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Endocrinology & Metabolism Services

Loyola's endocrinologists provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment of diabetes mellitus, multiple endocrine neoplasia, female and male gonadal dysfunction, and other hormonal disorders, including of the thyroid, adrenal, parathyroid and pituitary glands.

They also provide care for patients with bone and mineral disorders, including osteoporosis and Paget’s disease. Diagnostic services include radioimmunoassay, isotopic imaging, selective venous sampling, chromosome analysis, fine-needle aspiration and biopsy with cytochemistry.

Specialty Services

Diabetes Care Center
Adults with diabetes receive individualized treatment from endocrinologists and other diabetes specialists in this center, which is recognized by the American Diabetes Association. The center holds monthly group sessions taught by certified diabetes educators.



Osteoporosis & Metabolic Bone Disease Center
The Osteoporosis & Metabolic Bone Disease Center provides a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases such as Paget's disease, osteomalacia, hyperparathyroidism, vitamin D deficiency, disorders of calcium and other minerals.

Physicians take a global approach to preventing, treating and studying bone disease and collaborate with multiple specialists. Wide ranges of metabolic bone diseases are treated, such as Paget's disease and osteomalacia, but osteoporosis represents the overwhelming majority of the cases.

Thyroid Disease Care Center
Management of thyroid disease, including fine needle biopsy of thyroid nodules, and specialization and multi-disciplinary approach to thyroid cancer is offered.

Research

Basic science and clinical studies focus on the role of blood sugar control in preventing heart attacks and strokes in people with diabetes, the impact of alcohol on reproduction, effects of testosterone on bone disorders and brain metabolism, and prevention of bone loss after lung transplantation.

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