The pituitary gland functions as a control room, producing hormones that regulate how other glands produce their hormones. The pituitary gland influences a variety of critical processes, including how we:

  • Grow
  • Burn and store energy from food
  • Respond to stress
  • Function sexually

Pituitary disorders develop when the pituitary gland produces either too much or too little of its hormones, an imbalance that affects any of the important processes that the pituitary gland regulates. Some of the pituitary disorders we treat include:

  • Pituitary tumors
  • Prolactinomas
  • Cushing's disease
  • Acromegaly

Pituitary Tumors

In general, pituitary tumors are not cancerous and rarely spread to other areas of the body. However, as they grow, they may place pressure on important nerves and blood vessels. Our endocrinologists collaborate with experienced neurosurgeons to determine if surgery is necessary. A multidisciplinary approach, in conjunction with neurosurgeons and other disciplines, provides you with the best possible care.

Other treatment options include:

  • Radiation to shrink the tumor. Your doctor will work with you to determine whether radiation alone or in combination with surgery is best for you.
  • Medication to help control the release of hormones from within the tumor and help shrink it.

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Locations

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
33rd Street Building, Suite 501
200 East 33rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Office: 410-554-4511
Fax: 410-554-6490

MedStar PromptCare and Medical Offices
Federal Hill
1420 Key Highway, Third Floor
Baltimore, MD 21230
410-554-4511

MedStar Adult Medicine
2800 Kirk Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218
410-554-4511

Lake Falls Village Center
6080 Falls Road, Suite 204
Baltimore, MD 21209
410-554-4511