Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Acoustic Neuroma
    A rare benign tumor of the balance or hearing nerves, this condition is treated by a multidisciplinary team that includes neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and otolaryngologists.

  • Airway Stenosis (Laryngotracheal Stenosis)
    A narrowing of the airway can lead to wheezing, hoarseness and shortness of breath.

  • Balance & Dizziness Disorders
    Our team of physicians and doctors of audiology offers comprehensive evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for patients experiencing vertigo, dizziness, lightheadedness and/or motion sickness.

  • Bell's Palsy
    Our doctors provide exceptional care for patients with Bell's palsy, a neuromuscular disorder that controls muscle movement in the face.

  • Smell & Taste (Chemosensory) Disorders
    If something isn't right with your sense of smell or taste, visit one of our specialists for expert care and treatment.

  • Craniopharyngioma
    A craniopharyngioma is a tumor arises in the extremely delicate area between the optic nerves, pituitary gland, and the brain.

  • Deviated Septum
    Our experienced surgeons can provide advanced surgical treatment to repair your deviated septum, where the nasal septum is displaced to one or the other side of the face, and restore your facial appearance.

  • Dysphagia (Swallowing Difficulties)
    Any difficulty in swallowing is common among all age groups, especially the elderly, and can present with coughing, gagging and choking.

  • Ear Infection
    The experts at Jefferson can relieve the symptoms of ear infections such as earaches, ear noise or buzzing, and hearing loss.

  • Earwax Blockage
    Earwax protects your ear canal by trapping dirt and slowing the growth of bacteria. But when it accumulates in your ear or becomes too hard to wash away naturally, a blockage occurs.

  • Facial Aging
    Genetic factors, environmental factors and habitual behavior, such as smoking and alcohol, influence skin changes as you age.

  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
    Problems with the facial nerve, which are muscles that control the side of the face, may result in facial nerve paralysis, the most common cause being Bell's palsy.

  • Hair Loss
    Hair loss can be caused by heredity, stress, certain medications or an underlying medical condition, and can come on suddenly or gradually.

  • Head & Neck Cancers
    Our specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating symptoms of head and neck cancer which include ear pain, a growing neck mass, shortness of breath, weight loss and a hoarse voice.

  • Hearing Loss
    Our experts excel at diagnosing and treating hearing loss, which is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults.

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

  • Hypothyroidism
    Our specialists in endocrinology and metabolic diseases can provide expert evaluation and management for hypothyroidism, a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones.

  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
    Also known as silent reflux, this common problem in patients with throat complaints involves the backflow of stomach contents up the esophagus and into the throat.

  • Laryngospasm
    A spasm of the vocal cords that can cause sudden changes in the voice and breathing.

  • Meniere's Disease
    Our team of physicians offers personalized care and treatment for Meniere's disease which causes dizziness, ear pressure, ringing in the ear and hearing loss.

  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
    Our ear, nose and throat doctors provide expert diagnosis and treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer.

  • Neck Mass
    Our ear, nose and throat doctors provide expert diagnosis and treatment of neck masses.

  • Neurogenic Voice & Swallowing Disorders
    A group of conditions that are caused by disorders of the nerves and muscles.

  • Oral Cancer
    Oral cancer is found in the mouth area and the oropharynx (the throat area at the back of the mouth) and is treated with personalized care by our doctors.

  • Parathyroid Cancer
    Parathyroid cancer is caused by high levels of calcium in the blood and symptoms include bone pain, fatigue and frequent thirst.

  • Pituitary Tumor
    Our specialists provide personalized care and treatment for patients with pituitary tumors.

  • Sinusitis
    An infection of the sinuses near the nose is called sinusitis. These infections can be acute, chronic or recurrent and can be caused by the common cold or an allergic inflammation.

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
    Our specialists evaluate and treat patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a serious condition in which individuals have partial or complete obstruction of their upper airway during sleep.

  • Throat Cancer
    A cancer of the voice box, throat cancer is usually treated with radiation therapy or surgery.

  • Thyroid Cancer
    Our experts provide thorough evaluation on any mass or nodule near the base off the neck for thyroid cancer.

  • Thyroid Nodule
    For proper diagnosis and treatment of a thyroid nodule, a lump in the thyroid gland, visit our expert physicians.

  • Tinnitus
    Our specialists stay on the leading edge of treating tinnitus which causes ringing, buzzing and humming in the ear.

  • Zenker's Diverticulum
    A pouch in the throat that catches food during swallowing, leading to symptoms of difficulty swallowing and sometimes even regurgitation of undigested food (or pills).