Sep 15 21

Antenatal Class

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Antenatal Class in London

Are you a mother-to-be in London or in the UK? The advice is to sign up for a antenatal class!

Expecting a child is a very important moment, but also a very challenging one. You can be happy, curious, doubtful, worried and sometimes even confused.

The class is a very important ally during the pregnancy and can help you face the birth of the baby with the right awareness. Being supported in this process and knowing what will happen in the delivery room is a very useful tool, both for you and for your partner.

Thanks to the antenatal class you can arrive safer and more relaxed to one of the most important days of your life. And you will also know what to do and how to behave in the first months of the baby’s life.

 

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Antenatal class: how does it work?

The antenatal class includes meetings with 4 specialists who deal with both theoretical parts and practical exercises. Please find here the program:

 

1. SESSION WITH THE NUTRITIONIST

Francesca Onori

Tips for a correct diet during pregnancy and postpartum

 

2. SESSIONS WITH THE MIDWIFE

Katia Ciccarella

  1. The third and fourth trimesters of pregnancy, preparation and latent stage of labour
  2. Labour and delivery
  3. Infant feeding
  4. The first few weeks with your newborn baby and the support network.

 

3. SESSION WITH THE PSYCHOLOGIST

Elisa Gatti

Emotions before and after childbirth (maternity blues, post partum depression and puerperal psychosis)

 

4. SESSION WITH THE PAEDIATRICIAN

Katy Vecchiato

When to call a paediatrician, and everything else you’ll need to know.

 

Q&A: all the questions about the Antenatal Class

Please find here some questions and answers that we are usually asked and that will help you understand everything about the antenatal class.

 

What is an antenatal class?

An antenatal class is a path that gives information and support to pregnant women and their partners and that will lead them to become great parents.

Pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, maternity and baby care are some of the topics covered during the meetings together with several experts specialised in different areas.

You will have answers to very practical questions and precise indications on all the phases.

 

Who participates to the antenatal class?

Clearly the partecipation of the future mother is necessary. But our lessons are also open to future fathers who will have indications on their role and tasks during the process.

 

When to take an antenatal class?

The antenatal class usually takes place from week 28 of pregnancy.

 

What do you do during an antenatal class?

Various issues are addressed during the class. The class covers the last months of gestation, the birth of the child and the months following the childbirth.

During the class we analyse the various possibilities of childbirth, what will happen during the birth, the methods for pain control, how to take care of the newborn (sleep, diaper, breastfeeding,…), how to manage a very new family situation,…

In short, everything that has to do with the childbirth and the next few months.

 

Is the antenatal class useful?

It is very useful! Thanks to the antenatal class you will have all the information to face one of the most important phases of your life.

The parents who participate to the class are the ones who are better off at the time of birth and in the following months because they know what to expect and they are therefore prepared.

The class also allows you to get to know other mothers and fathers in the same situation. This is a great psychological support before and after giving birth.

 

Antenatal class: online or in person?

Dottore London gives you the possibility to take the antenatal class both online and in person.

 

Is the antenatal class compulsory?

No. The antenatal class is not compulsory but it is highly recommended for all future mothers and fathers.

 

How to dress for the antenatal class?

The indication is to dress in comfortable clothing. A jumpsuit or maternity trousers are fine.

 

How much is the antenatal class?

Please find here the costs:

  • £80 per session (in person)*
  • £60 per session (online)*

*minimum number of participants required per session: 3

Dec 1 20

General Surgeons

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General Surgeons in London

Are you looking for general surgeons in London? Our Dottore London medical centre is for you.

If you think you need medical advice do not delay to contact us. If you have doubts about what the sphere of competence of this specialist is, we will briefly explain to you what his field of action is and how you can contact us to book an appointment.

 

General Surgeons
 

What is General Surgery?

General surgery is a branch of surgery that deals with surgical interventions on organs of the abdominal cavity such as intestine, esophagus, stomach, colon, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, billary ducts.

Other areas of work of general surgery are thyroid, hernias, vasectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, breast.

The term “general” should therefore not be confusing, the general surgeon does not deal with all surgeries.

 

What does the General Surgeon do?

The general surgeon is therefore a surgeon specializing in surgical interventions on organs and problems described above with the aim of solving the pathologies on which he intervenes.

Due to the number of organs that can be treated by this specialist, there are many pathologies on which he intervenes.

