Is there a long recovery process from pituitary tumor surgery?

Not usually.... For an average pituitary surgery, recovery is relatively short (i.e. Out of hospital in a few days, back to work within a couple of weeks). Recovery depends on many factors, however. Fortunately, surgery usually goes smoothly, but leakage of spinal fluid, excess bleeding, etc. Can cause some bumps along the way, and some patients have prolonged sinus issues or pituitary-related hormone problems.
Not usually. In most cases recovery is very rapid. However, adjustment of hormone levels may take several weeks. The surgery itself should not cause a long recovery phase unless complications develop. Subsequent treatment with radiation and hormone replacement can be quite tricky.

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I had pituitary tumor surgery on march 1, 2013 I have had this burning sensation that comes from my head goes down to my face burns my eyes.

Discuss with surgeon. Maybe some nerve irritation, discuss with your surgeon. Read more...
Cranial never? It may involve your second cranial never? Call your surgeon... If you notice salty drainage from your nose, call you neurosurgeon right a way... Read more...

Are there any options besides surgery for pituitary tumors?

Yes. Prolactin secreting rumors are best treated with medicine. Surgery is usually the best option for most people. Stereotactic radiation can be used in some situations. Some rumors that secrete hormones can be treated with medications. Read more...
Yes. Treatment will depend on the type and size of tumor, and the person's age and health. Pituitary tumors that are large or compress other parts of the brain will require surgery and sometimes radiation. If the tumor is secreting excess hormones, drugs can be used to block the excess hormone production. Sometimes watchful waiting for slow-growing tumors is done. Read more...