Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
    Jefferson surgeons provide immediate treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms through open surgical repair or minimally invasive endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR).

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
    Our expert physicians and surgeons can help to expertly diagnose and treat your fibroid tumors.

  • Acupuncture
    Our licensed acupuncturists will stimulate specific points on your body with the intention of regulating the flow of vital energy, thus restoring balance and reducing pain or other symptoms.

  • Adrenalectomy
    If you've been diagnosed with a noncancerous (benign) adrenal tumor or adrenal cancer, an adrenalectomy may be a recommended treatment option to remove one or both of the adrenal glands.

  • Alveolar Bone Graft
    Can be performed to allow the teeth to develop in the right place by putting bone in the socket or building up new bone for dental implants.

  • Appendectomy
    Our physicians are pioneers in using minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopic appendectomy, which is less painful and reduces scarring as compared with open surgery.

  • Arthroplasty
    A surgical procedure to restore the integrity and function of a joint through resurfacing of the bone or with an artificial joint.

  • Arthroscopy for Injuries to the Joints
    A minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedure used for injuries to a joint.

  • Arthroscopy for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
    You may need this procedure if you experience jaw pain and find that your jaw is not moving like it should.

  • Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
    If you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) and drug therapy has proven ineffective, you may be a candidate for this procedure.

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
    This procedure can be done through a small incision in the armpit at the time of a lumpectomy or mastectomy to see if the cancer has spread.

  • Balloon Angioplasty with Stenting
    A nonsurgical procedure that is used to "open up" or dilate an obstructed artery that leads to the heart.

  • Balloon Sinuplasty
    This minimally invasive surgical technique is used to clear blocked sinus passageways.

  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
    Our interventional cardiologists have specialized expertise in using the minimally invasive balloon valvuloplasty procedure to open a narrowed valve by inserting a balloon via a catheter.

  • Bariatric Surgery
    Since 2008, more than 1,200 patients have undergone one of our minimally invasive procedures to treat morbid obesity.

  • Barrx Procedure
    The Barrx™ Procedure destroys the abnormal tissue that characterizes Barrett’s esophagus with carefully targeted radio-frequency energy.

  • BiPAP Therapy
    Used to treat more than just sleep apnea; it's also useful if you have various lung disorders.

  • Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy
    A type of jaw surgery in which the lower jaw (mandible) is split bilaterally (moved forward or backward) to straighten it to a more balanced and functional position.

  • Bile Duct Surgery
    Our surgeons are experienced in removing bile duct tumors, which is a delicate surgery that may involve removal of portions of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and small intestine.

  • Biofeedback Therapy
    During biofeedback therapy, you're connected to sensors that measure relaxation to produce reduced muscle tension and normalized blood flow.

  • Bloodless Liver Resection
    A much safer alternative to traditional surgery for treating localized liver cancer or another liver disease.

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
    If you have been diagnosed with leukemia, aplastic anemia, lymphoma or another type of cancer, you may be a candidate for this transplant.

  • Botox
    Botox injection is an approved treatment for spasmodic dysphonia and is also used to remove lines and improve wrinkles on your face.

  • Brachytherapy
    Has been shown to be highly effective in treating many types of cancer, and is particularly effective for small, localized tumors.

  • Breast Cryotherapy for Fibroadenoma
    Minimally invasive ultrasound-guided freezing therapy of breast fibroadenomas in office as an alternative to open surgery. The procedure uses extreme cold to completely and safely destroy tissue under local anesthesia, with no significant discomfort or scarring. Recovery is immediate

  • Breast Reconstruction
    Our breast reconstructive surgeons can offer women several options depending upon their specific body type and breast cancer treatment.

  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
    Delivers radiofrequency energy (or heat) to the airway walls in the lungs to reduce excess airway smooth muscle and limit the muscle's ability to constrict the airways – and help you breathe better.

  • Bronchoscopy
    A pulmonologist performs a test called bronchoscopy to diagnose several lung diseases, cancers, infections, nodules or blockage by a tumor.

  • CPAP Therapy
    If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, your physician may recommend continuous positive airway pressure therapy.

  • Cardiac Catheterization
    Our interventional cardiologists have pioneered some of the most advanced interventional alternatives to surgery for the treatment of coronary artery disease.

  • Carotid Endarterectomy
    Our surgeons perform carotid endarterectomy to open blockages and remove plaque from the carotid arteries to treat and prevent stroke.

  • Cerebral Angioplasty & Stenting
    If you are diagnosed with a blood clot to the brain, which could lead to a stroke, you may require this procedure.

  • Cesarean Delivery
    A cesarean delivery is a surgical delivery of your baby by an incision through your abdomen and uterus.

  • Chemical Peels
    If you would like to improve and smooth the texture of the skin on your face or remove facial blemishes, wrinkles or uneven skin pigmentation, chemical peels may be a noninvasive solution for you.

