Jefferson Health Northeast

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Tests & Treatments

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Laser Surgery for Skin Conditions
    There are many different types of lesions and skin conditions that can be treated with laser surgery. Your physician will decide if you are a candidate for the particular surgery.

  • 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.

  • Pap Test
    A Pap test, along with a pelvic examination, is an important part of a woman's routine healthcare because it may detect abnormalities that can lead to invasive cancer.

  • 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.

  • Radioactive Seed Implantation
    Seed implantation is a highly convenient and successful form of treatment for patients, and it minimizes radiation exposure to healthy tissues

  • 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.