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Treatment of Acromegaly

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Best hospitals and doctors for acromegaly treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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Diagnosis of acromegaly
 from  2323
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
 from  10916
General therapeutic rehabilitation
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Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Angiology and Internal Medicine

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio. The clinic has a dining room with a
Diagnosis of acromegaly
3047

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Endocrinology, Rheumatology and Nephrology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnosis of acromegaly
3520
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
19786

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Endocrinology

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
Diagnosis of acromegaly
2577.6 help2333
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
12422.2 help11208

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolic Disorders

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnosis of acromegaly
4059
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
23505

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Gastroenterology, Metabolic Disorders and Internal Intensive Care

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnosis of acromegaly
3561
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
20082

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Infectology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnosis of acromegaly
3593
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
19854

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Osteology and Endocrinology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnosis of acromegaly
3550
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
19799

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Allergology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnosis of acromegaly
3364
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
17517

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnosis of acromegaly
3310
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
17461

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Infectology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnosis of acromegaly
3196
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
16771

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Infectology

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnosis of acromegaly
3650
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
19953

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnosis of acromegaly
4585
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
26766

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnosis of acromegaly
3606
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
19780

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Infectology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnosis of acromegaly
3219
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
17602

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Endocrinology, Diabetology, Metabolic Disorders and Nutritional Medicine

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Diagnosis of acromegaly
3048
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
16440

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
Diagnosis of acromegaly
3275
Surgical treatment of acromegaly by resection of pituitary adenom
17641

About the disease

Acromegaly is a condition that causes bones and organs start to grow abnormally and exceed their normal size. Acromegaly develops when there is excessive production of the growth regulatory hormone. As a result, teenagers can grow to abnormal heights. Most commonly, acromegaly affects the face, legs and arms.

The growth hormone is produced in the pituitary gland. According to the National Institute of Health, over 95% of adults and teenagers with acromegaly have a benign tumor of the brain, which has affected and damaged the pituitary gland. This kind of tumor is also known as an adenoma. It is a very common type of tumor, affecting approximately 17% of the world’s population. Adenomas are not usually dangerous and do not cause acromegaly. Acromegaly is most common in people who have already reached puberty. It develops gradually and some months may pass before a sufferer notices changes in their height. Middle-aged people are most at risk of developing this condition if they have adenoma in the brain, which is why they should be observed by the doctor regularly.  

Symptoms

  • Joints become enlarged and look abnormal for the age of a teenager
  • Shoe size changes too rapidly
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Unexpected growth spurs
  • Weight gain
  • Uncommon hormonal changes
  • Abnormal sweating
  • Swollen joints

Diagnosis

  • A blood test can determine the amount of growth hormone is present in the patient’s bloodstream. They may also be asked to drink a small amount of glucose, which normally suppresses the amount of growth hormone in the blood. In people with acromegaly, however, the glucose intake has no effect and the amount of growth hormone in the blood stays high.
  • An X-ray of various joints can establish whether the patient’s bones have become abnormal in size. The X-ray needs to be done repeatedly over a period of time in order to see continuous changes in bone size.
  • MRI and CT scans can be used to examine the patient’s soft tissue and inner organs to see if they have also grown abnormally. It is important to determine this, because an enlarged heart, liver or kidneys can be a dangerous condition in itself and would need to be treated immediately. Scans are also used for the diagnosis of adenomas in the brain.

Treatment

  • Surgical treatment includes the resection of pituitary adenomas, which put pressure on the pituitary gland and cause it to produce too much growth hormone. In most cases, surgery is successful.
  • Radiation therapy is required if sections of the tumor remain after surgical resection.
  • Medication to shrink the tumor is prescribed if surgery was unsuccessful. Special drugs are used that avoid affecting the pituitary gland. 



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