Dr. Frank J Wessels MD

Dr. Frank Wessels is a colon & rectal surgery doctor in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Duke Raleigh Hospital and Rex Healthcare. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College and has been in practice for 18 years. Dr. Wessels accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 4 doctors at Duke Raleigh Hospital and one of 5 at Rex Healthcare who specialize in Colon & Rectal Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

General Colon & Rectal Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Orlando Health
Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2003

Albany Medical College
Class of 1996

U Florida COM-Shands Hosp
Residency, General Surgery, 2002

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 30 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 25 years in Hand Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Ovariectomy in grasshoppers increases somatic storage, but proportional allocation of ingested nutrients to somatic tissues is unchanged.
Judd, E.T., Wessels, F.J., Drewry, M.D., Grove, M., Wright, K., Hahn, D.A., Hatle, J.D.

Pro- and antiinflammatory cytokine production after radiofrequency ablation of unresectable hepatic tumors.
Schell, S.R., Wessels, F.J., Abouhamze, A., Moldawer, L.L., Copeland, E.M.

What are the causes and consequences of the chronic inflammatory state in chronic dialysis patients?
Bergström, J., Lindholm, B., Lacson, E., Owen, W., Lowrie, E. G., Glassock, R. J., Ikizler, T. A., Wessels, F. J., Moldawer, L. L., Wanner, C., Zimmermann, J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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