Pituitary Tumors & Adenomas

Pituitary Tumors & Adenomas

Symptoms & Treatment of Endocrine Disruption

The pituitary is a pea-sized endocrine gland located in the brain, just behind the bridge of the nose. This small gland secretes hormones required by various organs in the body, and it also directs other glands like the thyroid, adrenal gland, ovaries and testicles to secrete hormones. Approximately one in six individuals will develop a tumor, or adenoma, of the pituitary gland. While most of these are non-cancerous and slow to spread, the presence of these tumors can affect hormone production throughout the endocrine system, leading to a number of serious disorders.

World-Class Treatment of Pituitary Tumors

Treatments for disorders caused by pituitary tumors are specific to the patient and the disorder. Physicians have a number of options for treating pituitary tumors including:

  • Surgical removal of the tumor
  • External beam radiation therapy
  • Radiosurgery
  • Medications to control tumor growth

Advanced Neurosurgery at Princeton Brain, Spine & Sports Medicine

Dr. Matthew Tormenti and the fellowship trained neurosurgeons at PBSSM perform minimally invasive surgery to remove pituitary tumors. Our affiliations with leading hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey assure our patients of treatment with the most advanced surgical equipment and techniques like stereotactic surgery and gamma knife treatment. Even though we perform state-of-the-art procedures, the doctors and staff of PBSSM practice old-fashioned medicine with a personal touch. We treat you like family. Call us to schedule an appointment at 215.741.3141 in PA, 609.921.9001 in NJ, or contact PBSSM online.

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