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Prompt, World-Class Treatment for Pituitary Tumors

At UVA, we see more patients with pituitary tumors than any hospital anywhere else in the world – over 500 new patients each year. For more than 20 years, we've led the field in developing new treatments for pituitary tumors.

 

 

 

               

                

              

             

 

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Pituitary gland tumors aren't cancer, but they do require treatment. Discover how UVA offers care by some of the best pituitary doctors in the world.

Prompt, World-Class Treatment for Pituitary Tumors

At UVA, we see more patients with pituitary tumors than any hospital anywhere else in the world – over 500 new patients each year. For more than 20 years, we've led the field in developing new treatments for pituitary tumors.

Pituitary Tumor Treatment

Pituitary gland tumors aren't cancer, but they do require timely, effective treatment. Whether you need medication or surgery, we offer care by some of the best pituitary doctors in the world.

The pituitary gland makes hormones that affect the way many parts of the body work. It also controls hormones made by other glands in the body. When it comes to pituitary gland tumors, 99.5% are benign and curable.

An Experienced Pituitary Team

    • Our surgeons and endocrinologists are experienced pioneers in their field. 
    • Most neurosurgeons perform a handful of pituitary tumor operations each year, but our doctors handle hundreds of cases.
    • And our doctors don't just specialize in pituitary tumor treatments – they pioneered the use of new procedures and medications that are now used around the world.
    • Endocrinologists, interventional and neuroradiologists, ophthamologist, neuropathologists and neuro-oncologists
    • UVA’s Gamma Knife surgeons, who have treated over 600 pituitary patients 
    • The experts at UVA's Skull Base Center
Pituitary News

World's Tallest Man Stops Growing

Sultan Kosen, listed in 2012 as the World’s Tallest Man in Guinness World Records, was treated by the pituitary team at UVA for acromegaly. That same 2012 edition cites UVA as the hospital that stopped his growth. Read the full story.

Same-Day Clinic

We offer something that isn't offered at most other hospitals: Next-day surgery without delays for some patients.

  • We review your medical records and MRI before you arrive
  • Wednesday: We conduct any testing you need; then a surgeon and an endocrinologist examine you and discuss options with you and your family
  • Thursday: You come to the hospital for surgery.
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