Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Arterial Blood Gas
    A blood test taken from the artery of the arm that is used to evaluate your lung's ability to provide blood with oxygen and remove carbon dioxide.

  • BiPAP Therapy
    Used to treat more than just sleep apnea; it's also useful if you have various lung disorders.

  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
    Delivers radiofrequency energy (or heat) to the airway walls in the lungs to reduce excess airway smooth muscle and limit the muscle's ability to constrict the airways – and help you breathe better.

  • Bronchoscopy
    A pulmonologist performs a test called bronchoscopy to diagnose several lung diseases, cancers, infections, nodules or blockage by a tumor.

  • Chest Fluoroscopy
    A chest fluoroscopy provides diagnostic information about how your lungs are functioning and to detect abnormalities such as cancer.

  • ECMO
    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation provides prolonged respiratory and cardiac support to patients whose lungs and heart are so severely diseased or damaged that they cannot normally function on their own.

  • Immunotherapy
    If you deal with allergies on a daily basis or are diagnosed with skin cancer, colorectal cancer or other type of cancer, your physician may recommend immunotherapy to fight your disease or protect your body from treatment side effects.

  • Peak Flow Measurement
    Our physicians use a variety of procedures to determine the severity of asthma including peak flow measurement, which involves using a peak flow meter.

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

  • PleurX Drainage System
    Drain fluid from your abdomen or chest at home and on your own schedule — so you can manage fluid buildup before it becomes too uncomfortable.

  • Pulmonary Function Tests
    By assessing lung volumes, capacities, rates of flow and gas exchange, PFTs provide information that, when evaluated by your physician, can help diagnosis certain lung disorders.

  • 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.

  • Thoracentesis
    If you are suspected of having lung cancer or other lung diseases, we may perform a thoracentesis in which fluid removed from the sac surrounding the lungs is examined for cancer cells.