Pituitary disorders are a challenge to diagnose and adequately treat. The presentation of a pituitary condition can vary from an incidental finding with no symptoms, to a disease that can cause severe disability. What is universal about all pituitary disorders is the confusion and frustration that they can cause for patients and their providers, and that they require comprehensive evaluation and treatment.
The Pituitary Program at Swedish offers a unique multidisciplinary approach to care including a team of specialists focused on all aspects of the diagnosis, treatment and management of pituitary conditions. We bring together endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists specializing in skull base procedures, radiation oncologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, specialized laboratory testing, advanced radiology services and pathologists in a collaborative approach. Working as a team we can partner better with our patients and our colleagues in the community.
Our consultations ensure a comprehensive pituitary evaluation, and the development of an appropriate and individualized treatment plan which may involve: careful observation, medical therapy, cutting edge surgical techniques, and state-of-the-art options for stereotactic radiosurgery.