Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Photodynamic Therapy
    This treatment is FDA approved for palliation of esophageal cancer and for other esophageal cancers which fail to respond to standard treatment.

  • Portal Hypertension Surgery
    You may be a candidate for portal hypertension surgery where surgeons use a "shunt" to help relieve the pressure within the blood vessels.

  • 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.