Prof. Gordana Prelevic, Endocrinologist

Prof. Gordana Prelevic MD MSc DSc FRCP

Endocrinologist

MD MSc DSc FRCP
Prof.Gordana Prelevic,Endocrinologist

Prof. Gordana Prelevic is a recommended Endocrinologist

Prof. Gordana Prelevic - Hormone replacement therapy

Areas of expertise

  • General endocrinology
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Menstrual cycle disorders
  • Menopause & premature menopause

Recommendations for Prof. Prelevic

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Recommended by:

  • byMr Narendra Pisal, Gynaecologist

    Recommended Endocrinologist

  • by Mr Tim Davidson, Breast Surgeon

    Gordana Prelevic has a wealth of knowledge and experience in matters relating to the menopause and its management, osteoporsis and bone health.

  • by Mr Paul Hardiman, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    As a gynaecologist, I have worked with Dr Prelevic for 25 years. She is an extremely conscientious and knowledgeable physician.

  • byDr Marina Hill, GP

    Very thorough and thoughtful doctor who pays attention to details and solves it to perfection

  • byDr Marita Koumettou, GP

    An excellent endocrinologist with a specialist interest in womens health

  • by Dr Amma Kyei-Mensah, Gynaecologist

    Recommended Endocrinologist

  • byDr Svjetlana Skoro Kondza, GP

    Recommended Endocrinologist

  • byDr Philippa Ruth Kaye, GP

    Good for women's health

  • byDr James Vincent Coady, GP

    For women's health

  • byDr Marina Hill, GP

    Very thorough and thoughtful doctor who pays attention to details and solves it to perfection

  • byDr Marita Koumettou, GP

    An excellent endocrinologist with a specialist interest in womens health

  • byDr Svjetlana Skoro Kondza, GP

    Recommended Endocrinologist

  • byDr Philippa Ruth Kaye, GP

    Good for women's health

  • byDr James Vincent Coady, GP

    For women's health

  • byMr Narendra Pisal, Gynaecologist

    Recommended Endocrinologist

  • by Mr Tim Davidson, Breast Surgeon

    Gordana Prelevic has a wealth of knowledge and experience in matters relating to the menopause and its management, osteoporsis and bone health.

  • by Mr Paul Hardiman, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

    As a gynaecologist, I have worked with Dr Prelevic for 25 years. She is an extremely conscientious and knowledgeable physician.

  • by Dr Amma Kyei-Mensah, Gynaecologist

    Recommended Endocrinologist

  • Address

  • London Claremont Clinic

    50-52 New Cavendish Street, London, GB, W1G 8TL

  • The Wellington Diagnostics & Outpatients Centre

    Roman House, 296 Golders Green Road, London, GB, NW11 9PY

  • The Platinum Medical Centre, The Wellington Hospital

    15-17 Lodge Rd, London, GB, NW8 7JA

  • About Prof. Gordana Prelevic

    GMC number: 4246626

    Year qualified: 1971

    Place of primary qualification: Univerziteta u Beogradu

    Professor Gordana Prelevic works as a Consultant Endocrinologist at the London Claremont Clinic and the Wellington Hospital in London. She was Senior Lecturer in Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine, Royal Free & University College London Medical School from 1996 to 2005. With more than three decades of experience, her main area of expertise is reproductive endocrinology with special interests in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), menopause and osteoporosis.

    Prof. Prelevic qualified as M.D. (Belgrade, 1971), M.Sc. in Endocrinology (Belgrade, 1978), Specialist Certificate in Internal Medicine (Belgrade, 1979), D.Sc. (Belgrade, 1985) and FRCP (London, 1995), and holds the Certificate of Expert Witness Accreditation (CUEW) (Cardiff University, 2005). Prior to moving to the UK in 1993, she was Professor of Medicine at the Belgrade University School of Medicine and Head of the Division of Endocrinology at Zvezdara University Medical Centre, Belgrade.

    In her research activities, Prof. Prelevic has collaborated with experts based at the University of Warwick, University of Sussex, Imperial College London and the University of Lodz in Poland, as well as with a number of departments at the Royal Free Hospital. She has published extensively on PCOS including its pathophysiology, cardiovascular risks, long term complications, effects of exercise on insulin resistance, and clinical management. Her research and publications on menopause include cardiovascular risk factors associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), postmenopausal osteoporosis and the potential effects of HRT on cognitive changes. She has also been involved in research on the role of vitamin D in the management of osteoporosis, determinants of osteoporosis in men and low bone density in anorexia nervosa and Turner Syndrome. She has presented her research results at numerous international scientific meetings.

    Prof. Prelevic also undertakes medico-legal work in relation to her field. She has built up her medico-legal practice over the past 15 years and her current workload is approximate: claimant 87%, defense 10% and joint expert 3%. She takes 15-20 new cases per year and is usually able to produce a draft report within two to four weeks after receiving clear instructions and complete documentation.

    Areas of expertise

    • General endocrinology
    • Osteoporosis
    • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
    • Reproductive endocrinology
    • Menstrual cycle disorders
    • Menopause & premature menopause
    • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Hormonal dysfunctions in eating disorders
    • Thyroid gland dysfunction and fertility
    • Thyroid disorders
    • Hirsutism

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    The common types of patient I see are either young women who don't have periods or women who have menopausal symptoms. Every week, I see a number of young women with a lack of periods as a result of either being underweight or over-exercising. Rarer cause of a lack of periods is a presence of a small pituitary tumour, so called prolactinoma.

    Young women with polycystic ovary syndrome often present with irregular periods and/or unwanted hair growth, problems with controlling weight or infertility.

    I also see a significant proportion of women who have hot flashes, sweats, palpitations, disturbed sleep, who are either menopausal or perimenopausal.

    In terms of osteoporosis, there are no symptoms. Sometimes the first sign is a fracture which prompted testing for bone density and diagnosis of osteoporosis. Patients then come to my clinic for a proper investigation and treatment.

    These are the commonest scenarios for patients presenting in my clinic.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    For young women who have amenorrhea as a result of over-exercising or not eating properly, there is no treatment. They actually have to eat properly and stop running. The best results are sometimes achieved with a psychologist and cognitive behavioral therapy. Stopping running, which is a form of addiction with young generation now, is quite tough. I monitor them and encourage them. Those who accept and change their life style, could see changes in their hormones and eventually return of their periods but it takes time. The most motivated women are those who want to get pregnant and they readily accept my advice about the necessary changes in lifestyle.

    As for menopausal women, I try to provide them with the safest possible HRT option. HRT has been, for the past 10 to 15 years, vilified in the press, but no devil is as bad as described. I offer treatment with transdermal oestrogen and micronized progesterone which are bio-identical hormones. It usually works very well.

    In terms of osteoporosis, there are various treatments available. I increasingly use bone-forming agent teriparatide to start with. Then, after two years, I change to antiresorptive treatment, which is the current recommendation of The Endocrine Society.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    There are two major areas of my subspecialist interest. One is reproductive endocrinology, which covers menstrual cycle irregularities like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), chronic hypothalamic amenorrhea as a result of being underweight and over-exercising, premature menopause. This covers mostly younger population of my patients, those between the age of 16 and 45. This group together with women with natural menopause and significant menopausal symptoms would constitute over 50% of my clinical work.

    The second area of my subspecialist interest is osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases. I see women and men with osteoporosis and calcium metabolism disorders like hyperparathyroidism.

    I also see patients with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Within thyroid disorders, I have special interest in autoimmune thyroid disease in young women who are trying to conceive or who have had miscarriages and who have positive thyroid antibodies.

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