The Stanford Pituitary Center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and streamlined care for the evaluation and treatment of pituitary tumors and other neuroendocrine disorders, including: acromegaly, prolactinomas, Cushing's syndrome, nonfunctioning pituitary tumors, craniopharygiomas and disorders of the pituitary and hypothalamic region that lead to growth hormone deficiency or adrenal, thyroid, ovarian, or testicular deficiency.
The pituitary and neuroendocrine clinical programs at Stanford bring together knowledge and expertise in clinical research and teaching applications to treatment of neuroendocrine diseases. Our endocrinologists and neurosurgeons collaborate in multidisciplinary management of patients, and are experienced in the most advanced diagnostic strategies and directed medical, neurosurgical or radiation options for patients with pituitary tumors.
Our clinical program is aimed at integration of care in a patient-friendly setting for people with pituitary disorders - not only under one roof, but in the same room. This multidisciplinary approach allows for total care, from initial triage through surgical intervention and post-operative follow-up.
Evaluation by an endocrinologist and neurosurgeon with expertise in pituitary tumor resection using state-of-the-art real time intraoperative MRI
Resection of small or large functional pituitary tumors, including Cushing's tumors, GH producing tumors (acromegaly) and prolactinomas resistant to medical therapy
A dedicated neuroendocrine testing facility for performing dynamic studies, including cortrosyn stimulation tests, growth hormone stimulation and suppression tests.
The Pituitary Center can arrange for complete outpatient or inpatient diagnostic testing for Cushing's syndrome, including bilateral inferior petrosal sinus ACTH sampling, which is an important diagnostic tool in patients with Cushing's disease without tumors visable on head MRI scans.
Interpreted test results are provided to the referring physician and to medical records.
Consulting physicians and patients can easily access the following Pituitary Center services through referrals to our endocrinologists and neurosurgeons:
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
For your convenience, you may check in for all same-day appointments at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center through a centralized, check-in desk near the front lobby. In addition to all outpatient services, you also can access onsite pre-surgery consultations at the center.
We provide 24 hour coverage for our patients. Pituitary Center patients may reach the staff at 650-721-1020. After hours, patients may contact the answering service at 650-723-6661 to reach the Pituitary Center physician on call.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Patients should bring the following:
Copies of your medical records/discharge summary/physician notes
A copy of your X-rays
A copy of your lab reports
If you are presently under medications, bring them with you to your appointment
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
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