  • Chemoembolization
    The purpose of chemoembolization is to inject chemotherapy drugs into the hepatic artery that supplies blood to the tumor in the liver. The artery is then often embolized – or blocked off – with tiny particles.

  • Chemotherapy
    Chemotherapy has the ability to reach cancer that may have spread, even microscopically, throughout the body.

  • Chronotherapy
    Chronotherapy is a method to treat delayed sleep-phase syndrome in which bedtimes are gradually delayed by an increment of two to three hours each night until your desired bedtime is reached.

  • Cleft Lip Palate Bone Graft
    It involves taking a small amount of bone from one place (usually the hip, head, ribs or leg) and placing it in the area of the cleft near the teeth.

  • Cochlear Implant
    A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device that may dramatically improve one's hearing if profoundly deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    If you have a long-term sleep problem such as insomnia, cognitive behavioral therapy can help you identify and correct thoughts and beliefs to overcome your condition.

  • Comprehensive Chromosome Screening
    Genetic screening of the embryos can improve your chance of having a healthy baby and reduce the risk of miscarriage after IVF treatment.

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
    Coronary artery bypass grafting may be safer and shorten recovery time for patients with significant heart failure and poor heart function, as compared to traditional surgery.

  • Craniotomy
    Craniotomy involves removing a bone flap, a section of the skull, to access the brain.

  • Cricopharyngeal Myotomy
    This is a surgical procedure that can be used to treat swallowing problems.

  • Cryotherapy
    Cryotherapy treatment for prostate cancer is used in those rare instances when the cancer returns or with organ-confined prostate cancer.

  • CyberKnife
    CyberKnife is an innovative, noninvasive treatment option for cancer. This leading-edge technology targets and eradicates many types of tumors.

  • Cystectomy
    This procedure can be done robotically utilizing the da Vinci® surgical system, which allows the surgeon to view the surgical area in high definition, making the bladder removal operation very precise.

  • Deep Brain Cooling
    If your baby is deprived of oxygen during delivery, there is now hope to minimize damage to the baby's brain with the FDA-approved Cool-Cap therapy.

  • Deep Brain Stimulation
    The purpose of DBS is to deliver controlled electrical signals to precisely targeted areas of the brain through a tiny, implanted wire with electrodes attached.

  • Dental Appliances
    Dental appliances are devices that can be custom–made by a dentist or oral surgeon to fit your teeth and jaw.

  • Dental Implants
    To replace missing teeth due to tooth decay, an accident, gum disease or a failed root canal, dental implants are frequently the best treatment option.

  • Diaphragm Electrical Stimulation
    If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury that requires you to use a ventilator to breathe, you may be a candidate for the NeuRx DPS™.

  • Dilation and Curettage
    Dilation and curettage (D & C) is a gynecological surgical procedure in which your cervix is dilated and the lining of the uterus is scraped away.

  • Distal & Total Pancreatectomy
    <p>A distal pancreatectomy is a procedure in which the tail and body of the pancreas are removed, usually along with the entire spleen, whereas a total pancreatectomy is a seldom-used procedure that removes the entire pancreas and spleen.</p>

  • Distraction Osteogenesis
    <p>Distraction osteogenesis is an orthognatic surgical procedure used to stretch or expand bone in the jaw to correct a dentofacial deformity caused by congenital or developmental factors, or by trauma or disease.</p>

  • Donor Eggs Donor Sperm Surrogate
    Donor eggs, donor sperm and a surrogate are important options to help some couples achieve pregnancy.

  • ECMO
    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation provides prolonged respiratory and cardiac support to patients whose lungs and heart are so severely diseased or damaged that they cannot normally function on their own.

  • Ear Cleaning
    Ear cleaning, or cerumenectomy, is the removal of ear wax when symptoms of an earache, partial hearing loss, ringing in the ear or itching are present.

  • Earlobe Repair
    Correcting torn, enlarged or split earlobes can reverse these problems through a relatively short office procedure.

  • Egg Sperm Embryo Freezing
    Egg freezing, sperm freezing and embryo freezing are important options for preserving fertility in patients postponing pregnancy for personal or medical reasons.

  • Embryo Cryopreservation
    We offer couples the option of freezing and saving excess embryos, a procedure called cryopreservation.

  • Endometrial Ablation
    An endometrial ablation is a procedure that destroys the uterine lining and is used to treat dysfunctional or abnormal uterine bleeding.

  • Endoscopic Gastric Bypass Revision
    Endoscopic Gastric Bypass Revision is for patients who have regained weight following previous surgical gastric bypass.

  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
    Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty is a new method which allows physicians to stitch the stomach into a tube (sleeve) using a scope that is passed through the mouth and esophagus.

  • Endoscopic Staple Diverticulostomy
    Patients with Zenker's diverticulum are treated with this endoscopic surgical approach, which means no skin incisions.

  • Endoscopic Treatments
    Our Gastroenterology & Hepatology specialists offer Endoscopic Treatments as a part of our Comprehensive Weight Management Center.

