Mr Economides is a private obstetrician in London, who offers treatment in locations such as 137 Harley Street. He has 25 years clinical experience in obstetrics and gynaecology. He is particularly experienced in the field of 3D and 4D private pregnancy scans. He is based at three private hospitals in London: The Royal Free Hospital, The Portland Hospital and the Hospital of Saint John & Saint Elizabeth, with private consulting rooms in Harley Street.
Drawing on 25 years of experience Dr Economides has created Myscan as a resource for women seeking information about contemporary pregnancy and gynaecological care, with special emphasis on the use of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology. Using the latest 3D and 4D ultrasound scanning technology they produce a moving 3D image of your unborn child.
You may choose to visit any one of four London sites where their expert and highly trained staff provide pregnancy scanning and screening, pregnancy care and gynaecological surgery.
Ultrasound pregnancy scans in London by private obstetrician
3D/4D scans are usually done between 25 and 32 weeks gestation and Mr Economides conducts the scan himself.
How is 3D ultrasound different from a normal scan?
In conventional 2D scanning the ultrasound image is made up of thick slices and only one slice can be seen at any one time. Although the image is very informative the picture viewed does not resemble the fetus. In 3D ultrasound a volume of echoes is taken which can be stored digitally and shaded to produce life-like pictures of the fetus.
What is 4D ultrasound?
The latest ultrasound technology adds the fourth dimension of time to a 3D image resulting in a moving 3D image of your unborn child.
Cost for 4D scan is £100, to include DVD and colour pictures.
What are the advantages of 3D/4D ultrasound?
Some parts of the baby's anatomy can be seen much more clearly than with 2D ultrasound, especially the face, arms, legs, fingers and toes. For example, cleft palate has been shown more clearly with 3D ultrasound. In addition, activities of the baby inside the womb can be seen which are difficult or impossible to identify on 2D scanning. For example, with 4D scanning the fetus can be seen to yawn, cry, swallow, blink and perform intricate finger movements.
Bonding between parents and baby has been shown to be stronger when the 3D image is compared to the 2D image because the picture of the baby is more realistic. Improved bonding has been shown to enhance the mothers care of herself and therefore her baby.
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Specialist expertise in private obstetrics and gynaecology
Mr Economide is internationally and nationally known for his expertise in obstetric ultrasound, especially in early pregnancy anomalies. His other research interests include 3D ultrasound, miscarriage, fetal wellbeing, and inherited bleeding disorders in women.
Mr Demetrios L Economides, MD FRCOG trained as an undergraduate at Charing Cross Medical School, qualifying in 1980. He then trained in the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St Bartholomew's and King's College, London, and later at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He trained in Fetal Medicine at the Harris Birthright Centre in London and in Oxford.
At the Royal Free Hospital he set up the Fetal Medicine Unit, Early Pregnancy Unit and Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic. For five years he held a senior management position at the Royal Free Hospital, London, as Clinical Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Price for private 3D scans and 4D scans in Harley Street, London
Pack 1 - £100
- The baby is checked and measurements are taken. The presentation and weight of the baby are also assessed and you will receive a copy of the scan report at the end of the appointment.
- You will receive a 10-15 minute DVD recording (or let us know if you prefer a video)
- You will also receive 6 x 4 colour photographs and also black and white photographs.
- If you wish to know the fetal sex this is possible after 16 weeks gestation.
Marie van der Zyl
“Mr Economides is clearly responsible for saving my life and that of my daughter Natasha. I had two difficult pregnancies; the first with cholesatis of the liver, which can be dangerous and required early delivery by elective caesarean section.
The second pregnancy i had what is known as a placenta previa and accreta, which led to haemorrhage and a month’s stay in hospital before my daughter’s birth. Mr Economides was entirely responsible for my care and keeping me going through that very difficult time and skilfully and safely delivered the baby during a very challenging operation under general anaesthetic where i had substantial blood loss (eight pints) and three blood transfusions. Were it not for Mr Economides care and skill, it could have been a very different outcome and now i have a beautiful family. At all times i found Mr Economides to be loyal and caring and i could not have found a better obstetrician.”
Dr Aleema Brister
"I am delighted to submit a testimonial on behalf of my husband and myself. Mr Economides delivered all three of our children, the first by emergency Caesarean section. We are indebted to him for the high level of skill and professionalism he always displays, which proved particularly valuable to us during the stressful birth of our first child. During my pregnancy, Mr Economides had predicted that there might be difficulties with my first delivery and discussed the issues with us fully before agreeing to support my wish for a trial of labour. In retrospect I can see that I should have opted for an elective Caesar.
In recent years, I have suffered from abdominal pain and have been able to see Mr Economides rapidly for scans that have excluded serious diagnoses and put my mind at rest. Mr Economides has a warm and courteous manner and takes a close interest in his patients. We have been recommending him to our friends for the last seven years!"
"I would highly recommend Mr D Economides. He is absolutely wonderful. His care and understanding exemplary.
He performed a caesarean in Sept 2007 pulling out my huge baby girl and his stitching was very neat indeed – one of my major worries! To put it simply, a very nice Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist that one can trust, which is most important. He will explain everything in detail and put any fears at rest and that includes any follow up care. His no-nonsense approach is very reassuring.
I have then been a patient since as a sufferer of fibroids (which is why a caesarean was performed previously) and Mr Economides performed an emergency operation recently to remove a large fibroid. Again, his care has been excellent, I was seen with speed after becoming worried about symptoms and was booked for an op the very next day. I am now free of fibroids and feel great.
This consultant knows what he is doing! I have no fear, his expertise is marvellous."
Where can I get treatment?
Private secretary - Lesley Ezekiel
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department
Royal Free Hospital
London NW3 2QG
Tel: 020 7435 5417
Fax: 020 7472 6154
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