The Cooper Neurological Institute at Cooper University Health Care has the only Pituitary Tumor and Neuroendocrine Program in the Delaware Valley. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with a pituitary tumor or disorder, you can trust the team at Cooper to help.
Why Choose Cooper for Neuroendocrine Care
Multidisciplinary, Coordinated Care: Our Pituitary Tumor and Neuroendocrine Program physicians come from MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and the Cooper Neurological Institute to provide seamlessly integrated and comprehensive care.
Expert Diagnosis and Treatment: Our board-certified physicians from neurosurgery, endocrinology, radiotherapy, neuro-ophthalmology, and pathology are experts in diagnosing and treating pituitary disorders.
Types of Pituitary Disorders We Treat
Pituitary disorders may cause Cushing’s disease, acromegaly, impotence, infertility, and many other disorders of the central nervous and endocrine systems. These disorders can significantly compromise quality of life or even be life-threatening.
Early diagnosis is important in the treatment of pituitary disorders. If left untreated, some pituitary tumors can grow into macroadenomas that may compress the optic nerves, brain, and the pituitary gland itself. This can cause loss of vision, impair brain function, and affect hormone production. However, some pituitary disorders can be difficult to diagnose; the hormonal and neurological symptoms they cause are often confused with other disorders.
Conditions diagnosed as part of the Pituitary Tumor and Neuroendocrine Program includes a number of tumors located in the region of the pituitary gland:
- Pituitary adenomas
- Cushing’s disease
- Rathke’s cleft cysts
- Nonsecreting pituitary adenomas
- Other suprasellar brain tumors
- Pituitary apoplexy visual and/or endocrinologic impairment
Treatment Options for Pituitary and Neuroendocrine Disorders
Cooper’s specialists are experts in surgical and non-surgical options for treating pituitary tumors. Some treatment options include:
- Minimally invasive neuroendoscopy: Cooper is a pioneer in the use of this innovative treatment for some pituitary tumors and other brain disorders. Minimally invasive neuroendoscopic pituitary surgery is performed through the nose and enables most patients to go home within days of surgery.
- Medical management.
- Other minimally invasive surgical procedures.