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.

  • Airway Stenosis
    A narrowing of the airway can lead to wheezing, hoarseness and shortness of breath.

  • 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.

  • Central Sleep Apnea
    Central sleep apnea is when you repeatedly stop breathing during sleep due to your brain's lack of signals to the muscles that control breathing.

  • Chemosensory Disorders
    If something isn't right with your sense of smell or taste, visit one of our specialists for expert care and treatment.

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

  • Deviated Septum
    Our experienced surgeons can provide advanced surgical treatment to repair your deviated septum, where the nasal septum is displaced to one or the other side of the face, and restore your facial appearance.

  • Dysphagia
    Any difficulty in swallowing is common among all age groups, especially the elderly, and can present with coughing, gagging and choking.

  • Ear Infection
    The experts at Jefferson can relieve the symptoms of ear infections such as earaches, ear noise or buzzing, and hearing loss.

  • Earwax Blockage
    Earwax protects your ear canal by trapping dirt and slowing the growth of bacteria. But when it accumulates in your ear or becomes too hard to wash away naturally, a blockage occurs.

  • Facial Aging
    Genetic factors, environmental factors and habitual behavior, such as smoking and alcohol, influence skin changes as you age.

  • 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.

  • Facial Trauma
    Any injury to the mouth, face or jaw is a facial trauma, also called maxillofacial trauma.

  • Hair Loss
    Hair loss can be caused by heredity, stress, certain medications or an underlying medical condition, and can come on suddenly or gradually.

  • Hay Fever
    Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, is an allergic response to breathing in outdoor or indoor allergens such as pollen, pet dander and dust mites.

  • Head & Neck Cancers
    Our specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating symptoms of head and neck cancer which include ear pain, a growing neck mass, shortness of breath, weight loss and a hoarse voice.

  • Hearing Loss
    Our experts excel at diagnosing and treating hearing loss, which is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults.

  • Hoarseness
    If your voice is sounding abnormally deep and raspy for more than two weeks, you should seek treatment of your hoarseness.

  • Hyperparathryoidism
    Hyperparathyroidism is the result of overactive parathyroid glands producing too much of the parathyroid hormone.

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

  • Hypothyroidism
    Our specialists in endocrinology and metabolic diseases can provide expert evaluation and management for hypothyroidism, a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones.

  • Laryngeal Cancer
    A cancer of the voice box, laryngeal cancer is usually treated with radiation therapy or surgery.

  • Laryngeal Papilloma
    A rare condition that is caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), an infection of the throat. The typical symptom is hoarseness but occasionally the papillomas become large enough to cause airway symptoms with difficulty breathing.

  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
    Also known as silent reflux, this common problem in patients with throat complaints involves the backflow of stomach contents up the esophagus and into the throat.

  • Laryngospasm
    A spasm of the vocal cords that can cause sudden changes in the voice and breathing.

  • Menieres Disease
    Our team of physicians offers personalized care and treatment for Meniere's disease which causes dizziness, ear pressure, ringing in the ear and hearing loss.

  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
    Our ear, nose and throat doctors provide expert diagnosis and treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer.

  • Neck Mass
    Our ear, nose and throat doctors provide expert diagnosis and treatment of neck masses.

  • Neurogenic Voice Disorders
    A group of conditions that are caused by disorders of the nerves and muscles.

  • Oral Cancer
    Oral cancer is found in the mouth area and the oropharynx (the throat area at the back of the mouth) and is treated with personalized care by our doctors.

  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
    Our doctors provide expert diagnosis and treatment of oropharyngeal cancer, a throat cancer that develops just behind the mouth.

  • Parathyroid Cancer
    Parathyroid cancer is caused by high levels of calcium in the blood and symptoms include bone pain, fatigue and frequent thirst.

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

  • Salivary Gland Tumors
    If you have difficulty moving one side of your face, seek treatment from one of our specialists as it may be a salivary gland tumor.

  • Sialolithiasis
    Dehydration is linked to the causing of sialolithiasis, a condition which stones form within a salivary gland.

  • Sinonasal Cancer
    For an expert diagnosis of sinonasal cancer, a cancer of the sinuses and nasal cavity, consult the experienced team at Jefferson.

  • Sinusitis
    An infection of the sinuses near the nose is called sinusitis. These infections can be acute, chronic or recurrent and can be caused by the common cold or an allergic inflammation.

  • Sleep Apnea
    Our specialists evaluate and treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a serious condition in which individuals have partial or complete obstruction of their upper airway during sleep.

  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
    A nerve condition that occurs during speech, which makes your voice sound choppy and hoarse.

  • Stuffy Nose
    A stuffy nose is a blockage of the air passageways in the nose caused by anything that irritates or inflames the nasal tissues, such as the common cold, allergies or spicy foods.

  • Surfers Ear
    Visit a Jefferson expert to be treated for surfer's ear, an irritation that can also occur from other activities such as sailing and jet skiing.

  • Swimmers Ear
    Our specialists provide diagnosis and treatment for swimmer's ear, an infection of the outer ear canal caused by bacteria that grows from water trapped in the ear.

  • Thyroid Cancer
    Our experts provide thorough evaluation on any mass or nodule near the base off the neck for thyroid cancer.

  • Thyroid Nodule
    For proper diagnosis and treatment of a thyroid nodule, a lump in the thyroid gland, visit our expert physicians.

  • Thyroid Tumor
    Seek the expert care from our physicians if you show signs of a thyroid tumor including a lump in the front of the neck, hoarseness or trouble swallowing.

  • Tinnitus
    Our specialists stay on the leading edge of treating tinnitus which causes ringing, buzzing and humming in the ear.

  • Tonsil Cancer
    Considered a form of oropharyngeal or oral cancer, tonsil cancer most commonly affects people over the age of 50, with alcohol and tobacco use as major risk factors for developing the disease, as well as viral causes.

  • Tonsillitis
    While tonsillitis is often treated with over-the-counter medication, persistent symptoms like a fever or drooling should be treated by one of our expert physicians.

  • Vocal Cord Nodules Polyps
    Over time, repeated abuse of the vocal cords can result in vocal cord nodules that usually grow on each vocal cord, polyps that can also appear on one or both of your vocal cords, or cysts, benign growths on the vocal cords that can affect the voice.

  • Vocal Fold Paralysis
    A condition in which the vocal cords cannot move and affects your ability to speak, breathe or sometimes swallow is known as vocal cord paralysis.

  • Vocal Fold Scarring
    A stiffening of the vocal folds that can affect voice, you may be experiencing hoarseness, with sore or tight neck muscles while trying to speak.

  • Zenkers Diverticulum
    A pouch in the throat that catches food during swallowing, leading to symptoms of difficulty swallowing and sometimes even regurgitation of undigested food (or pills).