Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • ACL Injury
    This tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament inside your knee joint most commonly occurs during sports-related activities that involve sudden stops and changes in direction.

  • Achilles Tendon Tear
    Sudden movement, high heels, not stretching properly before exercise and flat feet may cause this common injury.

  • Actinic Keratosis
    A small precancerous lesion caused by years of sun damage that can develop into squamous cell carcinoma.

  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
    Acute lymphocytic leukemia, a blood and bone marrow cancer, involves a combination of radiation therapy to destroy cancer cells and chemotherapy which our medical team expertly provides.

  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
    Acute myelogenous leukemia, a blood and bone marrow cancer, involves a combination of radiation therapy to destroy cancer cells and chemotherapy which our medical team expertly provides.

  • Adrenal Gland Tumor
    Experienced specialists work with each patient to provide the best treatment plan for adrenal gland tumors.

  • Alcohol Induced Liver Disease
    Excessive amounts of alcohol contribute to an increased risk of liver disease. Our specialists treat each patient with personalized plans to help reverse the damage.

  • Alcoholic Hepatitis
    Specialists in the treatment of liver diseases, such as alcoholic hepatitis, work with patients to help reverse liver damage and prevent more serious complications.

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    Our specialists offer several treatments options for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and other types of neuromuscular diseases.

  • Analgesic Nephropathy
    When it comes to kidney damage caused by analgesics, also known as painkillers, our multidisciplinary approach provides you expert care from evaluation to recovery.

  • Aplastic Anemia
    If you or someone you love has severe aplastic anemia, the unexplained failure of the bone marrow to produce blood cells, you should seek immediate medical treatment.

  • Asbestosis
    Lung disease caused by asbestos takes several decades to develop. Our pulmonologists work with patients to establish a diagnosis.

  • Asthma
    Our Asthma Program serves as resource for asthma patients and is staffed by a multidisciplinary team who teach patients the best ways to avoid attacks.

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    Our hepatologists, physicians who specialize in the treatment of diseases of the liver, have the necessary expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat autoimmune hepatitis.

  • Avascular Necrosis
    Look to Jefferson's multidisciplinary team of orthopedists, rehabilitation physicians, therapists and radiologists to diagnose and treat your avascular necrosis (AVN).

  • Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
    Basal cell nevus syndrome, also known as Gorlin syndrome, is a genetic disorder that increases the chance a person will develop cancer.

  • Bells Palsy
    Our doctors provide exceptional care for patients with Bell's palsy, a neuromuscular disorder that controls muscle movement in the face.

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
    Our urologists offer a full complement of minimally invasive treatments to patients with an enlarged prostate, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

  • Bisphosphonate Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
    Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ for short) is a condition in which bone is exposed in the upper or lower jaw, sometimes without cause.

  • Breast Cancer
    If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you can feel confident that our renowned breast cancer specialists will carefully guide you through the available treatment options and provide personalized care that takes into account all your medical and emotional needs.

  • Breast Cancer Men
    If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, our renowned experts will carefully guide you through the available treatment options and provide personalized care that takes into account all your medical and emotional needs.

  • Breast Lumps
    Our specialists can provide the latest imaging and surgical techniques to determine if the lump is cancerous or benign.

  • Bronchiectasis
    Our pulmonologists diagnosis bronchiectasis, which is an abnormal dilation or widening and destruction of the large airways, and recommend the most effective course of treatment.

  • Bursitis
    When  the bursa is irritated, which is a fluid-filled sac between tissues, it is known as bursitis.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Women are three times more likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, the inability to make a fist or grip objects, than men.

  • Celiac Disease
    In the case of celiac disease, an autoimmune disease of the immune system, the body cannot tolerate gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley and rye and, by extension, in a wide variety of everyday foods.

  • Cervical Cancer
    Our multidisciplinary team of specialists has expertise in treating women with both premalignant and malignant conditions of the reproductive organs, including cervical cancer.

  • Cervicitis
    An inflammation of the cervix is known as cervicitis and some of its symptoms may include pelvic pain, backache and/or a discharge that contains pus.

  • Chemosensory Disorders
    If something isn't right with your sense of smell or taste, visit one of our specialists for expert care and treatment.

  • Chondroblastoma
    A rare type of bone tumor, chondroblastoma is typically located in the hip, knee or shoulder.

  • Chronic Bronchitis
    Our pulmonologists deliver comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for the entire spectrum of diseases that affect the respiratory system, including chronic bronchitis which makes it difficult to breathe.

