Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • 24 Hour Ambulatory pH Monitoring
    Considered the "gold standard" for diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  • Bravo pH Probe
    To evaluate reflux symptoms, this probe test can be performed to record the pH or acid content within your esophagus for 48 hours.

  • Capsule Endoscopy
    This diagnostic procedure entails swallowing a capsule no bigger than a vitamin that contains a camera to capture images of even the most difficult-to-reach areas of your digestive tract.

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

  • Esophageal Manometry
    This is an outpatient test that studies the entire function of the esophagus.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Impedance Manometry
    Impedance manometry is one of the newest tests available to assess esophageal function, measuring both acid and non-acid reflux events.

  • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy
    Unlike traditional stomach surgery, this procedure utilizes a series of small incisions to remove the cancerous part of the stomach.

  • Photodynamic Therapy
    This treatment is FDA approved for palliation of esophageal cancer and for other esophageal cancers which fail to respond to standard treatment.

  • Radiofrequency Ablation
    Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment of tumors of the liver, kidney, bone and lung; Barrett's esophagus; varicose veins; various pain conditions; and a wide variety of disorders where the heart beats too fast or sometimes irregularly, called cardiac arrhythmia.

  • Ultrasound
    An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body, including the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and liver.