The Endocrinology Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi offers patients highly specialized, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for diseases and complications related to the body’s endocrine system.
The endocrine system is comprised of glands and organs that secrete hormones the body needs to function properly. The program’s expert endocrinologists evaluate and manage endocrine-related diseases that are common in the United Arab Emirates such as diabetes; disorders of the adrenal, thyroid, and pituitary glands; metabolic bone disease; and obesity.
The Endocrinology Program team treats patients above the age of fourteen who require diagnosis and ongoing medical management for endocrine system-related conditions.
Medical conditions treated by the Endocrinology Program team include:
The caregivers in the Endocrinology Program also treat obesity, including the screening and management of associated disorders such as:
Diagnosis of Endocrine Conditions
Endocrinology Program caregivers use a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat endocrine diseases. At the first visit, the patient is asked to provide a thorough medical history and has a physical examination. Depending on the patient’s symptoms, specific laboratory tests and imaging studies will be ordered. Laboratory studies may include:
Treatment of Endocrine Conditions
Treatment depends on the patient’s specific diagnosis, but often relies on medication.
Thyroid cancer and thyroid disorders are treated with radioactive iodine therapy, though surgery may also be needed. In these cases, our endocrinologists work in close collaboration with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s team of experienced surgeons. Radioactive iodine therapy is currently not available at CCAD.
Some conditions, such as diabetes, dyslipidemia (condition marked by too much LDL cholesterol, or “bad” cholesterol), and obesity will also require the guidance of a nutritionist and patient educator, who are part of the Endocrinology Program team.
Follow-up visits are tailored according to each patient’s condition. Laboratory studies and repeat imaging may be ordered in the follow-up period if needed.
All members of the Endocrinology Program team are experienced in the field of endocrinology and metabolism. Caregivers involved in patient care for this program are: