Pituitary Program

Pituitary disorders can be severely disabling and difficult to manage. Our Pituitary Program 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

Acromegaly

  • Glucose Tolerance Test

Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison’s Disease)

  • Cortrosyn Stimulation Test 

Diabetes Insipidus

  • Water Deprivation Test

Medical Imaging:

  • 3 Tesla MRI – Pituitary focused imaging

Treatment:

Surgical Intervention:

  • Transphenoidal Adenomectomy – Microscopic and Endoscopic
  • Craniotomy

Radiosurgery:

  • Cyberknife
  • Gamma Knife

Medication therapy:

  • Hormone Replacement
  • Disease management