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a blood and bone marrow cancer, involves a combination of radiation therapy to destroy cancer cells and chemotherapy which our medical team expertly provides.

  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
    Chronic myelogenous leukemia, a blood and bone marrow cancer, involves a combination of radiation therapy to destroy cancer cells and chemotherapy which our medical team expertly provides.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), normal breathing and daily activities can be difficult because air flow is being blocked in your lungs.

  • Cirrhosis
    Our specialists in liver disease will provide personalized care with the goal of reducing damage to your liver, which may include medication therapy or treatment for alcohol dependence if necessary.

  • Congenital Hand Deformities
    A congenital hand abnormality is a variation in the normal formation of the hand that occurs when the fetus is in the womb.

  • Craniopharyngioma
    A craniopharyngioma is a tumor arises in the extremely delicate area between the optic nerves, pituitary gland, and the brain.

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    Cubital tunnel syndrome symptoms present in the hand are actually caused by a problem with the nerve in your elbow.

  • Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
    Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma is the most common type of cutaneous lymphoma that typically presents with red, scaly patches or thickened plaques of skin.

  • Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic fibrosis (CF), a chronic lung disease in children and young adults, is an inherited disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive tract.

  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
    Our specialists provide expert care for dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) , a chronic, extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters.

  • Drug Induced Hepatitis
    Our hepatologists are experienced in diagnosing and treating drug-induced hepatitis with the goal of stopping liver damage caused by drugs or other toxic agents

  • Dupuytrens Contracture
    Dupuytren's contracture is a disease that causes a thickening of the collagen around the tendons in the hand which makes the fingers curl.

  • Dysmenorrhea
    Dysmenorrhea is a menstrual condition characterized by severe and frequent menstrual cramps and pain.

  • Dyspnea
    Dyspnea, shortness of breath, can be a symptom of many serious diseases affecting the lungs, the heart, circulation, blood or represent general ill health.

  • Elbow Problems Pain
    We provide specialized diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for injuries and conditions relating to the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulders.

  • Emphysema
    Our specialists provide expert treatment for emphysema, a condition mostly due to excessive cigarette smoking, which causes damage and destruction to the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs.

  • Enchondroma
    Our specialists provide expert care when treating benign tumors known as enchondromas.

  • Endometrial Cancer
    Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs and has a high cure rate with early detection.

  • Erythroplakia
    Erythroplakia is a flat red patch or lesion that appears on the floor of the mouth or the tongue and can be precancerous.

  • Ewing Sarcoma
    Ewing sarcoma is the second most common malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents.

  • Facial Fractures
    After a trauma to the face the inability to bring your teeth together, blurry vision, or a nosebleed may be symptoms of a facial fracture.

  • Fractures
    If you have been diagnosed with a fracture or dislocation, our experts will ensure your treatment minimizes the pain, promotes healing, prevents complications and restores normal use of the fractured area.

  • Giant Cell Tumors
    If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with giant cell tumors, a noncancerous condition that can cause problems, our expert orthopedic surgeons can help.

  • Glomerulonephritis
    Our doctors can help diagnose and treat glomerulonephritis, a type of kidney disease that affects the part of the kidney that cleans blood.

  • Glomerulosclerosis
    Our doctors help diagnose and treat scarring of the glomeruli - blood vessels in the kidney – also known as glomerulosclerosis.

  • Gout
    Our doctors can provide personalized treatment for many forms of arthritis including goat, which causes inflammation and pain in the joints.

  • Granuloma Annulare
    Granuloma annulare is a chronic skin condition that consists of a circular-shaped rash with reddish bumps.

  • Guillain Barre Syndrome
    Our physicians provide personalized care for patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder where the body's immune system attacks the nervous system.

  • Hand Problems Pain
    Our hand experts specialize in treating arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other pains associated with hand problems.

  • Head & Neck Cancers
    Our specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating symptoms of head and neck cancer which include ear pain, a growing neck mass, shortness of breath, weight loss and a hoarse voice.

  • Helicobacter Pylori
    Our physicians have the expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), which can sometimes cause serious complications such as ulcers, inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) and stomach cancer.

  • Hematologic Cancers
    Hematologic cancers affect the blood cells and are more commonly known as leukemias and Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
    Hemolytic uremic syndrome is the most common cause of sudden, short-term (acute) kidney failure in children and Jefferson specialists can find the best course of treatment.

  • Hepatitis A
    Our specialists are experts at diagnosing hepatitis A, which is a highly contagious and sometimes serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis A virus.

  • Hepatitis B
    Our specialists are experts at diagnosing hepatitis B, which is a highly contagious and sometimes serious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus.

