Jefferson University Hospitals


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.


Our physicians are pioneers in using minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopic appendectomy, which is less painful and reduces scarring as compared with open surgery.

Arterial Blood Gas

A blood test taken from the artery of the arm that is used to evaluate your lung's ability to provide blood with oxygen and remove carbon dioxide.


A type of X-ray used to examine a joint, such as the knee or hip, when standard X-rays are not adequate.


A surgical procedure to restore the integrity and function of a joint through resurfacing of the bone or with an artificial joint.

Arthroscopy for Injuries to the Joints

A minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedure used for injuries to a joint.

Arthroscopy for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

You may need this procedure if you experience jaw pain and find that your jaw is not moving like it should.

Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

If you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) and drug therapy has proven ineffective, you may be a candidate for this procedure.

Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Test

This test may be performed to determine if you have delayed nerve conduction due to a disturbance of the auditory nerve.

Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

This procedure can be done through a small incision in the armpit at the time of a lumpectomy or mastectomy to see if the cancer has spread.