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At the first visit to the Pituitary Disorders Program, patients are asked specific questions about their medical history and have a physical examination. Based on the information obtained, the program’s physicians may recommend diagnostic tests such as:
The caregivers in the Pituitary Disorders Program tailor treatments to best meet the needs of their patients. Some patients are prescribed medications to slow down the release of excess hormones from the pituitary gland. Other patients may need hormone replacement therapy because the pituitary gland is not making enough hormones.
When patients need to undergo surgery to remove a cyst or tumor from their pituitary gland, endocrinologists and neurologists work together to coordinate the patient’s care. Patients may also be treated with medication before or after surgery.
The Pituitary Disorders Program team at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Medical Subspecialties Institute is composed of highly experienced, board-certified physicians aided by a dedicated team of nurses who perform endocrine testing.
Caregivers involved in patient care for this program include: