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.

  • 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.

  • Acromegaly
    Acromegaly, a rare disorder that can lead to serious complications, can be treated with a minimally invasive procedure performed by experienced neurosurgeons.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Back & Neck Pain
    Our multidisciplinary team of orthopedists, neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians), therapists and radiologists can diagnose and treat your back and neck pain.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Central Sleep Apnea
    Central sleep apnea is when you repeatedly stop breathing during sleep due to your brain's lack of signals to the muscles that control breathing.

  • 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.

  • Chiari Malformation
    Chiari malformation is an irregularity in the area of the brain that is responsible for balance and may cause headaches, dizziness and speech problems.

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

  • 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.

  • Chronic Pain
    While there are many causes of chronic pain, our experienced staff give you an expert diagnosis and treatment plan based on your specific needs.

  • 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.

  • Coronary Artery Disease
    Coronary artery disease occurs because over time fats, cholesterol and other substances build up in the walls of your arteries to form a type of plaque.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
    Our medical team has the specialized expertise to help contain blood clots caused by deep vein thrombosis, usually in the leg, and prevents them from causing a potentially life-threatening complication.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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>

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Low Back Pain
    Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides thorough analysis and treatment personalized for each patient for low back pain.

  • 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.

  • Migraine
    As major leaders and innovators in the field of headache, our staff can expertly treat your migraine.

  • Multiple Sclerosis
    Our internationally renowned experts can help diagnose and manage multiple sclerosis (MS) to improve your quality of life.

  • 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.

  • Neck Pain
    Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides expert diagnosis and treatment of neck pain.

  • Neurocutaneous Syndromes
    Tuberous sclerosis and neurofibromatosis are just a couple of the neurocutaneous syndromes treated by our skilled neurologists.

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

  • 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 Lesions
    Our specialists provide expert diagnosis and treatment for canker sores, hairy tongue and other oral lesions.

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

  • Osteoarthritis
    Our physicians utilize the latest methods for diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis, the most common joint disorder.

  • 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.

  • Pancreatic Cancer
    Our highly skilled and experienced group of specialists provides personalized treatments for patients with pancreatic cancer.

  • Parathyroid Cancer
    Parathyroid cancer is caused by high levels of calcium in the blood and symptoms include bone pain, fatigue and frequent thirst.

  • Parkinson's Disease
    Our expert neurologists have pioneered new treatments of Parkinson's disease to minimize symptoms and improve quality of life.

  • Patellar Tendonitis
    Also known as jumper's knee, patellar tendonitis is a common knee problem, and can be diagnosed and treated by our orthopedic surgeons.

  • Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome
    Patellofemoral stress syndrome (runner's knee) is a common knee problem and is managed by our expert orthopedic surgeons.

  • Pericarditis
    Our specialists provide state-of-the-art care and support for pericarditis and myocarditis, conditions often associated with each other.

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
    Our medical team has the specialized expertise to help you manage the symptoms of peripheral vascular disease and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and other complications.

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

  • Pituitary Tumor
    Our specialists provide personalized care and treatment for patients with pituitary tumors.

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

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    PCOS is the most common hormonal and reproductive problem affecting women of childbearing age and our team of experts is here to provide personalized treatment.

  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    Our physicians carefully monitor&nbsp;primary hyperparathyroidism to ensure calcium levels and bone density levels are normal and that kidneys are functioning properly.

  • Pseudocysts Pancreas
    Our team of digestive disease physicians is experienced in diagnosing pseudocysts &ndash; and distinguishing them from cancerous cysts.