Jefferson University Hospitals


Teeth Extraction

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth performed by an oral surgeon.


If you are suspected of having lung cancer or other lung diseases, we may perform a thoracentesis in which fluid removed from the sac surrounding the lungs is examined for cancer cells.


If you have been diagnosed with myasthenia gravis or a mass on your thymus, your physician may recommend a thymectomy to remove your thymus.

Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy

If the thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones for your body's needs or the thyroid gland is no longer functioning normally due to a thyroidectomy, your physician may recommend thyroid hormone replacement therapy.


A thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland to treat thyroid disorders such as cancer or an overactive thyroid.

Tilt Table Test

Your physician may conduct a tilt table test to determine if your bouts of fainting are due to a harmless condition called vasovagal syndrome or a more serious cardiovascular disease such as arrhythmia, valve disease or heart attack.

TMJ Replacement

A TMJ replacement involves fitting implants to the shape of your skull and lower jaw and replacing your jaw with these implants.

Tongue Base Advancement with Hyoid Myotomy

To try and correct the site of obstruction in the upper airway causing sleep apnea, a tongue base advancement with hyoid myotomy can be performed.

Tongue Base Somnoplasty

In situations in which the tongue is felt to be only a minor contributor to your sleep apnea, tongue base somnoplasty can be performed.

Total Laryngectomy

Total laryngectomy is a surgical procedure in which the whole larynx or voice box is removed, and a stoma (opening) is made in the trachea (windpipe) in the front of the neck in which you will breathe through.