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Pediatric Endocrinology Abroad

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers performing Pediatric Endocrinology.

Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quironsalud Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital has certified medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Hospital Quirón Madrid

Listed pediatricians:

Dr. Fernando Cabañas

Head of Division of Pediatrics and Neonatal Care

Dr. Juan Carlos López Gutiérrez

Head of Division of Pediatric Surgery

Hospital General de Catalunya

Pediatricians of Hospital General de Catalunya provide the full spectrum of outpatient primary care services to infants, children, and adolescents.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Hospital General de Catalunya

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quironsalud Hospital Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Quirónsalud Hospital Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 47 healthcare centers, more than 4.000 hospital beds and 8.000 doctors

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Grupo Quirónsalud

Listed pediatrician:

Dr. Luis Madero

Head of the Child Hemato-Oncology Service

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The mission of Department of Pediatrics is to provide the highest quality of medical care; to advance the knowledge in biomedical and behavioral sciences through the expansion of our research programs; and to provide excellence and innovation.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital San Jose TecSalud

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Hospital San Jose TecSalud

Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

This international hospital incorporates prestigious doctors, invests in research and development, technology and continuing education that enhances skills, in facilities, and in an increased operational efficiency in order to provide nothing but the best

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

Listed pediatricians:

Dr. Joaquín Gaztambide Casellas

Consultant - Paediatric Surgery

Dr. Arbelio Primelles Díaz

Consultant - Paediatric Surgery

Hospital Médica Sur

Prestigious destination that conducts first class medical procedures.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Hospital Médica Sur

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About Pediatric Endocrinology

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is pediatric endocrinology?

This is a subspecialty of medicine that deals with disorders of the endocrine glands such as diabetes and variations in the physical and sexual growth and development in children. The subspecialty deals with the diagnosis, treatment and management of diseases and disorders of growth, puberty, glucose metabolism, sex differentiation, the pituitary/hypothalamus, bone metabolism, mineral metabolism, the thyroid, the adrenal and the gonads.


Who is a pediatric endocrinologist?

This is a medical doctor who has specialized in the field of endocrinology and further into pediatrics. Pediatric endocrinologists treat the patients from infancy to late adolescence. They treat problems, diseases, and disorders related to the hormones and glands producing them.

Hormones are chemical messengers in the body, which are created in the endocrine glands. They control major body functions such as hunger, reproduction, and moods.

The most common disease treated by a pediatric endocrinologist is type 1 diabetes. Other common problems treated are related to growth disorders especially those treated with growth hormone treatment. Pediatric endocrinologists are also the primary doctors in treating children with intersex disorders. They also treat hypoglycemia, puberty variations and another thyroid, adrenal and pituitary problems. Most pediatric endocrinologists have special skills in lipid metabolism, bone metabolism, inborn errors of metabolism or adolescent gynecology.


Training

In addition to a medical degree that usually takes 4 years, pediatric endocrinologists have completed a pediatric residency program of 3 years and a fellowship of 3 years in pediatric endocrinology. The fellowship and specialty are academically based and heavily research oriented.


Why see a pediatric endocrinologist?

Pediatric endocrinologists heave special skills and the training on how to interact with children to make them feel more comfortable. They understand that children’s psychological needs are different from adult’s and therefore they require special care. Hormonal problems affecting children can have significant effects ion the child’s growth and sexual development as well as their emotional well-being. 

Pediatric endocrinologists decorate their offices in a manner that makes a child feel comfortable and relaxed. They also employ professional who are attuned to children’s needs such as nurses, pediatric diabetes educators, psychologists, and nutritionists.

They work together with the primary care physicians to provide detailed and comprehensive care to your child.


Conditions treated

Pediatric endocrinologists use their special skills to diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders affecting the hormones. Pediatric endocrinology treatments include:

  • Early puberty
  • Delayed puberty
  • Growth problems such as short stature
  • Enlarged thyroid also known as goiter
  • Underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism)
  • Overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
  • Ambiguous genitals
  • Ovarian dysfunction
  • Testicular dysfunction
  • Pituitary gland hypo/hyperfunction
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Adrenal gland hypo/hyperfunction
  • Obesity
  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Diabetes insipid us
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Hyperprolactinemi
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Turner syndrome
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Precocious puberty
  • Problems with Vitamin D such as rickets and hypocalcaemia

Endocrine disorders can have a range of symptoms. Depending on the reason for referral evaluation includes:
  • Measurement of weight, blood pressure, pulse and height
  • Assessment of the child’s medical history
  • Assessment of your family’s medical history
  • Physical examination
  • Blood tests
  • Bone age assessment
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Stimulation and suppression tests
  • Imaging tests such as x-rays or MRI

Common treatment procedures include:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Drug therapy
  • Insulin pump therapy

Learn more about Pediatric Endocrinology

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