Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Acoustic Voice Analysis
    An otolaryngologist and voice therapist will evaluate your voice quality by performing an acoustic voice analysis, also known as objective measures.

  • Auditory Brainstem Response Test
    This test may be performed to determine if you have delayed nerve conduction due to a disturbance of the auditory nerve.

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

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Concussion Baseline Screening
    Concussion baseline screenings measure data that can be used for comparison in the event of a sustained concussion.

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

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

  • Dizziness and Balance Testing
    Diagnosing dizziness is a process that usually involves several tests, including a hearing evaluation and videonystagmography (VNG).

  • 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.

  • Electrocochleography
    Electrocochleaography is a test that measures the electrical potential generated by the inner ear in response to stimulation by sound.

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

  • Endoscopic Swallowing Evaluation
    This test involves recording images of your throat and voice box to see how well you are able to swallow liquids or foods.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hearing Evaluations
    A hearing evaluation can be performed to determine if you have hearing loss and whether or not you need a hearing aid.

  • ImPACT
    ImPACT is a scientifically researched and validated concussion management tool currently used by all professional sports leagues.

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

  • Juvederm
    Juvederm is a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your skin and helps to add volume and hydration.

  • Laryngeal Electromyography
    Laryngeal electromyography is an in-office test that provides diagnostic information about the neuromuscular function of the vocal cords.

  • Laryngoscopy with Biopsy
    A laryngoscopy with biopsy is one of many in the work-up and treatment of head and neck cancers at Jefferson.

  • Laryngotracheal Reconstruction
    Laryngotracheal reconstruction is a type of surgery for patients with a narrowed airway. Reconstruction is done with a graft of the patient's own tissue.

  • Laser Assisted Uvuloplasty
    To control snoring or mild forms of sleep apnea, laser-assisted uvuloplasty can be performed to remove the uvula and surrounding tissue to open the airway behind the palate.

  • Laser Hair Removal
    Our permanent solution uses specific wavelengths of light that are the optimum for absorption by the melanin pigmentation in hair yet at the same time minimizes any damage to the skin.

  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
    While you should always be mindful to protect your skin when you're in the sun to prevent this type of damage, today there are several new procedures to help remove these effects as well as scars from acne or other skin injuries.

  • Maxillomandibular Advancement
    Maxillomandibular advancement is a surgical procedure in which your upper jaw (maxilla) and lower jaw (mandible) are moved forward to correct a facial deformity or sleep disorder such as sleep apnea.

  • Microdermabrasion
    If your skin looks dull or unhealthy, microdermabrasion may be an effective treatment to remove the dead layers to expose healthier skin and promote new growth.

  • Microlaryngoscopy
    This is used in the diagnosis and removal of various lesions of the vocal folds to restore a normal voice.

  • Nasal Valve Repair
    If you cannot breathe effectively due to sleep apnea or snoring problems, nasal surgery may be recommended.

  • Neck Dissection
    The purpose of a neck dissection is to remove the lymph nodes in the neck that are at risk as cancer spreads from the main tumor.

  • Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment
    This therapy is proven to interact, interrupt and desensitize tinnitus by delivering a customized neural stimulus, embedded in clinically modified music, that promotes neural plastic changes, allowing the brain to filter out the disturbing tinnitus sound.

  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
    This safe and effective treatment involves a device that provides stimulation to the muscles of your throat with custom-designed electrodes to rehabilitate your swallowing function.

  • Occlusal Splints
    Occlusal splints are removable dental appliances (bite plates, night guards) molded to fit the upper or lower arches of your teeth to manage temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, bruxism and sleep apnea.

  • Parathyroidectomy
    During a parathyroidectomy, head and neck surgeons remove one or more of the four natural parathyroid glands located behind the thyroid gland to treat an overactive parathyroid gland or cancer.

  • Parotidectomy
    When cancerous tumors develop in the parotid gland, head and neck surgeons perform a parotidectomy to remove that part of the gland.

