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.

  • Adenocarcinoma
    Our expert physicians develop customized treatment plans when tending to adenocarcinoma of the stomach.

  • 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.

  • Cholecystitis
    If you or someone you care for is experiencing intense and sudden pain in the the upper right part of the abdomen, nausea or vomiting, this may be a sign of cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gallbladder.

  • 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.

  • Constipation
    Most often constipation, when bowel movements are infrequent,  is a temporary condition and can be alleviated through lifestyle changes.

  • 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.

  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
    A gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is one of the most common tumors of the intestinal tract and our surgeons are experts at removing them laparoscopically.

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

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Our gastroenterologists work with patients who show signs of irritable bowel syndrome such as gassiness, bloating, and cramps.

  • Stomach Cancer
    Our specialists provide thorough evaluation and treatment of stomach cancer as it is difficult to diagnose early because there are no symptoms.

  • Ulcerative Colitis
    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is one type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); it is a chronic condition of the large intestine or colon and can be caused by environmental factors, your immune system or genetic factors.