Comprehensive Pituitary Center

Overview

The comprehensive pituitary center covers medical and surgical treatments for parasellar tumors (tumors of, or adjacent to, the pituitary gland).

We use state-of-the-art, endoscopic equipment for the minimally invasive surgical removal of pituitary tumors. Our team has completed hundreds endoscopic procedures to remove pituitary and associated tumors. We believe this technology leads to safer outcomes and quicker recovery times. Gamma Knife and Cyberknife radiosurgery technology are also utilized for treatment. Finally, our medical team are experts in the treatment of pituitary tumors, as some lesions are amenable to medical treatment.

There is a quarterly pituitary conference with endocrinologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neuropathologists, where we view cases and formulate recommendations through interdisciplinary collaboration.

Our Team

Director

Curtis E. Doberstein, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Executive Vice-Chair, Clinical Operations
Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull-base Surgery Division
Director, Neurosurgery Residency Training Program

Neurosurgery

Prakash Sampath, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Immunotherapy Program
Director, Neurosurgery at Roger Williams Medical Center

Steven A. Toms, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology
Vice-Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Tumor and Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program

Endocrinology

Geetha Gopalakrishnan, MD

Harikrashna Bhatt, MD

Vicky Chang, MD

Dominic Corrigan, MD

Amanda Fernandes, MD

Jasmin Lebastchi, MD

Paul Levinson, MD

Zsolt Orban, MD

Thara Rajeswaran, MD

Tonslyn Toure, MD

Otolaryngology

Brian E. Duff, MD

Conditions We Treat

  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Meningioma

Technology

CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery System

BrainLab AIRO Mobile CT Scanner with Navigation System

Endoscopic techniques for removal of pituitary tumors have greatly facilitated the removal of these tumors through a minimally invasive means. Visualization is greatly improved and patients seem very satisfied with this less invasive approach which can be completed through a nostril.

Research

Evaluation of long term follow-up following endoscopic trans-nasal resection of tumors.

“We have completed hundreds of endoscopic procedures to remove pituitary and associated tumors. We believe this technology leads to safer outcomes and quicker recovery times.”

– Curtis Doberstein, MD

LPG Neurosurgery
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street
APC Building, 6th Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401)-444-8806