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Digestive disease specialist coming to practice at Wheeling Hospital

WHEELING — Dr. John Nasr, who specializes in gastroenterology and advanced therapeutic endoscopy, has joined Wheeling Hospital.

Nasr is a nationwide leader in ERCP and interventional EUS, and is widely known and published nationally and internationally. He is involved in several cutting edge projects related to endoscopic advancement and device development.

“We are thrilled to have Nasr join us here at Wheeling Hospital,” said Douglas Harrison, Wheeling Hospital CEO. “He is a great example of the level of physician talent that we are now recruiting. Patients come from multiple states, including West Virginia, Ohio Pennsylvania and Maryland, just to see him and will now be coming to Wheeling for their care.

“As we have stated over and over, the goal is to not have patients travel long distances for care. With Nasr joining us, patients no longer have to travel for advanced endoscopic procedures.”

Nasr specializes in pancreatic and bilary disorders. Referring physicians are welcome to call at any time for information or transfer of patients with:

¯ Bile leak or biliary injury.

¯ Cholangitis.

¯ Choledocholithiasis.

¯ Biliary strictures and obstruction.

¯ Acute, chronic and recurrent pancreatitis.

¯ Biliary diseases.

¯ Pancreatic diseases.

¯ Requirement for ERCPS, EUS, spyglass, single balloon enteroscope.

¯ Any general GI diseases.

The doctor performs EDGE procedures, EMR and ESD and endoscopic suturing. He is available for any round-trip advanced procedures 24/7.

He is a graduate of the American University of Beirut, and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed additional training in therapeutic endoscopy and ultrasonography of the gastrointestinal system. Nasr is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Before coming to Wheeling Hospital, Nasr was director of therapeutic endoscopy and executive director of endoscopic services at WVU Medicine, Nasr also was an associate professor at WVU Department of Medicine, section of digestive diseases. He served as a member of the gastroenterology operations, surgical services and relevant quality committees.

At WVU, Nasr provided leadership in gastroenterology suite planning, operations, equipment evaluation and quality of care projects. He also served as liaison between the WVU Section of Gastroenterology and external entities to facilitate and coordinate gastroenterology endoscopic services.

Nasr will begin seeing patients July 1. For information, call (304) 243-7928.

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