Endocrinologists are the specialists in the pituitary specialist team who understand the hormones of your body. The pituitary gland plays a leading role as the ‘conductor of the orchestra’ regulating the function of hormone-producing areas of your body, including your adrenals, thyroid, ovaries or testes, thirst and urine secretion and other aspects of growth and metabolism. Pituitary disorders can cause excess or deficiencies in your hormones that affect your health in the short and long term. Some pituitary disorders also may need medical treatment with drugs and no surgery, or drugs may be used before and after surgery and/or radiotherapy to improve outcomes. The endocrinologist will see you before and after surgery to ensure your hormones are individually optimised for your best possible health.