Pituitary adenomas are the third most common intracranial tumor and arise from the pituitary gland.
Pituitary adenoma surgery is necessary for the great majority of symptomatic pituitary adenomas. Transsphenoidal surgical removal (via the nose) is typically the treatment of choice. Fortunately, pituitary adenoma surgery has had major technical advances over the last 15 years, including use of high-definition endoscopy, surgical navigation techniques and more effective skull base closure methods. At Pacific Pituitary Disorders Program, we have one of the world’s largest experiences in endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery for all types of pituitary adenomas including acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, prolactinomas, non-functional adenomas, pituitary apoplexy and residual or recurrent adenomas. By incorporating cutting edge technology and instrumentation with proven surgical experienceof over 1600 endonasal surgeries, our pituitary tumor specialsts make pituitary surgery safer, less invasive and more effective.