Treating all endocrine and metabolic conditions at Maimonides

The Division of Endocrinology provides excellent inpatient and outpatient care to patients with variable endocrine disorders. Our endocrinology specialists are experts in the latest diagnostic and therapeutic approaches offered in endocrinology. At Maimonides, patients have access to highly qualified, Brooklyn-based endocrinologists and diabetes specialists who provide comprehensive and compassionate patient-centered care.

We know endocrine and metabolic issues are often life-long disorders that can be challenging. That’s why our team works diligently to provide you with the best care and treatment options, improving your quality of life.

Maimonides earned the 2023 American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Honor Roll award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed with more than 90% of compliance for 12 consecutive months for the “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score.”

Looking for endocrine and metabolic treatment for your child? Visit our dedicated pediatric endocrinology page.

Conditions and diseases we treat

The endocrine system keeps track of the hormones in your blood, which affects several bodily processes like metabolism, growth, mood regulation, sleep and more. Made up of glands that produce these hormones, the endocrine system can sometimes function improperly, producing too much or too little of certain hormones and disrupting important functions. Our endocrine and metabolic specialists help treat various conditions within this system and use a tailored approach for each patient.

Neuroendocrine and reproductive endocrine conditions

Neuroendrocrine conditions affect the endocrine glands located within the brain. We treat disorders affecting

  • Pituitary disorders
  • Hypothalamus disorders

Reproductive endocrine conditions affect the endocrine glands located within the reproductive system. These include:

  • Gonadal disorders
  • Ovarian disorders
  • Gender and hormonal conditions

Metabolic and thyroid disorders

Metabolic disorders occur when issues with your metabolic process causes an imbalance of healthy substances in your body, like calcium or sodium. The thyroid is a gland in your neck that is responsible for your metabolism. Nearby, the smaller parathyroid glands control the amount of calcium stored in your body, which affects the functioning of your heart, bones, kidneys and nervous system. Some of the specific metabolic disorders that we treat include:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Parathyroid disorders
  • Calcium and bone disease including osteoporosis
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Dyslipidemia

Diabetes and obesity

The most common metabolic disease is diabetes, which is widespread among adults in the United States. Our specialists help manage:

  • Type 1 & 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Obesity

Tailored treatment options for your endocrine and metabolic issues

We offer the following services to endocrinology patients at Maimonides:

  • Hormone therapy/medication
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Insulin pump management
  • Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of the thyroid

Call 718-283-5923 to schedule an appointment with an endocrine specialist

Diabetes Education & Self-Management

Maimonides offers patients diabetes self-management education, skills, and technology support. Our Certified Diabetes Education and Care Specialists (CDCES) empower people with diabetes with the knowledge and skills to control their condition, including providing technology expertise to help select the right continuous glucose monitors (CGM) and insulin pumps for their needs. Education and ongoing support improve quality of life and help patients lower their risk of diabetes-related complications.

Maimonides Diabetes Education & Self-Management program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The ADA’s Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational services meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. For more information, call (718) 283-8505.

Nutrition Services

Maimonides offers personalized medical nutrition therapy for weight loss, heart disease, pre-diabetes, and gastrointestinal disorders such as GERD, Celiac and IBS. For weight loss patients, our dietitians provide education and support before and after bariatric surgery, as well as for those taking weight loss medication. Services are provided by our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and include nutrition therapy and body fat testing. Nutrition services are covered by most insurances. To learn more, call (718) 283-7129.

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