Acromegaly is a hormonal condition characterized by excessive bone growth in your feet, hands, and face. At Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Neuroscience Institute, we understand the impact this condition can have on your physical abilities or self-image.
Our team of neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, and endocrinologists treats a large number of people with this condition. We work together to find a treatment plan that fits your symptoms and circumstances and maximizes your quality of life.
Acromegaly is a condition that affects the body’s growth hormone levels. When the body produces too much of this hormone (most often because of a tumor on the pituitary gland), it can lead to enlarged or otherwise disfigured body parts.
The hands, feet, and face are most commonly affected, but acromegaly can also affect the body’s nerves and organs.
Acromegaly symptoms can vary widely. People with acromegaly may experience:
At AHN, a team of physicians works together to evaluate and treat patients with acromegaly. You may see a neurosurgeon as well as an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) and endocrinologist (hormone doctor).
After performing a thorough physical examination to evaluate your symptoms, your physician may recommend:
If you have acromegaly, AHN’s physicians will work together to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs. We use the latest technologies and therapies to treat patients. We’ll follow you over time and adapt your care plan as your symptoms or needs change. See why so many people choose AHN for pituitary neuroendocrine care.
Acromegaly treatment options may include:
To schedule an appointment or learn more about services at the AHN Pituitary Center, call (412) 359-8246.