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Pituitary disorders can be severely disabling and difficult to manage. Our Pituitary Center offers the region’s most comprehensive and multidisciplinary program for pituitary conditions. As a research facility, we’re focused on the development of novel diagnostic and treatment options for pituitary tumor patients, and are currently involved in clinical trials for medical management of Cushing’s disease.

Diagnostic Services

Biochemical Testing:

Cushing’s Disease

  • Dex-CRH
  • Inferior Petrosal Sinus Sampling 

Growth Hormone Deficiency

  • Insulin Tolerance Test
  • Glucagon Stimulation Test


  • Glucose Tolerance Test

Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease)

  • Cortrosyn Stimulation Test 

Diabetes Insipidus

  • Water Deprivation Test

Medical Imaging:

  • 3 Tesla MRI – Pituitary focused imaging


Surgical Intervention:

  • Transphenoidal Adenomectomy – Microscopic and Endoscopic
  • Craniotomy


  • Cyberknife
  • Gamma Knife

Medication therapy:

  • Hormone Replacement
  • Disease management

Appointments and Referrals

For consultations or to request specialized services, contact Kevin Yuen, MD, Director, Swedish Pituitary Center at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, (206) 320-4844.

To refer a patient to the Swedish Neuroendocrine Program, complete our Referral for Evaluation and Treatment of Pituitary Disorder form and fax with relevant patient records.