Endocrinology

Department of Endocrinology

Endocrinology is a medical super speciality dealing with the study of hormones and hormone related disorders. An endocrinologist provides consultations and long term care for patients with diabetes and other hormone related diseases. An endocrinologist deals with a number of problems faced by many of us in day today lives. Diabetes and thyroid disorders are the common diseases dealt by an endocrinologist. Poly cystic ovary syndrome(PCOS), osteoporosis, male and female infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, short stature, pubertal disorders are some other common problems treated by an endocrinologist.

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Services rendered

The department of endocrinology treats all ailments emanating from diabetes and other hormone related disorders. We offer consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services in the evaluation and management of

  • Diabetes Mellitus - Type 1, Type 2 and GDM
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Obesity & Dyslipidemia
  • Disorders of Growth & Puberty (Short stature, Delayed puberty, Early puberty)
  • Metabolic bone diseases (Osteoporosis, fragility fractures, recurrent renal stones, vitamin D deficiency)
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Male & Female reproductive hormonal disorders (Menstrual irregularities, Hirsutism, Infertility, Erectile dysfunction, Menopausal symptoms)
  • Disorders of Sex development (Ambiguous genitalia)

All hormonal stimulation and suppression tests will be performed along with facilities for several monitoring systems

  • Growth hormone stimulation tests- Glucagon, clonidine, ITT
  • GH- GTTs
  • ACTH stimulation test
  • Dexamethasone suppression tests
  • Saline suppression test
  • GnRHa and hCG stimulation tets
  • Mixed meal test
  • Water loading test
  • CGMS administration
  • Insulin Pump administration
  • Ambulatory BP monitoring

Diabetic clinic - Comprehensive Diabetes Care

We have a multidisciplinary team to tackle diabetes and its long term complications with the consultant endocrinologist at the core, supported by experienced diabetologist, dietician and diabetes educators. Services for comprehensive diabetes management are also rendered by allied departments for diabetes eye care, cardiac care, foot care, renal care and dental care. A well equipped diabetes laboratory and facilities for chiropody and special diabetic footwear is also available. Insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) administration facilities are also available. Apart from type 2 DM, we also manage Gestational Diabetes Mellitus(GDM), type 1 DM and secondary diabetes.

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