Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Acupuncture
    Our licensed acupuncturists will stimulate specific points on your body with the intention of regulating the flow of vital energy, thus restoring balance and reducing pain or other symptoms.

  • 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.

  • Chemotherapy
    Chemotherapy has the ability to reach cancer that may have spread, even microscopically, throughout the body.

  • 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.

  • Hepatic Arterial Pumps
    If you have metastatic colon cancer (cancer that has spread to other areas), you may benefit from a hepatic arterial pump.

  • Herbal Medicine
    Medicines made from plant extracts offer a different and frequently very helpful way to treat pain and illness.

  • Homeopathic Medicine
    Homeopathic medicine is intended to stimulate the body's own healing abilities and utilizes a wide range of mostly naturally occurring substances such as plants and minerals.

  • Immunotherapy
    If you deal with allergies on a daily basis or are diagnosed with skin cancer, colorectal cancer or other type of cancer, your physician may recommend immunotherapy to fight your disease or protect your body from treatment side effects.

  • Liquid Biopsy of Solid Tumors
    Researchers at Jefferson's Medical Oncology Associates at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center have pioneered and implemented new tools to monitor a patient's cancer in real time through a simple blood test.

  • 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.

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

  • PleurX Drainage System
    Drain fluid from your abdomen or chest at home and on your own schedule — so you can manage fluid buildup before it becomes too uncomfortable.

  • Radiation Therapy
    If you are concerned with how radiation may affect your health, Jefferson physicians have made great strides in reducing the effects of radiation on normal tissue surrounding the tumor being treated.

  • Rapid Access Radiation Therapy (RAP-PT)
    Rapid Access Radiation Therapy provides pain relief for cancer that has spread to the bone as a source of comfort for patients with advanced cancer. It can be used as an alternative to narcotics or in addition to other pain medications.

  • 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.