  • Endovascular Coiling
    One treatment for AVMs is endovascular coiling where the surgeon guides a catheter though the arterial network until the tip of the catheter reaches the site of the AVM.

  • Endovascular Revascularization
    This minimally invasive procedure can relieve your lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) symptoms within 1 to 2 hours.

  • Episiotomy
    An episiotomy is a small cut made to widen the opening of your vagina to ease delivery of your baby.

  • Esophageal Dilatation
    An endoscopic procedure that stretches or opens the blocked portion of the esophagus is called an esophageal dilatation.

  • Esophagectomy
    While esophageal cancer is rare in the United States, the traditional surgical treatment has been an esophagectomy, where your chest is opened in order to remove the tumor along with a portion of the esophagus, nearby lymph nodes and other tissue in the area.

  • Expansion Sphincteroplasty
    Our head and neck surgeons perform this procedure to try and limit the risks and improve outcomes for treatment of sleep apnea.

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
    ESWL is a noninvasive procedure that utilizes a machine that sends shock waves directly to the kidney stone to break it into smaller stones so that they can pass through the urinary system.

  • Eyelid Lift
    This procedure, also called a blepharoplasty, reduces bags below the eyes and/or the loose skin above the eyes.

  • Face Lift
    If you feel that your face is aging faster than you are, a face lift offers you the opportunity to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck.

  • Femoral Popliteal Bypass Surgery
    Our surgical team has the specialized expertise to perform femoral popliteal bypass surgery for patients with femoral artery disease.

  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
    During functional endoscopic sinus surgery, an endoscope is used in the nose to view the nasal cavity and sinuses for signs of a sinus problem such as chronic sinusitis.

  • Gamma Knife
    Our physicians are able to use the Gamma Knife system to precisely direct radiation to the problem area while sparing healthy tissue.

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
    Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (or simply gastric bypass) is considered the "gold standard" operation for weight loss.

  • Gene Therapy
    Gene therapy, still in the early research stages, is showing some promise in the treatment of certain types of brain tumors.

  • Genial Bone Advancement Trephine
    GBAT is a surgical option for treating sleep apnea, a disorder that causes brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.

  • Genioglossus Advancement
    The goal of this surgery is to try to enlarge the airway so that you can breathe easier while sleeping.

  • Glossectomy
    During a glossectomy, a portion of the tongue is removed with a small area of surrounding normal tongue tissue to ensure that all of the cancer is removed.

  • Gluten Free Diet
    If you are found to have celiac disease, the only treatment is to follow a gluten-free diet &ndash; that is, to avoid all foods that contain gluten.

  • Hearing Aids
    If your physician determines that you have hearing loss and it cannot be treated by medical or surgical intervention, hearing aids may be an option for you.

  • Heart Transplant
    Our team of experienced specialists will work with you and your family to provide personal support for all the medical and emotional needs that can accompany a heart transplant.

  • Heller Myotomy
    If you have achalasia, a heller myotomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique performed by our surgeons that may provide long-term relief.

  • Hepatic Arterial Pumps
    If you have metastatic colon cancer (cancer that has spread to other areas), you may benefit from a hepatic arterial pump.

  • Herbal Medicine
    Medicines made from plant extracts offer a different and frequently very helpful way to treat pain and illness.

  • Hip Replacement Surgery
    Surgery to replace the hip may be required if you have a serious hip fracture, arthritis or your joint has degenerated due to repetitive wear and tear.

  • Hip Resurfacing
    Hip resurfacing surgery is a procedure that can offer you a tremendous advantage to hip replacement: it can restore full hip functioning while preserving as much of the bone area as possible.

  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate
    Holmium Laser Enucleation or HoLEP is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat men with benign prostatic hyperplasia – a condition that causes the prostate to be enlarged.

  • Homeopathic Medicine
    Homeopathic medicine is intended to stimulate the body's own healing abilities and utilizes a wide range of mostly naturally occurring substances such as plants and minerals.

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
    The Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine is the Philadelphia region's leader in "bio-identical" hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for both women and men.

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
    If you have chronic diabetes or a wound that will not heal, you may benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy, also called HBOT.

  • Hyperthermia
    For cancer patients, hyperthermia is a form of thermal therapy that utilizes moderate temperature elevation to enhance the effects of radiation and chemotherapy.

  • Hysterectomy
    If you have severe fibroid tumors, endometriosis, cancer or endometrial hyperplasia, you and your physician may decide that a hysterectomy is the right treatment for you.

  • Immunoembolization
    If you have been diagnosed with a melanoma of the eye that has spread to the liver, our physicians developed this novel therapy to improve survival in ocular melanoma patients with liver metastases.

  • Immunotherapy
    If you deal with allergies on a daily basis or are diagnosed with skin cancer, colorectal cancer or other type of cancer, your physician may recommend immunotherapy to fight your disease or protect your body from treatment side effects.