In the General Endocrinology Clinic, we diagnose and treat a wide range of endocrine problems including:
High and low levels of pituitary hormones such as prolactin, growth hormone, hormones responsible for water regulation (ADH), secretion of cortisol and sex hormones. These problems are mostly caused by benign pituitary tumors such as prolactinomas, acromegaly, craniopharyngioma, Cushing disease, non-secretory benign tumors of the pituitary and other rare conditions. If necessary, the radiology department will perform brain-catheterization (inferior petrosal sinus sampling=IPSS) to diagnose Cushing disease. In cooperation with the department of neurosurgery and ear, nose and throat removal of these tumors and stereotactic radio-surgery (highly focused doses of radiation) are performed.
Adrenal gland disorders such as adenomas (benign tumors of the adrenal glands), excessive aldosterone secretion, over and under secretion of cortisol, incidental adrenal masses and genetic defects such as congenital adrenal hyperpalasia
Sex hormone disorders in men and women, including hirsutism (excess hair growth), early menopause in women, and lack of male sex hormone in men