Pituitary Disorders

Pituitary Disorders Program

The pituitary gland — located at the base of the brain — is considered the “master” gland of the body because it secretes multiple hormones that control other glands and functions in the body. Our growth, metabolism, energy, blood pressure and countless other functions are impacted by the pituitary gland. It works with the other glands in the body as part of our endocrine system. Because the pituitary gland is located close to the brain, disorders may also affect the nervous system.

The Pituitary Disorders Program offers comprehensive and convenient evaluation and treatment of patients with tumors and other disorders of the pituitary gland and surrounding areas of the brain. The program is part of the Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Neurosciences Center, offering a full range of the most advanced, evidence-based treatment options.

Neurosurgery Faculty active in the Pituitary Disorders Program