Endocrinology in Germany benefits from the narrow specialisation of doctors in pathologies of a particular organ: thyroid and pancreas, pituitary gland, ovaries, hypothalamus, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, testicles, etc. Colossal experience of medical personnel coupled with the fitting of advanced equipment allow German endocrinologists to successfully combat diseases such as diabetes mellitus and non-sugar diabetes, obesity, chronic adrenal insufficiency, hypothyreosis, hypertension as well as sexual dysfunction.

Endocrinology is a highly complex discipline that requires close cooperation between doctors and scientists. The German Endocrinology Society was founded in Hamburg in 1953. Today, its main goals are to support essential and scientific research, and integrate its results into clinical practice.

Endocrinologists develop an individual hormone therapy plan in cooperation with specialists in allied fields. Highly developed pharmacology helps avoid surgical interventions in the majority of cases. Thanks to medication that is not accessible in third world countries, doctors are able to swiftly regulate the hormonal background.

When surgery is unavoidable, surgeons prefer to use the least invasive methods to reduce damage to the healthy tissue and neighbouring organs. For example, thyroid surgery is performed without damage to the parathyroid and vocal chords. The operation is performed under general anaesthetic and typically lasts from 1 to 2 hours. Any remaining scarring remains virtually invisible after this operation. The patient is hospitalised for 3-4 days at most.

German medicine is particularly proud of its achievements in the field of child endocrinology. Thanks to timely diagnosis and appropriate treatment scheme, paediatricians are able to avoid the irreparable consequences of endocrine disorders in children.

Specialised hospitals in this field are Helios München West, Bogenhausen, Munich Neuperlach and Martha-Maria Hospital.

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