Jefferson University Hospitals

Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    Jefferson Aortic Center physicians are able to treat your abdominal aortic aneurysms by providing safer alternatives to major, open surgery, which can speed recovery and reduce hospital stays.

  • Acoustic Neuroma
    A rare benign tumor of the balance or hearing nerves, this condition is treated by a multidisciplinary team that includes neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and otolaryngologists.

  • Addison's Disease
    Our specialists provide expert evaluation and management for Addison's disease, which is a rare disease that prevents the adrenal glands from producing enough hormones.

  • Adrenal Gland Tumor
    Experienced specialists work with each patient to provide the best treatment plan for adrenal gland tumors.

  • Advanced Heart Failure
    Our specialists provide personal treatment for patients with heart failure, a condition that prevents the heart from pumping enough blood for the body.

  • Alzheimer's Disease
    As the most common form of dementia, our specialists treat Alzheimer's patients early in the disease progression, while also providing skills and support to caregivers.

  • ALS
    Our specialists offer several treatments options for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and other types of neuromuscular diseases.

  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
    Our neurologists have evaluated and treated more than 5,000 patients with brain aneurysms and cerebral and spinal AVMs.

  • Arthritis
    Our multidisciplinary team of rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians), therapists, pain management specialists and radiologists can diagnose and treat your arthritis.

  • Asthma
    Our Asthma Program serves as resource for asthma patients and is staffed by a multidisciplinary team who teach patients the best ways to avoid attacks.

  • Ataxia
    Our program provides the necessary physical, occupational and speech therapy to help manage neurological disorders and enhance your quality of life.

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    Our hepatologists, physicians who specialize in the treatment of diseases of the liver, have the necessary expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat autoimmune hepatitis.

  • Balance & Dizziness Disorders
    Our team of physicians and doctors of audiology offers comprehensive evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation for patients experiencing vertigo, dizziness, lightheadedness and/or motion sickness.

  • Bell's Palsy
    Our doctors provide exceptional care for patients with Bell's palsy, a neuromuscular disorder that controls muscle movement in the face.

  • Bile Duct Cancer
    Cholangiocarcinoma, also known as bile duct cancer, is often treated the same way as hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of primary liver cancer that develops in the main type of liver cell.

  • Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (BRONJ)
    Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ for short) is a condition in which bone is exposed in the upper or lower jaw, sometimes without cause.

  • 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.

  • Brain Aneurysm
    Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, our team of specialists have evaluated and treated more than 5,000 patients with brain aneurysms and cerebral and spinal arteriovenous malformations, or AVMs.

  • Brain Tumor
    More than 1,000 brain tumor surgeries are performed each year including, gliomas and meningiomas, the most common types of brain tumors.

  • Cardiomyopathy
    Physicians provide patients with cardiomyopathy, when the heart muscle weakens, with an individualized treatment plan based on underlying causes, potential complications and your specific needs.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Carpal tunnel syndrome is the inability to make a fist or grip objects.

  • Smell & Taste (Chemosensory) Disorders
    If something isn't right with your sense of smell or taste, visit one of our specialists for expert care and treatment.

  • Chest Pain
    If you should experience a sudden onset of chest pain, you want to know right away if you are having a heart attack. For every minute a heart attack goes undiagnosed, further damage is done to your heart.

  • Cholecystitis
    If you or someone you care for is experiencing intense and sudden pain in the the upper right part of the abdomen, nausea or vomiting, this may be a sign of cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gallbladder.

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), normal breathing and daily activities can be difficult because air flow is being blocked in your lungs.

  • Cirrhosis (Chronic Liver Disease)
    Our specialists in liver disease will provide personalized care with the goal of reducing damage to your liver, which may include medication therapy or treatment for alcohol dependence if necessary.

  • 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.

  • Concussions & Head Injuries
    Our expert physicians provide special treatment for head injuries including concussions, skull fractures or intracranial hematoma.

  • Craniopharyngioma
    A craniopharyngioma is a tumor arises in the extremely delicate area between the optic nerves, pituitary gland, and the brain.

  • 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.

  • Cystic Fibrosis
    Cystic fibrosis (CF), a chronic lung disease in children and young adults, is an inherited disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive tract.

  • Diverticular Disease
    Our physicians have the necessary expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat diverticular disease.

  • Dupuytren's Contracture
    Dupuytren's contracture is a disease that causes a thickening of the collagen around the tendons in the hand which makes the fingers curl.

