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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.


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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.

Same-Day Results

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.

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Our team are fully registered and regulated for practice in the United Kingdom. Our patients should expect nothing less. 

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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.

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We provide scan images directly to your smartphone, often on the same day following your appointment. Gain the peace of mind and insight you need, without delay.


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