Endocrinology

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As a branch of medicine that concerns the endocrine system, endocrinology diagnoses and treats diseases and conditions such as thyroid disease, androgen excess and diabetes. It is worthy of note that endocrinology also deals with the secretion of hormones throughout the body, such as estrogen, testosterone, insulin and progesterone.

Patient-Friendly Environment

At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, we strive to create a warm, relaxing, and compassionate environment so that our patients will feel comfortable enough to speak about their symptoms and distress.

We place great emphasis on the safety and support of the patient, which is why our medical team has the necessary abilities to make you feel welcomed as soon as you enter Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital.

Thereby, you will benefit from the care of attentive medical professionals, including our endocrinologists.

Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that observes, studies, and deals with the following aspects of the human body:

  • developmental events
  • digestion
  • excretion
  • growth and differentiation
  • lactation
  • metabolism
  • mood
  • reproduction
  • respiration
  • sleep
  • stress
  • tissue function

The endocrine system consists of a number of glands that are located in different parts of the body. These glands secrete hormones, which are released directly into the bloodstream. The many different functions and ways of action that hormones fulfill underline the importance they have for a balanced, healthy function of the organs and the human body as a whole. Hormones act based on specific mechanisms, as follows:

  • paracrine mechanisms – chemical communication between cells, within an organ or tissue
  • autocrine mechanisms – chemical signals that impact the same cell
  • intracrine mechanisms – chemical communication within the same cell

Thorough Evaluation from Highly Skilled Physicians

The endocrinologists at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital will strive to find the most effective treatment approach for your endocrine disorder. Considering the complexity of the endocrine system and the versatility of medical knowledge necessary in order to become a good practitioner, endocrinologists gain vast knowledge in the following fields:

  • clinical endocrinology
  • endocrine tumors and their treatment
  • endocrinology and genetics
  • molecular endocrinology science
  • thyroid imaging and analysis
  • endocrine-disrupting chemicals

Before designing the most suitable treatment plan for you, our endocrinologists will conduct a thorough health evaluation so that you will receive a correct and accurate diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis, for the assignment of which we use state-of-the-art technology, our endocrinologists will present you with the most effective treatment approach.

State of the Art Diagnostic Technology

Since 1969, we have been providing excellent medical services to the community of Los Angeles and are constantly making efforts to enhance the quality of the healthcare we offer. We are equipped with the most novel and innovative technology for the diagnosis of endocrine disorders:

  • 24-hour urine collection test
  • ACTH stimulation test
  • bone density test
  • CRH stimulation test
  • five-day glucose sensor test
  • oral glucose tolerance test
  • osteoporosis testing
  • semen analysis
  • thyroid scan
  • TSH blood test
  • thyroid & parathyroid ultrasonography
  • Dexamethasone suppression test