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Endocrinology & Diabetology

Endocrinology & Diabetology Overview

The endocrine system is a network of glands that secrete chemicals called hormones to help the body function properly. Hormones are substances that control activities in the body. There are different hormones that control reproduction, metabolism (chemical processes in the body that maintain life and normal functioning), growth and development. Organs that make up the endocrine system include pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, ovaries, testes, adrenals, pituitary, etc,.

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Special Services
  • Growth hormone stimulation test for children with short stature
  • ACTH stimulation test for patients with adrenal insufficiency and people with excessive hair growth
  • Radioactive thyroid scan and therapy for patients with hypothyroidism

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Sub Specialties
  • Endocrine Services
  • Diabetic Complication Management
Treatment & Procedures
Endocrine Services
  • Pituitary disorders – Investigation and Management
  • Adrenal diseases – Investigation and Treatment
  • Growth disorders and investigation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sex hormone related problems
  • Thyroid disorders
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Radioactive therapy for hyperthyroidism
    • Thyroid cancer treatment
Diabetes Mellitus

The endocrinologist, diabetes educator and dietitian as a team help patients to maintain good control of their diabetes.

Diabetes Educator

The Diabetes Educator, educates people affected by Diabetes to effectively manage their condition as follows

  • Various insulin injection techniques and management
  • Prevention of low blood sugar
  • Lifestyle and behaviour modifications
  • How to keep their blood sugar under control
  • How to avoid the complications of the disease
Diabetic Complication Management
  • Diabetic foot care – involves Endocrinologist, podiatrist and plastic surgeon
  • Diabetic nephropathy – Screening and management by Endocrinologist and Nephrologist
  • Retinopathy -Retinal screening and referral for Laser therapy by Ophthalmologist
Diabetes Dietitian

In diabetes, healthy eating habits can help prevent and reduce complications. Dietitians assess and prepare a diet chart to educate patients about nutrition. ‘Medical Nutrition Therapy’ is provided by helping patients to plan and improvise their diet chart based on their lifestyle.

Team of Doctors

Dr.R. Srinivasan

MBBS, MD, MRCP -UK, CCST-UK

Consultant Diabetologist

Dr. Vengojayaprassad

MBBS., MD., Dip in Diabetology

Courtesy Consultant Diabetologist

Dr.M.S. Seshadri

MBBS, MD, Phd, FRCP

Visiting Consultant Internal Medicine & Endocrinology

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