A new specialty surgery clinic opened in January at Franklin Hospital in Benton as part of SSM Health Medical Group.

The clinic is staffed by board certified general surgeon Kevin Claffey, MD, in addition to his current services in Mount Vernon. Claffey graduated from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and has been in practice for more than 24 years, performing more than 10,000 surgeries using minimally invasive techniques.

“In addition to our SSM Health Medical Group’s primary care office in Benton which is staffed by Dr. Ralph Latta, our specialty clinics of cardiology/heart, pulmonology/lung, OB/GYN/women’s health, we have expanded capabilities to include surgery,” Matthew Sojka, president of SSM Health Medical Group in Southern Illinois, said in a news release.

To schedule an appointment for a surgery consultation or office exam, call 618-899-3980. 

—The Southern

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