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Dr. Little Explains Pituitary Tumors & Surgery

Dr. Little Explains Pituitary Tumors & Surgery

Dr. Little explains the minimally invasive techniques he uses to remove pituitary…
Get to Know Dr. Yuen

Get to Know Dr. Yuen

Get to know Dr. Kevin Yuen, a neuroendocrinologist and the medical director…
Get to Know Dr. Little

Get to Know Dr. Little

Get to know Dr. Andrew Little, co-director of the Pituitary Center at…

Patient Testimonials

Michelle: Transsphenoidal Surgery for Acromegaly

Michelle: Transsphenoidal Surgery for Acromegaly

For Michelle Seebinger, receiving a diagnosis of acromegaly was like getting hit…
'My Headache Came Back with a Vengeance'

'My Headache Came Back with a Vengeance'

Sonja Aros, 44, was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor after all of…
Gideon: Keeping the Music Alive

Gideon: Keeping the Music Alive

As a concert violinist, Gideon Lapid was alarmed when acromegaly caused his…
Pituitary Surgery Keeps Race Car Driver in Fast Lane

Pituitary Surgery Keeps Race Car Driver in Fast Lane

For PJ Jones, it started with an excruciating headache and frightening vision…
Mark Johnson: How a Fall in North Dakota Landed Him in Phoenix

Mark Johnson: How a Fall in North Dakota Landed Him in Phoenix

When Mark Johnson fell in snowy parking lot and was knocked unconscious,…
Ron Ball: Surgery and CyberKnife for a Pituitary Adenoma

Ron Ball: Surgery and CyberKnife for a Pituitary Adenoma

Ron Ball traveled to Barrow Neurological Institute from Kansas to receive treatment…

Pituitary Expert Q&A

How common is a CSF leak after pituitary surgery?

How common is a CSF leak after pituitary surgery?

Dr. Andrew Little comments on the risk of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks…
How common is adrenal insufficiency after pituitary surgery?

How common is adrenal insufficiency after pituitary surgery?

Drs. Keven Yuen and Andrew Little explain adrenal insufficiency and how common…
How common is diabetes insipidus?

How common is diabetes insipidus?

Diabetes insipidus can occur after pituitary surgery. Dr. Kevin Yuen explains the…
Where is the pituitary gland located? What does it do?

Where is the pituitary gland located? What does it do?

Neurosurgeon Andrew Little, MD, and neuro-endocrinologist Kevin Yuen, MD, discuss the structure…
Is a pituitary tumor actually located in the brain?

Is a pituitary tumor actually located in the brain?

Neurosurgeon and pituitary tumor specialist Andrew Little, MD, explains why a pituitary…
Is the pituitary gland removed during pituitary surgery?

Is the pituitary gland removed during pituitary surgery?

Neurosurgeon Andrew Little, MD, explains the steps he takes to preserve as…
How common are headaches with pituitary tumors?

How common are headaches with pituitary tumors?

Neuro-endocrinologist Kevin Yuen, MD, and Neurosurgeon Andrew Little, MD, discuss how common…
Is there a way to test for hypothalamic obesity?

Is there a way to test for hypothalamic obesity?

Neuro-endocrinologist Dr. Kevin Yuen talks about some of the methods used to…
How common are pituitary tumors and disorders?

How common are pituitary tumors and disorders?

Neuro-endocrinologist Dr. Kevin Yuen and Neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Little discuss how often…
Is it possible to function without a pituitary gland?

Is it possible to function without a pituitary gland?

Dr. Kevin Yuen, a neuro-endocrinologist, and Dr. Andrew Little, a neurosurgeon specializing…
Is pituitary surgery risky for tumors located near the carotid artery?

Is pituitary surgery risky for tumors located near the carotid artery?

Dr. Andrew Little talks about whether pituitary tumor surgery is more risky…
Can abnormal hormone levels affect the immune system?

Can abnormal hormone levels affect the immune system?

Dr. Yuen talks about side effects on the immune system that can…
How does empty sella syndrome affect the pituitary gland?

How does empty sella syndrome affect the pituitary gland?

Dr. Kevin Yuen explains how empty sella syndrome can affect the function…
Deciding between Surgery, Radiation, and Medical Management

Deciding between Surgery, Radiation, and Medical Management

Neurosurgeon Andrew Little, MD, and Radiation Oncologist Leland Rogers, MD, talk about…
How long does it take to recover from pituitary surgery?

How long does it take to recover from pituitary surgery?

Dr. Little talks about the recovery time needed after transsphenoidal surgery to…
Is fatigue common with pituitary tumors?

Is fatigue common with pituitary tumors?

Many patients can experience extreme fatigue along with a pituitary tumors. Dr….
Can a hypothalamic hamartoma cause pituitary symptoms?

Can a hypothalamic hamartoma cause pituitary symptoms?

Hypothalamic hamartoma tumors can sometimes disrupt pituitary hormones. Dr. Yuen explains what…
The Difference between Adrenal Crisis and Adrenal Fatigue

The Difference between Adrenal Crisis and Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal crisis can be a life-threatening health condition. Neuro-endocrinologist Dr. Kevin Yuen…
When is stress-dosing of hydrocortisone necessary?

When is stress-dosing of hydrocortisone necessary?

Adrenal crisis can be a life-threatening health condition. Neuro-endocrinologist Dr. Kevin Yuen…
Is hormone deficiency common after pituitary surgery?

Is hormone deficiency common after pituitary surgery?

Neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Little and Neuro-endocrinologist Dr. Kevin Yuen talk about answer…

Patient Education and Information Videos

Cushing's Syndrome and COVID-19

Cushing's Syndrome and COVID-19

Kevin Yuen, MD, co-director of the Barrow Pituitary Center, presents on Cushing’s…
How to Perform Nasal Irrigation after Surgery

How to Perform Nasal Irrigation after Surgery

Griffin Santarelli, MD, demonstrates for patients how to perform nasal irrigation after…

Surgical Videos

Removal of Pituitary Adenoma: Q&A

Removal of Pituitary Adenoma: Q&A

Follow along as Dr. Little uses a minimally invasive transsphenoidal approach to…
Removal of Pituitary Adenoma Leaving Tumor Pseudocapsule Intact

Removal of Pituitary Adenoma Leaving Tumor Pseudocapsule Intact

Barrow Neurosurgeon Dr. Andrew Little demonstrates a surgical procedure for removing a…