Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Alcohol Induced Liver Disease
    Excessive amounts of alcohol contribute to an increased risk of liver disease. Our specialists treat each patient with personalized plans to help reverse the damage.

  • Alcoholic Hepatitis
    Specialists in the treatment of liver diseases, such as alcoholic hepatitis, work with patients to help reverse liver damage and prevent more serious complications.

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    Our hepatologists, physicians who specialize in the treatment of diseases of the liver, have the necessary expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat autoimmune hepatitis.

  • Barretts Esophagus
    More than three million people in the United States have Barrett's esophagus, a condition caused when digestive acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing damage and growth of precancerous cells.

  • Bile Duct Cancer
    Cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer, is often treated the same way as hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of primary liver cancer that develops in the main type of liver cell.

  • Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
    Bleeding in the digestive tract may be caused by any number of digestive diseases, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis, ulcers, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or diverticular disease.

  • Celiac Disease
    In the case of celiac disease, an autoimmune disease of the immune system, the body cannot tolerate gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley and rye and, by extension, in a wide variety of everyday foods.

  • Cholangitis
    Our physicians are experienced in treating patients who have biliary system disorders, such as the inflammation of the bile duct system known as cholangitis, and help reduce inflammation of the bile duct or clear an obstruction.

  • Cholecystitis
    If you or someone you care for is experiencing intense and sudden pain in the the upper right part of the abdomen, nausea or vomiting, this may be a sign of cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gallbladder.

  • Cirrhosis
    Our specialists in liver disease will provide personalized care with the goal of reducing damage to your liver, which may include medication therapy or treatment for alcohol dependence if necessary.

  • Colorectal Cancer
    Colorectal cancer has been found to be one of the most common internal cancers affecting both men and women, through early detection, this type of cancer is highly curable.

  • Constipation
    Most often constipation, when bowel movements are infrequent,  is a temporary condition and can be alleviated through lifestyle changes.

  • Crohns Disease
    If you have experienced chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss and anemia, you should be examined for signs of Crohn's disease.

  • Diabetes
    Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes a person to have high blood glucose and its symptoms include frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme fatigue and irritability, cuts or bruises that are slow to heal.

  • Diverticular Disease
    Our physicians have the necessary expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat diverticular disease.

  • Drug Induced Hepatitis
    Our hepatologists are experienced in diagnosing and treating drug-induced hepatitis with the goal of stopping liver damage caused by drugs or other toxic agents

  • Esophageal Cancer
    Jefferson’s medical team will give a thorough evaluation and devise a personalized treatment plan based on the size of the tumor, its location and the progression of your esophageal cancer.

  • Fatty Liver Disease
    If you have been diagnosed with fatty liver disease, an accumulation of fat in the liver, it may cause inflammation and scarring.

  • Fecal Incontinence
    Fecal incontinence, a motility disorder, is commonly caused by chronic constipation.

  • GERD Heartburn
    Our gastroenterologists have the expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat even the most complex cases of heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD.

  • Gallstones
    Too much cholesterol, bile salts or bilirubin (bile pigment) can cause gallstones which forms when bile, stored in the gallbladder, hardens into stone-like material.

  • Gastritis
    Gastritis, or dyspepsia, is an inflammation of the stomach lining which includes upset stomach or pains as symptoms.

  • Gastroparesis
    Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder in which the stomach takes too long in emptying its contents.

  • Helicobacter Pylori
    Our physicians have the expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), which can sometimes cause serious complications such as ulcers, inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) and stomach cancer.

  • Hepatitis A
    Our specialists are experts at diagnosing hepatitis A, which is a highly contagious and sometimes serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus.

  • Hepatitis B
    Our specialists are experts at diagnosing hepatitis B, which is a highly contagious and sometimes serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus.

  • Hepatitis C
    Our experts provide personal care and treatment for patients with hepatitis C, a disease that attacks the liver and causes cirrhosis and/or liver cancer when left untreated.

  • Hiatal Hernia
    Large hiatal hernias may lead to complications such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Our gastroenterologists work with patients who show signs of irritable bowel syndrome such as gassiness, bloating, and cramps.

  • Lactose Intolerance
    If you feel discomfort after eating ice cream or cheese, your body may not be digesting lactose and our specialists can properly diagnose whether you have lactose intolerance.

  • Liver Cancer
    Our experts are leading the field in research for liver cancer and provide thorough analysis and treatment personalized for each patient.

  • Pancreatic Cancer
    Our highly skilled and experienced group of specialists provides personalized treatments for patients with pancreatic cancer.

  • Pancreatitis
    Our experts provide personalized care to manage the pain and complications of inflammation of the pancreas, known as pancreatitis.

  • Peripheral Neuropathy
    If you notice any unusual tingling, weakness or pain in your hands or feet, our physicians can evaluate you for peripheral neuropathy.

  • Peritonitis
    Our gastroenterologists will give a thorough evaluation to diagnose peritonitis which is an abdominal infection that can become serious.

  • Pseudocysts Pancreas
    Our team of digestive disease physicians is experienced in diagnosing pseudocysts – and distinguishing them from cancerous cysts.

  • Viral Hepatitis
    While there is no existing treatment for viral hepatitis, our physicians are experienced in diagnosing and treating all known types of hepatitis with the goal of reducing symptoms and preventing serious complications.