About the Baylor Medicine Pituitary Center
At the Baylor Medicine Pituitary Center in Houston, Texas, we offer comprehensive and expert care for all pituitary-related disorders, including all tumors of the pituitary and sellar region.
Pituitary disorders are often complex, and successful diagnosis and treatment can be a challenge. We are one among few centers in the United States that brings together the skills and knowledge of renowned pituitary experts from multiple medical disciplines. Together we create tailored treatment plans that utilize our professional experience, collaborative nature and motivation to provide exceptional patient care. The Pituitary Center offers:
- A multidisciplinary team approach to patient care
- State of the imaging and diagnostic tools
- Minimally invasive-maximally effective pituitary surgery
- The latest and best in non-surgical treatments
- Individualized treatment plans
- Patient Partner Program
The pituitary gland lies at the base of the skull, between the brain and the paranasal sinuses. From this location, it serves a critical link between the brain and the body. It is the master controller for many of the hormones that profoundly influence our well being.
The Pituitary Center at Baylor Medicine treats a wide variety of conditions affecting the pituitary gland, including:
Treatment for Pituitary Disorders and Tumors
Although surgery is often the first line of treatment for pituitary adenomas, there are categories of functional adenomas that may respond well to treatment with medicine that often can shrink the tumor and normalize hormone secretion. Our multidisciplinary team is highly focused on pituitary disorders and we are experts in established and cutting-edge medical therapies allowing us to have a personalized approach to treatment for each patient. Members of our team are involved in multinational clinical trials aimed at developing new therapies for pituitary tumors. We also have expertise in CyberKnife® radiosurgery, a minimally invasive techniques that can effectively treat tumors without surgery or hospitalization.
Surgical Treatment Options
The Pituitary Center offers minimally invasive endoscopic pituitary surgery for pituitary and skull base tumors. Our team is highly experienced with purely endoscopic approaches which use natural pathways through the nose to achieve excellent surgical results without an incision.
Pituitary Partner Program
The Pituitary Partner Program at Baylor Medicine pairs new patients with former patients whose conditions and therapies are similar. There is no cost to participate in the program. It is simply our way of making sure patients feel assured, informed and supported throughout the entire experience.
Consent forms are signed by all participants before any contact information is shared. Once a match is made, the volunteer will be notified of a new patient's interest. We then share contact information with both individuals and communication is arranged by the participants.
To participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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