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The Link Between Hearing and Brain Changes

  Patients with hearing loss have a greater risk for dementia, falls, hospitalizations, and other physical and mental health problems. For years, researchers have known that hearing loss was associated with changes in the brain, but were unsure whether these brain changes happened before or after the hearing impairment occurred. Recent research conducted as part of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging was able to track significant differences in brain changes over time in participants with hearing impairments compared to those with normal hearing. Participants were given a complete physical, including hearing tests, as well as yearly magnetic resonance imaging…

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Heart Health Month Tip: Cut Down On Sodium

 Most Americans get too much sodium in their diets. Excess sodium causes the body to retain too much water, contributing to conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and kidney problems. You might think the answer is just to hide the salt shaker at the table, but most sodium in the American diet comes from restaurant food and packaged foods, even ones that don’t taste salty, like cookies and breads. This extra salt extends the food’s shelf life but may shorten yours. Some steps you can take to reduce the sodium in your diet: Prepare more of your…

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Abdominoplasty Open House – March 5, 2015

You’re eating right. You’re exercising regularly. But the hard truth is that no amount of core work can get rid of that extra bit of cushion around your middle. You may call it love handles or a spare tire. Maybe it’s left over skin from weight loss or childbirth. It could be that your skin has lost elasticity as you’ve aged. Whatever you call it, and whatever the cause, abdominoplasty can help trim your waistline, boost your confidence and motivate you to continue your healthy lifestyle. Join us for an open house event on Thursday, March 5th and participate in…

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Jefferson Surgical Clinic Joins Roanoke Bridal Show

Jefferson Surgical will be at the Brides Against Breast Cancer bridal show at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center this coming weekend. Our team will be promoting services that can help you look your best on your special day, including: Mini facelift Browlift Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) Show attendees who book an appointment for a consultation will receive a special gift at the show, and we’ll also draw a raffle winner for a free facial treatment service. Show attendees can connect with companies like us, as well as musicians, DJs, caterers, photographers and more, that will help them pull off…

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Project Access

What Is It? Project Access of the Roanoke Valley is a physician-driven, community supported, patient-centered program that arranges and coordinates comprehensive healthcare services for low-income uninsured. The surgeons, specialists and physicians of Jefferson Surgical Clinic are proud to be a part of this important service to meet the needs of the under-served in our area. A Commitment to Help Jefferson Surgical Clinic is committed to provide the highest quality care to all in the Roanoke Valley community. Through our involvement in Project Access (a nonprofit 501c3 organization), we are able improve the well-being of low income uninsured persons by providing…

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You Don’t Have To Live With Spider Veins

Unsightly spider veins are those small varicose veins that appear as jagged purple and blue lines visible through the skin. Usually they are seen on the legs, but can appear on the face and chest as well. Causes of Spider Veins Causes include heredity and obesity, but occupations that require a lot of standing like teaching or nursing also contribute. Other factors include aging, pregnancy, prior trauma or surgery to the leg.  Spider veins may be unsightly and sometimes painful, but rarely are a serious health treat. They tend to develop more often in women than in men and increase…

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The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program

We 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…

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Facial Rejuvenation Open House – Jan. 15, 2015

Time, the sun, and other factors can take a toll on your face. Learn how safe and simple procedures such as the mini facelift can freshen your skin and improve your appearance.  Attend our free Open House January 15th at 6pm. It will be held at our 1900 Electric Road office in Salem. You can talk directly with our expert Dr. Steven Harris, M.D. to see if any of our options are right for you. Please RSVP today. Click here to reserve your seat or call (540) 283-6000.

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Varicose & Spider Vein Treatment Open House – 12/11/2014

  Relieve the pain caused by varicose veins and banish unsightly spider veins forever. Discover vein treatments that can improve the look and feel of your legs at our free Open House on December 11th at 6:00 pm at our main office in Roanoke at 1234 Franklin Road. You’ll have a chance to talk directly to our expert vascular surgeons and ask any questions you have. We appreciate your RSVP! Save your spot with this form, or call 540-283-6000 to make your reservation.  

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Laser Skin Therapy

At JSC, our focus is on helping our patients be the best they can be. JSC NeoPulse Laser Therapy is a fast, effective and nonsurgical procedure that removes tattoos and skin discoloration such as age spots, freckles, sun damage and scars. How laser skin therapy works Our NeoPulse Laser Therapy is performed with a PicoSure laser, the only picosecond aesthetic laser of its kind in the industry. This laser delivers pulses of energy to your skin in trillionths of a second (a picosecond), without injuring surrounding skin, making it much less painful than other tattoo removal procedures, such as microdermabrasion.…

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Abdominoplasty Open House – November 6, 2014

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled.  Please check back for a rescheduled date. 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 6 for a free informational session on abdominoplasty procedures with surgeon Dr. Steven Harris. An expert in cosmetic techniques, discusses the cosmetic procedure, including procedural details, risks and benefits. This open house will take place at our Salem office, 1900 Electric Rd.…

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Hearing Aid Demonstration – October 23, 2014

When it comes to hearing, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. And if you or a loved one is experiencing signs of hearing loss, it can be frustrating, or even embarrassing. Join us at 5pm on Thursday, October 23 for a free open house with Kim Lower, our licensed audiologist. She’ll discuss diagnostic testing, treatment and management of hearing and balance disorders. Get the information you need to find the right treatment option for yourself, or for a family member. This open house will take place at the Jefferson Surgical Clinic main office, 1234 Franklin Rd. S.W., Roanoke. Reservations…

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October 2 Open House – In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty

Allergy season in the Roanoke area can be tough. Luckily, Jefferson Surgical Clinic offers balloon sinuplasty, an in-office procedure that can have you feeling better in minutes. Join us at 6pm on Thursday, October 2 for a free open house with Dr. Gregory Zachmann  of Jefferson Surgical Clinic’s ENT department. This open house will take place at the Jefferson Surgical Clinic main office, 1234 Franklin Rd. S.W., Roanoke. Reservations are recommended for this event. Save your spot with our RSVP form, or call 540-283-4962.

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Varicose Veins Treatment

  Sometimes unsightly and painful, varicose veins can become a real health problem that requires treatment. Usually located in the legs, varicose veins show noticeable enlargement due to the pressure caused by increased blood flow and prolonged standing and sitting postures. Your risk of developing varicose vein is increased by jobs and occupations that require long periods of sitting or standing, pregnancy, a family history of varicose veins, and being overweight. These circumstances can damage leaflet valves in your veins, which help blood flow from your extremities to your heart. When these valves don’t work properly, blood can flow backward,…

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Dr. Geoff Harter Retiring

After 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 t 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. For an appointment or questions…

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