Test / Diagnostic Procedure: Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound (gastrointestinal)

Ultrasound is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure used to diagnose gastrointestinal issues. It is carried out in an outpatient setting usually with a consultant radiologist with a clinical member of team to assist during the appointment.

To book offline, call our Digestive Health centre directly on: 020 3653 2009

Enquiries: bookings.digestivehealth@onewelbeck.com

Why might I need an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic service used to help our consultants diagnose patients with various gastrointestinal issues. Ultrasound would be an appropriate test for anyone with:

  • Generalised abdominal discomfort and pain
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal blood test or liver function tests

An ultrasound can also be used to check up on previous findings such as cysts, gallstones, polyps, and kidney stones, as well as tumours and cancers.

The test can also be used for:

  • Scan for hernias and groin pain
  • Scan of testes
  • Scan of kidneys, urethra and bladder
  • as part of a general health check-up

What does a typical ultrasound appointment involve?

Patients will be prepared by one of the clinical team to be positioned on the clinical couch. A dressing cover will be provided to maintain dignity of the patient and protect clothing. Only the body part required for scanning will be exposed.

If you are having an abdominal ultrasound, you will have needed to fast for 6 hours prior to your appointment. If you are having a pelvic ultrasound, you will need to have a full bladder for your appointment.

What are the benefits of an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is quick and non-invasive, and it can provide either a diagnosis or give indication for further tests and scans. The full ultrasound report are usually available the same day as your appointment.

How can I book an ultrasound at OneWelbeck Digestive Health?

All patients will need a referral for an ultrasound, either from their GP or another clinician. Ultrasounds are usually covered by private health insurance although you must check this with your provider before booking.

To book an appointment, simply click on the Enquire Now button to fill out a form. Alternatively, please call 020 3653 2009.



Health Insurance

This service or treatment is generally covered by most health insurance policies. You are responsible for checking your insurance policy cover, and you may need a referral letter. Check which insurance companies are covered.


Consultation Required

For this treatment you will need to have a 1-to-1 consultation at OneWelbeck first. To book in with our team of expert clinicians or to find out more about the process contact the relevant centre team.


Self-Pay Available

This treatment is available for self-paying users. If you would like to see more information on pricing visit our pricing and payments page.


Next Day Availability

We usually have next day availability for this service, please call us to check availability.