Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Achalasia
    A condition where the esophagus is unable to move food into the stomach because it stays closed during swallowing, resulting in the backup of food.

  • Dysphagia
    Any difficulty in swallowing is common among all age groups, especially the elderly, and can present with coughing, gagging and choking.

  • Fecal Incontinence
    Fecal incontinence, a motility disorder, is commonly caused by chronic constipation.

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

  • Gastritis
    Gastritis, or dyspepsia, is an inflammation of the stomach lining which includes upset stomach or pains as symptoms.

  • Gastroparesis
    Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder in which the stomach takes too long in emptying its contents.

  • 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.

  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
    Also known as silent reflux, this common problem in patients with throat complaints involves the backflow of stomach contents up the esophagus and into the throat.

  • Laryngospasm
    A spasm of the vocal cords that can cause sudden changes in the voice and breathing.

  • Neurogenic Voice Disorders
    A group of conditions that are caused by disorders of the nerves and muscles.

  • Peritonitis
    Our gastroenterologists will give a thorough evaluation to diagnose peritonitis which is an abdominal infection that can become serious.

  • 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.

  • Vocal Fold Paralysis
    A condition in which the vocal cords cannot move and affects your ability to speak, breathe or sometimes swallow is known as vocal cord paralysis.

  • Vocal Fold Scarring
    A stiffening of the vocal folds that can affect voice, you may be experiencing hoarseness, with sore or tight neck muscles while trying to speak.

  • 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).