The key to managing acromegaly is to understand that it is a treatable condition. To get the best results, it's important to make a commitment to maintain your care over the long term. While surgery is considered first-line therapy for most people with acromegaly, it is not indicated for everyone, and its effectiveness as a cure depends on factors such as the size of the pituitary tumor, invasiveness of the pituitary tumor, and the skill of the surgeon. Patients with a microadenoma have about an 85% chance of remission with surgery, whereas for those with macroadenoma, the chances of remission are lower — about 30%.
You and your healthcare provider will determine the best way to manage your acromegaly. This section of the site provides basic information about managing acromegaly, including: