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Our neurosurgeons treating pituitary tumors use advanced technologies to remove as much of the tumor as possible while preserving the surrounding brain tissue.
Our Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers comprehensive treatment for all types of pituitary tumors. The Center’s director, Edward Laws, MD, is a world-leader in pituitary surgery. He has performed more than 6,000 transsphenoidal operations for pituitary disorders.
Our experienced neurosurgeons treat hundreds of pituitary tumor patients each year. The Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a patient-focused center, with a multidisciplinary team that will work closely with you and your family to develop a treatment plan tailored to your situation. We offer state-of-the-art treatment and care. Your treatment is personalized to the extent of the condition, your age, and your overall health. Treatment options include:
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is ranked among the top 20 U.S. hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Our doctors treat many patients who have pituitary tumors each year. Our unique combination of leading technology, teamwork, technical skills, and compassion brings high-quality care to our patients.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is home to the Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) Suite, which brings advanced imaging equipment into the operating room to offer patients the most precise and effective therapies for gliomas. AMIGO allows our neurosurgeons to directly visualize the tumor to safely remove tissue and it is occasionally useful for pituitary tumors. This resource, and our experience treating patients with image guided neurosurgery, is unmatched in New England. See how our advanced brain mapping paves the way for personalized, accurate surgery, in this video.
In the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, one of the largest such units in the country, critical care specialists are available 24/7. The medical team includes neuro-radiologists who analyze your imaging, neuro-pathologists who diagnose tumor type, and neuro-anesthesiologists who specialize in assisting your surgical treatment. This ICU is occasionally useful for the care of pituitary tumor patients.
The Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Center is home to a team of neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, otorhinolaryngologists, neuro-ophthalmologists and other specialists – among them world leaders in the treatment of pituitary tumors. In additional to their exceptional technical skill, our neurosurgeons are known for their clear communication, compassion, ample time spent with patients, and personal care and attention.
We understand that confronting a pituitary tumor can be frightening for many patients and families; our guiding principle is to put the patient and family first. Your physicians are accessible to you throughout your care – before, during and after the treatment period.
Our team of neurosurgeons with deep expertise in treating Pituitary Tumors includes:
To schedule an appointment with a physician in the Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Center, please contact our Patient Coordinator at: (617) 732-6600. We see new patients with a pituitary tumor diagnosis as soon as the next business day.
If you are a physician seeking to refer a patient to the Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Center, please call (617) 732-6600 or you can access our physicians’ office phone numbers. To contact one of our physicians with a question, patient referral or second opinion, you may also email: BWHNeurosurgery@partners.org.
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