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.

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

  • 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.

  • Fluoroscopy
    Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images that is especially useful for guiding a variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures.

  • 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.

  • Kidney, Ureter & Bladder X-ray
    A kidney, ureter and bladder X-ray is performed to diagnose the cause of abdominal pain, such as masses, perforations or obstructions.

  • 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.

  • 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).

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

  • 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.