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Pituitary Disorders

Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths that develop in your pituitary gland. Some pituitary tumors result in too many of the hormones that regulate important functions of the body; others can cause the pituitary gland to produce lower levels of hormones. Most pituitary tumors are noncancerous (benign) growths (adenomas). Adenomas remain in your pituitary gland or surrounding tissues and don't spread to other parts of your body.

The Pituitary Center at UI Health features a comprehensive team of specialists dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the pituitary gland. We are the first program of its kind in the Chicagoland area, and our team includes physicians from a number of specialties, including Otolaryngology, Neuroimaging, Neurosurgery, Neuro-Ophthalmology, and Radiation Oncology.

Pituitary Specialists

Pituitary Conditions We Treat

The pituitary gland is often referred to as the body's "control center" gland because it produces many hormones that affect the growth and the functions of other glands in the body. Our team treats a variety of pituitary gland disorders, including:

  • Acromegaly
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Adult growth hormone deficiency
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's disease
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Prolactinoma
  • Sinonasal Disease

To request an appointment at the Pituitary Center, please call 312.413.7481.