Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Adrenalectomy
    If you've been diagnosed with a noncancerous (benign) adrenal tumor or adrenal cancer, an adrenalectomy may be a recommended treatment option to remove one or both of the adrenal glands.

  • Appendectomy
    Our physicians are pioneers in using minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopic appendectomy, which is less painful and reduces scarring as compared with open surgery.

  • 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.

  • Esophagectomy
    While esophageal cancer is rare in the United States, the traditional surgical treatment has been an esophagectomy, where your chest is opened in order to remove the tumor along with a portion of the esophagus, nearby lymph nodes and other tissue in the area.

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

  • Heller Myotomy
    If you have achalasia, a heller myotomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique performed by our surgeons that may provide long-term relief.

  • 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.

  • Splenectomy
    You may need to have your spleen removed if it has been ruptured due to an injury to your abdomen, if it becomes enlarged (splenomegaly), or due to certain blood disorders or infections.

  • 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.