Jefferson University Hospitals

Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience

Tests & Treatments

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

  • 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.

  • Cerebral Angioplasty & Stenting
    If you are diagnosed with a blood clot to the brain, which could lead to a stroke, you may require this procedure.

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
    The purpose of DBS is to deliver controlled electrical signals to precisely targeted areas of the brain through a tiny, implanted wire with electrodes attached.

  • Diaphragm Electrical Stimulation
    If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury that requires you to use a ventilator to breathe, you may be a candidate for the NeuRx DPS™.

  • Electroencephalogram
    The procedure is performed by a specially trained EEG technologist to measure brain activity, and neurologists utilize the results to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.

  • Electromyography
    An abnormal EMG result may be a sign of peripheral neuropathy, polymyositis, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis or other neuromuscular disease.

  • Endovascular Coiling
    One treatment for AVMs is endovascular coiling where the surgeon guides a catheter though the arterial network until the tip of the catheter reaches the site of the AVM.

  • Laminectomy
    If you are experiencing back pain so severe that it interferes with your quality of life and you and your physician have exhausted other medical treatments that have proven ineffective, you may be a candidate for a laminectomy.

  • 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.

  • Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)
    If you are experiencing numbness, tingling and/or burning sensations in your legs or arms, your physician may order a nerve conduction velocity test to determine if nerve damage has occurred.

  • Neuropsychological Assessment
    These tests can acquire information about a patient's cognitive, motor, behavioral, linguistic and executive functioning and lead to the diagnosis of a cognitive deficit.

  • Occupational Therapy
    Occupational therapy helps you to participate in the activities you need and want to do using therapeutic daily activities.

  • Physical Therapy
    The goal of physical therapy is to help you increase your mobility, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability, allowing you to move independently through your environment.

  • Pipeline Embolization Device
    This device is ideal for treating very large intracranial aneurysms, because it seals off the aneurysms from the arterial blood flow, reducing their outward push on the vessel walls while preventing a life-threatening rupture.

  • 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.

  • Speech Therapy
    Speech therapy helps people speak, understand, read, write and swallow safely.

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation & Pumps
    For patients who have experienced a spinal cord injury or who have multiple sclerosis, spinal cord stimulation can be performed.

  • 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.

  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
    If you have epilepsy and are still experiencing repeated seizures despite medication, you may be a candidate for vagus nerve stimulation.

  • Vestibular Therapy
    Vestibular therapy rehabilitates the brain, body and eyes to decrease symptoms and improve balance, coordination and mobility.

  • Vision Therapy
    Vision therapy corrects or improves visual conditions caused or exacerbated by concussion.