Pheo and para should be managed by a team of doctors and other healthcare professionalsSeveral types of medical experts and specialists may be involved in your care
Specialized hospitals and centers of excellence
- Endocrinologists are doctors who specialize in treating hormone-related diseases
- Genetic counselors help families identify and understand inheritable genetic mutations
- Nuclear medicine physicians, nuclear radiologists, and radiation oncologists are doctors who use a special molecule called meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) to detect and/or treat pheo and para
- Oncologists are doctors who specialize in treating cancer
- Radiologists are doctors who use methods like computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect cancer in the body
- Surgeons are doctors who are trained to remove tumors with surgery
Certain hospitals have teams of doctors who deal specifically with pheo and para.
These hospitals are called centers of excellence (COEs). COEs have specialized programs within healthcare institutions that supply exceptionally high concentrations of expertise and related resources focused on specific areas of medical care that are delivered in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary fashion. As a result, they offer many advantages for healthcare professionals and the populations they serve.