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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
    Basal cell nevus syndrome, also known as Gorlin syndrome, is a genetic disorder that increases the chance a person will develop cancer.

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
    Our urologists offer a full complement of minimally invasive treatments to patients with an enlarged prostate, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Cervical Cancer
    Our multidisciplinary team of specialists has expertise in treating women with both premalignant and malignant conditions of the reproductive organs, including cervical cancer.

  • 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.

  • Cholangitis
    Our physicians are experienced in treating patients who have biliary system disorders, such as the inflammation of the bile duct system known as cholangitis, and help reduce inflammation of the bile duct or clear an obstruction.

  • 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.

  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    Our medical team has the specialized expertise to help reduce the pain and disability that can come with chronic venous insufficiency, a condition that occurs when the blood has trouble being pumped to the heart.

  • Chronic Wound
    If you or someone you care for is suffering with a wound that won't heal, also known as a chronic wound, our experts will provide the care and attention necessary.

  • Claudication
    Our medical team has the specialized expertise to treat claudication, which impairs walking, and help you remain active and pain free.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dysmenorrhea
    Dysmenorrhea is a menstrual condition characterized by severe and frequent menstrual cramps and pain.

  • 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.

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

  • Endometrial Cancer
    Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs and has a high cure rate with early detection.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 – also known as glomerulosclerosis.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • High Blood Pressure
    High blood pressure is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke and other serious health problems.

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

  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
    Our pulmonologists can diagnose and treat hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, a lung disease that may cause chills, cough and shortness of breath.

  • Infertility
    Infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant after six to 12 months of trying. It can arise from causes that affect the female partner, the male partner or both.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lung Nodule
    Our specialists have the expertise to further evaluate spots on lungs, known as lung nodules, which are often found to be noncancerous (benign).

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

  • Menorrhagia
    Our gynecologists are experts in diagnosing and treating menorrhagia, the most common type of abnormal uterine bleeding.

  • Multiple Pregnancy
    A dedicated team of high-risk pregnancy specialists will provide excellent care and treatment for women with multiple pregnancies, when two or more fetuses are present.

  • 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.

  • Ovarian Cancer
    Jefferson specializes in cancer care – specifically gynecologic cancers – so if you are experiencing symptoms of ovarian cancer such as bloating or discomfort, visit our doctors.

  • Ovarian Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer
    Genetic testing is sometimes recommended to learn if you are predisposed to certain types of cancer, such as ovarian cancer.

  • Ovulation Disorders
    When ovulation fails to occur or occurs on an infrequent or irregular basis, it is known as an ovulatory disorder.

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

  • Pancreatitis
    Our experts provide personalized care to manage the pain and complications of inflammation of the pancreas, known as pancreatitis.

  • 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.

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
    Our obstetricians and gynecologists will evaluate and provide treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

  • Pelvic Pain
    Since there are many reasons as to why there may be pain in your pelvic region, our gynecologists will assess your situation and devise the best treatment plan.

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

  • Peripheral Artery Disease
    Lower extremity peripheral artery disease is a circulatory problem that causes leg cramps while walking, could result in amputation or death if left untreated.

  • 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.

  • Peyronies Disease
    Jefferson experts specialize in treating Peyronie's disease, which causes the penis to curve when erected from scar tissue that hardens within the penis.

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

  • Pneumonia
    <p>Seek expert diagnosis and treatment from our physicians for pneumonia, an infection of the lungs and potentially life-threatening illness.</p>

  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
    Our experts can help provide expert diagnosis and treatment for polycystic kidney disease (PKD), which is the leading cause of kidney failure.

  • 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.

  • Pregnancy
    Our obstetricians are among the best in the city to manage your pregnancy as&nbsp; each trimester requires a different level of care.

  • Prostate Cancer
    Our hospital offers one of the Delaware Valley's most comprehensive portfolios of diagnostic and treatment options for prostate cancer.

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

  • Pulmonary Embolism
    Our medical team has the specialized expertise to treat a pulmonary embolism before it becomes a potentially life-threatening condition.

  • Raynauds Phenomenon
    Our multidisciplinary team of specialists coordinate personalized treatment of Raynaud's phenomenon, a condition that causes some areas of your body to feel numb.