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.

  • 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.

  • Distraction Osteogenesis
    Distraction osteogenesis is an orthognathic surgical procedure used to stretch or expand bone in the jaw to correct a dentofacial deformity caused by congenital or developmental factors, or by trauma or disease.

  • Maxillomandibular Fixation
    Also described as "wiring the jaw shut," this procedure temporarily connects your upper and lower jaw by wires, elastic bands or metal splints so that your lower jaw can heal.

  • Sliding Genioplasty
    A type of cosmetic surgery that is used to improve the appearance of your chin due to a deformity, trauma or disease is known as sliding genioplasty.