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.

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • 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.

  • Fluoroscopy
    Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images that is especially useful for guiding a variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures.

  • 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.

  • Kidney Ureter & Bladder Xray
    A kidney, ureter and bladder X-ray is performed to diagnose the cause of abdominal pain, such as masses, perforations or obstructions.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Ultrasound
    An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body, including the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and liver.

  • 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.