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Department of endocrinology

Dr. Agne Abraitiene
endocrinology

About the department

The endocrinology department at Kardiolita Hospital Vilnius is a centre where patients with endocrine disorders are examined, consulted and treated. The medical team uses advanced diagnostic methods to provide top-level medical services. After a comprehensive assessment of the medical history, clinical picture and the results of laboratory diagnostics of the patient, endocrinologists develop a treatment regimen. Specialists use algorithms designed by national and international endocrinological communities when prescribing treatment. In addition, many years of experience of the department's specialists make it possible to apply medical, surgical and radionuclide methods. In most cases, diagnosis and treatment are carried out on an outpatient basis, but if necessary, hospitalization at the clinic is possible.

The department specializes in diagnosing and treating diabetes, thyroid disease, obesity, adrenals, hypophysis, gonads, calcium metabolism disorders and other endocrinological diseases. The main goal of doctors is to alleviate the symptoms of the disease, prevent the development of complications with damage to the kidneys, heart or brain, and return the patient to a full-fledged lifestyle. For example, doctors advise patients on physical activity, diet therapy, and eliminating bad habits to avoid endocrine disorders.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Adrenal insufficiency 
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Hyperaldosteronism 
  • Pituitary disorders 
  • Thyroid disorders 
  • Menopause and perimenopause 
  • Metabolic syndrome 
  • Obesity 
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome 
  • Diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2
  • Growth hormone deficiency

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Measures of the blood pressure 
  • Biochemical analysis 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Computed tomography (CT scan) 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Glucose tolerance test (to determine the ability to handle a glucose load)
  • Nuclear medicine studies (uses minimal amounts of radioactive materials)
  • Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (uses sound waves to remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope)
  • Urine test
  • Body composition analysis with BC300 analyzer

Treatment: 

  • Pharmacological therapy
  • Insulin therapy
  • Hormone therapy 
  • Psychological therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Physical therapy 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Other treatment services 
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1992 - 1998 Vilnius University, Faculty of Medicine
  • 1998 - 1999 Primary residency at Vilnius University Red Cross Hospital
  • 1999 - 2002 Secondary therapy residency in Vilnius University Hospital Santariškės Clinics
  • 2002 - 2004 Tertiary Endocrinology Residency in Vilnius University Hospital Santariškės Clinics
  • 2004 - 2008 Vilnius University, Faculty of Medicine, Doctoral studies in biomedical sciences 
  • 2008 Doctor of Medical Sciences

Experience

  • Since 2005 Endocrinologist, Vilnius University Hospital Santariškės Clinics
  • Endocrinologist, UAB “Center for Clinical and Basic Research”, 
  • 2009 Faculty of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology and Family Medicine
  • 2011 Endocrinologist, Vilnius Cardiology Clinic

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Author of textbooks for endocrinology, diabetes, pituitary and thyroid diseases for students, general practitioners and other specialists
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