and explained to me each step what he was doing and his findings. Following the scan he advised me that I had nothing to worry about – I left the clinic feeling very reassured and stress free. Not only is he a great Dr, he is a fantastic man – he kept my 4 year old daughter entertained whilst he was doing his work. I would recommend Dr Ayman and his practice for sure!
14th May 2022
Easy to book, attentive welcome, the doctor explained everything slowly, carefully and made sure I understood what was going on. Highly recommend
13th May 2022
Very efficient process and very friendly and welcoming doctor performing the examination. Polite, friendly and reassuring.
13th May 2022
Staff were kind, caring, sympathetic and professional. All my interactions were positive and I have never felt so listened to and supported in a medical setting before.
11th May 2022
Right from the moment I arrived, the service was fantastic. I was met by a friendly and reassuring staff member who explained everything clearly and carefully to me. I was given a choice about how to approach my scan, and I felt safe and respected at all times. My scan was carried out with great care, kindness and professionalism. I left feeling like a weight of worry had been lifted, with instant results to take away with me and the reassurance I would have been waiting weeks for on the NHS. Worth every penny!
11th May 2022
Very professional and thorough . + Quick results. Very informative and helpful.
8th May 2022
The staff at Harley street ultrasound group were very kind and explained the process from start to finish. The staff ensured everything ran smoothly and I was seen quickly and efficiently. Would definitely recommend their services!
5th May 2022
I was made to feel welcome and comfortable for my scan Very friendly and professional.
29th April 2022
Incredible service , we arrived very early so did have to wait but at our appointment time we were taken upstairs to a second waiting room and seen shortly after. Very helpful staff and a seamless experience with an incredibly knowledgable doctor . Could not have asked for a better appointment.
25th April 2022
The booking process was so easy and straight forward- I really appreciated that. When I met the Consultant radiologist I found him to be professional, thorough, knowledgeable, friendly and I felt I was getting excellent care.
23rd April 2022
Great service! Appointment available on the same day and very smooth process. Thank you!
22nd April 2022
On time, easy to book. Great service Professional and kept me informed of what would happen. I Would definitely recommend the clinic to family & friends.
22nd April 2022
The clinic is very comfortable and clean, the waiting time short, the personnel friendly and, last but not least, the doctor performed a thorough examination and a comprehensive explanations of the results.
21st April 2022
The doctor I saw was absolutely amazing and made me feel at ease. It was an amazing experience and I will be sticking with Harley street for my gynaecology.
18th April 2022
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