Rural Health Surgical Clinic

Located on the 1st floor of Salem Township Hospital
1201 Ricker Drive, Salem, Illinois

Appointments: (618) 548-5061

Salem Township Hospital Rural Health Surgical Clinic

Kevin Claffey, MD

General Surgery

Kevin Claffey, MD - General Surgeon
Kevin Claffey, MD, an experienced general surgeon, brings over three decades of surgical experience to Salem Township Hospital. Graduating from the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA, he completed his medical degree and residency at Hahnemann University Medical School. He also completed an endoscopy training program in Japan. In addition, he is a member of the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Claffey is married to Nurse Practitioner Kim Claffey, with whom he has four children.

“I’ve enjoyed helping others throughout my career and continue to learn from them. I adore seeing my patients’ smiles and knowing that I can make a difference in their lives.” - Kevin Claffey, MD

Services Provided

  • Appendectomy
  • Breast Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Colonoscopy / EGD with Intervention for Bleeding Stricture
  • Diverticulitis Management
  • Feeding Tube Access
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Care
  • Hernia Repair
  • Management of Bowel Obstruction
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Port-A-Cath Placement
  • Skin Infections and Abscess Care
  • Skin Lesions (Lumps and Bumps)

April L. Jackson, MD FACS

General Surgery

April L. Jackson, MD
Dr. April L. Jackson is a native of Metropolis, IL and previously practiced in Paducah, Ky for fifteen years. Dr. Jackson received her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and her surgical residency with Southern Illinois University in Springfield. Dr. Jackson strives to make sure that the decisions made for patients are those that she would also make for family and friends, providing acute care with a focus on prevention.

“I strive to work closely with staff members and other local practitioners to provide efficient, effective care that you will find only in our local communities.”
- April L. Jackson, MD FACS

Services Provided

  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Diagnosis, treatment and  management of benign and malignant breast diseases
  • Diverticulitis management and treatment
  • Feeding tube access; gastrostomy and jejunostomy tube placements
  • Hemorrhoid management and treatment
  • Bowel obstruction management and treatment
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Hernia repair:  inguinal, femoral, umbilical, and ventral
  • Port-a-cath placement
  • Skin infections and abscess treatment
  • Skin lesions including cancer and cysts
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph node biopsies
  • Wound care

Bottom Line: Colonoscopies Can Save Lives

Colorectal Cancer doesn’t always have symptoms. If you are 45 years or older, routine screening is the best prevention. Getting screened may not sound pleasant, but can save your life.

Colorectal cancer screenings are available at Salem Township Hospital with Dr. Kevin Claffey, General Surgeon.

Don’t put it off - To Schedule Your Colorectal Screening Call 618-548-5061.


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