Here are some of the services offered by the general surgeon and some of the pathologies treated.

 

General surgeon services:

  • consultations
  • ultrasound scans and radiological investigations
  • Endoscopies, including full colonoscopy and gastroscopy
  • Surgical procedures and interventions

 

General surgeon pathologies:

  • inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including management for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • neoplasms and cancers: GI tract, organs of the abdominal cavity, breast, thyroid.
  • pelvic Floor diseases
  • diverticulosis
  • cysts and lipomas
  • gastritis
  • inguinal hernias
  • abdominal hernias
  • abdominal pain and appendicitis
  • gallbladder pathologies including gallstones and acute cholecystitis
  • faecal incontinence, obstructed defecation syndrome and constipation
  • proctology including treatment for haemorrhoids and anal fissure

 

When to ask for an appointment with the General Surgeon?

It is good to request an appointment with the general surgeon in these situations:

  • when the general practitioner prescribes it;
  • when you feel discomfort (among those described in the previous paragraphs);
  • when it is necessary to monitor the post-operative course.

 

Prices

  • First consultation: £200
  • Follow-up: £160

 

 

Contact us to ask for information or book your medical examination

 

Aug 6 20

Thoracic Surgeons

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Thoracic Surgeons in London

Are you looking for thoracic surgeons in London? Our Dottore London medical centre is for you.

If you think you need medical advice do not delay to contact us. If you have doubts about what the sphere of competence of this specialist is, we will briefly explain to you what his field of action is and how you can contact us to book an appointment.

 

Thoracic Surgeons

 

What is thoracic surgery?

Thoracic surgery is a branch of surgery that deals with surgery on organs and structures found in the thoracic cavity.

It differs from cardiac surgery because thoracic surgery does not deal with diseases related to the heart, heart vessels and heart valves.

 

What does the thoracic surgeon do?

The thoracic surgeon is a specialized surgeon who deals with thoracic surgery and is therefore ready to operate surgically on organs and structures present in the thoracic cavity: lungs, esophagus, chest wall, mediastinum.

Diseases commonly treated by thoracic surgeons are:

  • esophagus cancer
  • lung cancer
  • presence of deformity or swelling of the thoracic part (pectus excavatum)
  • non-cardiological chest pain difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  • bleeding during coughing (hemoptysis or haemophtoe)

 

When to ask for an appointment with the thoracic surgeon?

It is good to request an appointment with the thoracic surgeon in these situations:

  • when the general practitioner prescribes it;
  • when you feel chest discomfort (among those described in the previous paragraph);
  • when it is necessary to monitor the post-operative course.

 

Languages

Our italian thoracic surgeons in London are italian mother tongue and they can speak english at the best professional level.

 

Services provided

  • Diagnosis and surgical treatment of benign and malignant thoracic diseases involving
    • Lung (lung cancer, infective lung diseases, benign bullous disease)
    • Diaphragm (diaphragmatic palsy, hernia)
    • Pleura: malignant diseases of the pleura (pleural effusion for metastatic disease, mesothelioma); benign condition (reactive pleural effusion, empyema)
    • Chest wall: benign alteration of the chest wall (pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, Poland syndrome, sternal defects)
    • Mediastinum: cysts, teratomas, thymomas, thymic carcinoma, schwannomas
  • Lung function tests

 

Prices

  • First consultation: £200
  • Follow-up: £160

 

 

Contact us to ask for information or book your medical examination

 

Nov 19 19

Haematologists

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Haematologists in London

Are you looking for haematologists in London? Our Dottore London medical centre puts at your disposal specialists in haematology.

If you think you need medical advice in this area, don’t hesitate to contact us. If you don’t know what the field of expertise of a haematologist is, we’ll briefly show you what a haematologist does and how you can ask for information about your state of health.

 

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What does a haematologist do?

 A haematologist is a doctor that specializes in the prevention and treatment of blood disease. Also, this specialist deals with the diseases related to the organs involved in the production of blood: the so-called haematopoietic organs. Those organs produce red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets.

What does a haematologist do? During a medical examination lasting about 30 minutes, the specialist examines the patients’s blood tests and visits them.

