Endocrinology is the field of medicine related to the systems that control hormones. Endocrinologists are specialists in diagnosing and treating imbalances in the body's hormonal balance and certain types of cancer of the endocrine glands.

Some of the most important endocrine glands include the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid glands, pituitary gland, and the ovaries in women and testes in men. These glands produce hormones that regulate growth and development, metabolism, reproduction, electrolyte balance, mood, and many other bodily functions.

Our services in Endocrinology

We offer the diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Adrenal Problems

Issues related to the adrenal glands, located on top of the kidneys, which produce hormones like cortisol, aldosterone, androgens, and adrenaline.

  • Pituitary Gland Disorders

The pituitary gland (hypophysis) is located at the base of the skull and is the body's master gland: it directs some processes and controls hormone production in other glands. Some hormones produced by this gland include prolactin, TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone), LH (luteinizing hormone), FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), antidiuretic hormone, and oxytocin.

  • Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck that produces T3 and T4 hormones. These hormones control food consumption or storage, body temperature balance, and overall metabolism.

Thyroid disorders involve hormone production (hyperthyroidism or excessive gland function and hypothyroidism or reduced hormone production) and gland structure (nodules or abnormal lumps).

  • Female and Male Sexual Health

The endocrine system plays a fundamental role in sexual life. In men, the testes produce testosterone, which causes physical changes during adolescence and helps maintain muscle tone, bone mass, sperm production, and sexual desire in adulthood. In women, estrogens and progestogens are crucial for maintaining a proper menstrual cycle, fertility, and sexual desire.

We offer comprehensive management of related conditions such as:

  • Osteoporosis, Bone Health, and Calcium Metabolism Disorders

Conditions like aging, menopause, and diseases like hyperthyroidism or Cushing's syndrome, as well as some medications and smoking, can affect bone turnover. Additionally, calcium metabolism disorders such as hyperparathyroidism can also affect bone health and cause various other bodily imbalances.

  • Diabetes

Occurs due to the pancreas's inability to produce enough insulin or excessive resistance to this hormone's function in the body's tissues.

Our professionals in Endocrinology

Clara María Arango Toro

M.D. Endocrinologist Internist

Carolina Prieto Saldarriaga

M.D. Endocrinologist Internist

Carlos Esteban Builes Montaño

M.D. Endocrinologist Internist

When to check Endocrinology?

If you experience any of the following symptoms that could be related to hormonal imbalances or endocrine disorders:

  • Diabetes: If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or experience symptoms such as increased thirst, frequent urination, persistent fatigue, and changes in weight.
  • Thyroid Problems: If you experience symptoms of hypothyroidism (such as fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, cold intolerance) or hyperthyroidism (such as weight loss, nervousness, excessive sweating, heat intolerance).
  • Growth and Development Disorders: If there are concerns about growth and development in children, a pediatric endocrinologist can evaluate and treat hormone-related growth disorders.
  • Fertility Issues: If you have difficulty conceiving and hormonal imbalances are suspected as the cause, an endocrinologist can help explore treatment options.
  • Menstrual Irregularities: If you experience irregular menstrual cycles, amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), or symptoms related to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
  • Unexplained Weight Changes: If you experience significant changes in your weight without an apparent explanation, it could be due to a hormonal disorder.
Comprehensive Care

Our comprehensive health approach aims to ensure the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of each patient by offering holistic and personalized care during their stay through the following support services:

Diagnostic Support
We conduct supplementary studies to the patient's clinical evaluation to confirm a diagnosis and implement therapeutic actions.

Laboratory Services
We process various samples, whether blood, substances, or tissues, to detect anomalies and achieve a more accurate diagnosis.

Clinical Nutrition
We provide the best nutritional care to patients, focusing on high complexity cases, in an integral, timely, kind, and safe manner, in coordination with the interdisciplinary health team.

Clinical Psychology
We offer psychological support to patients and their families who are hospitalized or require specialized outpatient consultation for their condition.

Contact us

Contact our Call Center at (604) 360 4788 to schedule an appointment in Endocrinology.

Reach out to our Diabetes Group at (604) 445 9000 extension 8001#

For more information or general inquiries, call (604) 445 9000.