Endocrinology

Pediatric Endocrinology Services at Cedars-Sinai provides complete diagnostic, treatment, management and education services for infants, children and adolescents with endocrine diseases and disorders, including:

  • Diabetes mellitus, types 1 and 2
  • Growth disorders
  • Thyroid, adrenal and pituitary gland disorders
  • Puberty development problems
  • Glandular tumors
  • Childhood obesity
  • Sexual ambiguity
  • Metabolic bone disease of prematurity
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome


Diagnosis

Pediatric Endocrinology Services uses the most advanced diagnostic technology and procedures to accurately identify abnormal conditions. These tests include:

  • Biopsy
  • Blood tests
  • Body composition
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)


Treatment

Although many endocrine-related conditions are not yet curable, properly managing the condition can reduce any negative effects. Pediatric Endocrinology Services provides complete services for treating and managing endocrine diseases and disorders. Therapeutic options include:

  • Drug therapy
  • Conventional hormone therapy
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Surgery


A Team of Specialists

A highly integrated team of specialists at Pediatric Endocrinology Services works together to provide an uninterrupted plan of care for pediatric patients. This experienced team includes:

  • Pediatric endocrinologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Psychologists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Dietitians
  • Diabetes nurse educator
  • Clinical social workers


Physician Referral

At Cedars-Sinai, Pediatric Endocrinology Services works with the referring doctor to select the best course of treatment for each patient and keeps the referring physician apprised of the patient's condition. When the patient is referred back to the primary care physician for continued management, Cedars-Sinai doctors remain available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to provide post-treatment support.


For More Information

For more information about Pediatric Endocrinology Services at Cedars-Sinai or to make a referral, please contact:

Pediatric Endocrinology Services
Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd., Suite 4221
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 1-800-CEDARS-1 (233-2771)
Fax: 310-423-1402
Email: pediatricservices@cshs.org
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