Dr. Wessels graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York with a B.S. in Biology and Sociology. He went on to attend Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y. where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Wessels then completed six years of General Surgery Residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He later pursued further specialty training with a one-year Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at the Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando.

Prior to joining Dr. Saleeby Sr. and Dr. Saleeby Jr. in the summer of 2006, Dr. Wessels practiced for almost three years in New Orleans. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Wessels is Board Certified in Surgery and Board Certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Wessels has also been selected as the 2013 & 2014 Regional Top Doctor in Colon and Rectal Surgery through Castle Connolly Medical, an industry resource that identifies top doctors in their profession. While trained and proficient in all aspects of the specialty of colon and rectal surgery, Dr. Wessels focuses on the medical and surgical management of anal and rectal conditions as well as colonoscopy.

Dr. Wessels is an active member of The Piedmont Colon and Rectal Surgery Society, E.R. Woodward Surgical Society, The North Carolina Medical Society and the North Carolina Chapter of The American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Wessels was born in Manhasset, NY. He and his wife, Melissa, have two sons. In his spare time, Dr. Wessels enjoys physical fitness, coaching little league baseball and participating in all sports with his children.