  • Hodgkins Lymphoma
    Our team of specialists provides personalized care and treatment for patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma. a type of blood and bone marrow cancer.

  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
    Our pulmonologists can diagnose and treat hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, a lung disease that may cause chills, cough and shortness of breath.

  • Hyperthyroidism
    Our specialists provide personalized care and treatment for patients with hyperthyroidism which includes symptoms such as sudden weight loss and sweating.

  • Hypothyroidism
    Our specialists in endocrinology and metabolic diseases can provide expert evaluation and management for hypothyroidism, a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones.

  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
    If you are diagnosed with the bleeding disorder, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), our specialists will provide a personalized treatment plan for your condition.

  • Immunoglobulin A Nephropathy
    Our experts can help you control and understand the kidney disease, IgA Nephropathy, also known as Berger's disease.

  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
    Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare form of breast cancer that is treated by experts at our Breast Care Center.

  • Interstitial Lung Disease
    Management of patients with interstitial lung diseases is often complex and varies, however our experts provide the personal care needed to properly treat these diseases.

  • Kaposis Sarcoma
    Jefferson's renowned experts in skin cancer and dermatologic surgery will check your skin and lymph nodes for signs of Kaposi's sarcoma.

  • Kidney Cancer
    If you or someone important to you has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, turn to our experienced team of urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and radiologists.

  • Knee Problems Pain
    If you are experiencing knee problems such as arthritis, torn cartilage, tendonitis or chronic and severe pain, turn to our multidisciplinary team of specialists.

  • Laryngeal Cancer
    A cancer of the voice box, laryngeal cancer is usually treated with radiation therapy or surgery.

  • Leukoplakia
    Our expert physicians diagnose and treat leukoplakia, the chronic irritation which causes white patches on the tongue or inside of the cheek.

  • Liver Cancer
    Our experts are leading the field in research for liver cancer and provide thorough analysis and treatment personalized for each patient.

  • Lumbar Strain
    Our multidisciplinary focus can provide treatment for lumbar strain or another injury to your lower back.

  • Lung Cancer
    If you are at high risk of lung cancer, our specialists offer state-of-the-art screening methods to detect a lump, a mass or a nodule.

  • Lupus
    Lupus, a disorder that may causes damage to the joints, tendons and other connective tissues is by specialists who are experts in the field.

  • Malocclusion
    For those with severe malocclusion, an overbite, an underbite or crowding of the teeth, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons can help.

  • Medial Epicondylitis
    Often referred to as golfer's or baseball elbow, medial epicondylitis should be treated by our experienced specialists.

  • Menorrhagia
    Our gynecologists are experts in diagnosing and treating menorrhagia, the most common type of abnormal uterine bleeding.

  • Multiple Myeloma
    Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides expert care and advanced technologies for patients with multiple myeloma.

  • Muscular Dystrophy
    Our neurologists are experienced in treating all types of muscular dystrophy, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Becker muscular dystrophy.

  • Myasthenia Gravis
    Our neurologists provide advanced diagnostic services and treatment for myasthenia gravis, a complex, autoimmune disorder in which antibodies destroy neuromuscular connections which can cause the weakness of voluntary muscles.

  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
    Our ear, nose and throat doctors provide expert diagnosis and treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer.

  • Neck Mass
    Our ear, nose and throat doctors provide expert diagnosis and treatment of neck masses.

  • Neuromuscular Diseases
    Our neurologists are renowned experts in treating all types of neuromuscular diseases, including muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, and neuropathies.

  • Non Hodgkins Lymphoma
    Our experienced team provides personalized treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

  • Occupational Lung Disease
    Our experts specialize in treating lung disease that is related to exposure to asbestos, coal dust or other work-related conditions.

  • Oral Cancer
    Oral cancer is found in the mouth area and the oropharynx (the throat area at the back of the mouth) and is treated with personalized care by our doctors.

  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
    Our doctors provide expert diagnosis and treatment of oropharyngeal cancer, a throat cancer that develops just behind the mouth.

  • Osteochondroma
    Our specialists provide expert diagnosis and personalized treatment to patients diagnosed with benign tumors known as osteochondroma.

  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    Our goal is to prevent deformity and fracture for patients with osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease.

  • Osteomyelitis
    Our specialists treat osteomyelitis by focusing on treating the infection in the bone and providing long-term care to prevent further complications.

  • Osteoporosis
    Our experts offer prevention, diagnosis and treatment for osteoporosis and related conditions and provide multidisciplinary care.