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Pituitary disease and neuroendocrine disorders

Pituitary disease is the most common neuroendocrine disorder. The pituitary gland is an endocrine gland at the base of the brain responsible for storing and secreting hormones that regulate everything from energy and metabolism, growth, and the production of sex hormones to the body's temperature, urine production and other functions.

Pituitary disease can cause Cushing’s syndrome, impotence, infertility, and many other disorders of the central nervous and endocrine systems. 

What you should know about pituitary disease and neuroendocrine disorders

  • Early diagnosis is important in the treatment of pituitary disorders. If left untreated, some pituitary tumors can grow and become dangerous to the surrounding parts of the body like the optic nerve, brain or the pituitary gland itself.
  • Surgery is one of the treatment options for some pituitary tumors. Minimally invasive neuroendoscopic pituitary surgery is performed through the nose and enables most patients to go home within days of surgery.
  • Other treatments for pituitary disorders include medical management, radiotherapy and other minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Why choose Geisinger for your pituitary disease and neuroendocrine disorders?

  • Our neuroendocrine clinic combines the expertise of neurosurgeons, endocrinologists and radiation oncologists.

Treatment options

Our neuroendocrine physicians and surgeons treat pituitary tumors and other disorders of the pituitary gland using advanced techniques, including:

  • Surgery
  • Fractionated radiation
  • Stereotactic radiation surgery

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