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Pituitary Disorders

Pituitary Referrals

Main Telephone: 315 464-4470
Main Fax: 315-464-5520
Toll Free: 800 255-5011

Required for referrals:

  • Recent office notes with diagnosis & reason for surgical consult
  • Recent imaging / scans from within the last 6 months

Harish Babu, MD, PhD
Tel. 315 492-3172
Fax: 315-464-5503

Timothy M Beutler, MD, FAANS
Tel. 315 492-3111
Fax: 315-464-4415

Lawrence Chin, MD, FACS
Tel. 315 492-3170
Fax: 315-464-4470

Walter Hall, MD
Tel. 315 492-3117
Fax: 315-464-6504

Satish Krishnamurthy, MD
Tel. 315 492-3125
Fax: 315-464-5501


Because the pituitary gland regulates hormone secretion and affects multiple body processes, patients with pituitary tumors are treated by multiple specialists—teams that combine neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, neuroophthalmologists, neuroradiologists, radiation therapists, clinical pathologists and others.

Pituitary Tumors

Since the mid-1990's, Upstate neurosurgeons—working side by side with ear, nose and throat surgeons—have approached smaller pituitary tumors through the nose and sinuses, using endoscopes and specially designed instruments that are much less invasive. This less traumatic approach provides excellent visualization of the pituitary gland and surrounding structures, involves less perioperative discomfort and shortens hospital stays.