Endocrinology – Patient Care and Treatment
Through our multidisciplinary approach to care, the Division of Endocrinology offers access to state-of-the-art imaging/diagnostic testing and advanced treatments to help patients identify and manage their endocrine and metabolic diseases.
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We are experts in all of the endocrine diseases from the most common, like diabetes, to the more rare, including multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1. With more than 13,000 outpatient visits and 2,500 inpatient consults per year, our proven approach to care has made us a major referral resource for physicians throughout the region.
The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands. It controls basic body functions such as metabolism, growth, and sexual development. The glands that make up the endocrine system include the pituitary gland, hypothalamus, pancreas, adrenal cortex, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, and gonads.
Because hormones regulate many bodily functions, a hormone imbalance can have wide-reaching effects on the body and cause various endocrine disorders.
The Division of Endocrinology offers specialized care for patients with endocrine disorders including:
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Diabetes insipidus
- Diabetes mellitus
- Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
- Male hypogonadism and infertility
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia
- Pituitary tumors
- Thyroid cancer
We provide consultative, diagnostic, and treatment services for the full range of endocrine problems.
Our diagnostic testing and imaging capabilities our beyond any offered in the surrounding area. In partnership with our nuclear medicine colleagues, we utilize PET (positron emission tomography) scans, octreotide scans, and SPECT (single proton emission computerized tomography) scans in addition to our more common diagnostic tools.
Treatment depends on the type of endocrine disorder. When necessary, we coordinate care with other specialists from surgery, Ob/Gyn, radiation oncology, and other departments to ensure that patients are receiving comprehensive care.
In addition to risk factor management, medical therapy, patient education, Penn State Health offers advanced surgical techniques such as transsphenoidal surgery to remove tumors from the pituitary gland. This is a treatment you will only find at advanced tertiary care hospitals like Penn State Health.