Our Approach To Pituitary Tumors

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What Sets Us Apart

Pituitary tumors begin in the cells of the pituitary, a pea-sized gland located at the base of the brain. The pituitary gland controls and coordinates the release of hormones responsible for many of the body’s functions, such as fertility, growth, and metabolism.

When a pituitary tumor develops, it may secrete high levels of pituitary hormones or interfere with pituitary hormone secretion, causing a variety of conditions that require treatment. The vast majority of pituitary tumors are not cancerous, but they can grow large enough to cause ongoing headaches and vision problems.


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At NYU Langone, a team of experts treats people with pituitary tumors. Our specialists include endocrinologists; neuro-ophthalmologists; neurosurgeons; ear, nose, and throat surgeons; neuroradiologists; and radiation therapists.

Our surgeons use advanced imaging to plan minimally invasive approaches for removing pituitary tumors, helping to ensure a more rapid recovery. Our integrative medicine specialists and rehabilitation physicians may also play an important role in your care.

Treatment at NYU Langone

Treatment may include medication; surgery; and radiosurgery and radiation therapy. Watchful waiting—in which doctors monitor the pituitary tumor but don’t treat it—may be an option for some people with small pituitary tumors that aren’t causing symptoms.

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