According to a recent newsletter by Dr. Michael Brisman, pituitary tumors that occur are almost always benign adenomas. Small adenomas are quite common, and may be found incidentally at autopsy in as many as 20-25% of people. Symptomatic pituitary tumors are much less common, and represent about 15% of clinically symptomatic primary brain tumors.
Dr. Michael Brisman has successfully treated hundreds of patients with pituitary tumors.
A neurosurgeon at Neurological Surgery, P.C., Dr. Michael Brisman was appointed Co-Medical Director of the Long Island Gamma Knife and Chief of Surgical Neuro-Oncology at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside in 2002. Since then, Dr. Brisman has performed over 600 Gamma Knife surgeries on patients with brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). In 2005, he was also appointed Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola. With the arrival of New York’s first CyberKnife®at Winthrop-University Hospital, Dr. Brisman now also offers radiosurgery treatments for tumors of the spine and spinal cord
Explore this fascinating overview about pituitary tumors, written by Dr. Brisman, which includes concise information ranging from classifications and presentations to today’s most effective treatments.