Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuroma
    A rare benign tumor of the balance or hearing nerves, this condition is treated by a multidisciplinary team that includes neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and otolaryngologists.

  • Acromegaly
    Acromegaly, a rare disorder that can lead to serious complications, can be treated with a minimally invasive procedure performed by experienced neurosurgeons.

  • Alzheimers Disease
    As the most common form of dementia, our specialists treat Alzheimer's patients early in the disease progression, while also providing skills and support to caregivers.

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    Our specialists offer several treatments options for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and other types of neuromuscular diseases.

  • Anorexia
    For a person struggling with the eating disorder, anorexia, our team of experts provides a multifaceted approach to developing a personalized treatment plan to help care for patients.

  • Aphasia
    Our goal for patients with aphasia is to provide treatment that maximizes functional independence and a return to an active lifestyle.

  • Arteriovenous Malformation
    Our neurologists have evaluated and treated more than 5,000 patients with brain aneurysms and cerebral and spinal AVMs.

  • Ataxia
    Our program provides the necessary physical, occupational and speech therapy to help manage neurological disorders and enhance your quality of life.

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    If your child is exhibiting symptoms such as talking incessantly, fidgeting, poor concentration and difficulty sitting still, it may be attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

  • Atypical Facial Pain
    Atypical facial pain encompasses a large group of facial pain conditions that causes aches, cramps, burning and pressure on one side of the face, and can extend to the neck or behind the ear.

  • Back & Neck Pain
    Our multidisciplinary team of orthopedists, neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians), therapists and radiologists can diagnose and treat your back and neck pain.

  • Balance & Dizziness Disorders
    Our team of physicians and doctors of audiology offers comprehensive evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for patients experiencing vertigo, dizziness, lightheadedness and/or motion sickness.

  • Bells Palsy
    Our doctors provide exceptional care for patients with Bell's palsy, a neuromuscular disorder that controls muscle movement in the face.

  • Binge Eating Disorder
    If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with binge eating, our team of trained psychiatrists provide a multifaceted approach to developing a personalized treatment plan.

  • Brain Aneurysm
    Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, our team of specialists have evaluated and treated more than 5,000 patients with brain aneurysms and cerebral and spinal arteriovenous malformations, or AVMs.

  • Brain Tumor
    More than 1,000 brain tumor surgeries are performed each year including, gliomas and meningiomas, the most common types of brain tumors.

  • Carotid Artery Disease
    Our physicians use the latest diagnostic technologies to pinpoint carotid artery disease and provide you with the appropriate care to prevent stroke.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Women are three times more likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, the inability to make a fist or grip objects, than men.

  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
    Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to primary brain tumors including central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma.

  • Chiari Malformation
    Chiari malformation is an irregularity in the area of the brain that is responsible for balance and may cause headaches, dizziness and speech problems.

  • Chronic Pain
    While there are many causes of chronic pain, our experienced staff give you an expert diagnosis and treatment plan based on your specific needs.

  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
    Circadian rhythm sleep disorders are a group of sleep disorders affecting the timing of sleep and wakefulness.

  • Concussions and Head Injuries
    Our expert physicians provide special treatment for head injuries including concussions, skull fractures or intracranial hematoma.

  • Craniopharyngioma
    A craniopharyngioma is a tumor arises in the extremely delicate area between the optic nerves, pituitary gland, and the brain.

  • Craniosynostosis
    Craniosynostosis is a birth defect of the brain characterized by the premature closure of one or more of the fibrous joints between the bones of the skull before brain growth is complete.

  • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
    For an accurate diagnosis of delayed sleep-phase syndrome (DSPS), seek the expertise of sleep medicine specialists of the Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center.

  • Empty Sella Syndrome
    Empty sella syndrome is when the pituitary gland shrinks or becomes flattened and is common in women who are overweight or have high blood pressure.

  • Encephalitis
    Although a rare condition, encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain tissue that can be infectious or autoimmune in nature.

  • Epilepsy and Seizures
    Our staff has treated thousands of patients and is distinguished by its internationally recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizures.

  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
    Problems with the facial nerve, which are muscles that control the side of the face, may result in facial nerve paralysis, the most common cause being Bell's palsy.

  • Fibrous Dysplasia
    Fibrous dysplasia is an uncommon bone disease where fibrous bone tissue replaces the normal bone.

  • Glioma
    <p>Our multidisciplinary clinical team is among the most experienced in the nation for treating gliomas, which is a type of brain tumor.</p>

  • Guillain Barre Syndrome
    Our physicians provide personalized care for patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder where the body's immune system attacks the nervous system.

  • Headache
    Our staff is recognized nationally and internationally as major leaders and innovators in the field of headache.

  • Herniated Disc
    Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides thorough analysis and treatment personalized for each patient with a herniated disc.

  • Hyperthyroidism
    Our specialists provide personalized care and treatment for patients with hyperthyroidism which includes symptoms such as sudden weight loss and sweating.

  • Inadequate Sleep Hygiene
    Our sleep medicine specialists will provide a personalized plan to treat inadequate sleep hygiene, which is a form of insomnia primarily caused by bad sleeping habits.

  • Insomnia
    If you are one of the millions of Americans who has trouble sleeping, there is hope in knowing that insomnia can be effectively managed by our sleep experts.

  • Landau Kleffner Syndrome
    If you suspect that your child may have Landau-Kleffner syndrome, you can trust our world-renowned neurologists to provide personalized care and treatment.

  • Learning Disorders
    If you feel your child has a learning disorder, turn to our experienced pediatricians who will ensure accurate diagnose and treatment.

  • Low Back Pain
    Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides thorough analysis and treatment personalized for each patient for low back pain.

  • Major Depression
    Our health specialist can help put you on a path to recovery when dealing with symptoms of major depression such as feeling hopeless or worthless, recurring thoughts of death or suicide and feeling overwhelmed by feelings of sadness or grief.

  • Manic Depression
    Our health specialist can help put you on a path to recovery when dealing with symptoms of major depression such as feeling hopeless or worthless, recurring thoughts of death or suicide and feeling overwhelmed by feelings of sadness or grief.

  • Meningioma
    Our physicians are among the most experienced in the world at treating the common, benign brain tumor known as meningioma.

  • Meningitis
    High fever, nausea and stiff neck are signs of meningitis and should be treated by our medical professionals immediately.

  • Migraine
    As major leaders and innovators in the field of headache, our staff can expertly treat your migraine.

  • Multiple Sclerosis
    Our internationally renowned experts can help diagnose and manage multiple sclerosis (MS) to improve your quality of life.

  • Muscular Dystrophy
    Our neurologists are experienced in treating all types of muscular dystrophy, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Becker muscular dystrophy.

  • Myasthenia Gravis
    Our neurologists provide advanced diagnostic services and treatment for myasthenia gravis, a complex, autoimmune disorder in which antibodies destroy neuromuscular connections which can cause the weakness of voluntary muscles.

  • Narcolepsy
    Chronic problems with sleep can be attributed to narcolepsy, a sleep disorder which our experienced specialists can diagnose and treat.

  • Neck Pain
    Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides expert diagnosis and treatment of neck pain.

  • Neurocutaneous Syndromes
    Tuberous sclerosis and neurofibromatosis are just a couple of the neurocutaneous syndromes treated by our skilled neurologists.

  • Neurogenic Bladder
    If you or someone you care about is experiencing a neurogenic bladder &ndash; a bladder dysfunction caused by neurologic damage &ndash; our urologists can provide expert treatment.

  • Neurogenic Shock
    Neurogenic shock is a result from a spinal cord injury and should be treated immediately by our skilled physicians.

