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.

  • Bloodless Liver Resection
    A much safer alternative to traditional surgery for treating localized liver cancer or another liver disease.

  • Bone Marrow Transplant
    If you have been diagnosed with leukemia, aplastic anemia, lymphoma or another type of cancer, you may be a candidate for this transplant.

  • Brachytherapy
    Has been shown to be highly effective in treating many types of cancer, and is particularly effective for small, localized tumors.

  • Breast Reconstruction
    Breast reconstruction surgery procedures after breast cancer treatment offered by the Jefferson plastic surgeons performing thousands of procedures including advanced breast reconstructive surgery.

  • CAR-T Immunotherapy for Cancer
    Cancer immunotherapy with chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, or CAR-T therapy, is FDA-approved for patients with two kinds of blood cancers, adult B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Chemoembolization
    The purpose of chemoembolization is to inject chemotherapy drugs into the hepatic artery that supplies blood to the tumor in the liver. The artery is then often embolized - or blocked off - with tiny particles.

  • Chemotherapy
    Chemotherapy has the ability to reach cancer that may have spread, even microscopically, throughout the body.

  • Colposcopy
    If your routine pelvic examination shows cervical or vaginal problems or your Pap test is abnormal, your gynecologist may recommend a colposcopy.

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

  • Cystoscopy
    Our urologists use both conventional white light cystoscopy and the newer blue light cystoscopy to diagnose problems with the urinary tract, bladder and the urethra.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hysterectomy
    If you have severe fibroid tumors, endometriosis, cancer or endometrial hyperplasia, you and your physician may decide that a hysterectomy is the right treatment for you.

  • Immunotherapy
    If you deal with allergies on a daily basis or are diagnosed with skin cancer, colorectal cancer or other type of cancer, your physician may recommend immunotherapy to fight your disease or protect your body from treatment side effects.

  • Laparoscopic & Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
    A laparoscopic prostatectomy is a less invasive prostate cancer treatment that urologists at Jefferson can offer patients suffering from prostate cancer in the Philadelphia area.

  • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy
    Unlike traditional stomach surgery, this procedure utilizes a series of small incisions to remove the cancerous part of the stomach.

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

  • Linear Accelerator (LINAC)
    Linear accelerator (LINAC) machines have been proven to be a safe, effective treatment option for patients with inoperable brain tumors in dangerous locations, such as the optic nerve and brain stem.

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

  • Liver Surgery
    The "bloodless" liver resection technique is improving patients' odds of survival and cutting recovery time in half.

  • Liver Transplant
    Cirrhosis, hepatitis and cancer are just some of the conditions that may result in the need for a liver transplant.

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
    Our specialists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of organs and tissues to help detect many conditions.

  • MRI Fusion Prostate Biopsy
    An MRI fusion biopsy can help a urologist determine where the cancer is in the prostate. Jefferson’s radiologists can locate suspected tumors in the prostate with greater accuracy and few samples.

  • Mammogram
    The Jefferson Breast Care Center team provides screening and diagnostic mammograms using an all-digital approach to enables radiologists with specialized expertise in breast imaging to more clearly see abnormalities in the mammogram.

  • 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.

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
    Mohs micrographic surgery is one of the most advanced methods used to remove cancerous skin and minimizes damage to surrounding healthy tissue and the risk of leaving cancerous tissue behind.

  • Nephrectomy
    If you are diagnosed with a tumor of the kidney or another condition that prevents the kidney from functioning properly, a nephrectomy may be required.

  • PET & PET/CT
    Positron emission tomography (PET) is an imaging study that is most commonly performed for the oncology patient for the diagnosis, staging and restaging of tumors, and for monitoring therapy.

  • Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
    This treatment is FDA approved for palliation of esophageal cancer and for other esophageal cancers which fail to respond to standard treatment.

  • Radiation Therapy
    If you are concerned with how radiation may affect your health, Jefferson physicians have made great strides in reducing the effects of radiation on normal tissue surrounding the tumor being treated.

  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
    Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive treatment of tumors of the liver, kidney, bone and lung; Barrett's esophagus; varicose veins; various pain conditions; and a wide variety of disorders where the heart beats too fast or sometimes irregularly, called cardiac arrhythmia.

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery & Radiotherapy
    If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, spinal tumor, arteriovenous malformation (AVM) or other neurological condition, you can take comfort in knowing that we can provide stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy treatment options.

  • 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.

  • Ultrasound
    Ultrasounds vary by condition, but consist of high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body.

  • Upper GI Series
    Your Jefferson physician may order an upper gastrointestinal (GI) series to obtain detailed X-ray images of your esophagus, stomach and small intestine to detect abnormalities that might explain symptoms indicative of digestive disease or cancer.

  • Uroflowmetry
    Uroflowmetry may be used to detect the presence of problems with your lower urinary tract, such as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) or cancer of the prostate or bladder.

  • 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.