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Pituitary and Neuroendocrine CenterThe UM Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Center provides timely evaluation and treatment of patients with disorders of the pituitary gland and surrounding area of the brain. During their first visit, patients are seen by both a senior endocrinologist and neurosurgeon. Most pertinent laboratory studies can be done at the time of the first visit.
This clinic evaluates patients with acromegaly and Cushing's disease, as well as patients with prolactin secreting or non-secreting tumors of the pituitary. Patients with craniopharyngiomas, meningiomas, dermoids, epidermoids, chordomas or other lesions in the region of the pituitary are evaluated and treated in this center.
Treatments available include surgery tumor resection (transsphenoidal and skull base surgery), radiosurgery, radiation therapy and every type of medical management. Physicians in neuroophthalmology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, neurooncology and radiation oncology are available for consultation.
The University of Michigan is a nationally and internationally recognized pituitary center. As such, we participate in clinical trials to test new compounds for treatment of pituitary diseases. Patients evaluated in our center have access to unique and effective therapies that are not available elsewhere.
Specialty services include: