When you book an initial consultation for your child at Ross Hall Hospital’s paediatric department, our enquiries team will give you all the information you need to choose the right specialist for their specific needs and offer an appointment at a time to suit you.
During your child’s initial consultation, the paediatrician will perform a thorough physical examination and learn about their medical history to get a clear picture of the situation and to determine the appropriate next steps. The paediatricians at Ross Hall Hospital are experts in medical care for children and will ensure your child remains comfortable and reassured throughout the whole consultation.
Depending on their specific symptoms or condition, they may request additional investigative tests to assess further. In some cases, it might be possible for them to have a scan or test on the same day as the initial consultation, but usually, we would arrange the test for a few days to a couple of weeks later at a time and day that suits.
At Ross Hall Hospital, our patients have access to the most comprehensive service for private paediatric diagnostics and treatments in Scotland, all under one roof. With cutting-edge facilities, your child will always benefit from a quick and accurate diagnosis.
These are some common tests that the specialist may recommend:
- Ultrasound - Sound waves are used to produce internal images of the affected area.
- MRI scan - A magnetic field is used to produce detailed imaging of your child’s internal structures. An MRI scan helps your consultant further investigate problems signified by other imaging tests.
- X-ray - Similar to MRI scans, this allows for detailed imaging of the affected area.
- Blood tests - Used to look for instances of more severe conditions and diseases.
Once the tests have been completed and the results are ready, a follow-up appointment will be arranged with your consultant to discuss the results and determine the best form of treatment for your child.
The type of treatment your child will receive will be tailored to them and depend on their symptoms, age, and other lifestyle and health factors. If further diagnostic tests or treatments are required, these will be explained fully during your consultation to ensure your child is as comfortable as possible.