Here below are listed some of the diseases a haematologist deals with:

  • oncological diseases: leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma
  • thombosis: thrombus formation, inside the blood vessels, which hinder normal blood circulation
  • hemorrhagic diseases such as hemophilia (defect in blood clotting)
  • anemia: low red blood cells
  • polycythemia: high red blood cells
  • leukocytosis: high white blood cells
  • neutropenia: low number of neutrophils (a type of white blood cells)
  • myelodysplastic syndromes: damage to one of the stem cells present in the bone marrow
  • thrombocytopenia: deficiency of platelets in the blood

 

Languages

Our italian haematologists in London are italian mother tongue and they can speak english at the best professional level.

 

Services provided

  • Assessment and treatment of all most common haematology disorders

 

Prices

  • First consultation: £180
  • Follow up: £150

 

 

Contact us to ask for information or book your medical examination
 

Mar 23 19

Endocrinologists

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Endocrinologists in London

Are you looking for endocrinologists in London? Our Dottore London medical centre is for you.

An endocrinologist is a medical doctor that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the endocrine system.

We’ll briefly show you what an endocrinology consultation is, what kind of services are provided by our medical centre, and how you can contact us to book an appointment.

 

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Endocrinology consultation: what is it?

An endocrinology consultation aims at identify any mulfunction of the endocrine glands which are responsible for the production of hormones.

What is an endocrinology consultation? It is a medical examination in which the doctor begins measuring the height and weight of the patient. Then, the endocrinologist measures patient’s blood pressure and heart beats. Finally, he will palpate the patient’s thyroid, if he believes that the malfunction of this gland is causing dysfunctions of some kind.

An endocrinologist may also perform instrumental tests such as ultrasound or want the patient to do blood test. Those tests can provide to the doctor a picture of the patient’s state of health.

 

Languages

Our italian endocrinologists in London are italian mother tongue and they can speak english at the best professional level.

 

Services provided

  • Assessment and treatment of al most common endocrine disorders
  • Assessment and treatment of diabetes
  • Assessment and treatment of obesity
  • Assessment and treatment of thyroid disorders
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) of thyroid nodules

 

Prices

  • Consultation: £200
  • Consultation + Thyroid scan: £260

 

 

Contact us to ask for information or book your medical examination
 

Feb 21 19

Psychologists & Psychotherapists in London

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Psychologists & Psychotherapists in London

Are you looking for psychotherapists and psychologists in London? Our Dottore London medical centre is for you.

A psychologist is a person with a master’s degree in Psichology that deals with the prevention and diagnosis of psychological disorders. A psychotherapist is a psychologist or a medical doctor that specializes in psychotherapy.

We’ll briefly show you both when you may need to see a psychotherapist and when you simply need to see a psychologist. Also, we’ll show you what kind of services are provided by our medical centre and how you can contact us.

 

Psychotherapists: Italian psychologists in London

 

Psychotherapy: when do you need it?

There are a lot of reasons why you may need to see a psychologist. Maybe you are in crisis and you need to understand yourself, or you can’t handle your relationships both with your family and your peers. 

When you have problems such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and inability to handle everyday problems, you may need to see a psychologist

When do you need to see a psychotherapist? When you live with some kind of disorders such as anxiety disorders or depression. In such circumstances, the psychotherapist may decide to administer a series of psychological tests on the patients in order to identify the most suitable treatment for them.

A psychotherapist deals with problems facing individuals, couples, groups of people, parents, and women in the postpartum period.

 

Languages

Our italian psychologists & psychotherapists in London are italian mother tongue and they can speak english at the best professional level.

 

Services provided

  • Counselling
  • Psychotherapy
  • Group and individual psychotherapy
  • Couple psychotherapy
  • Antenatal/postnatal psychotherapy
  • Parent-child psychotherapy
  • Pregnancy support group courses
  • Psychodrama sessions
  • EMDR Therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy

 

Prices

  • Consultations for individuals: £90/£100 per session
  • Consultations for couples or families: £130 per session
  • Psychosexual therapy for couples or families: £120/£160 per session

 

 

Contact us to ask for information or book your medical examination
 

Apr 23 18

Allergologists – Pneumologists

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Services provided:

  • Clinical assessment in allergic and respiratory diseases: £180
  • Follow-up: £150
  • Clinical assessment in allergic and respiratory diseases + spirometry test: £200
  • Follow-up + spirometry test: £170
Jan 11 18

Cardiac Surgeons

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Cardiac surgeons in London

Are you looking for cardiac surgeons in London? Our Dottore London medical centre is for you.

Cardiac surgery is the branch of medicine that deals with cardiovascular disease which can only be treated with surgery.

