At the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Pituitary Center, our team of expert physicians and providers care for people with pituitary gland disorders. Our team includes caretakers in multiple different specialties, including neurosurgery and endocrinology, who collaborate to provide you the best, most efficient care for your specific condition. Our coordinated approach to treatment provides a smooth, prompt care experience.
Your pituitary gland is the size of a garbanzo bean (chickpea). The pituitary gland sits at the base of your brain and communicates with other glands that control hormones for stress, growth, reproduction, thyroid function, and other functions.
Too many or too few hormones may disrupt the balance in your body. This balance is necessary to keep your body in proper working order.
People with a pituitary tumor or a related condition choose AHN because of our:
Our team evaluates and manages patients with a wide range of pituitary and other endocrine disorders, including:
Not all pituitary disorders cause symptoms. The first sign of a tumor usually depends on whether the tumor is functional (making excess hormones) or non-functional (not making excess hormones).
Symptoms may include:
Evaluation may include a variety of exams including:
Treatment depends on whether the tumor makes too much of a hormone and, if it does, which hormone it makes. Treatment options may include:
The AHN Pituitary Center includes physicians who have specialized training and years of experience treating patients with pituitary conditions. Your care team may include:
To schedule an appointment or learn more about services at the AHN Pituitary Center, call (412) 359-8246.