Jefferson University Hospitals


Pacemaker Insertion

If your heart is beating too slowly or if you have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, you may need to have a pacemaker implanted.

Pancreas Transplant

If you have Type 1 diabetes and are experiencing major complications from this disease, you may be a candidate for a pancreas transplant.

Pap Test

This procedure is done in your physician's office and can detect the presence of infection, inflammation, abnormal cells or cancer.


During a parathyroidectomy, head and neck surgeons remove one or more of the four natural parathyroid glands located behind the thyroid gland to treat an overactive parathyroid gland or cancer.


When cancerous tumors develop in the parotid gland, head and neck surgeons perform a parotidectomy to remove that part of the gland.

Partial Uvulectomy

Your head and neck surgeon may suggest removing a portion of the uvula known as a partial uvulectomy to treat sleep apnea or snoring.

Peak Flow Measurement

Our physicians use a variety of procedures to determine the severity of asthma including peak flow measurement, which involves using a peak flow meter.

Percutaneous Cryoablation

Utilizing imaging technology such as CT, MRI or ultrasound, physicians insert "ablation" needles through your skin into the tumor.

Percutaneous Nephrostolithotomy (PCNL)

PCNL is a surgical procedure whereby a small incision is made so that a scope can be inserted directly into the kidney.


Positron emission tomography (PET) is an imaging study that is most commonly performed for the oncology patient for the diagnosis, staging and restaging of tumors, and for monitoring therapy.