On May 1, 2017 the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF celebrates its 10-year anniversary! In that time neurosurgeons at UCSF have performed 2,110 microscopic and endoscopic transsphenoidal surgical procedures to remove pituitary tumors. The CCPD now averages 240 operations and over 2,000 outpatient visits annually, making it one of the most active and specialized pituitary treatment centers in the nation. Over the last decade, faculty members at the CCPD have published over 70 journal articles and two books, including the most recent evidence-based guidelines on management for non-functional pituitary adenomas.
Treatment for pituitary disorders can include surgery, medication, or radiation therapy, and the team at the CCPD is made up of experts in all of these fields. Patients may also have symptoms like vision problems, headaches, and fertility problems that also require treatment. Care at the CCPD is designed so that patients can see all the specialists they need in one place. Our goal is to return all of our patients to a healthy, active lifestyle.