Pituitary Tumor

Overview

Pituitary tumor (or pituitary adenoma) is most often a benign tumor that develops in the pituitary glands. 30% of these tumors secrete active hormones which may cause infertility, altered body shape or high blood pressure. Other types of tumors don’t secrete hormones, usually affect the elderly and are accompanied by visual loss.

The Pituitary Tumor Center specializes in the treatment of all types of pituitary tumors, including Cushing’s disease. Our diverse team of specialists perform standard transsphenoidal surgeries (surgery through the nose), endoscopic surgical approaches, hormonal antagonist therapy, and in rare cases, radiation treatment as an alternative to surgery.

Specialty Team

Directors

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 Department Team

Deus J. Cielo, MD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Director,Peripheral Nerve Surgery Division
Co-Director,Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program
Director,Miriam Hospital Neurosurgery Program

Steven A. Toms, MD

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

Multidisciplinary Team

Otolaryngologist
Brian E Duff, MD

Conditions We Treat

Pituitary adenomas

Technology

GammaKnife Radiosurgery System

CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System

LPG Neurosurgery
593 Eddy Street, APC6
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 793-9166
Fax: (401) 444-2788