We routinely treat patients suffering from the full range of hormone-related disorders including diabetes, which is the focus of our Diabetes Center. We frequently work with colleagues in other specialties to manage the care of patients who may have multiple disorders or who suffer complications affecting other organs and systems.
Working closely with internationally acclaimed radiologists, orthopedists, neurosurgeons and other highly regarded colleagues at Mount Sinai, physicians from Endocrine, Diabetes, and Bone Division offer full diagnostic workup and treatment of thyroid and adrenal diseases, as well as pituitary tumors and disorders including Cushing's disease, acromegaly, and pituitary gland hypofunction.
All treatment is individualized. It is tailored to a patient’s diagnosis, the severity of disease, the patient’s age, overall level of health, and other individual considerations.
Studies – including our own investigations -- show that early and aggressive treatment of hormone-related disorders can limit complications affecting other organs and systems.
Research is also a major part of our profession. We conduct investigations into endocrine and related disorders and consult the very latest results from all medical specialties including our own. This only enhances the patient care that has helped Mount Sinai develop into a referral center for endocrine disorders. We’re also pleased to note that many of the latest diagnostic tools and treatments routinely used to care for patients have either been developed or first introduced by Mount Sinai endocrinologists.
For example, some of the earliest work on adrenal gland disease was conducted at Mount Sinai by Dr. Louis Soffer in the 1940s. Dr. Soffer was a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of Addison’s Disease and Cushing’s Disease. In 1946, he published a monograph titled, Diseases of the Adrenals, which became a valuable reference text for clinicians.
Every day of the year, the observations we make while treating patients are shaped into questions that are then tested through our research. Outcomes from our research then guide the individualized care we provide to every patient. Results from our investigations are shared with physicians worldwide through publication in peer-reviewed medical journals.