Endocrine conditions (including diabetes and thyroid)

At Imperial Private Healthcare we can help you with any health issues relating to the excessive or insufficient production of hormones, otherwise known as endocrine conditions.

These include diabetes and thyroid problems among others. Many of our endocrinology consultants work as part of the Imperial Centre for Endocrinology, a world-renowned centre for the care of patients with hormonal problems.

The Imperial Centre for Endocrinology

Imperial Centre for Endocrinology is run in partnership between one of the largest teaching hospitals in England, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and, one of the most highly ranked universities in the world, Imperial College London.

At the Imperial Centre for Endocrinology, you will be taken care of by a team of internationally recognised physicians and surgeons who are highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of both common and complex hormonal problems. We welcome referrals to our services from throughout the UK and from overseas.

Our department of endocrinology and endocrine surgery has been the premier centre in London for the diagnosis and the treatment of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pituitary conditions for over 40 years . Our results for the treatment of endocrine tumours are among the best in the world.

Our endocrine surgeons and physicians are actively involved in cutting-edge research. The team share their clinical and academic expertise both nationally and internationally by actively being involved in teaching medical students and doctors throughout the world.

Reaching a diagnosis

Together with our uniquely skilled radiologists and clinical chemists, we will be able to assess your hormonal problem speedily and accurately, with access to our Endocrinology Investigation Unit and state-of-the-art laboratory.

Once we have reached a diagnosis for your endocrine condition, a multidisciplinary team (MDT) including endocrinologists, surgeons, pathologists and a radiologist will work together to create a care plan tailored to your individual needs. Any recommendations we make about your care will be based upon the best available scientific evidence and our collective extensive experience and judgement.

Before proceeding any further, we will discuss possible treatment options with you to arrive at a mutually agreed plan of action. We will spend as much time as you need to discuss the options to ensure that all your questions or concerns have been addressed.

Endocrine surgery

If you require surgery, our endocrine surgical unit is one of the best in the world. We can offer treatment for all major endocrine problems including thyroid disease, thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal tumours and pituitary tumours. Our surgeons use cutting-edge and minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible thus offering a less painful and quicker recovery.

Our team will ensure that your wellbeing remains central before, during and after surgery and that your health is carefully monitored throughout your treatment.

In the unlikely event of an emergency, our three London hospital sites offer access to resuscitation, critical care and emergency services 24 hours a day, so you have the reassurance that you will have the very best of care in any eventuality.

A team of experts

Our multi-disciplinary meetings are rigorously evaluated in line with national and international guidelines. Our department holds several weekly regional multidisciplinary meetings for thyroid cancer, parathyroid and adrenal disease, neuroendocrine tumours as well as pituitary disease.

As we are part of a major teaching hospital group, you will have access to consultants from other specialties as well as those with specific endocrine specialisms. Between us we will be able to create a holistic plan of action for your healthcare needs, including if needed, fertility and maternity services.

Endocrinology at a glance

The Imperial Centre for Endocrinology has been established for 40 years and has active and close links with cutting-edge research facilities. We offer private outpatient and inpatient facilities with state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities, experienced pathologists, radiologists and emergency services.

Our endocrinologists are highly experienced and deliver care to thousands of patients a year and will deliver a mutually agreed specifically tailored plan for you with the help of our MDTs (multi-disciplinary teams) including experienced surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, interventional radiologists, endocrine nurse specialist and endocrinologists.

Our endocrine surgeons are experienced in cutting-edge surgical techniques including robotic thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive adrenal surgery, endoscopic pituitary surgery.

Making an appointment

You can be referred by your GP or we are happy to accept private referrals. Please call us on +44 (0)20 3311 7700 or email imperial.private.healthcare@nhs.net for more details.