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Diseases of the pituitary gland: treatment in Israel
The pituitary gland is an organ of the endocrine system that synthesizes hormones that directly affect growth, reproductive function, and metabolism. A decrease in hormone production can be caused by a number of reasons, including: congenital underdevelopment of the pituitary gland, trauma, autoimmune diseases, etc. Increased hormone production is the result of a benign tumor.
The main diseases include: gigantism, short stature, tumors, acromegaly (overgrowth of bone tissue), diabetes insipidus and some others.
Good results of therapy are demonstrated by doctors in Israel. Here, clinics are equipped with innovative technologies, and the staff consists of experienced highly qualified specialists. At the same time, the cost of services is usually lower than the prices of clinics in other countries, so often even patients from countries with developed medicine come to Israel for treatment.
How diseases of the pituitary gland are diagnosed in Israeli clinics
Diagnostics pass in several stages, in a short time, which allows you to quickly start developing a therapy plan. On the first day, the endocrinologist examines the patient, gets acquainted with the available research results and prescribes additional diagnostic procedures that the patient undergoes within 1-2 days. The cost of diagnostic services can be found on the clinic's website or during the initial consultation. The patient pays for each of the procedures as they are completed.
The main methods for diagnosing diseases of the pituitary gland:
- laboratory blood test, including hormones;
- x-ray of the skull;
- CT, MRI;
If necessary, the endocrinologist can send the patient for a consultation with a neurosurgeon. Thanks to the availability of our own laboratories and high-precision technical equipment, the doctor receives the results of the diagnosis within a day, after which a treatment plan is developed. The patient is informed about the methods of the upcoming therapy, as well as the full cost of treatment, the price for staying in the institution for a certain time.
Treatment methods in Israeli clinics for pituitary diseases
Doctors of Israeli clinics use both conservative and surgical methods of treatment of diseases of the pituitary gland. With reduced hormone production, hormone therapy is prescribed with modern effective drugs. In case of excessive production, suppressive drugs are prescribed.
Surgical intervention in the treatment of pituitary diseases by Israeli doctors is used for adenoma and other neoplasms. The specialists of the clinics are proficient in all modern methods of performing operations, such as:
- transcranial method;
- minimally invasive surgery;
Proton therapy for pituitary diseases is also used to destroy the tumor without harm to healthy tissues, which ensures accelerated rehabilitation of the patient in an Israeli clinic, where not only affordable prices, but also a comfortable environment, high quality of staff services.