ALERT CONTENT PLACEHOLDER

You will have a follow-up appointment scheduled in the Pituitary Clinic. At this appointment, you will see either Dr. Zadeh or Dr. Gentili, and Dr. Ridout, our endocrinologist.

Your first appointment ​​​​​

When
Approximately 6 to 8 weeks after surgery.

Where
Pituitary Clinic
Toronto Western Hospital
West Wing 7– 4th Floor

What to Expect

  • Your doctor will examine you and check your progress.
  • You may have blood tests done to check how well your pituitary gland is working after surgery.
  • You will get an appointment for an MRI. It may be before or after your first post-operative visit. This test will let your doctor see pictures of the area around the pituitary gland after surgery.
  • You may get an appointment to see an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist, if needed.
  • You may also get an appointment for an eye test. Your pituitary gland is close to your eye nerve. This test will check if your vision was affected by the surgery.
  • You can talk to your doctor about any concerns or ask any questions you may have.

What to Bring

  • Health card.
  • If you had a CT or MRI outside UHN after your surgery, please bring the images with you on a disk.

Do you live outside the GTA?
If you live at a distance from Toronto, a telehealth appointment may be possible. Please discuss this with our staff.

Your second appointment

When
3 months after surgery

Where
Pituitary Clinic

What to Expect

  • Our team will check how you are recovering and review your recent imaging and labs with you.
  • We will also schedule your yearly appointment during this time.

What to Bring

  • Health card.
  • If you had a CT or MRI outside UHN since your last appointment, please bring the images and report with you on a disk.
  • Print outs of any visual fields done outside the UHN since we saw you last.

Do you live outside the GTA?
Some follow-up appointments may be possible via telehealth for people who live at a distance. Please discuss this with our staff.

Directory

To make or change appointments, call Pituitary Clinic 416 603 5463.

To Contact Your Neurosurgeon’s office:

Dr. Gelareh Zadeh
Phone: 416 603 5679

If you have questions about your post-operative care, you may contact:
Leslie St. Jacques, Physician Assistant: 416 603 5800, ext. 3613

Please note that messages left at this voicemail may not be received until the next business day. If you have a medically urgent concern, please go directly to the Emergency Department.