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Pediatric Endocrinology in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing Pediatric Endocrinology.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

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 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at HM Hospitales

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Listed pediatrician:

Dr. Francisco Jesús Garcia Martin

Head of The Paediatric Unit

Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at HGC

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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Pediatric Endocrinology is available at Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all 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 Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of 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 Quirón Valencia

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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

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