at The Harborne Hospital in Birmingham

What is the endocrine system?

Your endocrine system is a network of glands producing hormones that control everything from your sleep patterns to your heart rate and sexual function. If you have an endocrine condition it  requires highly specialised care.

Some of the main glands and functions in your endocrine system include:

  • Thyroid: controlling your metabolism 
  • Adrenal glands: regulating your body’s response to stress
  • Pancreas: insulin production
  • Ovaries: oestrogen and progesterone production
  • Testes: testosterone production 
  • Pituitary gland: produces a number of hormones, including growth hormones and thyroid stimulating hormones
  • Hypothalamus: works with the pituitary gland to create a number of hormones and regulate your body overall

At The Harborne Hospital in Birmingham, part of HCA Healthcare UK, you can access a dedicated team of expert endocrinologists who are specialists in diagnosing and treating endocrine conditions.

Why choose The Harborne Hospital?

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    Fast access to care

    After making an appointment, a consultant will usually see you within days.

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    Expert consultant team

    specialised in the management of all endocrine conditions.

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    Advanced and specialised diagnostic tests

    including CT and MRI scanning, thyroid scans and pituitary function tests.

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    The highest quality of care for diabetes

    from testing to treatment and holistic ongoing support.

Endocrinology diagnostics and investigations

Conditions we treat

Our team is highly specialised in all conditions affecting the endocrine system, including:

  • Thyroid conditions, including tissue growth, lumps (nodules) and goitre
  • Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism 
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Diabetes and diabetes-related conditions, including: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, diabetes insipidus and diabetic foot
  • Pituitary tumours, including somatotroph adenomas, TSH-secreting tumours and ACTH-secreting tumours and prolactinoma (non-cancerous tumours of the pituitary gland)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Adrenal disease
  • Endocrine hypertension
  • Obesity linked to endocrine conditions.

Treatments we offer

We provide exceptional care using advanced and specialised methods, including:

  • Thyroidectomy and near-total thyroidectomy
  • Thyroid lobectomy
  • Thyroid hormone therapy
  • Fine needle thyroid biopsy
  • Transsphenoidal surgery (surgery through the nose to remove tumours from the pituitary gland and skull base)
  • Insulin injections
  • Incretin mimetics (medication to help the body produce insulin)
  • Chemotherapy
  • Direct access to onsite radiotherapy

Learn more about thyroid surgery at HCA UK

Learn more about diabetes care at HCA UK

Sue’s successful thyroidectomy

Sue’s needle biopsy revealed unusual lesions and she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Ten days later, her thyroid was successfully removed at a hospital in the HCA UK network.

Contact The Harborne Hospital, Birmingham

Appointments and enquiries:

0121 812 3051
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