Endocrinology

The Montefiore Approach

Endocrinology and metabolic bone disease is an essential component within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Montefiore. Bone is a living tissue that responds to many nutritional and environmental factors. Health of the bone is therefore vital to overall musculoskeletal care. Our knowledge and expertise within the field ensures the highest quality care for even the most complicated cases.

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and management of metabolic bone conditions, from more common conditions like osteoporosis to lesser known ailments, such as hyperparathyroidism. Working together, our goal is to help patients realize optimal bone health and avoid fractures, healing delays, and other preventable skeletal events.

As an academic medical center, we are constantly striving for innovations in bone health and metabolic bone disease treatment. We work to develop novel and cutting-edge techniques for the advancement of care within our own health system and beyond.

The experience of our patients and their loved ones—not simply their ailments—demands our full attention. Your dedicated care team will be there to discuss your condition, answer questions, assess treatment options, and develop a treatment strategy that is best for you.

Osteoporosis is a very common and often undertreated condition that can lead to substantial bone weakening and, potentially, fragility fractures. At Montefiore, we believe that optimal outcomes are achieved through thorough evaluations, accurate diagnoses, and intelligent patient-specific treatment plans developed through years of clinical experience. Our experts endeavor to prevent future fractures and, if a fracture has already occurred, to address the underlying cause in order to ensure timely and optimal healing.

Conditions We Treat

Montefiore treats a vast spectrum of conditions, a selection of which you will find listed below. In addition to these, we have experience treating many other conditions. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation so that we can review and discuss your specific healthcare needs.

 
Some Common Conditions
  • Osteoporosis
  • Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis associated with aromatase inhibitor therapy for breast cancer
  • Osteoporosis associated with androgen deprivation therapy
  • Osteomalacia
  • Disorders of calcium metabolism and parathyroid gland
  • Paget’s disease
  • Ostegenesis imperfecta
  • Vitamin D deficiency

Our Treatments

It is our belief many joint problems can be treated with non-surgical intervention, such as physical therapy, activity modification, bracing, weight loss, medications, or injections. In some cases, however, surgery is necessary. When surgery is needed, our specialists employ state-of-the-art, minimally invasive, and blood-sparing techniques to improve pain and function, and to minimize recovery time. For those seeking further information, we have included a few examples of common procedures that we perform at Montefiore.

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