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Is there a long recovery process from pituitary tumor surgery?
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Dr. John Chastain
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Chastain
Dr. John Chastain
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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