Although usually benign, pituitary tumors represent significant risks because of their location near the visual system and because the pituitary gland plays a role in the production of hormones.

Jefferson neurosurgeons lead a multidisciplinary team including specialists from neurological surgery, endocrinology, otolaryngology, neuro-opthalmology and radiation oncology. If you have been diagnosed with a pituitary tumor, neurosurgeons of Jefferson's Division of Neuro-Oncologic Neurosurgery and Stereotactic Radiosurgery will guide your care from diagnosis through postoperative recovery and follow-up. In close collaboration with endocrinology and ophthalmology specialists throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond, our team is able to provide comprehensive care to patients that come from a distance and then coordinate continued care closer to the patient's home.

Additionally, the Jefferson Minimally Invasive Cranial Base Surgery Center offers a new surgical alternative for pituitary tumors and other benign or malignant brain tumors, many of which were previously considered inaccessible or required extensive and lengthy operations. This minimally invasive procedure uses endoscopic navigation through the nose and nasal sinuses to gain access to the cranial base and brain, without the need for external incisions.

Treatment options may also include focused radiation including the Gamma Knife™ and Novalis® Shaped Beam Surgery™, which provide beams of radiation programmed to target the tumor while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.

Neuro-Oncologic Neurosurgery

Division of Neuro-Oncologic Neurosurgery and Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Division of Neuro-Oncologic Neurosurgery and Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Dedicated to curing and managing brain tumors.
 

Cranial Base Surgery Center

Minimally-Invasive Cranial Base Surgery Center
Minimally Invasive Cranial Base Surgery Center
Offers a new treatment alternative for people with benign and malignant brain tumors.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals – Center City Campus
111 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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1-800-JEFF-NOW – Appointments/Physician Referral

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