Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Acoustic Voice Analysis
    An otolaryngologist and voice therapist will evaluate your voice quality by performing an acoustic voice analysis, also known as objective measures.

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

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
    Botox injection is an approved treatment for spasmodic dysphonia and is also used to remove lines and improve wrinkles on your face.

  • Bravo pH Probe
    To evaluate reflux symptoms, this probe test can be performed to record the pH or acid content within your esophagus for 48 hours.

  • Chemical Peels
    If you would like to improve and smooth the texture of the skin on your face or remove facial blemishes, wrinkles or uneven skin pigmentation, chemical peels may be a noninvasive solution for you.

  • Cochlear Implant
    A device that is surgically implanted that may dramatically improve hearing for those that are deaf or severely hard of hearing when traditional hearing aids are no longer useful.

  • Cricopharyngeal Myotomy
    This is a surgical procedure that can be used to treat swallowing problems.

  • Cryotherapy
    Cryotherapy treatment is used to target nerves in various conditions.

  • Dizziness & Balance Testing
    Diagnosing dizziness is a process which may involve a series of tests capable of assessing various causes of imbalance/vertigo.

  • Ear Cleaning
    Ear cleaning, or cerumenectomy, is the removal of ear wax when symptoms of an earache, partial hearing loss, ringing in the ear or itching are present.

  • Earlobe Repair
    Correcting torn, enlarged or split earlobes can reverse these problems through a relatively short office procedure.

  • Endoscopic Diverticulostomy
    Patients with Zenker's diverticulum are treated with this endoscopic surgical approach, which means no skin incisions.

  • Esophageal Manometry
    This is an outpatient test that studies the entire function of the esophagus.

  • Eyelid Lift
    This procedure, also called a blepharoplasty, reduces bags below the eyes and/or the loose skin above the eyes.

  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
    During functional endoscopic sinus surgery, an endoscope is used in the nose to view the nasal cavity and sinuses for signs of a sinus problem such as chronic sinusitis.

  • Glossectomy
    During a glossectomy, a portion of the tongue is removed with a small area of surrounding normal tongue tissue to ensure that all of the cancer is removed.

  • Hearing Aids
    If your physician determines that you have hearing loss and it cannot be treated by medical or surgical intervention, hearing aids may be an option for you.

  • Hearing Evaluations
    A hearing evaluation can be performed to determine if you have hearing loss and whether or not you need a hearing aid.

  • Impedance Manometry
    Impedance manometry is one of the newest tests available to assess esophageal function, measuring both acid and non-acid reflux events.

  • Juvederm
    Juvederm is a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your skin and helps to add volume and hydration.

  • Laryngoscopy with Biopsy
    A laryngoscopy with biopsy is one of many in the work-up and treatment of head and neck cancers at Jefferson.

  • Laser Hair Removal
    Our permanent solution uses specific wavelengths of light that are the optimum for absorption by the melanin pigmentation in hair yet at the same time minimizes any damage to the skin.

  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
    While you should always be mindful to protect your skin when you're in the sun to prevent this type of damage, today there are several new procedures to help remove these effects as well as scars from acne or other skin injuries.

  • Maxillomandibular Advancement
    Maxillomandibular advancement is a surgical procedure in which your upper jaw (maxilla) and lower jaw (mandible) are moved forward to correct a facial deformity or sleep disorder such as sleep apnea.

  • Nasal Valve Repair
    If you cannot breathe effectively due to sleep apnea or snoring problems, nasal surgery may be recommended.

  • Occlusal Splints
    Occlusal splints are removable dental appliances (bite plates, night guards) molded to fit the upper or lower arches of your teeth to manage temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, bruxism and sleep apnea.

  • Parathyroidectomy
    During a parathyroidectomy, head and neck surgeons remove one or more of the four natural parathyroid glands located behind the thyroid gland to treat an overactive parathyroid gland or cancer.

  • Parotidectomy
    When cancerous tumors develop in the parotid gland, head and neck surgeons perform a parotidectomy to remove that part of the gland.

  • Partial Uvulectomy
    Your head and neck surgeon may suggest removing a portion of the uvula known as a partial uvulectomy to treat sleep apnea or snoring.

  • Pillar Procedure
    The Pillar procedure is a relatively noninvasive procedure in which several tiny polyester implants are placed into the floppy portion of the roof of the mouth to treat sleep apnea.

  • Rhinoplasty
    If you are not happy with the appearance or proportion of your nose, our expert surgeons can help you to achieve the most optimal results for your situation with a rhinoplasty.

  • Septoplasty
    If you are experiencing sleep apnea, snoring problems, chronic sinusitis or frequent nosebleeds, you may consider surgery known as septoplasty to correct a deviated septum.

  • Sialendoscopy
    Sialendoscopy allows our physicians to get into the incredibly small ducts while avoiding open surgery for treating sialolithiasis, a condition in which painful stones form within a salivary gland.

  • Singing Voice Analysis
    Specialized singing voice experts can assess the singing voice and customize a vocal regimen that assists in the re-training of both the singing and speaking voice.

  • Strobovideolaryngoscopy
    This sophisticated technology allows for early detection of small masses, vocal scarring and other abnormalities, as well as determining how vocal cord lesions affect the voice and vocal dynamics.

  • Swallowing Therapy
    We can improve your swallowing by strengthening specific muscles in your body - such as the lips, tongue, back of throat, voice box and even breathing and coughing - so that your swallowing can be as strong and safe as possible.

  • Thyroidectomy
    A thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland to treat thyroid disorders such as cancer or an overactive thyroid.

  • Total Laryngectomy
    Total laryngectomy is a surgical procedure in which the whole larynx or voice box is removed, and a stoma (opening) is made in the trachea (windpipe) in the front of the neck in which you will breathe through.

  • Transnasal Esophagoscopy
    Transnasal esophagoscopy is an in-office endoscopic evaluation of the esophagus without sedation.

  • Tumescent Liposuction
    If you would like to contour certain areas of your body by removing fat deposits, tumescent liposuction may be an option for you.

  • Turbinectomy
    Turbinectomy is a surgical technique that is used to help alleviate chronic nasal congestion; correct a deviated septum; minimize snoring; or make it easier for you to fall into a deep sleep if you have sleep apnea.

  • Tympanoplasty with Mastoidectomy
    Tympanoplasty with mastoidectomy refers to surgery performed to correct middle ear problems in both the eardrum (tympanic membrane) and the small bones of the middle ear (mastoid bone) when medical treatment is not effective.

  • Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy
    With this sleep apnea treatment, a small implanted device senses your breathing patterns and delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, keeping your airway open during sleep.

  • Videonystagmography (VNG) & Electronystagmography (ENG)
    If you are experiencing problems with your balance or you are feeling dizzy, this test will help determine if a vestibular (inner ear) disease is behind the cause of your problem.

  • Vocal Fold Medialization
    Vocal fold medialization restores voice for patients suffering vocal fold weakness or paralysis. Options for vocal fold medialization include injection and thyroplasty.

  • Voice Therapy
    Voice therapy strives to relieve vocal symptoms through physical (vocal) exercises in an attempt to restore function and quality to the voice.