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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dysphagia (Swallowing Difficulties)
    Any difficulty in swallowing is common among all age groups, especially the elderly, and can present with coughing, gagging and choking.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.