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Cardiology Open House

Learn to love your heart! Join us at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 14th for a free presentation about congestive heart failure. Dr. Molly Rutherford, MD, FACC, will lead the discussion, explaining what congestive heart failure is and why it happens. Dr. Rutherford, our board certified cardiologist, will explain how medications can be used to prevent congestive heart failure and discuss ways to keep yourself out of the hospital. The open house will be at Jefferson Surgical Clinic’s main office in Roanoke, Virginia, at 1234 Franklin Rd. SW. Please RSVP using this formthis form or call 540-283-6000 to make your…

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Hearing Aids: What’s the Return on Investment?

  Research collected by the Better Hearing Institute shows that if you have hearing loss, professionally fitted hearing aids can have a return on investment (ROI) in almost every area of your life: More money: Studies have found that untreated hearing loss can cost up to $30,000 in lost income annually. Keep your brain healthy: Dementia is known to be associated with hearing loss, and many experts suspect that treating hearing loss can prevent or delay memory problems. Keep your balance: People in middle age (40-69) with even mild hearing loss are nearly three times more likely to have a…

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Diagnostic Hearing Tests

  Hearing problems can stem from a variety of causes with different parts of the ear. Our tests can help determine the cause for hearing difficulties and help to decide on the best way to address them. Otoacoustic Emissions Test  This test measures the response of the inner ear to a sound. This test can be used to evaluate newborns and other patients who can’t respond to other hearing tests. A tiny probe is inserted into the ear canal, and then tones or clicks are produced. The echo response is recorded and measured. Pure Tone Testing  For this test, the…

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Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects about 70 million adults and 2 million teens and children in the United States. It often has no symptoms and is usually found through routine screenings at the doctor’s office. Contact InformationMolly Rutherford, M.D., FACC Jefferson Surgical Clinic1234 Franklin Rd. S.W.Roanoke, VA 24016 Phone: (540) 283-6000 Be Aware of these Symptoms Contact your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms, which can indicate dangerously high blood pressure: Severe headaches Fatigue or confusion Dizziness Nausea Problems with vision Chest pains Breathing problems Irregular heartbeat Blood in the urine When blood pressure is high,…

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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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