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Private MRI scan in UK - anyone?

Postby NeverEnds » 17 May 2013, 10:44

Hi,
I am 3 months along from my 2nd Fistulotomy ('laying open') of what was meant to be a simple, superficial anal fistula. I had this done both times in the UK on the NHS with the same colorectal surgeon.
Apparently there's a 1/5 chance of a recurrence with simple fistulas, so I fall into the "unlucky" camp having had it recur. The first surgery was done about 1 year 3 months prior to the recent second op.
My research suggests recurrence is usually because the surgeon 'missed' part of the tract during the 'laying open' operation, so with one recurrence already under my belt, I'm not at all confident this second op will be the end to this and fear he's missed something this time as well. I seriously do not want to spend waste another year hoping I've healed, only to discover it starts all over again.
More research suggests it's advisable to get an MRI if there's a recurrence, to make sure you understand what you're dealing with and aren't missing something. This was never offered to me.
I'm going for my first check-up with the NHS surgeon in a month and plan on pushing him hard to get an MRI done to see if it's really worked, but I'm doubtful I'll get one.
So back to my post title, does anyone have a suggestion for a good private radiologist doing MRI in the UK, ideally specialising in anal fistual?
Rather niche request I know, but hey, if you can't request a private specialist in radio imaging for a potential tiny tunnel hidden in your arse that's ruining your life on this site, where can you.
Thanks to all and everyone, wouldn't it be nice if we had arses that actually acted like arses rather than arseholes.
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Re: Private MRI scan in UK - anyone?

Postby Savaici » 17 May 2013, 12:20

You have probably already seen this, but thought I would pass on the link:
http://www.privatehealth.co.uk/privatespecialists/find-a-doctor/radiologists/
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Re: Private MRI scan in UK - anyone?

Postby NeverEnds » 27 May 2013, 06:43

Hi Savaici,
thanks for the info. I wasn't expecting a great deal of response as I think what I'm after is pretty rare but it's greatly appreciated,
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Re: Private MRI scan in UK - anyone?

Postby Sue27uk » 30 May 2013, 05:59

Hey, I would push for a scan on the NHS. After 2 years I am still having problems and my GP referred me to the hospital with a direct letter. I had my MRI scan 2 weeks later and they have found a fistula. I am awaiting surgery now. It's much cheaper on the NHS, I was quoted Ј900 privately!!
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