Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Barium Enema
    Used<strong> </strong>to obtain detailed X-ray images of your colon to detect abnormalities that might explain abdominal pain or other symptoms indicative of digestive disease or cancer.

  • Bravo pH Probe
    To evaluate reflux symptoms, this probe test can be performed to record the pH or acid content within your esophagus for 48 hours.

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Capsule Endoscopy
    This diagnostic procedure entails swallowing a capsule no bigger than a vitamin that contains a camera to capture images of even the most difficult-to-reach areas of your digestive tract.

  • Colonoscopy
    We use the most advanced technologies for colonoscopy, which can improve detection of polyps and reduce inconvenience for patients who need colon cancer screening.

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
    ERCP uses a mini-camera attached to a tube called an endoscope that allows our physicians to see X-ray images detailing the structure of your organs.

  • 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.

  • Immunoembolization
    If you have been diagnosed with a melanoma of the eye that has spread to the liver, our physicians developed this novel therapy to improve survival in ocular melanoma patients with liver metastases.

  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement & Removal
    If you or someone you care for has a history of or is at risk of developing blood clots in their legs and blood thinning medications have not been successful, your physician may recommend an inferior vena cava filter placement procedure.

  • Lower GI Series
    Your physician may order a lower GI series to obtain detailed X-ray images of your large intestine to detect abnormalities that might explain symptoms indicative of digestive disease, such as abdominal pain, bleeding or chronic diarrhea.

  • Percutaneous Cryoablation
    Utilizing imaging technology such as CT, MRI or ultrasound, physicians insert "ablation" needles through your skin into the tumor.

  • Radioembolization
    If you have primary or metastatic cancer that has spread to the liver, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is one of the few hospitals in the region to offer radioembolization as a treatment to shrink the tumors.

  • Sigmoidoscopy
    This procedure helps us to identify the causes of diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, abnormal growths and bleeding, and may also be used for colorectal cancer screening and to identify polyps.

  • Single and Double Balloon Enteroscopy
    Our highly skilled endoscopists perform single and double balloon enteroscopy (also known as endoscopy) for diagnosis of celiac disease and other digestive disorders.

  • Spiral Enteroscopy
    Diagnosing and treating conditions within the small intestine has traditionally involved invasive and time-consuming procedures, but one of the newest diagnostic techniques is spiral enteroscopy.

  • 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.

  • Upper Endoscopy
    An upper endoscopy is a procedure that involves inserting a mini-camera attached to a tube called an endoscope down your throat to obtain detailed images of your upper digestive tract.

  • 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.

  • Vein Closure Surgery
    For painful and unattractive varicose veins, Jefferson vascular surgeons perform the Closure&reg; procedure, a minimally invasive treatment.

  • Venogram
    This procedure uses a combination of contrast dye and X-rays to visualize the veins in the legs to diagnose deep vein thrombosis.