Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Department of Endocrinology (302990)
Specialized in: endocrinology
The Department of Endocrinology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the whole range of endocrine and metabolic disorders, including benign and malignant tumors of the endocrine system, diabetes, obesity, hypertension and complications of these conditions. In addition, the specialists of the Department provide comprehensive counseling and follow-up services. The Department is headed by Prof. Naftali Stern, a leading endocrinologist with a long experience in the field of his specialization.
The treatment of benign and malignant tumors, such as thyroid cancer, adrenal tumors, neuroendocrine tumors (gastro-entero-pancreatic tumors, which mostly occur in the digestive system, stomach, chest and neck) is among the key focuses of the Department of Endocrinology at the Sourasky Medical Center under the direction of Prof. Naftali Stern. The physicians also focus on the treatment of hypertension and its complications. The treatment is available for complicated forms of blood pressure disorders, such as hypertension that does not respond to standard treatment (resistant hypertension), hypertension in the elderly, hypertension in patients with Parkinson's disease, unstable hypertension, hypertension in diabetic patients and secondary hypertension.
Moreover, the Department of Endocrinology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center includes the Center for Metabolic Syndrome, which offers multidisciplinary treatment for obesity accompanied with hypertension, lipid disorders, early detection of atherosclerosis and impaired intellectual functions so as to prevent future complications. The Center offers intensive interventional treatment with close medical and nutritional supervision, as well as a customized physical activity program for each patient.
The Department under the direction of Prof. Naftali Stern also provides an array of special endocrine services, such as dynamic evaluation of pituitary function, ultrasound-guided fine needle thyroid gland biopsy, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, insulin pump therapy, continuous, noninvasive blood vessel monitoring for early detection of either malfunction or atherosclerosis.
The service range of the Department of Endocrinology at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center includes:
- Geriatric endocrinology and metabolism
- General endocrinology
- Heart and vascular disease risk factors
- Endocrine tumors
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Pituitary gland diseases
- Metabolic and lipid disorders
- Metabolic bone disease (osteoporosis)
- Thyroid diseases
- Metabolic syndrome
- Obesity (including drug-induced obesity)
- Tel Aviv, Israel