Pituitary Tumor Management

Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths that develop in your pituitary gland. Most pituitary tumors are noncancerous (benign) growths (adenomas). 

There are various options for treating pituitary tumors, including removing the tumor, and our surgeons are experts in the surgical treatment of this disorder. 

At Guthrie, we offer a minimally-invasive approach to the surgical treatment of pituitary tumors.  Under our care, we perform an endoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal approach – where the tumor is removed through an “invisible” incision within the base of the nose.  This allows for the tumor to be removed without the surgeon ever having to enter the brain cavity itself!  Patients typically recover quickly with minimal to no complications and can go home within 2 days.