Dr. Eric Gessler, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Gessler
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Coastal Ear Nose and Throat Sgns

984 First Colonial Rd Ste 302 Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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(757) 481-0385

Dr. Eric Gessler, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Virginia Beach, VA. Dr. Gessler has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions, Otologic Care, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Care than other specialists in his area. 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.


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Dr. Gessler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
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
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HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
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HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
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HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
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KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
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Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
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Blue Card PPO
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Medicare
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Blue Choice Advantage
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Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
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Open Access Plus
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Medicaid
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Medicaid
HealthPlus
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
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Medicaid
Humana
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Husky Health
Medicaid
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Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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Medicaid
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Medicaid
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Practice Areas

Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Allergic Rhinitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 99% of their peers

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

Chronic Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Gessler treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Sinusitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler treats Sinusitis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Gessler treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Outer Ear Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler treats Outer Ear Infection more than 99% of their peers

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

Otitis Media
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler treats Otitis Media more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Gessler treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Ear, Nose, and Throat Care

Ear, nose and throat care specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting those areas, including ear infections, tonsilitis, hearing loss, and sinus problems.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Care specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Laryngitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler treats Laryngitis more than 100% of their peers

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

Tonsillitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler treats Tonsillitis more than 99% of their peers

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

Nosebleed
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler treats Nosebleed more than 99% of their peers

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

Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 51% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Tonsillitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler treats Chronic Tonsillitis more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Gessler treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Deviated Septum
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler treats Deviated Septum more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Gessler treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gessler performs Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Gessler performs this procedure more than 77% of their peers

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Dr. Gessler's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • 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
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eosinophilia
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • 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
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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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.
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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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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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About Me

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 their disease is next. Patients should be empowered to understand and embrace their disease. I treat each of my patients like I would want my family treated. Communication with my patients is a vital priority.

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

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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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Sentara Princess Anne Hospital

Virginia Beach, VA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital

Virginia Beach, VA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)