Conditions and Treatments
Listing of conditions and treatments for Pituitary (Neuroendocrine).
Pituitary Adenomas, including:
- Cushing’s disease
- Non-functioning pituitary adenoma
- Pituitary cysts, including Rathke’s cleft cyst
- TSH-producing pituitary adenoma
Patients are seen by neuroendocrinologists and neurosurgeons in the same visit at the same time.
Our team always considers all treatment options – surgery, medicine and/or radiotherapy – and maps out the safest and most effective plan for each patient.
Our surgeons lead the world in their skilled use of these procedures:
- Transsphenoidal surgery: A treatment that goes through the nose and the base of the skull
- Microscopic surgery: A
standard technique for transphenoidal surgery that uses a high-powered
operating microscope to reach the tumor.
surgery: A technique that uses an endoscope (a lighted optical
instrument) to reach the tumor.
- Gamma Knife
radiosurgery: An alternative method to treat tumors that aren't
Our doctors have advanced the use of drugs to help patients after surgery or to even replace surgery.
Instead of surgery: For some patients, pills or injections may work better at controlling and shrinking a tumor.
- Pituitary tumors can interfere with the normal function of the gland, and medications may be needed to replace the hormones your body doesn't make.
- If the surgeon completely removes the pituitary gland, hormone replacement therapy provides supplements so you can live a normal life.
- If a tumor wasn't completely removed, medication
can control hormone overproduction.
Radiation therapy: Used to treat residual tumor after an operation and to prevent tumors from returning.