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Military veteran helps to grow JSC general and vascular surgery practice

Roanoke, VA – August 2019. Jefferson Surgical Clinic (JSC) announces the addition of Robert Benjamin Swanson, M.D., FACS to its skilled surgical team. Swanson brings a varied background of surgical experience and expertise in modern techniques in both vascular and general surgery.

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Gall now scheduling patient appointments for August

Roanoke, VA – July 2019. Jefferson Surgical Clinic (JSC) announces the addition of Kate Gall, NP-BC to its team of providers, growing its talented healthcare team and expanding patient access to ENT, vascular and cardiovascular care. Gall, who returns to the Roanoke region after six years with MedStar Health Hospitals, specializes in multidisciplinary patient care focused on improving patient treatment plans and outcomes.

JSC Facelift July 250x250 1Jefferson Surgical Clinic is holding a Mini Facelift Open House on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.

The event will be held at:

JSC Salem office
1924 Braeburn Circle
Salem, VA 24153

Steven Harris, MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and will be sharing information about various simple procedures that can restore your look. Get fast results with very little downtime.

Register online here or call 540-283-4962 to attend this event and learn how you can get fast results with little downtime.

JSC MiniFace MAY FBJefferson Surgical Clinic is holding a Mini Facelift Open House on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.

The event will be held at:

JSC Salem office
1924 Braeburn Circle
Salem, VA 24153

Steven Harris, MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and will be sharing information about various simple procedures that can restore your look. Get fast results with very little downtime.

Register online here or call 540-283-4962 to attend this event and learn how you can get fast results with little downtime.

Dr. Zachmann HeadshotHow do I know whether my symptoms are related to chronic sinusitis or are caused from allergies?

Chronic sinusitis is a relatively common condition involving recurrent episodes of inflammation of the sinuses (the cavities around your nasal passages.) Inflamed sinuses can cause blockages, pressure in your nasal cavity and trouble breathing.

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Thousands of people are living better lives today due to the treatment they received over the past decade at the Jefferson Surgical Interventional Center in Roanoke, Virginia.

The Center is marking its 10th anniversary of offering medical procedures for a variety of conditions performed by board-certified physicians. Our staff of ACLS-certified RNs, LPNs, and licensed radiologic technologists provides careful attention to patients’ needs and concerns.

TcarFour vascular surgeons at Jefferson Surgical Clinic are certified to perform TCAR Revascularization, a new procedure to treat patients deemed high risk for traditional carotid surgery.

Each of the following surgeons have been trained on the minimally invasive procedure that combines surgical and endovascular techniques: Colin T. Brandt, M.D., RPVI; Thomas D. Conlee, M.D.; James G. Drougas, M.D., FACS; and William Z. H’Doubler, M.D., FACS.

Hearing loss and depressionAge-related hearing impairment (ARHI) affects more than just the ability to hear – it can lead to feelings of social isolation, depression and possibly cognitive decline.

The connection between ARHI and cognitive decline has grown in recent years, with more studies finding associations between the two.

A study of 639 senior citizens determined that the rate of cognitive decline grew linearly with the amount of hearing loss the person experienced. The research also showed that the presence of mild, moderate or severe hearing impairment respectively corresponded with a 2-, 3-, or 5-fold increase in the risk of developing dementia.

cholesterolMore than 100 million American adults have higher-than-recommended cholesterol levels, with 35 percent of them at a high risk for heart disease – the leading cause of death in the U.S.

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, designed to encourage people to get their levels checked and take appropriate steps to lower them if necessary. For adults, total cholesterol levels should be below 170 mg/dL. Levels should be checked at least every five years for individuals over the age of 20.

PROSTATEResearch into prostate cancer – the most common non-skin cancer in American men – has helped lower the U.S. death rate by more than 50%.

Approximately 13 out of 100 American men will get prostate cancer during their lifetime, with two to three dying from it. African-Americans and those with a family history of the disease are at a higher risk for the disease. Still, it remains a cancer that many men don’t want to think or talk about.

BackToSchool 300x200Germs run rampant through schools’ hallways, classrooms, bathrooms and cafeterias, making it a challenge to keep our children healthy during the school year.

Reports suggest that elementary-aged children contract up to a dozen cases of the flu every school year. Still, there are some behaviors you can instill in them to keep their immune systems at the front of the class when it comes to resisting illnesses.

JSC Mini Face OH Aug 2018 300x300Jefferson Surgical Clinic is holding a Mini Facelift Open House on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

The event will be held at:

JSC Salem office
1924 Braeburn Circle
Salem, VA

Dr. Steven Harris, MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and will be sharing information about various simple procedures that can restore your look.   

Register online or call 540-283-4962 to attend this event and learn how you can get fast results with little downtime.

Avoid Heat StrokeWhile it’s important to get out and enjoy the outdoors, heart patients may need to take special precautions to avoid heat exhaustion during the summer.

In addition to those with a history of heart problems, people who are over 50 years old or overweight should also check with their healthcare professional before beginning an exercise routine. Some heart medications such as diuretics, beta blockers, ace inhibitors, ace receptor blockers and calcium channel blockers can increase the possibility of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Savannah WillsRoanoke, VA – June 2018. Jefferson Surgical Clinic (JSC) announces the addition of Savannah Wills, PA-C, MS to their talented team of providers. She began working alongside Dr. Thomas Conlee in the Vascular Surgery Clinic in March. Wills specializes in various procedures designed to manage peripheral arterial disease, carotid stenosis, and venous insufficiency as well as varicose vein treatment. She also has experience in vascular, thyroid, and parathyroid surgeries.

“Savannah has quickly found her way with both the staff and the patients at Jefferson Surgical Clinic,” said Beth Bankston, Chief Administrative Officer at JSC. “Our team really appreciates her work ethic and attention to detail, and her bedside manner has already made her a favorite among our patients. We’re glad to have her on board.”

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