California Center for Pituitary Disorders
The California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF offers state-of-the-art treatment, care and support for people with tumors and other disorders of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus.
Our doctors and other experts in neuroendocrinology, neuro-ophthalmology, neurosurgery and related specialties are some of the most experienced in the nation. They use sophisticated tools to diagnose and treat pituitary disease, tailoring their approach to each individual patient.
UCSF specialists conceived and developed many surgical techniques for removing pituitary tumors and cysts that are now standard – including the direct endonasal approach for transsphenoidal surgery. This technique makes it possible to remove tumors through the nose and sinus passages without cutting into the face or skull, and reduces complications significantly.
Doctor referral required
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best on the West Coast for diabetes and endocrinology
Best in the West in neurology & neurosurgery
Best in Northern California in pulmonology & lung surgery
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Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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Your Doctor Visit
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