The Pacific Pituitary Disorders Center provides comprehensive compassionate care for patients with all types of pituitary tumors.
We treat the full spectrum of pituitary-related conditions including: pituitary adenomas causing acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, prolactinomas, TSH-secreting adenomas, non-functional (endocrine-inactive) adenomas, pituitary apoplexy (bleeding), as well as patients with recurrent or residual adenomas who have had prior treatments.
Our specialists offer a multidisciplinary approach to pituitary and hormonal disorders and are here to help you and your loved ones understand your condition and determine an optimal treatment plan. And because of their expertise, our physicians treat many patients with the most challenging of pituitary and skull base tumors, including many with prior treatments and patient who have been deemed “non-operative”.
Why the Pacific Pituitary Disorders Center is a Center of Excellence
We realize you have options for your care; as you consider your choices, a few facts and features about our Center.
- Endonasal Endoscopic Surgery: For patients who need surgical removal of a pituitary adenoma, craniopharyngioma, Rathke’s cleft cyst or related tumor or cyst, our neurosurgeons and ENT surgeons are at the forefront of endonasal endoscopic skull base surgery. Our Center Director, Dr. Daniel Kelly is among the most experienced physicians in the world with over 1,600 patients treated using endonasal transsphenoidal surgery. Together with Dr. Chester Griffiths, Chief of Endoscopic Sinonasal & Skullbase Surgery, they have over 40 years of experience in endonasal surgery.
- Cutting-Edge Personalized Pituitary Care: For patients with aggressive or recurrent pituitary adenomas, as well as related tumors such as clival chordomas and craniopharyngiomas, our neuro-oncologists are on the leading edge of targeted tumor therapies, clinical trials and tumor genomic profiling. We also offer real-time psycho-social support with an on-site social worker and hold a bimonthly Pituitary Patient Support Group.
- Leadership & Training: Our physicians are leaders in the field of pituitary tumor care. They are actively involved in teaching other doctors the latest techniques and trends in pituitary tumor care at national and international conferences, and are involved in our fellowship training program.