Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Barrett's Esophagus
    More than three million people in the United States have Barrett's esophagus, a condition caused when digestive acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing damage and growth of precancerous cells.

  • Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
    Bleeding in the digestive tract may be caused by any number of digestive diseases, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis, ulcers, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or diverticular disease.

  • Colon Cancer
    Our nationally ranked colon cancer doctors and specialist can help provide answers to your questions on the colon cancer stages, signs, symptoms, and treatments.

  • Crohn's Disease
    If you have experienced chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, weight loss and anemia, you should be examined for signs of Crohn's disease.

  • Esophageal Cancer
    Jefferson's medical team will give a thorough evaluation and devise a personalized treatment plan based on the size of the tumor, its location and the progression of your esophageal cancer.

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) & Heartburn
    Our gastroenterologists have the expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat even the most complex cases of heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD.

  • Gastritis
    Gastritis, or dyspepsia, is an inflammation of the stomach lining which includes upset stomach or pains as symptoms.

  • Gastroparesis
    Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder in which the stomach takes too long in emptying its contents.

  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
    Also known as silent reflux, this common problem in patients with throat complaints involves the backflow of stomach contents up the esophagus and into the throat.

  • Laryngospasm
    A spasm of the vocal cords that can cause sudden changes in the voice and breathing.

  • Neurogenic Voice & Swallowing Disorders
    A group of conditions that are caused by disorders of the nerves and muscles.

  • Ulcerative Colitis
    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is one type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); it is a chronic condition of the large intestine or colon and can be caused by environmental factors, your immune system or genetic factors.

  • Zenker's Diverticulum
    A pouch in the throat that catches food during swallowing, leading to symptoms of difficulty swallowing and sometimes even regurgitation of undigested food (or pills).