Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

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

  • 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.

  • Esophagectomy
    While esophageal cancer is rare in the United States, the traditional surgical treatment has been an esophagectomy, where your chest is opened in order to remove the tumor along with a portion of the esophagus, nearby lymph nodes and other tissue in the area.

  • Heller Myotomy
    If you have achalasia, a heller myotomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique performed by our surgeons that may provide long-term relief.

  • Robotic Esophageal Mobilization Surgery
    This robotic surgery to treat esophageal cancer improves on conventional minimally invasive techniques by decreasing the number of incisions required to perform the procedure.

  • Upper GI Series
    Your Jefferson physician may order an upper gastrointestinal (GI) series to obtain detailed X-ray images of your esophagus, stomach and small intestine to detect abnormalities that might explain symptoms indicative of digestive disease or cancer.