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Dr Samer Al-Sabbagh is a highly experienced consultant physician, diabetologist and endocrinologist at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital and OSD Healthcare. His areas of expertise include thyroid gland disorders, adrenal disorders, diabetes, gonads and pituitary gland disease.

Dr Al-Sabbagh graduated from Damascus Medical School and completed post-graduate training in general medicine at Damascus University Hospitals. He then went on to research diabetic foot disease with Professor Andrew Boulton at Manchester Infirmary, before specialising in GIM, diabetes and endocrinology at Ipswich and Cambridge University Hospitals. He had his first consultant post at West Hertfordshire NHS Trust before moving to Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Trust. He joined East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust in 2011.

Alongside his private practice, Dr Al-Sabbagh is currently the lead for diabetic feet, endocrine oncology and hyponatraemia for East and North Hertfordshire Trust and he is actively involved in teaching. Dr Al-Sabbagh has special interests in new therapies and technologies in diabetes and endocrine care and is a core member of the diabetes and endocrine outreach team who has recently won the national QiC award for best inpatient initiative in diabetes.

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Thyroid disorders

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Adrenal gland disorders


Parathyroid gland

What is the parathyroid gland? There are four parathyroid glands in the neck, usually attached to ...


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Pituitary tumours

What is the pituitary? The pituitary is a gland in the head that produces a number of hormones. These hormones help regulate the rest of the bo...

Enfermedades, Pruebas y Tratamientos

  • Adrenal gland disorders
  • Adrenal glands cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes diet
  • Diabetic foot
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Diabetic neuropathy (diabetes pain)
  • Diseases of the pituitary and hypothalamus
  • Eating disorders
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothalamus
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin resistance
  • Parathyroid gland
  • Pituitary tumours
  • Polycystic ovaries (PCOS)
  • Pre-diabetes
  • Simple goitre
  • Thyroid
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Thyroiditis

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  • Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
    30 New Road CB24 9EL - Cambridge
    (+44) 02075509977
  • OSD Healthcare
    One Medical House Boundary Way Maylands Business Park HP2 7YU - Hemel Hempstead
    (+44) 01223935558

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The parathyroid glands produce parathyroid hormones, which are crucial for maintaining the right amount of calcium in the bloodstream. If it becomes unbalanced it can lead to a series of problems, including kidney stones and you may feel exhausted all of the time. Read more from our expert endocrinologist Dr Samer Al-Sabbagh about the symptoms and types of the condition.
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