An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Pituitary Disorders

Getting treatment for pituitary gland disorders at City of Hope puts you at the center of some of the most innovative and groundbreaking research and surgical methods for brain tumors. Our neurosurgeons regularly treat difficult cases and use their expertise to design innovative, less invasive surgical approaches — including using fewer incisions to remove most of the tumor tissue to preserve patient functioning and quality of life.

Pituitary disorders we treat include

  • Acromegaly
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Pituitary tumors

Multidisciplinary care

When you get pituitary tumor treatment at City of Hope, you are partnering with a world class team of experts spanning multiple disciplines, who see and treat challenging brain tumors on a daily basis. And you have access to transformative surgical methods and technology, groundbreaking research studies and leading-edge radiation therapy — all with a focus on your quality of life.

Our Expertise

“It's collective decision making. You have several health care practitioners that know the patient and who bring different information to the table. And making a joint decision is better for the patient.”
Behnam Badie, director, Brain Tumor Program

When it comes to treatment for pituitary disorders, City of Hope has an unmatched reputation for comprehensive and compassionate care. Our team has pioneered state-of-the-art procedures that target tumor cells while minimizing side effects. We bring together broad expertise from multiple disciplines under one roof to provide exceptional care, including:

  • Advanced tests that detect pituitary disorders early, before they do serious harm
  • Minimally invasive surgery targets tumors while preserving healthy tissue
  • Unique surgical expertise removes tumors once considered inoperable
  • Radiation therapy, including ultraprecise helical TomoTherapy
  • Drug and hormone therapy to control irregular hormone production
  • Pioneering drug research and clinical trials

City of Hope’s team of neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, researchers, nurses, radiologists and genetic counselors work together closely at all stages of your care to provide seamless, coordinated care. We balance that approach with personalized medicine — not just when it comes to your condition, but the kind that makes you feel supported throughout your treatment. And our commitment to personalized care means preserving your quality of life is at the heart of your treatment.

Nationally recognized leader

City of Hope is nationally recognized as a leader in the research and treatment of pituitary disorders. If you have been diagnosed with a pituitary disorder or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-HOPE. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information.

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