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DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden

location_on Wiesbaden, Germany
9.2/10 from 5 Votes

Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology (25820)

Cornelia Jaursch-Hancke

Dr. med.

Cornelia Jaursch-Hancke

Specialized in: endocrinology, diabetology

About the department

The Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology at the DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden offers the full range of medical services in the fields of its competence. The doctors of the medical facility specialize in the treatment of hormonal imbalances, metabolic disorders, obesity and diabetes mellitus. An important clinical focus is on nutritional counseling and lifestyle recommendations for the patients with diabetes mellitus, hypertension and obesity. The department's medical team is proud of excellent results in the field of hormone replacement therapy in elderly patients, as well as in patients with adrenal diseases, osteoporosis and thyroid diseases. The doctors working in the department follow the current clinical protocols and apply modern treatment methods, which contributes to the achievement of the desired treatment results. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Cornelia Jaursch-Hancke.

The department's endocrinologists admit patients with all pathologies of the endocrine organs, including the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands and pituitary gland. The specialists provide only conservative treatment. If the patient needs a surgical intervention, the surgeons from the Department of Endocrine Surgery will be involved in the therapeutic process. Endocrine cancers are treated in collaboration with oncologists, radiation therapists and chemotherapists. The department's medical team prefers an integrated approach to treatment that combines drug therapy, diet therapy, physiotherapy and hormone replacement therapy (if clinically indicated). The required complex of therapeutic measures is selected strictly individually. The doctors working in the department focus on the patients with impaired pituitary function, goiter, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroiditis, osteoporosis, osteopenia, arterial hypertension, lipid metabolism disorders, etc.

The department's team of diabetologists has been taking care of the health of patients with diabetes mellitus since 1994. During this time, the medical facility has treated more than 3,000 patients. Diabetes mellitus is an incurable disease, and therefore the main task of doctors is to control its course in order to prevent the progression and development of complications. The classic treatment regimen consists of insulin therapy or taking oral antidiabetic drugs, diet therapy and physical activities. Particular attention is paid to teaching patients to live with pathology, and therefore the department conducts 3 special training courses. The first focuses on diet therapy and oral antidiabetic drugs, while the second focuses on insulin therapy. The third one is devoted to intensive insulin therapy. The department holds many individual consultations, during which the attending physician personally communicates with the patient and tells him about further therapeutic measures.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Endocrinology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of pituitary diseases 
      • Hormonally active pituitary adenomas (Cushing's disease, prolactinoma, acromegaly)
      • Hormonally inactive pituitary adenomas (craniopharyngioma)
      • Pituitary insufficiency of various origins
      • Central diabetes insipidus
      • Growth hormone deficiency
    • Diagnostics and treatment of thyroid diseases
      • Autoimmune diseases
      • Endocrine ophthalmopathy
      • Goiter
      • Thyroid cancer
      • Hyperthyroidism
      • Hypothyroidism
      • Thyroiditis
    • Diagnostics and treatment parathyroid diseases
      • Hyperparathyroidism
      • Hypoparathyroidism
    • Diagnostics and treatment of disorders of of calcium and phosphorus metabolism
    • Diagnostics and treatment of osteopenia and osteoporosis
    • Diagnostics and treatment of vitamin D deficiency and its complications
    • Diagnostics and treatment of Paget's disease
    • Diagnostics and treatment of adrenal diseases 
      • Adrenal adenomas (hormonally active and inactive)
      • Adrenal cancer
      • Addison's disease
      • Adrenogenital syndrome
      • Pheochromocytoma
    • Diagnostics and treatment of endocrine diseases of the pancreas
    • Diagnostics and treatment of hormone-producing tumors (vipoma, insulinoma)
    • Diagnostics and treatment of hypoglycemic conditions
    • Diagnostics and treatment of multiple endocrine neoplasia types I and II
    • Diagnostics and treatment of metabolic disorders
    • Diagnostics and treatment of hirsutism
    • Diagnostics and treatment of obesity due to endocrine disorders
    • Diagnostics and treatment of lipid metabolism disorders
    • Diagnostics and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Diabetology
    • Diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2
    • Gestational diabetes mellitus
      • Pharmacotherapy with oral antidiabetic drugs
      • Insulin therapy, including pump therapy
      • Consultations on nutrition and lifestyle modification
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other diseases

Curriculum vitae

Higher Education

  • 1976 - 1983 Study of Human Medicine at the Universities of Duesseldorf and Bonn.
  • 19.05.1983 Admission to medical practice.
  • 21.09.1983 Doctoral thesis defense, University of Bonn.

Professional Career

  • 1984 - 1986 Research Assistant, Institute of Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Bonn, focus on Neuroendocrinology.
  • 1986 - 1992 Assistant Physician, Department of Internal Medicine II, Hospital Cologne-Merheim, and Department of Internal Medicine at the DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden.
  • 09.11.1992 Board certification in Internal Medicine.
  • 01.01.1993 Physician at the DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden.
  • Since 01.01.1994 Head of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetology at the DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Pituitary and adrenal diseases.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Reproductive disorders.
  • Diabetes mellitus.
  • Growth hormone therapy.
  • Age-related androgenic deficiency.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Professional Association of German Internists.
  • German Society of Endocrinology.
  • German Diabetes Society.
  • German Society of Internal Medicine.
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinology.

Photo of the doctor: (c) DKD Helios Klinik Wiesbaden

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