Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Airway Stenosis
    A narrowing of the airway can lead to wheezing, hoarseness and shortness of breath.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Pleural Effusion
    Pleural space can make breathing difficult and should be treated by one of our expert pulmonologists.

  • Pneumonia
    <p>Seek expert diagnosis and treatment from our physicians for pneumonia, an infection of the lungs and potentially life-threatening illness.</p>

  • Pulmonary Embolism
    Our medical team has the specialized expertise to treat a pulmonary embolism before it becomes a potentially life-threatening condition.

  • Vocal Cord Nodules Polyps
    Over time, repeated abuse of the vocal cords can result in vocal cord nodules that usually grow on each vocal cord, polyps that can also appear on one or both of your vocal cords, or cysts, benign growths on the vocal cords that can affect the voice.

  • Zenkers Diverticulum
    A pouch in the throat that catches food during swallowing, leading to symptoms of difficulty swallowing and sometimes even regurgitation of undigested food (or pills).