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.

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    Jefferson Aortic Center physicians are able to treat your abdominal aortic aneurysms by providing safer alternatives to major, open surgery, which can speed recovery and reduce hospital stays.

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

  • Acoustic Neuroma
    A rare benign tumor of the balance or hearing nerves, this condition is treated by a multidisciplinary team that includes neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and otolaryngologists.

  • Addisons Disease
    Our specialists provide expert evaluation and management for Addison's disease, which is a rare disease that prevents the adrenal glands from producing enough hormones.

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

  • Advanced Heart Failure
    Our specialists provide personal treatment for patients with heart failure, a condition that prevents the heart from pumping enough blood for the body.

  • 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.

  • Alzheimers Disease
    As the most common form of dementia, our specialists treat Alzheimer's patients early in the disease progression, while also providing skills and support to caregivers.

  • 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.

  • Appendicitis
    Appendicitis is considered an emergency and anyone with symptoms needs to see a physician or visit the Department of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson immediately.

  • Arteriovenous Malformation
    Our neurologists have evaluated and treated more than 5,000 patients with brain aneurysms and cerebral and spinal AVMs.

  • Arthritis
    Our multidisciplinary team of rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians), therapists, pain management specialists and radiologists can diagnose and treat your arthritis.

  • 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.

  • Ataxia
    Our program provides the necessary physical, occupational and speech therapy to help manage neurological disorders and enhance your quality of life.

  • Atherosclerosis
    Advanced techniques are available at Jefferson to treat patients with hardening arteries, known as atherosclerosis disease.

  • 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).

  • Balance & Dizziness Disorders
    Our team of physicians and doctors of audiology offers comprehensive evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for patients experiencing vertigo, dizziness, lightheadedness and/or motion sickness.

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

  • Bile Duct Cancer
    Cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer, is often treated the same way as hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of primary liver cancer that develops in the main type of liver cell.

  • 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.

  • Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
    Bleeding in the digestive tract may be caused by any number of digestive diseases, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis, ulcers, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or diverticular disease.

  • Brain Aneurysm
    Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, our team of specialists have evaluated and treated more than 5,000 patients with brain aneurysms and cerebral and spinal arteriovenous malformations, or AVMs.

  • Brain Tumor
    More than 1,000 brain tumor surgeries are performed each year including, gliomas and meningiomas, the most common types of brain tumors.

  • 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.

  • Cardiomyopathy
    Physicians provide patients with cardiomyopathy, when the heart muscle weakens, with an individualized treatment plan based on underlying causes, potential complications and your specific needs.

  • 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.

  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
    Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to primary brain tumors including central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma.

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

  • Chest Pain
    If you should experience a sudden onset of chest pain, you want to know right away if you are having a heart attack. For every minute a heart attack goes undiagnosed, further damage is done to your heart.

  • Cholecystitis
    If you or someone you care for is experiencing intense and sudden pain in the the upper right part of the abdomen, nausea or vomiting, this may be a sign of cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gallbladder.

  • 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 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.

  • Colorectal Cancer
    Colorectal cancer has been found to be one of the most common internal cancers affecting both men and women, through early detection, this type of cancer is highly curable.

  • Concussions and Head Injuries
    Our expert physicians provide special treatment for head injuries including concussions, skull fractures or intracranial hematoma.

  • 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.

  • Crohns Disease
    If you have experienced chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss and anemia, you should be examined for signs of Crohn's disease.

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

  • 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.

  • Diverticular Disease
    Our physicians have the necessary expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat diverticular disease.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ear Infection
    The experts at Jefferson can relieve the symptoms of ear infections such as earaches, ear noise or buzzing, and hearing loss.

  • 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.

  • Empty Sella Syndrome
    Empty sella syndrome is when the pituitary gland shrinks or becomes flattened and is common in women who are overweight or have high blood pressure.

  • Encephalitis
    Although a rare condition, encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain tissue that can be infectious or autoimmune in nature.

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

  • Epilepsy and Seizures
    Our staff has treated thousands of patients and is distinguished by its internationally recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizures.

  • Esophageal Cancer
    Jefferson’s medical team will give a thorough evaluation and devise a personalized treatment plan based on the size of the tumor, its location and the progression of your esophageal cancer.

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

  • Facial Asymmetry
    A condition known as facial asymmetry occurs when the face is not symmetrical or evenly balanced.

  • 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.

  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
    Problems with the facial nerve, which are muscles that control the side of the face, may result in facial nerve paralysis, the most common cause being Bell's palsy.

  • Facial Trauma
    Any injury to the mouth, face or jaw is a facial trauma, also called maxillofacial trauma.

  • Foot Problems Pain
    If you have injured your feet or are in pain, our experts at Jefferson University Hospitals and the Rothman Institute at Jefferson can provide an accurate diagnosis and excellent care.

  • 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.

  • GERD Heartburn
    Our gastroenterologists have the expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat even the most complex cases of heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD.

  • Gallstones
    Too much cholesterol, bile salts or bilirubin (bile pigment) can cause gallstones which forms when bile, stored in the gallbladder, hardens into stone-like material.

  • 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.

  • Glioma
    <p>Our multidisciplinary clinical team is among the most experienced in the nation for treating gliomas, which is a type of brain tumor.</p>

  • 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 &ndash; also known as glomerulosclerosis.

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

  • Hay Fever
    Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, is an allergic response to breathing in outdoor or indoor allergens such as pollen, pet dander and dust mites.

  • 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.

  • Headache
    Our staff is recognized nationally and internationally as major leaders and innovators in the field of headache.

  • Heart Attack
    For treating narrowed or blocked coronary arteries, we offer more minimally invasive alternatives to surgery than any other hospital in the Delaware Valley.

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

  • 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.

  • Herniated Disc
    Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides thorough analysis and treatment personalized for each patient with a herniated disc.

  • Hiatal Hernia
    Large hiatal hernias may lead to complications such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer.

  • Hoarseness
    If your voice is sounding abnormally deep and raspy for more than two weeks, you should seek treatment of your hoarseness.

  • 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.

  • Hyperparathryoidism
    Hyperparathyroidism is the result of overactive parathyroid glands producing too much of the parathyroid hormone.

  • Hypopituitarism
    Our physicians have the necessary expertise to treat pituitary glands that do not produce enough hormones, known as hypopituitarism.

  • Infectious Arthritis
    To avoid the infection from spreading, it is important to have our specialists diagnose and treat infectious arthritis.

  • Inguinal Hernia
    Our surgeons are experienced in surgically treating inguinal hernia that is growing and becoming painful.

  • 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.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Our gastroenterologists work with patients who show signs of irritable bowel syndrome such as gassiness, bloating, and cramps.

  • 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.

  • Kidney Infections
    Kidney infection is a specific type of urinary tract infection (UTI) that may be acute or chronic and be treated by our experienced team of specialists.

  • Kidney Stones
    If you notice blood in your urine, cloudy urine or experience a burning sensation during urination, you may be suffering from kidney stones and should see a doctor as soon as possible.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • Menieres Disease
    Our team of physicians offers personalized care and treatment for Meniere's disease which causes dizziness, ear pressure, ringing in the ear and hearing loss.

  • Meningitis
    High fever, nausea and stiff neck are signs of meningitis and should be treated by our medical professionals immediately.