Duke’s endocrinology experts have extensive surgical experience, work with the newest therapies, and develop effective treatment alternatives for people with diabetes or other endocrine disorders who don’t respond to traditional treatments. Our reputation for excellence extends throughout North Carolina. We are a high-volume referral center for all types of endocrine disease due to the breadth of our services and our ability to treat many types of patients, some of whom have complex and unique needs.
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Extensive Experience Treating Endocrine Disorders
Newest, Most Effective Treatments
Our endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, and researchers have extensive experience and are experts in the newest and most effective treatments. For example, we offer many of the newest medications and therapies available today, including the Reclast IV infusion for osteoporosis and, through a clinical trial, an anti-PCSK9 for lipid disorders.
Extensive Surgical Experience
Ours is among the busiest endocrine surgery teams in North America, with more than 600 new patients seen each year. We have extensive surgical experience and make minimally invasive options available to a wide range of people with endocrine disorders.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Minimally invasive procedures require smaller incisions than open surgery and mean you experience less pain, faster recovery, and fewer complications. Our highly specialized surgeries include laparoscopic retroperitoneal adrenalectomy for adrenal tumors and transsphenoidal resection for pituitary disorders and tumors.
Targeted Treatment Plans
From diabetes to thyroid problems, all endocrine disorders can have an effect on your body’s ability to produce and release hormones, substances that control many vital functions. We pinpoint the cause of your imbalance and develop a targeted treatment plan for you.
Tailored Treatment for Complex Cases
We specialize in treatments tailored to people with unique health needs. We regularly treat people with diabetes who need highly concentrated U-500 insulin, which requires close physician supervision. About 40 percent of our lipid-disorder patients seek us out for our experience developing effective treatment alternatives for statin intolerance.
Comprehensive Patient Education
With many endocrine disorders –- especially diabetes –- staying healthy means taking an active role in your health and treatment regimen. For people with diabetes, we offer a comprehensive selection of group and individual classes to teach you how to administer insulin and control your diet. If you have osteoporosis or a lipid or thyroid disorder, our trained staff makes sure you understand your medication regimen, as well as any other dietary or lifestyle changes.
Manage Your Health with Duke MyChart
View test results, make appointments, request prescription refills, and message your doctor from any Web-enabled device by using our secure online portal, Duke MyChart. Our technology also allows anyone on your care team to securely access your health information, making sure you always get care that's right for you and based on the latest evidence.
In addition, Duke University Hospital is proud to be named the best hospital in North Carolina, and nationally ranked in 10 adult and 9 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.