Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Interstitial Lung Disease
    Management of patients with interstitial lung diseases is often complex and varies, however our experts provide the personal care needed to properly treat these diseases.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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