|We provide comprehensive individualized care for patients with pituitary tumors and related hormonal disorders: Pituitary Adenomas (Acromegaly, Cushing’s Disease, Prolactinomas, Non-Functional Adenomas), Craniopharyngiomas, Meningiomas, Chordomas, Rathke’s Cleft Cysts, Sinus Carcinomas and pituitary failure (hypopituitarism).
Pituitary tumors may cause a wide variety of health problems including hormonal over- and under-production, visual loss and headaches. Because of their complex nature, patients with pituitary tumors are best managed by experienced specialists. Our multi-disciplinary team has a long track record in the evaluation and treatment of these disorders, including hormonal assessments and therapies, endonasal endoscopic surgery and radiosurgery /radiotherapy.
Our Center Director, Dr. Daniel Kelly has one of the largest experiences world-wide in Endonasal Surgery with over 1,500 patients treated, including over 600 endonasal endoscopic surgeries. His academic track record includes over 50 publications concerning endonasal pituitary surgery and related hormonal disorders.
Although most symptomatic pituitary tumors (except prolactinomas) are best treated with endonasal surgery, additional treatments such as hormonal therapy, hormone replacement and radiosurgery may be needed. Our comprehensive and collaborative team approach allows the best treatment options to be realized.
Our Expert Team
Daniel F. Kelly, MD // Neurosurgery
Garni Barkhoudarian, MD // Neurosurgery
Chester Griffiths, MD // Head & Neck Surgery (ENT)
Kiam Karimi, MD // Head & Neck Surgery (ENT)
Pejman Cohan, MD // Endocrinology
Niloufar Ilani, MD // Endocrinology
Howard Krauss, MD // Neuro-Ophthalmology
Robert Wollman, MD // Radiation Oncology
Lisa Chaiken, MD // Radiation Oncology
Omid Hamid, MD // Neuro-Oncology
George Teitelbaum, MD // Interventional Neuro-Radiology
John Rhee, MD // Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Richard Goldman, MD // Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Steve Lee, MD // Diagnostic Neuroradiology
Srinivas Peddi // Diagnostic Neuroradiology
David Krasne, MD // Neuropathology
Yuki Takasumi, MD // Neuropathology
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For a consultation or second opinion with Dr. Kelly or one of our other specialists, please call our office (310-582-7450) or e-mail us with an inquiry (email@example.com).
Click here for Appointment Instructions & New Patient Questionnaire. Please provide us with your most recent relevant medical records including diagnostic imaging (e.g., MRI, CT), blood tests and prior consultations. If some tests have not been done, we can help you arrange these as well. Your information can be faxed to 310-582-7495, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Daniel F. Kelly MD
Director, Brain Tumor Center & Pituitary Disorders Program
Saint John’s Health Center
John Wayne Cancer Institute
2200 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica CA, 90404
We also hold a bimonthly Pituitary Patient Support Group.