  • Ear Infection
    The experts at Jefferson can relieve the symptoms of ear infections such as earaches, ear noise or buzzing, and hearing loss.

  • Elbow Problems & Pain
    We provide specialized diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for injuries and conditions relating to the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulders.

  • Emphysema
    Our specialists provide expert treatment for emphysema, a condition mostly due to excessive cigarette smoking, which causes damage and destruction to the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs.

  • Empty Sella Syndrome
    Empty sella syndrome is when the pituitary gland shrinks or becomes flattened and is common in women who are overweight or have high blood pressure.

  • Encephalitis
    Although a rare condition, encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain tissue that can be infectious or autoimmune in nature.

  • Enchondroma
    Our specialists provide expert care when treating benign tumors known as enchondromas.

  • Epilepsy & Seizures
    Our staff has treated thousands of patients and is distinguished by its internationally recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizures.

  • 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.

  • Ewing Sarcoma
    Ewing sarcoma is the second most common malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents.

  • Facial Asymmetry
    A condition known as facial asymmetry occurs when the face is not symmetrical or evenly balanced.

  • Facial Fractures
    After a trauma to the face the inability to bring your teeth together, blurry vision, or a nosebleed may be symptoms of a facial fracture.

  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
    Problems with the facial nerve, which are muscles that control the side of the face, may result in facial nerve paralysis, the most common cause being Bell's palsy.

  • Foot Problems & Pain
    If you have injured your feet or are in pain, our experts at Jefferson University Hospitals and the Rothman Institute at Jefferson can provide an accurate diagnosis and excellent care.

  • 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.

  • Gallstones
    Too much cholesterol, bile salts or bilirubin (bile pigment) can cause gallstones which forms when bile, stored in the gallbladder, hardens into stone-like material.

  • Glioma
    Our multidisciplinary clinical team is among the most experienced in the nation for treating gliomas, which is a type of brain tumor.

  • Hand Problems & Pain
    Our hand experts specialize in treating arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other pains associated with hand problems.

  • Head & Neck Cancers
    Our specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating symptoms of head and neck cancer which include ear pain, a growing neck mass, shortness of breath, weight loss and a hoarse voice.

  • Headache
    Our staff is recognized nationally and internationally as major leaders and innovators in the field of headache.

  • Hematologic Cancers
    Hematologic cancers affect the blood cells and are more commonly known as leukemias and Hodgkins and non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

  • Herniated Disc (Lumbar Disc Disease)
    Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides thorough analysis and treatment personalized for each patient with a herniated disc.

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

  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    Our team of specialists provides personalized care and treatment for patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma - a type of blood and bone marrow cancer.

  • Hyperparathyroidism
    Hyperparathyroidism is the result of overactive parathyroid glands producing too much of the parathyroid hormone.

  • Inguinal Hernia
    Our surgeons are experienced in surgically treating inguinal hernia that is growing and becoming painful.

  • Interstitial Lung Disease
    Management of patients with interstitial lung diseases is often complex and varies, however our experts provide the personal care needed to properly treat these diseases.

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

  • Kidney Cancer
    If you or someone important to you has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, turn to our experienced team of urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and radiologists.

  • Kidney Stones
    If you notice blood in your urine, cloudy urine or experience a burning sensation during urination, you may be suffering from kidney stones and should see a doctor as soon as possible.

  • Knee Problems & Pain
    If you are experiencing knee problems such as arthritis, torn cartilage, tendonitis or chronic and severe pain, turn to our multidisciplinary team of specialists.

  • Liver Cancer
    Our experts are leading the field in research for liver cancer and provide thorough analysis and treatment personalized for each patient.

  • Lung Cancer
    Lung cancer overview from the leading doctors at Jefferson in Philadelphia. Our nationally ranked lung cancer doctors and specialists can help provide answers to your questions on the stages of lung cancer, types, signs, symptoms, and treatments for lung cancer.

  • Meniere's Disease
    Our team of physicians offers personalized care and treatment for Meniere's disease which causes dizziness, ear pressure, ringing in the ear and hearing loss.

  • Migraine
    As major leaders and innovators in the field of headache, our staff can expertly treat your migraine.

  • Multiple Sclerosis
    Our internationally renowned experts can help diagnose and manage multiple sclerosis (MS) to improve your quality of life.

  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
    Our ear, nose and throat doctors provide expert diagnosis and treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer.