  • Neuromuscular Diseases
    Our neurologists are renowned experts in treating all types of neuromuscular diseases, including muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, and neuropathies.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    Constantly repeating daily actions may be signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and should be treated by our medical professionals.

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    Uncooperative, defiant behavior may be signs your child has oppositional defiant disorder and should be treated by one of our medical experts.

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    Our goal is to prevent deformity and fracture for patients with osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease.

  • Pagets Disease
    Paget's disease, a bone condition which causes arthritis and bone deformity, is diagnosed and treated by our expert orthopedic specialists.

  • Panic Disorder
    Our specialists provide personal treatment to patients with an irrational fear something bad will happen which is often associated with panic disorders.

  • Parkinson's Disease
    Our expert neurologists have pioneered new treatments of Parkinson's disease to minimize symptoms and improve quality of life.

  • Personality Disorders
    If you or someone you care about is exhibiting signs of any personality disorder, including paranoia, obsessive-compulsive, narcissism or antisocial or dependent behaviors, seek treatment from one of our specialists right away.

  • Phobia
    Our highly trained and experienced mental health professionals will provide personal treatment to those showing signs of phobia such as a fear of crowds.

  • Pituitary Tumor
    Our specialists provide personalized care and treatment for patients with pituitary tumors.

  • Postpartum Depression
    A noticeable change in sleep pattern, feeling hopeless or worthless, decreased energy, inability to concentrate, recurring thoughts of death or suicide or feeling overwhelmed by feelings of sadness or grief, are signs of depression.

  • Restless Leg Syndrome
    Our specialists diagnose and treat restless legs syndrome (RLS), a sleep disorder that can begin at any age and cause serious interruptions to critically needed sleep.

  • Retinoblastoma
    Our treatment center is one of only two programs in the U.S. to treat the rare disease, retinoblastoma, which is a cancerous tumor of the eye.

  • Schizophrenia
    If you or someone you care about is exhibiting signs of schizophrenia, including hallucinations, paranoid behaviors and confusing fantasy with reality or others, you should urge them to seek treatment as soon as possible.

  • Sciatica
    Our pain management-trained specialists provide personalized treatment for patient with sciatica.

  • Scoliosis Spinal Curvatures
    Scoliosis is a condition that causes an abnormal curvature of the spine. When the spine is affected by scoliosis it will appear as an "S" or "C" shape.

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
    If you're feeling tired and depressed during the winter months, you may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and our specialists can provide personalized treatment.

  • Septicemia
    Take comfort in knowing you will receive prompt diagnosis and treatment for septicemia (blood poisoning), a life-threatening and fast-developing infection, which may be an indicator of meningitis.

  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
    To reach an accurate diagnosis, our staff will ask you questions about your work hours and how much you sleep when considering shift work sleep disorder.

  • Spinal Cord Injury
    Early intervention and appropriate treatment are critical in the event of an acute spinal cord injury; they may determine whether a person will walk again.

  • Spinal Tumors
    Our skilled physicians provide expert diagnose and treatment of both primary and metastatic spinal tumors.

  • Stroke
    Our stroke centers are some of the most advanced centers in the U.S. for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research of stroke.

  • Substance Abuse
    We are committed to helping people find the courage to heal from substance abuse including alcoholism and drug addiction and move toward recovery.

  • Tension Headache
    Patients with tension headaches, one of the most common types of headaches, are evaluated at our Headache Center by a comprehensive team of specialists.

  • Tourettes Syndrome
    Our compassionate mental health professionals provide a multifaceted approach to developing a personalized treatment plan for Tourette's Syndrome.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
    More than one million people experience a brain injury. Should you need surgery, you will have immediate access to some of the most experienced and renowned neurosurgeons in the country.

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    If you are experiencing pain on one side of your face or around your eye or cheek, seek expert diagnosis and treatment from one of our expert physicians for trigeminal neuralgia.

  • Vascular Malformations
    Our expert physicians treat vascular malformations such as arteriovenous malformation, the most common of blood vessel abnormalities.