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Diseases of the endocrine system can affect your energy level, reproduction, growth and development. Sudden weight loss or gain, muscle weakness, excessive hair loss or growth, or extreme urination or thirst could be signs of an endocrine or metabolic disorder.

Gundersen endocrinologists - including the region’s only pediatric endocrinologist - provide expert diagnosis, education and treatment to people of all ages with diseases affecting glands of the endocrine system. We also have nurses and dietitians specially trained in diabetes education.

Conditions we treat

The endocrine system controls and coordinates the release of many hormones into your blood stream. These hormones are responsible for regulating things such as mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, sexual function and other reproductive processes.

Our specialists treat many diseases that affect the endocrine system:

Treatments we offer

Your course of treatment depends on the severity and cause of your condition. Our Thyroid and Parathyroid Service brings together specialists in Endocrinology, Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Surgery, Pathology, Lab and Imaging. This team approach streamlines the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment process. With a referral from your primary care provider, you can meet with needed specialist(s) and have necessary tests to determine the best course of treatment—all in a single visit.

Your treatment may include:

Endocrinology services in La Crosse are provided by Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

what to expect

We've taken steps at all our locations to keep you and our staff healthy and safe. Here's what to expect when you visit us.

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