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California Center for Pituitary Disorders

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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.

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    • pituitary surgeries performed annually

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