Provided by ‘FRZ Sono-Tech Ltd.’
Ultrasound Guided Calcium Disruption of Calcific Tendonitis with Saline/ Cortisone.
Personalised service by a NHS Consultant Radiologist Scanning & Injecting Privately on Thursday Evenings!
A full Consultation with your Radiologist is included in the below price.
|Ultrasound Guided Barbotage|
of a Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendonosis
You will need to see a GP 10 minutes before your appointment to assess your symptoms and do a written referral to Dr Dhafer – this will be provided to you FREE of charge.
This is an ultrasound of your shoulder by a Consultant Radiologist, who will, if able and warranted, guide a needle into your calcification under direct vision. Breaking up the calcific deposits is done by repeatedly puncturing them with a needle and aspirating the calcific material, usually with the help of repeatedly injecting and aspirating saline. Following the procedure, an injection of Cortisone (Steroid) and local anaesthetic may be used.
Following the procedure you will be asked to rest in the Surgery for 15 minutes. You will be asked not to drive following the procedure and therefore you may wish to bring a friend or a relative with you or alternatively use public transport.
There may be instances that the procedure may be refused – such as if you have contraindications to having a Steroid injection or if clinically an injection would not be warranted. In such circumstances, you will only be charged for the Ultrasound scan – which is £110.
Your Consultant Radiologist – Dr. Dhafer A. Deeab
(BUPA recognised Consultant)
Having graduated in 1999 from Babil University, Iraq, I earned my MBCHB degree. I was then awarded a fellowship to study radiology as part of the Iraqi Board training program. I performed my foundation training in Babylon University Teaching Hospital between 1999 and 2001. I subsequently started my radiology training in 2001.
In 2005, I left Iraq to come to the United Kingdom. I passed my language and medical exams in 2006 and received my GMC registration. I started my honorary registrar job in St Mary’s Hospital in London and joined the radiology training program in 2008. I was granted a fellowship in MRI in 2009.
I began my Locum Consultant position in the Royal Free Hospital in June 2010, which was followed by a permanent position as a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist in Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals.
I am a member of the British and European Societies of Skeletal Radiology.
I have over 5 years’ experience in both NHS and private hospitals. I have performed more than 10,000 image guided musculoskeletal injections in the NHS and private sectors.
Currently, I am leading the MRI unit in St Helier Hospital. I present the radiology aspect in the Rheumatology and Trauma and Orthopaedic meetings. I supervise and teach Junior Specialist Registrars and Radiographers during their reporting sessions.
I am involved in the teaching and research process. I have published a few papers and case reports. Currently I am a sub-investigator in 3 randomised clinical trials with the South West Elective Orthopaedic centre.
Musculoskeletal and Joint Injections and Abdominal
Qualifications and Current Employment:
MB CHB, FRCR (Eng)
Diploma of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR)
Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals