Need Care From a Proctologist in Benson NC?
The quaint and picturesque town of Benson NC recently celebrated its 125th anniversary. Located in Johnson County, the town’s historic main street is a hive of commercial and community activity. Although the population was just 3,311 in 2010, the town is poised to benefit from the wave of growth and economic diversification that is currently being experienced in eastern North Carolina.
This promising future bodes well for local residents, who will benefit from improved healthcare and other services as the town grows. For now, when they need the services of a medical professional such as a proctologist in Benson NC, they can access Saleeby and Wessels just 32 miles away in nearby Raleigh with ease.
Putting Patients First
Founded in 1955, Saleeby and Wessels was established by Dr. Richard Saleeby, Sr. when he realized the amount of suffering among patients in North Carolina caused by common anorectal illnesses.
Whether you’re dealing with embarrassing conditions such as hemorrhoids or concerns such as anal cancer or Crohn’s disease, our mission is to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.
Diagnosis You Can Trust
At Saleeby and Wessels, our goal is to deliver a diagnosis you can trust. We do this by:
- Evaluation of symptoms, including anal bleeding and discharge, anal itching or pain, protrusion or swelling.
- Consideration of changes in your bowel habits, such as the recent development of constipation, diarrhea or fecal incontinence.
- Diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopy and proctosigmoidoscopy.
By providing you with a thorough, timely diagnosis many of the most troublesome anal conditions can be treated in early stages, sparing patients of Benson NC the discomfort of suffering for a long time.
Conditions We Treat
At Saleeby and Wessels, our focus covers a range of different anorectal conditions. These include:
- Anal Crohn’s disease, which is Crohn’s disease characterized by perianal problems such as fistulas, fissures and skin tags. It’s caused by inflammation in the gut that flares up occasionally, resulting in symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea and a general feeling of being unwell. Management focuses on controlling flare-ups and symptoms through the use of medications. Occasionally, surgery may be used to drain abscesses and alleviate infection.
- Proctitis, which is a condition related to an infection of the bowel such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The illness causes pain during bowel movements and a feeling of urgency, and patients may also experience blood or other discharge coming from the rectum. Proctitis can also be caused by exposure to radiation, usually during cancer treatments.
- Anal Fissures, which are small, oval-shaped tears in the lining of the lower rectum. They are typically caused by injury or trauma resulting from childbirth, constipation and the passing of large or hard stools, diarrhea or Crohn’s disease. Anal fissures are often mistaken for hemorrhoids, because they cause similar symptoms such as itching, pain and bleeding. These tears are easily treated with warm soaks and topical medications, and your treatment is professionally managed in our welcoming office environment.
Our friendly, compassionate medical team makes every effort to care for you using the least invasive method possible. We prefer to use in-office management of your illness whenever we can, and to improve your quality of life through changes to lifestyle and diet. When and if surgery is recommended, however, both of our doctors are board-certified colorectal surgeons with the knowledge and experience you need to provide you with the very best professional care.