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.

  • Celiac Disease
    In the case of celiac disease, an autoimmune disease of the immune system, the body cannot tolerate gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley and rye and, by extension, in a wide variety of everyday foods.

  • 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.

  • Hiatal Hernia
    Large hiatal hernias may lead to complications such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer.

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Our gastroenterologists work with patients who show signs of irritable bowel syndrome such as gassiness, bloating, and cramps.

  • 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.