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Department of endocrinology and diabetology

Prof. Dr. med. Sven Schinner
internal medicine, endocrinology and diabetology

About the department

The department of endocrinology and diabetology at Beta Clinic Bonn is dedicated to providing the best experience in diagnosing and treating endocrine disorders and diabetes. The facility is led by a world-class professor, clinician, and scientist, a reviewer for numerous research organizations and has received several research awards. The department operates by the highest standards of the German Society for Endocrinology to ensure the safest and most effective up-to-date treatment. The department is equipped with all necessary and supplementary diagnostic devices (Ultrasound, MRI, CT, and laboratory facilities). Furthermore, the team of qualified staff provides maximum comfort for the patients' outpatient consultations or inpatient stays. 

Conservative treatment, including medications and lifestyle counselling, is offered in case of different disorders of endocrine glands. These include, but are not limited to, endocrine insufficiencies, abnormally high levels of hormones, benign and malignant tumours of endocrine organs, fertility disorders, metabolic conditions, and diabetes.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis of endocrine diseases:

  • Physical examination
  • Anamnesis (history of present illness)
  • Blood testing, including hormone levels testing
  • Sonography of endocrine glands (ultrasound examination)
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Hormonal profile

Range of treated disorders:

  • Thyroid diseases (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and more)
  • Diseases of the bone metabolism/osteoporosis
  • Diabetes (type 1, type 2, gestational)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure
  • Diseases of the pituitary gland (hyperprolactinemia, acromegaly, etc.)
  • Diseases of the adrenal glands (Addison's disease, Cushing's disease, etc.)
  • Internal Medicine (other concurrent disorders)
  • Testosterone deficiency in men (hypogonadism)
  • Fertility disorders in women

Treatment options:

  • Conservative (oral drug prescription) 
  • Diabetes training (lifestyle counselling)
  • Dietary planning
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1992-1999 Studied medicine at the University of Gottingen
  • Research fellowship, Department of pharmacology at the University of Gottingen
  • Research fellowship at the University of Cambridge
  • 2009 Specialist in internal medicine, University Hospital Dusseldorf
  • 2010 Specialist in endocrinology and diabetology, University Hospital Dusseldorf
  • 2014 Professor at the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf

Experience

  • Internship at the University of Padua 
  • Assistant Physician, Internal Medicine Clinic for endocrinology and diabetology, University Hospital Dusseldorf
  • 2004-2006 Senior Physician, Internal Medicine Clinic for endocrinology and diabetology, University Hospital Dusseldorf
  • 2010 Professor, Internal Medicine Clinic for endocrinology and diabetology, University Hospital Dusseldorf
  • Department of endocrinology and diabetology at Beta Clinic Bonn

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the German Society for Endocrinology
  • Member of the German Diabetes Society
  • Member of the Endocrine Society, USA
  • Member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • Author of more than 550 publications
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