Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Adrenalectomy
    If you've been diagnosed with a noncancerous (benign) adrenal tumor or adrenal cancer, an adrenalectomy may be a recommended treatment option to remove one or both of the adrenal glands.

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

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

  • Glossectomy
    During a glossectomy, a portion of the tongue is removed with a small area of surrounding normal tongue tissue to ensure that all of the cancer is removed.

  • Laryngoscopy with Biopsy
    A laryngoscopy with biopsy is one of many in the work-up and treatment of head and neck cancers at Jefferson.

  • Neck Dissection
    The purpose of a neck dissection is to remove the lymph nodes in the neck that are at risk as cancer spreads from the main tumor.

  • 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.

  • Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy
    If the thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones for your body's needs or the thyroid gland is no longer functioning normally due to a thyroidectomy, your physician may recommend thyroid hormone replacement therapy.

  • Thyroidectomy
    A thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland to treat thyroid disorders such as cancer or an overactive thyroid.

  • Total Laryngectomy
    Total laryngectomy is a surgical procedure in which the whole larynx or voice box is removed, and a stoma (opening) is made in the trachea (windpipe) in the front of the neck in which you will breathe through.

  • Tracheal Resection
    Tracheal resection is surgery for patients with a narrowed airway. The narrowed affected area of the windpipe is removed.

  • Transoral Robotic Surgery
    If you have been diagnosed with a cancer of the tongue, tonsil, voice box or throat, we offer a new surgical procedure, transoral robotic surgery (TORS), utilizing the da Vinci® robot system.