Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • Distal & Total Pancreatectomy
    A distal pancreatectomy is a procedure in which the tail and body of the pancreas are removed, usually along with the entire spleen, whereas a total pancreatectomy is a seldom-used procedure that removes the entire pancreas and spleen.

  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
    Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (or simply gastric bypass) is considered the "gold standard" operation for weight loss.

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
    Sleeve gastrectomy resects the portion of the stomach that makes ghrelin, a hormone that signals hunger to the brain.

  • Liver Resection
    For individuals diagnosed with liver cancer, this treatment option offers the best chance for long-term survival or cure.

  • Lumpectomy
    Lumpectomy entails the removal of cancerous tissue while sparing the rest of breast. Our team of oncologists, surgeons, pathologists and other breast cancer specialists may determine that a lumpectomy is a viable option to treat your breast cancer.

  • Mastectomy
    Our team of oncologists, surgeons, pathologists and other breast cancer specialists will work with you and your family to determine if mastectomy is the best treatment for you or if you would benefit from a breast-sparing procedure such as lumpectomy.

  • Single-Site Robotic Cholecystectomy
    Our surgeons offer a minimally invasive robotic procedure for gallbladder removal called single-site robotic cholecystectomy.

  • Whipple Procedure & Mini-Whipple
    If you are diagnosed with pancreatic tumors or tumors in your bile duct, your physician may recommend a Whipple procedure or Mini-Whipple.