  • Neck Mass
    Our ear, nose and throat doctors provide expert diagnosis and treatment of neck masses.

  • Neck Pain
    Our multidisciplinary team of specialists provides expert diagnosis and treatment of neck pain.

  • Neurocutaneous Syndromes
    Tuberous sclerosis and neurofibromatosis are just a couple of the neurocutaneous syndromes treated by our skilled neurologists.

  • Neurogenic Bladder
    If you or someone you care about is experiencing a neurogenic bladder - a bladder dysfunction caused by neurologic damage - our urologists can provide expert treatment.

  • Neuromuscular Diseases
    Our neurologists are renowned experts in treating all types of neuromuscular diseases, including muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, and neuropathies.

  • Osteoarthritis
    Our physicians utilize the latest methods for diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis, the most common joint disorder.

  • Osteoporosis
    Our experts offer prevention, diagnosis and treatment for osteoporosis and related conditions and provide multidisciplinary care.

  • Pancreatic Cancer
    Pancreatic cancer overview from the leading doctors at Jefferson Health in Philadelphia. Our nationally ranked pancreatic cancer doctors and specialist can help provide answers to your questions on the pancreatic cancer stages, signs, symptoms, and treatments.

  • Pancreatitis
    Our experts provide personalized care to manage the pain and complications of inflammation of the pancreas, known as pancreatitis.

  • Parathyroid Cancer
    Parathyroid cancer is caused by high levels of calcium in the blood and symptoms include bone pain, fatigue and frequent thirst.

  • Parkinson's Disease
    Our expert neurologists have pioneered new treatments of Parkinson's disease to minimize symptoms and improve quality of life.

  • Patellofemoral Stress Syndrome (Runner's Knee)
    Patellofemoral stress syndrome (runner's knee) is a common knee problem and is managed by our expert orthopedic surgeons.

  • Pituitary Tumor
    Our specialists provide personalized care and treatment for patients with pituitary tumors.

  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
    Pulmonary hypertension is challenging to diagnose as it can be confused with other conditions of the heart and lungs which is why it's best to see a specialist.

  • Pseudocysts of the Pancreas
    Our team of digestive disease physicians is experienced in diagnosing pseudocysts - and distinguishing them from cancerous cysts.

  • Pulmonary Embolism
    Our medical team has the specialized expertise to treat a pulmonary embolism before it becomes a potentially life-threatening condition.

  • Renal Vascular Disease
    Renal artery stenosis, thrombosis, aneurysm and renal vein thrombosis are all renal vascular diseases that require expert treatment from one of our specialists.

  • Rheumatic Disease
    Receive expert care from our nationally and internationally recognized doctors for arthritis, carpal tunnel, and other rheumatic diseases.

  • Scleroderma
    Thick, tight skin and red spots on the face are symptoms of scleroderma and should be treated by one of our specialists.

  • Scoliosis & Other Spinal Curvatures
    Scoliosis is a condition that causes an abnormal curvature of the spine. When the spine is affected by scoliosis it will appear as an "S" or "C" shape.

  • Shoulder Tendonitis
    Whether you're living with tendonitis as a result of injury or because of an underlying condition such as arthritis, you will receive expert care from our skilled specialists.

  • Sickle Cell Disease
    Our program is among the best in the Philadelphia region for expertly diagnosing and treating sickle cell disease, a genetic disease affecting red blood cells.

  • Sinusitis
    An infection of the sinuses near the nose is called sinusitis. These infections can be acute, chronic or recurrent and can be caused by the common cold or an allergic inflammation.

  • Spinal Cord Injury
    Early intervention and appropriate treatment are critical in the event of an acute spinal cord injury; they may determine whether a person will walk again.

  • Spinal Tumors
    Our skilled physicians provide expert diagnose and treatment of both primary and metastatic spinal tumors.

  • Stomach Cancer
    Our specialists provide thorough evaluation and treatment of stomach cancer as it is difficult to diagnose early because there are no symptoms.

  • Stroke
    Our stroke centers are some of the most advanced centers in the U.S. for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research of stroke.

  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
    Our vascular surgeons are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of aneurysms, including thoracic aortic aneurysm.

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a condition that occurs when nerves or blood vessels are compressed by the rib, collarbone or neck muscles at the top of the outlet.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
    More than one million people experience a brain injury. Should you need surgery, you will have immediate access to some of the most experienced and renowned neurosurgeons in the country.

  • 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.