University of Washington Medical Center

1959 NE Pacific Street
Box 356165
United States
Phone: 206-598-3313
Website: University of Washington

UW Medicine’s Neurosciences Institute comprehensive Pituitary Program is a quaternary-care referral center. Our specialists are trained to treat a broad spectrum of conditions, from the overt and easily resolved to the complex.

  • Evaluations and treatments
  • Endocrine testing
  • Neuroendocrine clinical nurses offer patient education and teaching for self-administered medications
  • Interventional Neuroradiology: Inferior petrosal sinus sampling
  • Endoscopic Surgery: Minimally invasive treatment of pituitary and parasellar tumors
  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery using the new state-of-the-art Perfexion stereotactic radiosurgery system

Surgeons perform minimally invasive endoscopic procedures, which are safer and promote the quickest possible recovery for patients. We provide elective and acute pituitary care and can perform emergency surgery 24/7, 365 days per year. We offer weekly tele-consults for referring providers which can be coordinated by calling: 206-598-3313. Our Skull Base Tumor Board offers a multidisciplinary review of consultations.

Pituitary tumors

Non-secreting Adenomas, Acromegaly, Cushing’s disease, Prolactinomas

Tumors of the suprasellar space/hypothalamic-pituitary region

Craniopharyngiomas, Meningiomas, Schwannomas, Chordomas, Giant cell, Sinonasal tumors

Cysts of the suprasellar space/hypothalamic-pituitary region

Rathke’s cleft cyst, Epidermoid cyst, Dermoid cyst

Managing Conditions

Nelson’s syndrome, Adrenal insufficiency, Diabetes insipidus, Hypogonadism, Hypopituitarism, Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIAD H), Hypophysitis

Our Multidisciplinary Skull Base team draws on the experience and deductive skills of specialists in pediatric and adult endocrinology, radiology, oncology, ophthalmology and pathology, and the deft touch of neurological surgeons who navigate the brain, optic nerve, skull base and sinuses. Our broadly multitalented team provides a safety net for our patients.

University of Washington Medical Center
Department of Neurological Surgery
1959 NE Pacific Street
Box 356165
Seattle, WA 98195

Patient Contacts:
UWMC Pituitary Clinical Specialist: 206-598-3313
Fax: 206-598-2475

University of Washington Medical Center

1959 NE Pacific Street
Box 356165
United States
Phone: 206-598-3313
Website: University of Washington

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