Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Barretts Esophagus
    More than three million people in the United States have Barrett's esophagus, a condition caused when digestive acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing damage and growth of precancerous cells.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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).