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From now until December 15th our staff is participating in the Change for Change fundraising event to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. For every dollar we raise Second Harvest will be able to buy $8 worth of food for those in need. So we’re digging around in our pockets, checking the sofa cushions, jiggling the penny jars, and raiding our washing machines for loose change. Prizes will be awarded for Heaviest Collection, Highest Dollar Value Collection, and Favorite Collection Container. Stay tuned to find out who the winner is, and if you’d like to help a staff member raise change or just donate a little something for prosperity, feel free to offer some of your spare change to our general collection container the next time you’re at JSC for an appointment – or even if you’re just in the neighborhood.

Statistics show that one out of every six men will get prostate cancer, and 32,000 men die from it each year. It’s important to protect yourself from this disease every month, but Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to remember the risks, get tested and educate yourself about prevention.

Prostate Cancer occurs when cells around the prostate grow beyond their natural life span and form malignant tumors. This particular type of cancer develops slowly, which is why it’s so important to get tested regularly and maintain a proactive prevention approach, including monitoring your diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and getting enough exercise.

Check out the Jefferson Surgical Facebook page all this month for Prostate Cancer prevention tips and information!

The Jefferson Surgical Clinic would like to wish Dr. Weaver and his staff the best as he opens Weaver Neurosurgery Spine in April.

On April 1st, 2011, Jefferson Surgical Clinic’s Dr. Raymond Harron will be moving his offices to a new location at 1924 Braeburn Circle. The new office features convenient parking, and Dr. Harron will continue to provide the high level of surgical care his patients and referring physicians have come to expect. For details and directions, call (540) 283-6000 or visit our locations page.

Did you know that, according to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), nearly 140,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed every year? March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to learn about this deadly but treatable disease.

Coming to the Jefferson Surgical Clinic from Carilion Clinic where she worked for 31 years, most recently as a Perioperative Quality Specialist, Leslie will be our new Director of Nursing!

As Director of Nursing, Leslie will be working closely with the almost 25 nurses we currently have on staff. She’ll be recruiting, hiring, training and supervising, and managing day-to-day tasks related to patient care, as well as monitoring safety and regulatory issues.

Along with her extensive experience, Leslie brings a fresh perspective to the position and on policies and procedures. We look forward to working with you, Leslie!

Jefferson Surgical Clinic is proud to announce that the physicians and staff of The Neurosurgical Center of Southwest Virginia  will join our practice on April 1, 2010.  The offices of Edgar N. Weaver, Jr. MD FACS and Raymond V. Harron, D. O. continue to be located at 5304 Indian Grave Road, Roanoke Va.  We welcome these excellent physicians and their patients to Jefferson Surgical Clinic- Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery.

Jefferson Surgical Clinic’s Gregory C. Zachmann, M.D., FACS, has been elected president of the Virginia Society of Otolaryngology.  He is in practice at Roanoke’s Jefferson Surgical Clinic as a board-certified Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon.

The Virginia Society of Otolaryngology is the state’s society of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physicians. The organization provides support and continuing education to its member doctors and also assists its patients in dealing with insurance and government issues affecting health care.  One of the group’s recent accomplishments was supporting passage through the Virginia Legislature of the state-wide restaurant smoking ban.

Men will be men.  You are one – or love one – and know that most men seem to put off going to the doctor unless they have symptoms of something.  It’s a guy thing.

When it comes to your prostate, you have to be in the know.  And getting in the know about your body means you need to begin screening for Prostate Cancer at age 40.  Why?

You need a baseline.  And you and your doctor can easily follow any changes in your PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) which is a protein produced by your prostate.  If the numbers spike, you might have an issue.

Here’s the deal with Prostate Cancer: There are no symptoms, no signs.

So you have to get checked.  Yearly.  No big deal.

There are two simple tests that take 10 seconds each.  Your doctor will take a blood sample from your arm and a quick digital exam of your rectum.  Done.

And if you have Prostate Cancer, the great news is that early detection is likely to result in a cure.

So it’s cool to be in the know.  Get screened, get it done yearly.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month…make it a point to get your prostate checked.

Jefferson Surgical Clinic’s team of urologists employs the latest technologies for screening.  Make an appointment for yourself – or the man you love – today.

Jefferson Surgical Clinic now offers a Vascular Screening option designed to evaluate your overall vascular health, as well as detect early stages of vascular disease before you experience any symptoms. Our screening program includes:

  • Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound screening for detection of Aneurysm
  • Carotid Artery Ultrasound for Stroke prevention
  • Blood pressure testing to evaluate circulation in the legs

Each procedure will be offered at a cost of $50.00. If you schedule all three procedures, the cost will be $125.00. No Insurance claims will be filed. Jefferson Surgical accepts Cash, Check or a Major Credit Card.

Call 540.345.1561 to make your appointment, no doctor order is needed.

The Jefferson Surgical Clinic Vascular Lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) - Vascular.

Dr. Steven Harris has been performing mini-facelifts for 14 years. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Harris graduated from Duke University Medical School in 1984 and completed his plastic surgery residency there in 1993. In between, he completed a general surgery residency at the University of Texas/Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

How can a mini-facelift help me?

Everyone over the age of thirty-five or forty has tried a “facelift” in the mirror by pushing upward on their cheeks. A mini-facelift can achieve this same effect by surgically securing the tissues in this higher position where they will remain for years, while avoiding many of the downsides of traditional facelifts.

Jefferson Surgical Clinic serves a local population of more than 250,000, with regular referrals from a 100-mile radius. We have a remarkably strong medical community, working with both HCA Lewis-Gale and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospitals.

  • Both Forbes and Money Magazine rank the Roanoke region as one of America's best places to live and do business. This dynamic area offers exceptional quality-of-life (including reasonably priced homes, excellent public and private schools, low crime rate and a stable economy) in a gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountain setting.
  • Proximity to Smith Mountain Lake, cited as one of the Eastern Seaboard's most beautiful freshwater recreational areas with world-class fishing, boating, sailing and water sports.
  • Ample cultural attractions (including the new Taubman Museum of Art, live theater, opera festivals and sports competitions).
  • A temperate four-season climate.
  • Convenient travel options through both Roanoke and Lynchburg regional airports, as well as Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Proximity to Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

Please visit some of the links below to learn more about the Roanoke Valley

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