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Hearing loss may seem like an inconvenience, but the impact it can have on your health is much more serious than you may think. That is why Jefferson Surgical Clinic is holding an Audiology Open House on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Salem office at 1924 Braeburn Circle, Salem, VA.

Dr. Kim Lower is a licensed audiologist at JSC and will lead a discussion about the options you have for improving your hearing health, types of hearing aids that are offered at JSC, and what you can expect when you come in for a visit. Here is a preview of what Dr. Lower will be discussing:

March of Dimes

March of DimesThe staff at Jefferson Surgical Clinic in Roanoke, VA will be participating in the March of Dimes, March for Babies on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The March of Dimes funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality.

This year’s route is 3.5 miles and it starts at 10:00 a.m. at Elmwood Park (700 S Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24011).

Last year was JSC’s first year to participate in the March of Dimes, March for Babies event. JSC was motivated to participate by a few of the staffs’ personal experiences with premature births and chromosomal abnormalities. In 2016, JSC raised over $2,000 and had 30+ staff participants in the March for Babies walk. These contributions were combined with the larger Roanoke March of Dimes fundraising effort. The money raised was donated to the local chapter for their use in research and education.

JSC Mini Face OH 2017 May WebsiteLooking older doesn’t have to be part of the aging process. Attend an informative event on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6 p.m. to learn how facial rejuvenation can restore your youthful appearance. Jefferson Surgical Clinic’s Dr. Steven Harris will go over what facial rejuvenation is, what it involves and how it can make you look younger. The event will be held at Dr. Harris’ office at 1924 Braeburn Circle; Salem, VA 24153

Dr. Harris is a board-certified plastic surgeon who received his Doctor of Medicine degree at Duke University in 1984. He has been at Jefferson Surgical Clinic since 2006. Dr. Harris specializes in mini facelifts, brow lifts, blepharoplasty, and abdominal reconstruction and enhancement. Register today if you are interested in attending this event and learning how to restore your youthful appearance.

William Z. HDoubler blog1Carotid Artery Surgery is commonly done to reduce the risk of stroke in patients who show signs of plaque buildup in the carotid artery. While this surgery can be lifesaving, it requires an incision which can leave a scar on the neck. 

Using ultrasound technology, those scars can now be reduced.

Dr. William H’Doubler, a vascular surgeon at Jefferson Surgical Clinic, has implemented a technique to reduce this scar by up to 50 percent. Using ultrasound prior to surgery, Dr. H’Doubler localizes the site of blockage and is able to make a more strategically placed incision. Often this will reduce the length of the scar from four inches to around two inches. Ultimately this makes the surgery less invasive and less traumatic for patients. Of course, safety is of paramount importance and the incision length is always made to ensure safe conduct of the procedure.

NCAA Basketball BracketHaving a vasectomy is something no guy likes to talk about. The very thought of having a doctor preform work “down there” will make most men start to squirm. But for couples who have decided they are done having children, this is the route many decide to take.

Thanks to March Madness, many men have decided March is the perfect time to take off for ball and, well, surgery. This gives guys the perfect excuse to stay on the couch and watch college basketball for hours at a time without feeling guilty about it.

doctor with heartHeart disease should be a concern for all Americans and especially for those who have a history of heart disease in their family. That’s why everyone—regardless of age—can benefit from healthy lifestyle and medical care choices. You’re never too old or too young!

In your 20s

During your first decade of adulthood, you probably feel pretty great and might not worry about what you eat or how often you exercise. But this is an important time to establish good habits.

heart attackIntense chest pain is the symptom most people think of when they think of a heart attack. That’s what you see in the movies, right?

In real life, a heart attack can begin with milder symptoms and leave you unsure about what’s wrong.

Dr. Molly Rutherford, a board-certified cardiologist at Jefferson Surgical Clinic, teaches patients the other signs of heart attack:

JSC Mini Facelift

Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean you have to look older. If you feel it's time for a change, come to our informative seminar with Jefferson Surgical Clinic surgeon Dr. Steven Harris, where he’ll discuss procedures that can restore your youth, including the mini-facelift. Get all the information you need about these safe, effective, minimally invasive procedures and meet members of our premiere staff.

Fall AllergiesSeasonal allergies, including fall allergies, affect more than 35 million people every year. Characterized by a runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat, allergies are nothing to sneeze at – they cost the U.S. economy about $7 billion in lost productivity annually.

While others are enjoying football and pumpkin carving this fall, allergy sufferers are thinking about their ragweed misery.  Read on to learn more about autumn allergens, how to protect yourself and when to seek help.

JSC Plastics OH Nov Website

There are a lot of myths about cosmetic procedures, and when it comes to your own body and health, knowing the facts is the first step to making the best decisions. If you feel it’s time for a change, join us at 6pm on Thursday, November 10, 2016 for an informational session on abdominoplasty procedures with surgeon Dr. Steven Harris, MD. An expert in cosmetic techniques, discusses the cosmetic procedure, including procedural details, risks and benefits.

Hearing TestWe hear a lot about the smells and sights of fall, from pumpkin spice to brilliantly colored foliage. But what about the sounds like crunching leaves and a crackling fire?

Your hearing is an integral part of how you experience seasonal changes – and life around you.

Since October is National Audiology Awareness Month, the team at Jefferson Surgical Clinic wants to stress the importance of healthy hearing, and encourage you to use hearing protection and get regular hearing screenings.

Healthy Aging JSCSeptember is Healthy Aging Month, and it began the perfect time to get started on better health practices. For those of us 45 and older, improving our physical, mental and social well-being has never been more important – or more attainable. 

Think about tackling a lifestyle change this fall by remembering the positive aspects of aging.

Follow these 3 tips to reinvent yourself for healthy aging:

Jefferson Surgical Clinic Mini FaceliftSeptember is National Skin Care Awareness Month.  This holiday is celebrated by learning new ways to take care of our skin and by making others aware of how to take care of their skin. Join us at our Mini Facelift Open House to learn about this minimally invasive procedure that lifts and tones loose or sagging skin without the downtime. Celebrate this month by rewarding yourself with youthful features without major surgery.

Join us for our Mini Facelift Open House September 15, 2016 at 6PM! Meet Dr. Steven Harris, MD, our board-certified plastic surgeon. Hosted at our Salem Braeburn Circle Office, the event focuses on the unique benefits of our Mini Facelift outpatient procedure.

Register today for our Mini Facelift Open House and learn how you can enhance your beauty!

JSC Varicose VeinsEach summer, thousands of Virginians brave the heat for hiking, swimming and fun in the sun. But, those who suffer from varicose veins can be acutely affected in the summer, both physically and emotionally, due to exacerbated symptoms and increased self-consciousness. 

Varicose veins form when one-way valves in the leg veins fail to keep blood moving to the heart. When the valves become damaged, blood pools in the bottom of the vein. This causes a bluish, swollen appearance, and the increased pressure in the affected veins can feel achy or painful. 
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