Pituitary conditions treated
Our Dallas Pituitary Center typically recommends surgical removal of any pituitary tumor larger than one centimeter in diameter. Tumors less than one centimeter may be monitored through non-invasive imaging procedures. Though depending on the tumor, it may also require surgical removal.
The Pituitary Center in Dallas treats both functional and non-functional tumors, and performs pituitary revision surgeries if previous procedures were unsuccessful.
These tumors can interfere with hormone production in the pituitary gland and include microadenomas, macroadenomas and giant adenomas.
These tumors secrete excess hormones. Prolactinomas, Cushing’s syndrome and acromegaly are the most common conditions/syndromes.
Benefits of our specialized pituitary tumor treatment
Removing both functional and non-functional pituitary tumors with an endoscope rather than a traditional approach offers patients several benefits:
- No scarring
- Shorter hospital stay (two or three days versus a week)
- Quicker recovery once home
- Less pain
Real Patients. Real Stories.
Tara Richey had tumors on the pituitary gland deep inside her brain, causing serious hormone imbalances and keeping her from starting the family she so dearly wanted. She found an answer three hours from her Oklahoma City home at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas. The surgical team at Baylor University Medical Center threaded an endoscope into Tara's nostril and removed the tumors through her nose. A week later, she was back in Oklahoma, and six months after that, she was pregnant. "I call her my miracle baby," says Tara.
Where to get pituitary treatment
The Pituitary Center—located on the Baylor University Medical Center campus in Dallas—performs dozens of pituitary tumor removal procedures annually, delivering quality results with high patient satisfaction scores.
Located just outside of downtown Dallas, Baylor University Medical Center is approximately 15 minutes from Love Field Airport, less than 30 minutes from DFW International Airport and is also near several major interstate highways.
Baylor Neuroscience Center | Pituitary Center
3500 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246
Caetano Coimbra, MD
Baylor Neuroscience Center's Pituitary Center