A pituitary adenoma is a common tumor that originates from the base of the skull. These tumors can secrete hormones and cause acromegaly from excessive growth hormone. In the case of excessive cortisol secretion, it can cause Cushing’s syndrome. In addition, tumors may cause symptoms related to excessive prolactin production. Those which do not secrete hormone may grow to cause compression of the optic nerve and cause vision loss. Current state of the art management for these tumors include hormone therapies, microsurgical resection, and radiosurgery with the CyberKnife or the Gamma Knife system. In the cases where the tumors do not grow, observation with serial MRI imaging is required.
Dr. Ghosh has considerable training and expertise in every facet of the management of pituitary adenomas. He is certified and trained to perform both CyberKnife radiosurgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Furthermore, he has training and expertise in the different surgical approaches for these tumors including endoscope endonasal approach, sublabial microscopic approach, and transcranial approach. From his breadth of skill and expertise in the management of pituitary adenomas, Dr. Ghosh can tailor the treatment to the individual needs of the patient. He has at his disposal every weapon in the arsenal in the treatment of pituitary adenomas.