Location: Ground Floor
Telephone: 971 448 520
Timetable: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00
The Endocrinology and Nutrition Service is made up of a multidisciplinary team highly-qualified in all sectors of this specialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes, Obesity and Clinical Nutrition. It also benefits from the support of different medical-surgical specialisms for the treatment of different conditions.
Clinical nutrition is a young discipline which has only recently been incorporated into the specialty. By using nutritional assessment we aim to detect nutritional deficits in their early stages and treat them in order to optimise the nutritional status of patients with high comorbility (chronic diseases, oncology patients, individuals preparing for surgery etc.) and so improve their prognosis and facilitate a speedy recovery.
The unit also has its own Therapeutic Education service for Diabetes and Obesity, as it has been widely proven to benefit the treatment of these conditions. This focuses on the individual and their immediate surroundings (family, work and social environment etc.) By increasing awareness, through information and learning, the patient's own management of their condition significantly improves.
We work with established protocols so that all necessary diagnostic tests are carried out as quickly as possible and so that adequate treatment can commence after a speedy diagnosis.
This specialty covers the following conditions: Diabetes, obesity, pituitary gland disorders, thyroid conditions, growth and developmental alterations, alterations of the phosphocalcic metabolism, dyslipidemia, polycystic ovaries and hirsutism, hormonal imbalances as a result of menopause, adrenal gland disorders, nutrition, nutritional disorders and artificial nutrition.
Our service is provided in the following ways:
By attending to outpatient visits at the hospital.
By caring for patients admitted to hospital under the supervision of the Endocrinology service.
By performing functional endocrine tests (the prolactin curve test, fasting test, Nugent test, oral glucose tolerance test, dehydration test, insulin hypoglycemia test) either on outpatients or on patients already admitted to the hospital.
Resolving conditions of patients admitted under the supervision of other units, via our interdisciplinary service.
Assisting patients admitted by other units who require nutritional support.