Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • 24 Hour Ambulatory pH Monitoring
    Considered the "gold standard" for diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  • Biofeedback Therapy
    During biofeedback therapy, you're connected to sensors that measure relaxation to produce reduced muscle tension and normalized blood flow.

  • 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.

  • Esophageal Manometry
    This is an outpatient test that studies the entire function of the esophagus.

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

  • Positional Therapy
    This therapy involves positioning your body so that your airway is more likely to remain open while sleeping.

  • 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.