Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Antegrade Pyelogram
    In order to assess the kidneys or ureters prior to surgery or to determine if there is a blockage, Jefferson physicians use this procedure.

  • Cryotherapy
    Cryotherapy treatment for prostate cancer is used in those rare instances when the cancer returns or with organ-confined prostate cancer.

  • Cystectomy
    This procedure can be done robotically utilizing the da Vinci® surgical system, which allows the surgeon to view the surgical area in high definition, making the bladder removal operation very precise.

  • Cystography
    This procedure, performed with an endoscope, allows physicians to assess problems with bladder emptying and urinary incontinence.

  • Cystometry
    Cystometry involves having a catheter inserted into the urethra until it reaches the bladder.

  • Cystoscopy
    Our urologists use both conventional white light cystoscopy and the newer blue light cystoscopy to diagnose problems with the urinary tract, bladder and the urethra.

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
    ESWL is a noninvasive procedure that utilizes a machine that sends shock waves directly to the kidney stone to break it into smaller stones so that they can pass through the urinary system.

  • Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization
    This testing technique is used to identify particular DNA sequences in cells, tissues and tumors that may be cancerous.

  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate
    Holmium Laser Enucleation or HoLEP is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat men with benign prostatic hyperplasia – a condition that causes the prostate to be enlarged.

  • InterStim
    If you suffer from a neurogenic bladder or overactive bladder and have not had success with medical treatments, sacral nerve stimulation (InterStim®) may help you find relief.

  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
    A procedure in which each egg in culture is injected with an individual sperm in order to improve fertilization rates.

  • Laparoscopic & Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
    If you are suffering from prostate cancer, our urologists can offer a laparoscopic or robotic-assisted prostatectomy.

  • MRI Fusion Biopsy
    An advanced technique providing radiologists with results that are more accurate than other tests, while using fewer samples from a patient.

  • Nephrectomy
    If you are diagnosed with a tumor of the kidney or another condition that prevents the kidney from functioning properly, a nephrectomy may be required.

  • Orchiectomy
    If you have been diagnosed with testicular or prostate cancer, our highly skilled urologic surgeons may recommend an orchiectomy to remove one or both of your testicles.

  • Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy
    PCNL is a surgical procedure whereby a small incision is made so that a scope can be inserted directly into the kidney.

  • Robotic Assisted Pyeloplasty
    If you have been diagnosed with an obstruction between your ureter and kidney, or a uretero-pelvic junction obstruction (UPJO), turn to our expert urologic surgeons who can perform a minimally invasive robotic pyeloplasty.

  • Transurethral Needle Ablation
    If you are suffering with urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), we can offer transurethral needle ablation as a potential treatment.

  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
    If you are experiencing severe lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), your physician may recommend a procedure known as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).

  • Uroflowmetry
    Jefferson physicians may conduct a uroflowmetry to detect the presence of problems with your lower urinary tract, such as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) or cancer of the prostate or bladder.

  • Vasectomy
    If you are seeking a permanent method of birth control, a vasectomy may be an option.