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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.

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.

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.

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!

Keeley 1We are so fortunate to have a comprehensive Healing Arts Program in Roanoke. At Jefferson Surgical Clinic, we are especially proud of the fact that Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley, one of our founding partners, was the creator of this integrated approach to healing. The program bears his name as a tribute to this extraordinary man and physician who recently passed away at the age of ninety-two.

Dr. Keeley started the Healing Arts Program to provide activities for patients to make their post-operative or recovery hospital stay more advantageous. He knew how important it is to treat the whole patient, not just their symptoms. Healing arts programs have shown to be beneficial in reducing length of stay and the need for pain medication. Blood pressure and heart rates are also reduced by the inspirational and restorative program components.

The Dr. Robert L.A. Keely Healing Arts Program uses literary, performing and visual art experience to enhance and facilitate the healing process. Located at Carilion Clinic, the program offers a variety of artistic experiences for patients, families, and staff. Artists in Residence perform art, music, dance and theater to stimulate the patient’s interests. The Food is Art Gallery provides the artists with creative expression and the viewers with interesting visuals. Journaling provides patients the opportunity to express themselves. And the Healing Garden provides a quiet, beautiful place to reflect, relax and get away from the hospital setting. Together, these components create a calming, inspirational and restorative environment that address the emotional needs of patients and their families.

To learn more about the Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program, please call 540-224-5398 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Harter 1After 24 years of providing ENT services for our community, Dr. Geoff Harter will retire October 5th. The physicians and staff of Jefferson Surgical Clinic wish Dr. Harter the very best in retirement and thank him for many years of expert, compassionate care for his patients.

If you are a patient of Dr. Harter, your medical records will be maintained at Jefferson Surgical Clinic.

Jefferson Surgical Clinic's board certified ENT physician - Dr. Gregory Zachmann - will continue to offer their extensive experience and training in Roanoke, Salem, and surrounding Virginia and West Virginia communities.

At Jefferson Surgical Clinic, we know that managing expectations and establishing goals for patients before vascular treatment are essential for a good outcome. But all patients have questions about recovery after vascular surgery. Maybe you aren’t sure which activities are safe to perform, or when it’s appropriate to take prescribed medications.

Dr. Daniel Clair is Chairman of the Department of Vascular Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, and he gives some very helpful tips on post-operative recovery in this video. Watch as he discusses what to expect after surgical treatment.

Due to the many recent changes in healthcare regulations and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), starting on January 1st, 2014 the Jefferson Surgical Clinic will be asking for your insurance card at each visit. 

Please remember to bring it with you for every appointment. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Effective January 1st, 2013, the Jefferson Surgical Clinic ENT doctors will no longer be seeing patients at the Braeburn Drive location. All future appointments with Dr. Zachmann will be at the 1234 Franklin Road S.W. office in Roanoke. ENT patient files and paperwork will automatically be transferred.

Jefferson Surgical's Braeburn office will continue to see neurosurgery and spine surgery patients.

If you have questions regarding the ENT department, please contact us.

The Jefferson Surgical Clinic is sponsoring an event to honor our founding partner, Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley and his Healing Arts Program for Carilion Clinic.

On June 14th community members will gather together and celebrate Dr. Keeley’s lifetime of service to patients and physician leadership. Funds raised will benefit Dr. Keeley’s Healing Arts program, designed to create restorative and calming environments for patients, visitors and staff by integrating the creative arts into the healing process.

For more information about this program, contact Kay Strickland at 540-224-5398 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Jefferson Surgical Clinic is proud to offer our support and congratulations to Dr. Keeley at this special event.

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! In celebration the Jefferson Surgical Clinic has put together a list of 20 hearing facts, statistics, definitions, and JSC service information. Learn more about hearing right here, on our Facebook page, and in our offices.

1.) Approximately 600 million people worldwide have hearing loss

2.) Some medications can cause tinnitus, or ringing of the ears. Ask your prescribing physician if the medications you’re taking could be harmful to your ears.

3.) Loud sounds in everyday life are a leading cause of hearing loss.  Jefferson Surgical Clinic can provide customized hearing protection for use with lawn mowers, weed-eaters and firearms.

4.) A 12-year study conducted by the neurology department at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found that untreated hearing loss increased the risk for dementia.

5.) Eustachian tube dysfunction is that “plugged up feeling” some people experience in their ears. The otolaryngologists at Jefferson Surgical Clinic are specialists trained to treat Eustachian tube dysfunction.

GO Orange Day

Charlie Harris jumped in with both feet, painting his boots orange, to get in the spirit of the Go Orange campaign.

The Staff at Jefferson Surgical Clinic presented a check this week for $1,500 to the Feeding America Southwest Virginia Food Bank in honor of the Clinic’s 16 physicians as part of the “Go Orange” campaign sponsored by FASWVA.

“We all feel privileged to be participating in such a worthwhile cause, and made this a company-wide initiative to collect ‘change for Change’ knowing it will benefit people right here in our community who are going hungry,” said Karen Tuttle, CEO of Jefferson Surgical Clinic. “It is gratifying and overwhelming to know that because of the efforts of FASWVA, our donation of $1,500 translates into $12,500 worth of food for those in need” she adds.

Jefferson Surgical Clinic has been helping patients through their quality care and dedication to health and wellness for 55 years in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas. Jefferson Surgical Clinic has 16 board certified physicians offering expert care in 7 different specialties.

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