Dr. Merritt Seshul, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 53

Dr. Merritt Seshul, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Seshul has more experience with Otologic Conditions & Procedures than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Alabama At Birmingham medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Seshul to book an appointment.

Dr. Seshul

Carolina Ent & Ent & Neck Surgery Center

256 10th Ave Ne Ste C Hickory, NC 28601
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Seshul

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Seshul treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Seshul treats other conditions, please contact the office at (828) 322-2183.

Otologic Conditions & Procedures

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 Conditions & Procedures specialists.

Dr. Seshul is experienced in the area of Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

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Vertigo
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Otitis Media
Tinnitus
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Dr. Seshul's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • 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 Tongue Lesion
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(828) 322-2183

Dr. Seshul accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Seshul's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Seshul

4.6

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
86.20689655172414%
(25)
4 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
(1)
1 Star
6.896551724137931%
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (27)
  • Office environment (27)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (25)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
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Felt as though we were a team working out the best solution for my situation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
3 people found this helpful
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Cindy Echerd – Jul 14, 2019
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I would recommend Dr. Seshul to everyone. Him and his staff are so professional and friendly every visit and every procedure I had here in Morganton and in Hickory. Thank you all for your kindness!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Charlotte Copeland – Jul 10, 2019
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Dr. Seshul was so amazing! I’m trying to find another reason to be seen (not really) because he’s a great doctor & a wonderful, caring personality. His bedside manner is one of the best I’ve experienced as a patient and as a Nurse. Highly recommend!!
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
4 people found this helpful
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KT in Hickory, NC – Jun 25, 2019
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Dr. Seshul is exceptional and has a great personality. I would highly recommend Dr. Seshul to anyone! He's the best!
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
5 people found this helpful
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Jan 23, 2019
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Dr. Seshul has saw both of my children since 2009. However, we moved away from the area and I thought ??? I didn't want to drive and hour and a half back to Hickory. That is til my daughter started having ear problems again. After seeing several Ear,Nose and Throat doctors in Winston Salem. I told my husband I was taking her back to Dr. Seshul. I drove to Morganton which is 2 hours from where we live. He told me within just a few minutes what was going on with her ear. She had lost 20% of her h
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
9 people found this helpful
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marquita in Boonville, NC – Jul 18, 2018
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Great physician.
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
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Tgr in Hickory, NC – Jul 07, 2018
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I was very impressed with how soon I was able to be seen, a next day appointment that was also a Saturday! Crystal at the front desk was friendly, and had everything ready for both checkin and checkout. Katie and Crystal in clinic worked great as a team. Crystal explained everything clearly about how the numbing agent would feel and taste. Katie was ready with a bottle of water on the spot. Dr. Seshul was thorough, gentle, and also explained everything. I could not have had a better experience
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
5 people found this helpful
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Anissa Roberts in Hickory, NC – Mar 01, 2018
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Very nice, great sense of humor and knowledgeable. Doesn’t always offer info, you have to ask, so be prepared; does spend enough time to answer questions. You have to push for more tests if current treatment isn’t working. If you have to call the office for ANYTHING other than an appointment be ready to wait days and call several times, it’s best to go in to the office if you need something - answers, prescriptions, test referrals, etc. I don’t think questions ever get back to the doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
1 person found this helpful
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Feb 09, 2018
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Dr. Seshul is a great doctor. Even though the office is always busy he takes his time with each patient. He is very personable and attentive. He listens to all your concerns and he makes an informed medical decision. My family and I have been patients of Dr. Seshul's for years; I would highly recommend him for any Ear. Nose or Throat issues.
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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Sherry in Granite Falls – Sep 07, 2017
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Very well pleased with the care I got from Dr. Seshul ..He took time and interest to listen to all my complaints of the problems and pain I was having ..he gave me medicine and in a week I was better ..just as he had said I would be ....
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
4 people found this helpful
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Joann Riddle in Morganton, NC – Jul 18, 2017
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I had a recurring ear infection issue, and Dr. Seshul correctly diagnosed the problem immediately. He explained what was going on, and he told me upfront it might take several treatments to correct it fully. His expertise, bedside manner and willingness to answer questions and be honest with made me feel safe with him, confident that he was competent and smart. I have already referred a friend to him, and she, too, liked Dr. Seshul better than a previous doctor she was seeing.
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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Dee in Lenoir, NC – Jan 31, 2017
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My daughter has been a patient of Dr. Seshul's since she was 6 years old and she is currently 18 years old. Dr. Seshul has performed several sinus surgeries and ear surgeries on our daughter and has always treated her with the up-most respect and professionalism. She has chronic sinusitis and suffers from sinus infections very frequently. We recommend Dr. Seshul and his fellow doctors to all of our family and friends.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Amy Ford in Hudson, NC – Jan 11, 2017
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Both of my children are seen by Dr. Seshul. He handles them amazingly well. My youngest, who is 6, is Autistic. Dr. Seshul is firm but slips jokes in, and it makes it easier for my son to pay attention through the appointment. Dr. Sehsul is quick with his evaluation, yet thorough. It makes it so much easier with small children.
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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Heather S in Morganton, NC – Mar 24, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As an Otolaryngologist/Head and Neck Surgeon, my goal is to provide the best care to my patients for head and neck problems through a thorough and thoughtful...Read more

Biography

Dr. Merritt Seshul is a member of the medical staff at Frye Regional Medical Center, Catawba Valley Medical Center, and Viewmont Surgery Center. He is...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Sinus Surgery

Education

1999
University of Alabama Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
University of Alabama Hospital
Internship Hospital
1994
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School
1990
Samford University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • NC Alternate Governor State Legislation AAOHNS, 2012
  • Top Regional Doctor Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2012
  • NC Alternate governor State Public Educations AAOHNS, 2014
  • Past President North Carolina Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 2009
  • NC Governor AAOHNS Board of Governors, 2013
  • NC Alternate governor State Public Educations AAOHNS, 2011
  • Board Chairman Viewmont Surgery Center, 2009-2015
  • NC Alternate Governor State Legislation AAOHNS, 2015
  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • NC Governor AAOHNS Board of Governors, 2016
  • Top Regional Doctor Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2013
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Allscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013

Media & Publications

  • Nasal inverted papilloma with involvement of middle ear and mastoid. Seshul, M.J., Eby, T.L., Crowe, D.R., Peters, G.E. Arch Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg, 1995 Sep
  • Pharyngeal fibrovascular polyp in a child. Seshul, M.J., Wiatrak, B.J., Galliani, C.A., Odrezin, G.T. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 1998 Sep
  • Bilateral aberrant internal carotid artery case presentation. Glasscock ME 3rd Seshul M Seshul MB Sr Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 1993 Mar
  • Use of intradermal dilutional testing and skin prick testing: clinical relevance and cost efficiency. Seshul, M., Pillsbury, H., Eby, T. Laryngoscope, 2006 Sep

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Fellow
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Newton Fischer Society, Member
  • The Triological Society, Member

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Dr. Seshul frequently treats Otologic Conditions & Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Seshul specializes.

Where is Dr. Merritt Seshul, MD's office located?

Dr. Seshul's office is located at 256 10th Ave Ne Ste C, Hickory, NC 28601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Carolina Ent & Ent & Neck Surgery Center256 10th Ave Ne Ste C Hickory, NC 28601
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Catawba Valley Medical Center

Hickory, NC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Frye Regional Medical Center

Hickory, NC

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)