As of Monday, December 18, 2022, Jefferson Surgical Clinic physicians and staff are employed by Carilion Clinic.

Jefferson Surgical Clinic and Carilion share the same philosophy about the practice of medicine. We believe in an evidence-based, patient-centered approach that emphasizes care coordination and keeping people healthy. As a patient, you’ll receive the same care and compassion from your surgical provider. Also, you’ll have access to additional resources through Carilion, including MyChart, a secure online health management tool, and easy connections to many specialty services through an electronic medical record system.

If you have questions regarding an upcoming appointment, you can continue to reach your care team at (540) 283-6000..

The patient portal is no longer active due to system changes. Please call (540) 283-6070 for account questions or to make a payment on your account.

Overview

Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate, a small walnut-shaped gland in males that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Many prostate cancers grow slowly and are confined to the prostate gland where they may not cause serious harm, so it’s important to detect and treat it early.

Symptoms

Prostate cancer may cause no signs or symptoms in its early stages, but more advanced stages may cause signs and symptoms such as:

  • Trouble urinating
  • Decreased force in the stream of urine
  • Blood in the urine
  • Bone pain
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Erectile dysfunction

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase the risk of prostate cancer include:

  • Older age
  • Race – for reasons not yet determined, Black people have a greater risk of prostate cancer
  • Family history