We’ll briefly show you when you need to see a cardiac surgeon and what kind of services are provided by our medical centre. Also, we’ll show you how you can contact us to book your first medical examination.

 

Cardiac surgeons

 

Cardiac surgery consultation

A cardiac surgeon is a medical doctor who deals with patients whose pathologies are related to the heart and large blood vessels and need to be trated with surgery. Therefore, when cardiovascular disease occur, a cardiac surgeon is the medical doctor you may need to see.

Usually, after having a cardiologic visit, in some cases the patient is told that he or she needs to see a cardiac surgeon. In fact, cardiac surgery is essential when less invasive treatments have proven ineffective.

When you are affected by the following disorders and pathologies, you need to go for a cardiac surgery consultation: arrythmias, angina pectoris, congenital heart diseases, valvulophaties, aortic root aneurysm, ascending aortic aneurysms, aortic arch aneurysms, post-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy, and so on.

 

Languages

Our italian cardiac surgeons in London are italian mother tongue and they can speak english at the best professional level.

 

Services provided

  • First consultations for adult and children
  • Assessment of congenital heart diseases

 

Prices

  • First consultation: £250
  • Follow-up / review of investigations: £180
  • First phone consultation: £150
  • Follow-up: £100

 

 

Contact us to ask for information or book your medical examination

 

Sep 20 16

Andrologists & Urologists

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Andrologists and urologists in London

Are you looking for andrologists and urologists in London? Our Dottore London medical centre is for you.

An urologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases related to the male and female urinary tract.

An andrologist is a surgeon who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the male genital system.

We will briefly show you the difference beetween an andrologist and an urologist, what urology consultations and andrology consultations are, what kind of services are provided by our medical centre and how you can contact our urologists and andrologist.

 

Italian urologists in London
 

Urology consultation

Urological consultation: when do you need it? Let’s start answering one of the most frequently asked questions. When diseases related to the urinary tract and/or the male genital tract occur, it is highly recommended to see an urologist.

The urinary system consists of the kidneys, urethra, ureters, and bladder. The male reproductive system consists of testes, vas deferens, epididymes, seminal vesicles, prostate, and penis.

Urologists deal with the following pathologies: urinary incontinence, urinary infections (urethritis, cystitis), kidney stones, kidney failure, polycystic kidney, kydney cancer, erectile dysfunction, male infertility, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, penile cancer, and so on.

 

Andrology consultation

The andrologist is a doctor experienced in:

  • anatomy and physiology of the reproductive organs of man: testicles, prostate, penis, etc …
  • prevention and treatment of diseases of the male genital system

An andrological examination should be carried out in these situations:

  • blood in the semen
  • swollen or different sized testicles
  • decreased sex drive
  • erectile dysfunction

 

Languages

Our italian urologists in London are italian mother tongue and they can speak english at the best professional level.

 

Services provided

  • Urology consultation £200
  • Andrology consultation £200
  • Follow up consultation £160
  • Consultation + ultrasound scan £260
  • Uroflow test £120
  • Consultation + penile doppler ultrasound scan £450
  • Fertility MOT £660

 

 

Contact us to ask for information or book your medical examination

 

Jun 30 20

Paediatric Urologists

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Paediatric Urologists in London

Are you looking for paediatric urologists in London? Our Dottore London medical centre is for you.

A pediatric urologist is a surgeon who deals with the diagnosis, management and treatment of problems (congenital or acquired) in the urogenital system of children.

The increase of attention in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of these problems in childhood can avoid a series of complications in adulthood.

We will briefly explain what skills a pediatric urologist has, what are the services offered by our medical centre and how you can contact our pediatric urologists.

 

pediatric urologists in London
 

What skills does a Pediatric Urologist have?

It is very complicated, and we certainly cannot expect, that a child can tell us what is happening to him, tell us about any health problems and endure a medical examination.

This is when we need the specialization of a pediatrician urologist. Eeven in the total absence of collaboration, he is able to examine the child thanks to different tools he is able to manage.

The pediatric urologist knows the evolution of the urinary tract of children and he is able to identify the problems and the most suitable therapies to solve them.

 

Languages

Our italian pediatric urologists in London are italian mother tongue and they can speak english at the best professional level.

 

Services provided

  • Urology consultation £200
  • Follow-up consultation £150

 

 

Contact us to ask for information or book your medical examination