Your doctor has recommended you for herniography. This is a fluoroscopic procedure designed to identify difficult to detect hernias. Herniography may help if other examinations and studies have been inconclusive. Richard Sukov, MD FACR Chief of Gastrointestinal Radiology at Cedars-Sinai, leads a team of physicians, nurses and technologists who specialize in these studies.

Why Choose the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center for Gastrointestinal Studies?

Before Your Procedure

For a satisfactory exam, it is important that you not eat anything for six hours before the examination.

You should not be on blood-thinning medications.

You should not take aspirin or aspirin products for two weeks before the examination.

We want to make any time you have to wait as pleasant as possible. Consider bringing your favorite magazine, book or music player to help you pass the time.

During Your Procedure

The technologist will explain your procedure and answer any questions you may have prior to your exam.

You will be asked to change into a gown and to lie on the exam table on your back with your arms at your side.

An iodinated contrast agent is injected into the abdominal/peritoneal cavity.

Your procedure will take approximately 30 minutes. This may be longer if more images are required.

After Your Procedure

It is preferred that you have someone to drive you home.

Your study will be read by the imaging physician and results sent to your physician, usually within 24 hours.

Your physician will discuss these results with you and explain what they mean in relation to your health.

To request copies of your pictures on a PC-compatible CD, or of your report, please call (310) 423-8000.

Directions and Parking Information

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (310) 423-8000.

The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center provides a full range of advanced imaging, both radiology and cardiology, as well as interventional radiology and interventional tumor (oncology) treatments to the greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, Encino, Mid-Cities, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, Studio City, Toluca Lake, and West Hollywood.