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UCLA Benign Skullbase & Pituitary Tumor Program

UCLA Neurosurgery
300 Medical Plaza, Suite B200
Los Angeles
United States
Phone: 310-794-1572
Contact Email: [email protected]

The Benign Skullbase and Pituitary Tumor Program at UCLA is a multi-disciplinary team of experienced health care professionals dedicated to providing state-of-the-art management of pituitary tumors. UCLA neurosurgeons use the most advanced minimally-invasive, endoscopic techniques to achieve more complete tumor resections while minimizing complications and discomfort. UCLA is a preeminent Medical Center providing truly comprehensive care for patients with pituitary tumors.

The diagnosis and treatment of pituitary tumors is best achieved utilizing a team of health care professionals specializing in pituitary tumors. We are one of the few Pituitary Tumor Programs in the U.S. offering a combined Endocrinology-Neurosurgery clinic, providing patients with an opportunity to discuss both the medical and surgical aspects of their treatment with a highly subspecialized pituitary neuroendocrinologist together with an experienced pituitary neurosurgeon. Our teamwork concept continues in the operating room, where a Head and Neck sinus surgeon works closely with our pituitary neurosurgeon to achieve optimal surgical precision and expertise.

The Benign Skullbase and Pituitary Tumor Program at UCLA offers state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluations and treatment of the following conditions:

Pituitary Adenomas



Cushing's disease

Endocrine-inactive (non-functioning) adenomas

TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas

Pituitary apoplexy

Pituitary failure (hypopituitarism)

Nelson's syndrome



Rathke's cleft cyst

Cavernous sinus lesions

Lymphocytic hypophysitis 

Minimally-Invasive Surgical Techniques

Advanced Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
Microscopic endonasal surgery
Key-hole (eyebrow incision) craniotomy  

Advanced Diagnostic Imaging

3_Tesla MRI scanners
Subspecialized pituitary neuroradiologist
Film reviews available

World-class Interventional Neuroradiologists

Inferior petrosal sinus sampling for Cushing's disease

Focused-Beam Radiation Therapy

Technologically-advanced Novalis Beam-Shaped Stereotactic Radiation


World acclaimed UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute


Subspecialized pituitary neuropathologist

Clinical Research Trials

Cushing's Disease
Recurrent (non-functioning) pituitary adenomas

To arrange a consultation with one of our specialists, please call 310-206-4100 or e-mail us at [email protected]

Please provide us with your most recent relevant medical records including diagnostic imaging (e.g., MRI, CT), blood tests and prior consultations. If some tests have not been done, we can help you arrange these as well.

This information can be faxed to our office at 310-794-2147 or mailed to:

UCLA Department of Neurosurgery
Pituitary Tumor Program
UCLA Medical Plaza, 300 Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Contact: Adrian Ibarra
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (310) 206-4100
Fax: (310) 794-2147

Hospital Address:
Hospital (Inpatient Surgery)
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-9111

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