We’re highly skilled in performing novel neurosurgeries, and we see more people with pituitary tumors than most other hospitals in western Pennsylvania. We successfully treat patients, so they can feel better and get back to living a full life.
The pituitary gland is located at the base of your brain, near the optic nerve. Pituitary tumors are common, affecting approximately one in every three people. Yet many people never realize they have a pituitary tumor because these tumors don’t always cause symptoms or medical problems.
Tumors may cause a wide range of symptoms. The symptoms you experience often depend on whether (and how) the tumor affects your body’s hormone levels.
Someone with a pituitary tumor could experience one or more of these symptoms:
Our pituitary neuroendocrine care team treats a wide range of pituitary tumors, including:
Because pituitary tumors may not cause any symptoms, physicians may find the tumor when they perform an imaging test for a different reason (such as a headache).
The pituitary gland is closely connected to your eyes and hormone system, so our neurosurgeons work with ophthalmologists (eye doctors) and endocrinologists (hormone doctors) to confirm a diagnosis.
We perform comprehensive testing to learn about the tumor and its effects on your body. To streamline your care, we often perform many of these tests on one day. After a thorough physical examination, your physician may recommend:
If you have a pituitary tumor, AHN’s physicians work together to develop a treatment plan that’s tailored to your needs and preferences. See why so many people choose AHN for pituitary neuroendocrine care.
Before recommending treatment, your care team will consider:
Our hospitals use the latest technologies and therapies to treat patients. Your physician may recommend one or more of these treatments: