Endocrinology is the subject encompassing hormonal diseases. You might have not enough of a hormone, or you might have excessive hormone production. Deficiency of a hormone can cause very difficult to diagnose symptoms, and make patients feel unwell in peculiar ways. If your GP thinks that your symptoms are due to a hormonal deficiency or excess then you need an endocrinologist.
The Imperial College Endocrine Unit is world famous, and looks after patients with hormonal problems. We have a team of physicians and surgeons with particular interest in pituitary disorders. There is also a dedicated set of doctors who look after patients with thyroid tumours and thyroid cancers and a set of doctors who look after parathyroid tumours.
The first stage is to work out which hormones are abnormal. If you are deficient in a hormone, then we can arrange for replacement of that hormone, which might be tablets or it might be injections. If you have an excess of a hormone, then we need to perform various types of scan to find out where the hormone is coming from, and either remove the source if it is a tumour, or give you an antidote.
Imperial are among the top-ranking teaching hospitals in the country in the official national ratings published by independent health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission. Our outcomes for the treatment of Endocrine tumours are some of the best in Europe. The internationally-renowned Endocrine Service covers all areas of Endocrinology. Patients from all over the UK and oversease are referred to our more specialist services. The Diabetes and Endocrinology unit is famous for its award-winning research programs and forms the core of the North-West Thames specialist registrar training programme.
The Imperial Centre for Endocrinology provides a uniquely comprehensive private endocrinology service. Private healthcare at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust gives you the security of being cared for in a large teaching hospital coupled with the comfortable environment of private healthcare and the convenience of choosing your consultant and the timing of your treatment.
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