Finding Proctologists in Mount Olive NC
Mount Olive is a vibrant small town in North Carolina, well known across the country for its famous pickles. Besides being the only town across all 50 states to have its name appear on grocery store shelves, this small town founded in 1870, also lays claim to the best tasting drinking water in the North Carolina. Oddly enough, it has neither mountains nor does it produce olives!
What the town does have is a population of roughly 5,000 people—all of whom might need proctology services at some time in their lives. That’s a need recognized by the compassionate team at Saleeby and Wessels Proctology, located just 70 miles away in Raleigh and ready to help when necessary.
About Saleeby and Wessels
Founded in 1955 by Dr. Richard Saleeby, Sr., S&W has been providing relief for colorectal conditions for more than half a century. In 1990 and 2006 his son, Dr. Richard Saleeby, Jr. and Dr. Frank Wessels, who are both board-certified colon and rectal surgery Fellows with significant experience, joined him in the practice.
S&W offers patients in Mount Olive NC a range of proctology services, including evaluation of anal symptoms such as:
- Bleeding and discharge
- Constipation or diarrhea
We also provide diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopies, proctosigmoidoscopies and screening for colorectal cancers.
Conditions treated include:
Anal Fistulas: This uncomfortable condition is usually caused by an infection of the anal glands that develops into an abscess. Once the abscess drains a tunnel may exist, which connects the infected gland to the skin around the anus. This is called a fistula, and if not treated correctly it can continue to bother you for years. We usually treat anal fistulas by opening and draining them surgically, and in many cases this is done on an outpatient basis.
Anal Crohn’s Disease: This is a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, similar to ulcerative colitis. Together, the two conditions are called Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and often you may not realize that you have it. Most patients of Anal Crohn’s disease are between the ages of 16 and 40, and we believe it to be caused by bacterial growth or an immune system deficiency. Patients can be predisposed to suffer from it if they have a family history of the disease.
Symptoms of Crohn’s include:
- rectal bleeding
- purulent discharge
- fevers, and
- lower abdominal and pelvis pain
These symptoms can overlap with common anal disorders like hemorrhoids, fissures and abscesses. Treatment usually includes management by medication and careful use of surgery when it’s needed, primarily to help control infection.
Management and Surgery
We make the effort to recommend the least invasive treatment options possible, such as in-office management of your condition and improvements based on changes to your lifestyle and diet. In the event that surgery is required, however, our skilled surgeons provide the kind of effective and compassionate care you need using the most up-to-date equipment and techniques.
Putting Patients First
Our approach to patient care at Saleeby and Wessels is to put you first, every step of the way. Our friendly, knowledgeable team provides personalized care with a caring and respectful attitude for every patient we serve. With our experience in treating conditions of the colon, rectum and anus, patients in Mount Olive NC can confidently entrust their rectal health to us. We aim to provide all our patients with the solutions they need in a caring and understanding manner.