Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    Jefferson Aortic Center physicians are able to treat your abdominal aortic aneurysms by providing safer alternatives to major, open surgery, which can speed recovery and reduce hospital stays.

  • Achalasia
    A condition where the esophagus is unable to move food into the stomach because it stays closed during swallowing, resulting in the backup of food.

  • Adenocarcinoma
    Our expert physicians develop customized treatment plans when tending to adenocarcinoma of the stomach.

  • Adrenal Gland Tumor
    Experienced specialists work with each patient to provide the best treatment plan for adrenal gland tumors.

  • Advanced Heart Failure
    Our specialists provide personal treatment for patients with heart failure, a condition that prevents the heart from pumping enough blood for the body.

  • Appendicitis
    Appendicitis is considered an emergency and anyone with symptoms needs to see a physician or visit the Department of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson immediately.

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    Our renowned experts in skin cancer and dermatologic surgery will develop a personalized treatment plan for patients with basal cell carcinoma.

  • Bile Duct Cancer
    Cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer, is often treated the same way as hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of primary liver cancer that develops in the main type of liver cell.

  • Breast Cancer
    If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you can feel confident that our renowned breast cancer specialists will carefully guide you through the available treatment options and provide personalized care that takes into account all your medical and emotional needs.

  • Breast Cancer Men
    If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, our renowned experts will carefully guide you through the available treatment options and provide personalized care that takes into account all your medical and emotional needs.

  • Breast Infections and Inflammations
    For expert diagnosis and treatment of breast infections and inflammation during breast feeding, turn to our certified lactation consultants.

  • Breast Lumps
    Our specialists can provide the latest imaging and surgical techniques to determine if the lump is cancerous or benign.

  • 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.

  • Cholecystitis
    If you or someone you care for is experiencing intense and sudden pain in the the upper right part of the abdomen, nausea or vomiting, this may be a sign of cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gallbladder.

  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    Our medical team has the specialized expertise to help reduce the pain and disability that can come with chronic venous insufficiency, a condition that occurs when the blood has trouble being pumped to the heart.

  • Cirrhosis
    Our specialists in liver disease will provide personalized care with the goal of reducing damage to your liver, which may include medication therapy or treatment for alcohol dependence if necessary.

  • Colorectal Cancer
    Colorectal cancer has been found to be one of the most common internal cancers affecting both men and women, through early detection, this type of cancer is highly curable.

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
    Our medical team has the specialized expertise to help contain blood clots caused by deep vein thrombosis, usually in the leg, and prevents them from causing a potentially life-threatening complication.

  • Diabetes
    Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes a person to have high blood glucose and its symptoms include frequent urination, unusual thirst, extreme fatigue and irritability, cuts or bruises that are slow to heal.

  • Emphysema
    Our specialists provide expert treatment for emphysema, a condition mostly due to excessive cigarette smoking, which causes damage and destruction to the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs.

  • Esophageal Cancer
    Jefferson’s medical team will give a thorough evaluation and devise a personalized treatment plan based on the size of the tumor, its location and the progression of your esophageal cancer.

  • GERD Heartburn
    Our gastroenterologists have the expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat even the most complex cases of heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD.

  • Gallstones
    Too much cholesterol, bile salts or bilirubin (bile pigment) can cause gallstones which forms when bile, stored in the gallbladder, hardens into stone-like material.

  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
    A gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is one of the most common tumors of the intestinal tract and our surgeons are experts at removing them laparoscopically.

  • Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
    We offer risk assessment, genetic counseling and gene testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome.

  • Hiatal Hernia
    Large hiatal hernias may lead to complications such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer.

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

  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare form of breast cancer that is treated by experts at our Breast Care Center.

  • Inguinal Hernia
    Our surgeons are experienced in surgically treating inguinal hernia that is growing and becoming painful.

  • Liver Cancer
    Our experts are leading the field in research for liver cancer and provide thorough analysis and treatment personalized for each patient.

  • Lung Cancer
    If you are at high risk of lung cancer, our specialists offer state-of-the-art screening methods to detect a lump, a mass or a nodule.

  • Melanoma
    As the most dangerous of skin cancers, melanoma personalized treatment is provided by our experienced multidisciplinary team of specialists.

  • Merkel Cell Cancer
    Our team of specialists provides a personalized care for patients diagnosed with merkel cell cancer, a rare disease that develops on or just beneath the skin.

  • Metabolic Syndrome
    Our experts can help you manage the risk factors of metabolic syndrome, such as diabetes and stroke, and reduce the chances of heart disease.

  • 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.

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

  • Obesity
    Our highly trained medical staff will work with you to devise a customized plan for a healthier and more active lifestyle to help combat obesity.

  • PMP
    Our specialists provide personal care and treatment for pseudomyxoma peritonei, or PMP, is a rare disease that is often found during surgery.

  • Pancreatic Cancer
    Our highly skilled and experienced group of specialists provides personalized treatments for patients with pancreatic cancer.

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

  • Parathyroid Gland Tumors
    Most tumors on the parathyroid gland are benign and our multidisciplinary team of experts provides the personalized care needed to treat this condition.

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
    Our medical team has the specialized expertise to help you manage the symptoms of peripheral vascular disease and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and other complications.

  • Pleural Effusion
    Pleural space can make breathing difficult and should be treated by one of our expert pulmonologists.

  • Pseudocysts Pancreas
    Our team of digestive disease physicians is experienced in diagnosing pseudocysts – and distinguishing them from cancerous cysts.

  • Pulmonary Embolism
    Our medical team has the specialized expertise to treat a pulmonary embolism before it becomes a potentially life-threatening condition.

  • Septic Shock
    Septic shock is caused when an infection causes your blood pressure to drop to such low levels that it is necessary to receive treatment from one of our experts.

  • 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.

  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
    Our vascular surgeons are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of aneurysms, including thoracic aortic aneurysm.

  • Thymoma
    Our experts provide a thorough evaluation and personalized treatment for patients diagnosed with thymoma.

  • 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.

  • Varicose Veins
    Our experts have the specialized expertise to help reduce the pain, swelling and severity of varicose veins.

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

  • Viral Hepatitis
    While there is no existing treatment for viral hepatitis, our physicians are experienced in diagnosing and treating all known types of hepatitis with the goal of reducing symptoms and preventing serious complications.