Acromegaly

30 November 2012

There are currently multiple treatment approaches that allow most individuals affected by acromegaly to achieve normalization of their growth hormone excess. In this webinar Dr. Waguespack will review the symptoms of acromegaly, explain how acromegaly is diagnosed, and review current approaches to treatment using surgery, medications, and/or radiation therapy.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Steven Waguespack is an Associate Professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. A native of Louisiana, Dr. Waguespack graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University in New Orleans, where he also participated in the presidential scholars honor program. He graduated from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School with honors and pursued training in internal medicine/pediatrics at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He completed a combined adult and pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Indiana University and is board certified in both subspecialties. Recognized as one of "America's Top Doctors for Cancer" in endocrinology, his major clinical and research interests are thyroid cancer, pituitary tumors, genetic syndromes of endocrine neoplasia, and endocrine sequelae of cancer therapy. At MD Anderson, where he has been on faculty since 2002, Dr. Waguespack enjoys providing endocrine care to patients of all ages.

 

  • Steven G. Waguespack, MD, FAAP, FACE
    Associate Professor and Deputy Department Chair
    Department of Endocrine Neoplasia & Hormonal Disorders
    Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics Patient Care
    Division of Pediatrics
    University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston TX

Description

There are currently multiple treatment approaches that allow most individuals affected by acromegaly to achieve normalization of their growth hormone excess. In this webinar Dr. Waguespack will review the symptoms of acromegaly, explain how acromegaly is diagnosed, and review current approaches to treatment using surgery, medications, and/or radiation therapy.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Steven Waguespack is an Associate Professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. A native of Louisiana, Dr. Waguespack graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University in New Orleans, where he also participated in the presidential scholars honor program. He graduated from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School with honors and pursued training in internal medicine/pediatrics at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He completed a combined adult and pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Indiana University and is board certified in both subspecialties. Recognized as one of "America's Top Doctors for Cancer" in endocrinology, his major clinical and research interests are thyroid cancer, pituitary tumors, genetic syndromes of endocrine neoplasia, and endocrine sequelae of cancer therapy. At MD Anderson, where he has been on faculty since 2002, Dr. Waguespack enjoys providing endocrine care to patients of all ages.

 

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