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New Treatment Center Opens for Bowel Problems

September 28, 2012
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Dr. K. Steven Wiley and Ohio Valley Colon & Rectal Surgery are now providing state of the art diagnostic testing and treatment for functional bowel problems.

It used to be that if you developed bowel disorders like fecal incontinence or chronic constipation you were destined to have it forever.

Today this is not the case, new examination procedures allow Dr. Wiley and his staff the ability to find out the actual cause of the problem and direct treatment plans to resolve the condition.

One of the most debilitating problems a person can have is bowel incontinence. It's embarrassing, creates a lot of anxiety and fear, often people become home bound or at a minimum their activities become controlled by their bowels. This is a terrible way to live; in most cases the problem can be fixed. Finding the cause becomes the issue. Often people think this is a normal consequence of aging, well it's not. Just because you are getting older, does not mean that you are destined to lose control of your bowels. Wearing adult diapers is not a solution but a way to manage the condition. Anyone who has this problem can tell you that it started slowly and progressively worsened until they felt they had no control at all. The success rate for treating fecal incontinence is very high, its starts with specific testing procedures that pinpoint the cause and direct the treatment.

Chronic constipation is the same. Dr. Wiley says "Often people think that just because they have had a problem for a long time that it can't change; fortunately, that's just not the case." He continues "We have treated 90 year old patients with years of chronic constipation and had their problem resolve. The key is finding what is causing the problem and changing it. That's where specific testing like manometry comes in to play."

The diagnostic center is the only one of its kind in the entire state of West Virginia. Dr. Wiley "We are very proud to be able to offer the residents of Wheeling and the northern panhandle these services. We are able to provide diagnosis and treatment for conditions that other facilities across the state cannot. We are dedicated to providing our patients with every opportunity possible to get well."

Dr. Wiley is board certified general and colorectal surgeon. He's a lifelong resident of West Virginia and one the Mountaineer's biggest fans. His Anorectal Physiology Lab is located in his new office complex in downtown Wheeling. The staff of the lab is well trained and able to answer any questions you may have.

Feel free to call Lab Director or staff at 304-238-0212 Ext 112. Lab Director Ext 108.

If you have any of these problems: incontinence of stool; chronic constipation or pelvic pain ask your PCP to refer you for consult and evaluation at our office. Many insurance companies require a referral to see a specialist.

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