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Spine Surgery

Spine surgeries are performed when patients have experienced spinal trauma, or are undergoing degeneration, trauma or fracture from an injury or other condition. If surgery is your best option,  your JSC physician will discuss the details of your surgery and develop a post-operative recovery plan. Contact Information Raymond V. Harron, D.O.Elizabeth Saum, RN, FNP-C Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery1924 Braeburn CircleSalem, VA 24153 Types of Service Jefferson Surgical Clinic performs spine surgery on patients who are or have experienced the following conditions: Tumors Fusion Degeneration of the spine or vertebrae Spinal trauma Fractures We also offer radiation therapy. There are many…

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Brain Surgery

Undergoing brain surgery for tumors, metastatic disease or hemorrhage will differ depending on your diagnosis, but the neurosurgeons at Jefferson Surgical Clinic in Roanoke are board-certified specialists who will work with you every step of the way. Contact Information Raymond V. Harron, D.O.Elizabeth Saum, RN, FNP-C Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery1924 Braeburn CircleSalem, VA 24153 Types of Service Our specialized surgeons may recommend brain surgery to you for: Tumors Hemorrhaging Metastatic Disease In addition we offer deep brain stimulation surgery to implant a pacemaker-like, battery-operated device. This tiny implant sends electrical signals to brain areas responsible for movement. The Electrical stimulation…

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Mini-Facelift Open House: September 18th

Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean you have to look older. If you feel it’s time for a change, join us for an 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. For further reading on the mini facelift procedure, you can click on this information page, which includes a helpful video. The open house will take place on Thursday, September 18th at 6:00 PM at our Salem…

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Facial Rejuvenation Open House – Thursday, July 10th

There are a lot of myths out there about plastic surgery. The truth is, there are safe, effective and minimally invasive procedures that can make you look years younger. Our next free Open House will be held on Thursday, July 10th at our Salem office. Dr. Steven Harris, our expert plastic surgeon, will give you the info you need to make an informed decision. No matter what your health goals may be, there’s a facial reconstruction technique that can work for you. RSVP here, or give us a call at (540) 283-6000 if you’d like more information on our plastic…

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5 Nutrients Men Shouldn’t Miss

So maybe you’ve adapted a workout routine, you’re getting enough sleep, and you’re trying to eat as much salad as you can possibly stomach. You need to know that it might not be enough — after all, nutrients are the reason for eating well, not just weight loss. Here are 5 essential nutrients for male health that you might be missing out on, and how to get them.  Potassium It’s crucial to your health to have the right amount of potassium, but most men only get between 60-70% of their daily requirement. Potassium gives your cells the ability to use…

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Sound Advice: Causes of Hearing Loss and Tips for Prevention

If you think hearing loss can’t happen to you, consider this: it’s affecting the lives of more than 60 million Americans right now. And whether it’s partial hearing loss or more severe, its causes aren’t always apparent. Factors like genetics, age, allergies, infections, and even your job can contribute to hearing loss, and it occurs much easier than you might think. The good news is that you can take steps today to protect your hearing against the most common external factors. The following are some of the main players in why we lose our hearing — and how you can…

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Receptionist

The Jefferson Surgical Clinic is currently recruiting a full-time receptionist.  The ideal candidate will perform a variety of front desk duties, including reception, patient scheduling, answering phones and maintaining patient records. The ability to multi-task and work well with others is very important. A qualified candidate must have relevant experience, including insurance pre-authorization and procedure posting. Proficiency in EHR and scheduling software is required. If you are interested in this position, please submit a current resume no later than June 2nd, 2014 to ahux@jeffersonsurgical.com

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What to Expect After Vascular Surgery

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. 

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Medical Secretary Career Opportunity

The Jefferson Surgical Clinic is currently recruiting an experienced and personable Medical Secretary for full-time employment. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, along with an excellent work environment. The successful candidate will possess experience in scheduling patient office appointments, diagnostic testing and surgery. Experience with insurance authorizations necessary, and EHR knowledge is desired. Please send current resume to: ahux@jeffersonsurgical.com by April 28th, 2014.

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Mini-Facelift Open House – Thursday, May 8th

Getting older is a fact of life. But maybe you don’t feel older. And we’d like you to know that there’s a way to age gracefully, while retaining your natural beauty. Mini-facelift procedures allow you to look the way you feel – youthful, and energetic. Join Dr. Steven Harris and the staff at Jefferson Surgical Clinic for an open house on Thursday, May 8th. We’ll answer your questions about the mini-facelift, including techniques, procedures, and the ways in which mini-facelift sessions can restore your natural beauty. As with many other medical procedures, there are plenty of myths about mini-facelift procedures,…

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Colorectal Cancer: 90% Preventable, 90% Treatable

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, but our colon health is something we should focus on year-round. There are several factors that impact your colon health, but only 5-10% of colon cancers care caused by a heritable mutation.  Unfortunately, you can’t control your genetic make-up, or these other risk factors:• Age• History of poor colon health• Inflammatory bowel disorders• Family history of colon health problems. The two risk factors you can control – lifestyle and diet – will have the biggest impact on your colon health. Inactivity, obesity, smoking, and heavy alcohol use are all linked to a higher…

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Get Better Skin for Spring

When it comes to the good and the bad in foods, it seems like the media is always changing its mind. Is milk good or bad for adults? What about chocolate, or coffee? Get the facts behind the myths, and enjoy the benefits of better skin! Chocolate Myth: Chocolate causes acne and other breakouts due to its high fat content. Truth: Milk chocolate is made by combining chocolate liquids with extra sugar and sweetened milk. Dark chocolate, however, contains several antioxidants, a higher percentage of cocoa, and a lower percentage of sugar. Make the switch: When getting your chocolate fix,…

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Strive For Healthy Balance

Some of you may remember Elvis Costello singing, “I can’t stand up for falling down.”Costello was singing about falling in love, but an actual lack of physical balance can be seriously frustrating, even dangerous. And if you find yourself off-balance lately, you’re not alone. 2 million adults from age 18 to 95 suffer from a fall that lands them in the emergency room. Out of this number, more than a third of them are adults over the age of 60. The good news? Falls can be prevented with a few little changes to your daily routine. Consider this: balance is…

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Four Reasons to Have Your Hearing Checked

Hearing loss is extremely common. One in five people age 12 and over have hearing loss. It is the third most common chronic health condition in older Americans behind arthritis and heart disease. Social events can be challenging, even stressful if you have untreated hearing loss. Musical performances can be distorted; lectures and worship services can be less fulfilling. There is a well-documented link between untreated hearing loss and dementia. Dr. Lin of Johns Hopkins University published a large study in 2011 showing the worse the untreated hearing loss, the more likely the person was to develop dementia. Similar results…

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February is Kids’ ENT Health Month

Most of us remember what it was like to be sick as a kid. The popsicles, cartoons, and ability to stay home from school can make it seem like a fond memory. But the truth is, ear and upper respiratory infections make children miserable, and can lead to more severe issues, if not treated properly. 80% of children will come into the office with a painful earache before age 2, according to statistics from the CDC. Studies also show that ear, nose, and throat issues are the number-one complaint of children seeing their pediatrician. February is Kids’ ENT Health Month,…

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