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JSC Mini Face OH 2018 WebartGo into the New Year feeling confident in your skin. 

Jefferson Surgical Clinic is holding a Mini-Facelift Open House on Wednesday, January 11, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Salem office at 1924 Braeburn Circle, Salem, VA.

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

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

winter blues December is Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month. This disorder is commonly referred to as the Winter Blues and affects about 5% of Americans. Shorter days, colder temperatures and holiday stress can all contribute to the Winter Blues.

Here are some tips for the staff at Jefferson Surgical Clinic to help you combat these seasonal blues.

Matthews Child donation box smallMatthew’s Child is a non-profit organization that provides support for foster and adoptive families in Roanoke, Virginia and surrounding areas. The mission of Matthew’s Child is to offer support to children, biological families, foster families and social workers.

Jefferson Surgical Clinic will be contributing to multiple Matthew’s Child programs, including Kids Survival KitsFirst Night Meals, and gifts for children this holiday season.

Throughout December, our various offices will be collecting items for these children and families.

JSC Audio OH 2017 FacebookHearing loss is more than an occasional inconvenience; it can impact your health and overall wellbeing.

Jefferson Surgical Clinic is holding an Audiology Open House on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

The event will be held at:

JSC Salem office
1924 Braeburn Circle
Salem, VA

Dr. Kim Lower is a licensed audiologist and will present information about new technology available at JSC, ways to improve your hearing health, and what you can expect when you come in for a visit.

Register online or call 540-283-6085 to attend this event and learn about your options if you are experiencing hearing loss and want to improve your hearing health.

walkjscAt Jefferson Surgical Clinic, our staff is dedicated to helping people maintain healthy, happy lifestyles. This commitment goes well beyond the time our staff is working with patients at JSC.

In September, many members of our staff took part in two major fundraisers in Roanoke – Cure by Design and One Walk. Combined, the two events raised an estimated $450,000 for cancer research and funding juvenile diabetes research.

iPiccy collageJefferson Surgical Clinic is pleased to announce it has added two nurse practitioners to its staff. Christin Clark, NP, is providing patient care in the Vascular Clinic while Susan Blick, NP, is providing advanced-level care in the Otolaryngology Department.

Clark is a familiar face at Jefferson Surgical Clinic. She joined JSC in January 2014 as an R.N. supervisor. This spring she completed her M.S. in Nursing at the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

She’s now caring for patients alongside vascular surgeon, Dr. James Drougas.

Molly RutherfordRoanoke, VA - September 2017. Jefferson Surgical Clinic announces the accreditation of its echocardiography lab by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). The lab officially received the note of achievement in July. The rigorous, three-year process requires a minimum number of studies to be conducted and is proof of JSC's high level of patient care.

"We opened in 2014 and immediately began our path to accreditation," said Molly Rutherford, M.D., FACC, Cardiologist and Medical Director of Jefferson Surgical Clinic's echocardiography laboratory. "We're proud of this recognition, and our talented staff earned every bit of it."

Missy Lacks, RDCS/RVT, is the lab’s technical director.  Kendall Cannon, BS/RVT, who has been with JSC since 2012, is newly accredited as a registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer (RDCS). Sheryl Duvall, RDMS/RVT, oversees both Jefferson Surgical Clinic’s cardiac echo lab and vascular lab.  Ashlee Carroll, BS/RVT, is also training in Echocardiography under supervision of Dr. Rutherford to add RDCS to her credentials.

September 1, 2017

Dear Jefferson Surgical Patient,

Beginning November 1, 2017, Dr. Poffenberger and Dr. Schmidt will be providing emergency care and surgical services at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. Our office location will remain the same and we will continue to be members of the Jefferson Surgical Clinic – an independent practice. The only change you will see is that, should you need surgical or emergency room services, your care will be provided at a Carilion facility. We will be on emergency call at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

For after-hours emergencies, please call (540) 981-7000.

We are committed to making this transition easy for our patients and are happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your ongoing support and for trusting Jefferson Surgical Clinic with your care.

Sincerely,

Rodney J. Poffenberger, MD
Mark A. Schmidt, MD

JSC Open House 2017 WebsiteExercise and weight loss don’t always give you the flat stomach you strive to achieve, but plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Harris is highly skilled at a procedure that can help you. Learn how abdominoplasty can give you the flat stomach you’ve always wanted by attending our Open House on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Hosted at our Salem Braeburn Circle Office, this event explains how a tummy tuck is performed, what the recovery time is and how quickly you can expect to see results. Register today for the Abdominoplasty Open House and learn how you can get the flat stomach you’ve always wanted. 

Fotolia 165189605 Subscription Monthly XLWhile summer is a great opportunity for many people to enjoy the outdoors, it can be a painful time – both physically and emotionally – for those with varicose veins.

Varicose veins occur when one-way valves are unable to pump blood to the heart and the blood pools at the bottom of the vein. Warm weather and exercise can cause these veins to increase in size and appearance, as well as become very painful.

Here are some tips to help reduce these symptoms this summer:

JSC Mini Face OH 2017 WebsiteFacial rejuvenation surgery is a great way to restore your youthful appearance and take years off your appearance. On Thursday, July 13 at 6pm, Dr. Steven G. Harris of Jefferson Surgical Clinic will be holding an open house at his office at 1924 Braeburn Circle; Salem VA 24153. This is a great opportunity for patients to learn about facial rejuvenation and ask any questions they may have about the procedure.

“This is an opportunity for patients to meet me in a very fun, friendly situation without any pressure to make a decision about surgery,” said Dr. Harris. “I’ll stay around for an hour or even two hours after the open house to answer everyone’s questions.”

If you’re interested in attending the Open House, please RSVP for the event.


Steven G. HarrisAs you age, your upper and lower eyelids often begin to droop and appear puffy due to weakened muscles and excess fat. In addition to making you look older and tired, these sagging eyelids can also affect your peripheral vision.

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that can improve the appearance of your eyelids and enhance your field of vision.

During this outpatient surgery, surgeons will create an incision where there is a natural crease in your eyelid and remove excess fat and skin to help improve the firmness of your eyelids. This extra firmness will help you look younger and more alert.

healthy Mouth Healthy Life JSCYou can learn a lot about a person by their smile. In fact, you may even be able to tell how healthy they are.

That’s because doctors have discovered that good oral health is often linked to better health overall. When dentists come across problems inside your mouth, it can often mean there is a problem deeper within body.

 "It’s over 130, I think, different systemic diseases that have some sort of oral sign or symptom,” said Dr. Joe Dill of Delta Dental. “It can be dry mouth, red spots, white spots, lumps, bumps, things like that. So dentists are really sort of the first line of seeing the results of something bigger going on in your body.”

Hearing loss may seem like an inconvenience, but the impact it can have on your health is much more serious than you may think. That is why Jefferson Surgical Clinic is holding an Audiology Open House on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Salem office at 1924 Braeburn Circle, Salem, VA.

Dr. Kim Lower is a licensed audiologist at JSC and will lead a discussion about the options you have for improving your hearing health, types of hearing aids that are offered at JSC, and what you can expect when you come in for a visit. Here is a preview of what Dr. Lower will be discussing:

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