Jefferson University Hospitals



Ultrasounds vary by condition, but consist of high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body.

Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy

With this sleep apnea treatment, a small implanted device senses your breathing patterns and delivers mild stimulation to key airway muscles, keeping your airway open during sleep.

Upper Endoscopy

An upper endoscopy is a procedure that involves inserting a mini-camera attached to a tube called an endoscope down your throat to obtain detailed images of your upper digestive tract.

Upper GI Series

Your Jefferson physician may order an upper gastrointestinal (GI) series to obtain detailed X-ray images of your esophagus, stomach and small intestine to detect abnormalities that might explain symptoms indicative of digestive disease or cancer.


Uroflowmetry may be used to detect the presence of problems with your lower urinary tract, such as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) por cancer of the prostate or bladder.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

This procedure, performed by trained interventional radiologists, blocks the arteries feeding blood to the fibroid tumors, thus allowing them to shrink and preserving the uterus.