  • Partial Uvulectomy
    Your head and neck surgeon may suggest removing a portion of the uvula known as a partial uvulectomy to treat sleep apnea or snoring.

  • Pillar Procedure
    The Pillar procedure is a relatively noninvasive procedure in which several tiny polyester implants are placed into the floppy portion of the roof of the mouth to treat sleep apnea.

  • Positional Therapy
    This therapy involves positioning your body so that your airway is more likely to remain open while sleeping.

  • Rhinoplasty
    If you are not happy with the appearance or proportion of your nose, our expert surgeons can help you to achieve the most optimal results for your situation with a rhinoplasty.

  • Septoplasty
    If you are experiencing sleep apnea, snoring problems, chronic sinusitis or frequent nosebleeds, you may consider surgery known as septoplasty to correct a deviated septum.

  • Sialendoscopy
    Sialendoscopy allows our physicians to get into the incredibly small ducts while avoiding open surgery for treating sialolithiasis, a condition in which painful stones form within a salivary gland.

  • Singing Voice Analysis
    Specialized singing voice experts can assess the singing voice and customize a vocal regimen that assists in the re-training of both the singing and speaking voice.

  • Strobovideolaryngoscopy
    This sophisticated technology allows for early detection of small masses, vocal scarring and other abnormalities, as well as determining how vocal cord lesions affect the voice and vocal dynamics.

  • Swallowing Therapy
    We can improve your swallowing by strengthening specific muscles in your body – such as the lips, tongue, back of throat, voice box and even breathing and coughing – so that your swallowing can be as strong and safe as possible.

  • Thyroidectomy
    A thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland to treat thyroid disorders such as cancer or an overactive thyroid.

  • Tongue Base Advancement with Hyoid Myotomy
    To try and correct the site of obstruction in the upper airway causing sleep apnea, a tongue base advancement with hyoid myotomy can be performed.

  • Tongue Base Somnoplasty
    In situations in which the tongue is felt to be only a minor contributor to your sleep apnea, tongue base somnoplasty can be performed.

  • Total Laryngectomy
    Total laryngectomy is a surgical procedure in which the whole larynx or voice box is removed, and a stoma (opening) is made in the trachea (windpipe) in the front of the neck in which you will breathe through.

  • Tracheal Resection
    Tracheal resection is surgery for patients with a narrowed airway. The narrowed affected area of the windpipe is removed.

  • Transnasal Esophagoscopy
    Transnasal esophagoscopy is an in-office endoscopic evaluation of the esophagus without sedation.

  • Transoral Robotic Surgery
    If you have been diagnosed with a cancer of the tongue, tonsil, voice box or throat, we offer a new surgical procedure, transoral robotic surgery (TORS), utilizing the da Vinci® robot system.

  • Tumescent Liposuction
    If you would like to contour certain areas of your body by removing fat deposits, tumescent liposuction may be an option for you.

  • Turbinectomy
    Turbinectomy is a surgical technique that is used to help alleviate chronic nasal congestion; correct a deviated septum; minimize snoring; or make it easier for you to fall into a deep sleep if you have sleep apnea.

  • Tympanoplasty with Mastoidectomy
    Tympanoplasty with mastoidectomy refers to surgery performed to correct middle ear problems in both the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the small bones of the middle ear (mastoid bone) when medical treatment is not effective.

  • Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy
    With this sleep apnea treatment, a small implanted device senses your breathing patterns and delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, keeping your airway open during sleep.

  • VATS Lobectomy
    This state-of-the-art procedure involves inserting specially designed surgical instruments into the chest cavity through small incisions to remove a lobe of your lung.

  • Videonystagmography
    If you are experiencing problems with your balance or you are feeling dizzy, this test will help determine if a vestibular (inner ear) disease is behind the cause of your problem.

  • Vocal Cord Medialization
    Vocal fold medialization restores voice for patients suffering vocal fold weakness or paralysis. Options for vocal fold medialization include injection and throplasty.

  • Voice Therapy
    Voice therapy strives to relieve vocal symptoms through physical (vocal) exercises in an attempt to restore function and quality to the voice.