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Endocrinology

Your endocrine system, which controls your body's production of hormones, is a highly complex mechanism - and potential problems can easily be missed.. But not by our experienced team of dedicated endocrinologists.

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Endocrinology


The body’s endocrine system is complex. There are a number of components, and a number of ways each one might fail to work as expected.

For example, you might not produce enough of one hormone, or too much of another; your body may produce the right amount of a hormone, but not know where to send it. Understanding this system and its variables, and knowing how to counteract or prevent these issues arising is the job of the endocrinologist.

London Medical are pleased to have a team of passionate, dedicated, and expert endocrinologists, each striving to develop the field, and provide patients with the highest levels of care and service.

Paediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology

Our centre also provides continuity of endocrine care, supporting patients from infancy to young adulthood. This continuity of treatment facilitates age appropriate care and smooth transition for those patients with chronic conditions. All tests available in the centre are carried out in an age appropriate setting.

How we can help


  • Pediatric and adolescent services

    • Disorders of growth and puberty, including tall and short stature, and disorders of weight and menstrual rhythm
    • Disorders of sexual differentiation
    • Turner’s syndrome and other short stature skeletal dysplasias
    • Adrenal disorders
    • Thyroid disease including congenital hypothyroidism
    • Neuroendocrine and pituitary related tumours
    • Hypopituitarism
    • Endocrine effects of chronic disease and patients on steroids
    • Late effects of childhood cancer therapies
    • Assessment of reproductive capacity
    • Reduced bone mineralisation
  • We treat a huge number of hormonal conditions - such as:

    • Turner’s syndrome
    • adrenal disorders (such as Addison’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome)
    • reproductive and infertility problems
    • high prolactin
    • all thyroid and parathyroid disorders.
    • erectile dysfunction and hypogonadism
  • Endocrine tests:

    • Thyroid ultrasound and thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy of thyroid nodule
    • Insulin stress testing
    • Glucagon stimulation test
    • Dexamethasone suppression tests
    • Thyroid function tests
    • Pituitary releasing hormone tests
    • Synacthen stimulation test
    • Impotence profile
    • Menopause profile
    • Reproductive endocrinology, including ovulation induction
    • Osteoporosis markers and bone density
    • Day curves of different hormones
    • Water deprivation test
  • We treat a huge number of hormonal conditions - such as:

    • hirsutism
    • acne
    • manifestations of the polycystic ovarian syndrome
    • the management and assessment of thyroid nodules
    • osteoporosis
    • the menopause
    • growth disorders

Endocrinology Consultants


Dr Helen Spoudeas

Dr Spoudeas is part of an innovative team of six endocrine consultants, supporting patients with endocrine disease in a seamless service across Great Ormond Street and UCL Hospitals.

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Professor Andrea Frilling

Professor Frilling specialises in general surgery. She focuses on Endocrinology, endocrine surgery, Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery, and oncologic abdominal surgery.

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Dr Malcolm Prentice

Dr Prentice co-wrote the National Guidelines for the Management of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer, and the National Training Course for Thyroid Ultrasound and Biopsy with the Royal College of Radiologists.

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Dr Dipesh Patel

Dr Patel is a consultant physician in diabetes and endocrinology. His clinical practice includes general endocrinology, and diabetes management. He is also undergraduate site lead teacher.

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Dr Bobby Huda

Consultant Physician in Diabetes & Metabolism, St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospitals, Barts Health NHS trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Barts & the London Medical School

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Dr Ralph Abraham

Ralph has a lifetime's clinical experience, and has treated patients all over the globe. He is a renowned diabetes specialist, and founded London Medical in 1991.

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Dr Ling Ling Chuah

Diabetes including insulin pump therapy, antenatal diabetes, diabetes renal, and insulin pump treatment. Endocrinology include thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary Obesity management, pre- and post- bariatric surgery

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Professor Maralyn Druce

Professor Druce trained at Christ's College, and UCLSM. She then completed her higher medical training in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and GI Medicine at the Hammersmith and Barts Hospitals.

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Ms Melanie Davies

Ms Melanie Davies works as Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, at the University College London Hospitals.

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Dr Rakesh Amin

Rakesh is educational lead for endocrinology and diabetes at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He started as a consultant and senior lecturer at GOSH and ICH in 2012.

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Dr David Levy

Dr Levy has written several books on diabetes, most recently 'Type 1 diabetes', and 'Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd edition'. He is currently writing an e-book for Type 2 diabetes patients.

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Dr Harvinder Chahal

Dr Chahal is a consultant in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bariatric Medicine and GI Medicine at Imperial College Trust. He's also Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College.

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