Dr. Eric Gessler, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 53

Dr. Eric Gessler, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Sentara Princess Anne Hospital and Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gessler to book an appointment.

Dr. Gessler

Coastal Ear Nose and Throat Sgns

984 First Colonial Rd Ste 302 Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gessler's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler treats Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gessler treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Pollen Allergy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler treats Pollen Allergy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gessler treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler treats Vertigo more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gessler treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo

Dr. Gessler's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Food Allergy
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Patch Testing
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radioallergosorbent Test
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Snoring
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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(757) 481-0385

Dr. Gessler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Optima Health
Peach State Health Plan
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Simply Healthcare Plans
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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Tricare
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UnitedHealthCare
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Wellcare of Georgia
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Dr. Gessler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gessler

4.4

Based on 13 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
  • Explained conditions well (11)
  • Listened & answered questions (11)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
  • Long wait times (1)
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Excellent practitioner. Straightforward, takes time, excellent surgeon, great bedside manner. As a stage four survivor I have met with my fair share of docs, this one is a good one.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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K. Reid – Jul 15, 2020
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Dr Gressler is an amazing doctor, very professional and cares for his patients and clients. His professionalism exceeds the standards and he listens and understands his patients needs. His staff is awesome! Great team. Thank you Sir
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Antonio Bryant Gulf War Veteran – Jul 13, 2020
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I went to see Dr. Gessler about my sons recurrent ear infections. It’s a shame to see posts about the front desk staff when this review is supposed to be about Dr. Gessler and NOT the staff. I had a wonderful visit with Dr. Gessler and he immediately put me at ease about my sons surgery. I left feeling confident with the upcoming procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Chelsea – May 19, 2020
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Easy to get in the day I'd like for an appt. Front desk is always helpful on the phone. Though I personally haven't had any issues with the receptionists, I believe the could improve on there people skills a bit with others. I work with customer service and I do understand that some situations can be "trying", but a happy, helpful, smiling attitude is always the best way to go for the best experience! As for Dr Gessler, he's been everything I hoped for in an ENT. Easy to talk with and understand and he trys to be as helpful as he can. I would recommend him to anyone. I got ear tubes put in and the surgical unit was awesome as well.
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What could be improved
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May 17, 2019
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I was getting chronic sinus infections that wouldn’t go away, no matter how many rounds of antibiotics. Dr. Gessler suggested sinus surgery and he did an excellent job of explaining exactly how it would go. Dr. Gessler’s bedside manner in the office and at the surgery center was amazing. At no point did I feel I didn’t understand what was going on or what the next step was. I see poor ratings for other staff of this office, which I don’t understand. The ladies at the front desk have been great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jaime Cox in Virginia Beach, VA – Feb 19, 2019
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Dr Gessler has a wonderful personality and really takes his time listening to concerns, explaining his thought process, and making even the little patients (my son is 5) feel important. His staff at the front desk was helpful, understanding, and kind as well. I highly recommend Dr Gessler because he is phenomenal!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rhianon Growney in Portsmouth, VA – Mar 13, 2018
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Horrible front desk service. Didn't have my physical health insurance card. Couldn't be seen. No wiggle room at all. I haven't carrtied my card in years. I just give my numbers. Nope. Not here. Lady closed sliding glass door. See ya!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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VIRGINIA BEACH – Dec 19, 2017
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Dr. Gessler listened to me, and really thought through as to what could be the cause of my issues. He did not rush through my appointment and had an awesome "bed side manor".. We discussed my choices and I felt like he took my concerns seriously. I have a list of other things I need to see him for, and I would definitely recommend Dr. Gessler to my friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Honoree Pellerin in Norfolk, VA – Jul 01, 2017
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Dr Gessler was fine, but I will never step foot in his office again due to the front office staff. They are condescending and lack any sort of kindness or concern for any patient I observed walk in during the hour and a half that I waited to be seen. I have never seen such rudeness that I watched from those two women to so many elderly patients. I was appalled. Women like that should not be in any kind of profession involving the public, much less sick patients.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Gwen W in Virginia Beach, VA – Dec 12, 2016
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Really wonderful physician who listened. Great 'bedside' manner, courteous, kind, and explained what he was going to do. Follow ups just as concerned and caring as the first visit. Highly recommend Dr. Gessler.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Moo in Virginia Beach, VA – Nov 04, 2016
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Excellent character and charisma,I was comfortable the whole time with him.I had a surgery which was pleasant and as smooth as silk.Truly appreciated Mr.Gesslers or should I say Dr.Gesslers care into providing a quick and painless surgery for me and being as prompt and punctual as possible.I would reccomend him to anyone who is lucky enough to come across this man.Even though he his busy,he makes time for his patients individual needs and cares about them and remembers them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Sam N W in Virginia Beach, VA – Apr 15, 2016
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Care Philosophy

I feel strongly that listening to my patients is the most important aspect of the patient-provider relationship. Taking time to educate my patients about...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Otolaryngic Allergy

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Residency Hospital
1995
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Eric Gessler, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Eric Gessler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gessler frequently treats Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation, Pollen Allergy, and Vertigo. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gessler treats.

Where is Dr. Eric Gessler, MD's office located?

Dr. Gessler's office is located at 984 First Colonial Rd Ste 302, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Coastal Ear Nose and Throat Sgns

Coastal Ear Nose & Throat Surgeons984 First Colonial Rd Ste 302 Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gessler is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Sentara Princess Anne Hospital

Virginia Beach, VA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital

Virginia Beach, VA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)