Jefferson Health Northeast


Tests & Treatments

  • Adrenal Gland Surgery
    The adrenals are two small glands, located on one atop of each of the kidneys, that have an important hormonal function, including production of adrenaline and noradrenaline.

  • Appendectomy
    Appendectomy is the surgical procedure used to treat appendicitis, and it is the most common form of urgent gastrointestinal surgery.

  • Bariatric Surgery
    Our surgeons offer laparoscopic operations for surgical weight loss. All operations are safely performed using small incisions so patients experience faster recovery, less discomfort, and minimal scarring.

  • Bile Duct Surgery
    Because tumors of the bile duct are a less-common form of gastrointestinal cancer, they require even more specialized experience to treat. Bile duct cancer must be treated when possible, and surgery serves as the primary form of treatment; although, as with surgical treatment for any condition, patients must be appropriate candidates for surgery in terms of age, overall health, and other conditions.

  • Bowel Resection
    If the protruding intestine becomes twisted or traps stool, a bowel resection may need to be performed. In this procedure, part of the intestine, or bowel, is removed, and the surgeon repairs or reconnects the remaining margins or ends of the intestine to restore the integrity and continuity of the digestive tract.

  • Breast Surgery
    Jefferson Health – Northeast’s experienced breast surgeons provide a well-established, successful surgical service for both benign and cancerous conditions of the breast.

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Surgery is the primary form of treatment for colorectal cancer. Some patients will require only surgery, while some will also undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy before or after surgery.

  • Esophageal Surgery
    Working in coordination with Jefferson Health – Northeast’s respected Division of Gastroenterology, general surgeons, and thoracic surgeons can offer various surgical procedures to treat conditions of the esophagus.

  • Facial & Plastic Surgery
    Board-certified ENT surgeons can provide surgical and nonsurgical solutions to these conditions, just as can general surgeons who specialize in plastic surgery.

  • Gallbladder Surgery
    The primary cause of gallbladder disease is hard deposits called gallstones, which can obstruct the biliary system and are the most common disorder of that system.

  • Hernia Repair
    Hernias of various types are common conditions. The primary treatment for abdominal hernias is surgery, and hundreds of thousands of patients undergo these operations each year in the U.S.

  • Kidney Surgery
    Today, many forms of surgery are available for many types of kidney conditions. The most important of the significant kidney operations remains nephrectomy, or complete removal of the kidney.

  • Laparoscopy
    Use of laparoscopes for abdominal operations has been a great benefit in surgery. Patients avoid the large incisions necessary for open surgery (and the potential complications from them). And, they heal and recover faster and don't have to live with a large scar.

  • Liver Surgery
    Surgeons have made important strides over the last two decades in their ability to treat liver cancer. They have improved operations for removing liver tumors and taken advantage of newer treatments that are less invasive. Where once liver cancer was always a daunting diagnosis, today the surgical team can be more aggressive in resecting, or otherwise treating, tumorous portions of this vital organ.

  • Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery
    While the thyroid gland can be responsible for a range of thyroid disorders, specialists use thyroid surgery primarily to treat patients who have a nodule (or nodules), an enlargement, or over activity of this gland.

  • Pancreas Surgery
    Surgery remains the primary form of treatment for pancreatic cancer, although only a small portion of patients with this disease will be candidates for curative operations, in part because the cancer tends to be well advanced when diagnosed.

  • Parathyroid Surgery
    The parathyroids are two small areas of paired gland tissue to the left and right of the thyroid gland in the neck. Among other functions, they control calcium levels in the blood.

  • Peritoneum Surgery
    Peritonitis, an inflammation of the peritoneum (diaphragm membrane), is a serious condition that requires close monitoring and usually rapid intervention. It is a common basis for emergency surgery.

  • Sinus & Nasal Procedures
    Jefferson Health – Northeast ENT specialists have a special focus and expertise in chronic and recurrent sinus and nasal problems — with a record of success in nasal and sinus interventions and surgery.

  • Small Intestine Surgery
    Many different types of conditions can bring the need for surgery of the small intestine. These include conditions that cause infections, inflammations, ulcers, or obstructions (due to blockages or deformations) in this portion of the digestive tract.

  • Soft Tissue Surgery
    Sarcomas an uncommon type of cancer, accounting for less than one percent of new cancers. These tumors can develop in a wide variety of locations in the body, including the muscles, tendons, fat tissue, nerves, or blood vessels.

  • Spleen Surgery
    Jefferson Health – Northeast general surgeons can offer surgery for the spleen, in cases where this organ needs to removed (splenectomy). An enlarged spleen (splenomegaly) is most often the cause for removal of this organ.

  • Stomach Surgery
    Jefferson Health – Northeast general surgeons can offer surgery for the stomach, in cases where this organ needs to removed, repaired, or modified. Our experienced staff uses the most up-to-date techniques to increase the effectiveness, and decrease the invasiveness and time needed for recovery, in these operations.

  • Surgery for Hiatal Hernia
    Hiatal hernias are often benign and produce few or mild symptoms, or symptoms that can be managed successfully with medications. However, in some patients they can produce serious symptoms that cannot be managed adequately through drug therapy.