Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Antegrade Pyelogram
    In order to assess the kidneys or ureters prior to surgery or to determine if there is a blockage, Jefferson physicians use this procedure.

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

  • Cystectomy
    This procedure can be done robotically utilizing the da Vinci® surgical system, which allows the surgeon to view the surgical area in high definition, making the bladder removal operation very precise.

  • Cystography
    This procedure, performed with an endoscope, allows physicians to assess problems with bladder emptying and urinary incontinence.

  • Cystometry
    Cystometry involves having a catheter inserted into the urethra until it reaches the bladder.

  • 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.

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy
    ESWL is a noninvasive procedure that utilizes a machine that sends shock waves directly to the kidney stone to break it into smaller stones so that they can pass through the urinary system.

  • Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH)
    This testing technique is used to identify particular DNA sequences in cells, tissues and tumors that may be cancerous.

  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate
    Holmium Laser Enucleation or HoLEP is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat men with benign prostatic hyperplasia – a condition that causes the prostate to be enlarged.

  • InterStim
    If you suffer from a neurogenic bladder or overactive bladder and have not had success with medical treatments, sacral nerve stimulation (InterStim®) may help you find relief.

  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
    A procedure in which each egg in culture is injected with an individual sperm in order to improve fertilization rates.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Orchiectomy
    Orchiectomy is typically done on an outpatient basis and you can typically return to your daily activities within one to two weeks. If you have been diagnosed with testicular or prostate cancer, an orchiectomy may be recommended to remove one or both testicles.

  • Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy (PCNL)
    PCNL is a surgical procedure whereby a small incision is made so that a scope can be inserted directly into the kidney.

  • Robotic-Assisted Pyeloplasty
    If you have been diagnosed with an obstruction between your ureter and kidney, or a uretero-pelvic junction obstruction (UPJO), turn to our expert urologic surgeons who can perform a minimally invasive robotic pyeloplasty.

  • Transurethral Needle Ablation
    If you are suffering with urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), we can offer transurethral needle ablation as a potential treatment.

  • Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
    If you are experiencing severe lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), your physician may recommend a procedure known as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).

  • 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.

  • Vasectomy
    If you are seeking a permanent method of birth control, a vasectomy may be an option.