Endocrine Disease Diagnosis & Treatment
Endocrine disease can disrupt the delicate balance of hormones that keep you well, causing symptoms that disrupt your life. At Cedars-Sinai, you have access to a broad range of tests and personalized treatments that can help you reclaim wellness.
Our Approach to Endocrine Disease Care
Endocrine diseases can be challenging to diagnose, because symptoms often mimic those of other conditions. Our trusted team of experts has the experience and skills to offer an accurate diagnosis. We get you the answers you need and customize a treatment plan to help you feel better.
Diagnosing Endocrine Disease
We accurately assess endocrine disease using one or more tests. We recommend appropriate tests based on your symptoms.
Your care may include:
- Urine tests to rule out other problems, such as infections or kidney problems
- Imaging studies, including CT and MRI, to evaluate tumors or cancer and plan treatments
- Genetic testing to check for gene abnormalities that raise your risk for endocrine disease or affect your response to treatment
- Hormone testing to determine whether you have abnormally high or low levels of specific hormones
Endocrine Disease Treatments
We deliver a wide range of therapies, including the latest available treatments. Our decades of experience enable us to tailor treatments to your needs.
Endocrine disease treatments we offer include:
You take supplements to restore levels of certain hormones. This treatment may be right for you if you have abnormally low hormone levels. Hormone therapy also includes personalized insulin treatments for diabetes. Read more about medical and hormone replacement therapy for endocrine disorders.
We may prescribe medications to help your body stop producing certain hormones or produce them at a slower rate. Medications can also help you get relief from side effects of endocrine disease, including nausea and high blood pressure.
You may need a procedure if we suspect cancer or if other endocrine disease treatments are not successful. Our team includes doctors with advanced (fellowship) training who excel in performing precise surgical procedures. Get more information about endocrine surgery.
Appropriate Care for Thyroid Disorders
We may recommend monitoring instead of treatment. Monitoring may be appropriate if you have thyroid nodules, which are lumps in your thyroid gland. We perform regular testing to catch the earliest signs of changes that signal the need for more active treatment. Our approach helps you avoid unnecessary testing and treatments.