Dr. Merritt J. Seshul, MD

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Dr. Merritt J. Seshul, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

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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 evaluation, as well as offering up to date management options. Often patients have more than one diagnosis contributing to their problem, and I try to consider relevant diagnoses to help identify and treat my patients. My additional training and experience in Allergy is an important adjunct in helping manage a variety of ENT problems.Read more

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

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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.
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy & Asthma

Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Airway Disorders
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Food
  • Allergies
  • Angioedema
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bee Sting Allergy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Croup
  • Deafness
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Food Allergy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heartburn
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Itchy Skin
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rash
  • Rhinitis
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Speech Delay
  • Strep Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Toxic Effect of Venom
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Voice Disorders
  • Wheezing

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Testing for Hypersensitivity to Insects
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • 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
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Alabama Hospital

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Alabama Hospital

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Samford University

    Graduated in 1990

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Seshul says...

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 Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the Triologic Society and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Seshul completed additional training to obtain Fellowship within the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, and has been certified since 2003. He has extensive allergy research experience, having published his Triologic Thesis on cost effective and clinically relevant methods of allergy testing. Dr. Seshul currently carries a clinical appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor Department of Otolaryngology of Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, he graduated from Samford University with a degree in Biology with honors, and received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. His surgical internship and residency were completed at the UAB hospital system in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Seshul is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS), the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOA), and the American Thyroid Association. He is a longstanding reviewer for Laryngoscope for original research related to allergy and rhinology. He has been an examiner for AAOA Fellowship for many years.

Dr. Seshul is a graduate of the Leadership College Scholar Program through the North Carolina Medical Society, having been selected in 2008. He is Past President of the North Carolina Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery. He also serves on the Board of Governors for State Public Education for AAOHNS for North Carolina. Dr. Seshul recently was named the State Tracker for AAOHNS for North Carolina, reviewing all North Carolina legislation affecting the delivery of ENT and Allergy care in the state, and helping to coordinate between North Carolina, other states, and AAOHNS.

Dr. Seshul serves as Vice President of Carolina Ear Nose & Throat Head and Neck Surgery Center and served as Chairman of the Board at Viewmont Surgery Center from 2009-2015. . He also serves as the Medical Director of Carolina Sinus and Allergy.

Awards, Honors & Recognition

  • NC GovernorAAOHNS Board of Governors, 2013, 2016
  • NC Alternate Governor State LegislationAAOHNS, 2012, 2015
  • Board ChairmanViewmont Surgery Center, 2010 - 2015
  • NC Alternate Governor State Public EducationAAOHNS, 2011, 2014
  • Regional Top DoctorCastle Connolly, 2014
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationAllscripts Professional EHR, Allscripts, 2013
  • Top Regional DoctorCastle Connolly Top Doctor, 2012, 2013
  • Past PresidentNorth Carolina Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, 2009
  • FellowAmerican Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, 2003
  • Fellow (FACS)American College of Surgeons
  • MemberThe Triological Society
  • MemberNewton Fischer Society
  • Fellow (FAAO-HNS)American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Publications & Presentations

  • PubMed
  • Bilateral aberrant internal carotid artery case presentation.Glasscock ME 3rd Seshul M Seshul MB SrArch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1993 Mar
  • 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 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
  • Use of intradermal dilutional testing and skin prick testing: clinical relevance and cost efficiency.Seshul, M., Pillsbury, H., Eby, T.Laryngoscope 2006 Sep
  • Journal Articles
  • Topical Ciprofloxacin/Dexamethasone Otic Suspension Is Superior to Ofloxacin Otic SolutionRoland PS, Dohar JE, Lanier BJ, Hekkenburg R, Lane EM, Conroy PJ, Wall GM, Dupre SJ, Potts SL, CIPRODEX AOMT STUDY GROUP, Otolaryngol Head and Neck Surg - 6/2004
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Dr. Seshul's 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 evaluation, as well as offering up to date management options. Often patients have more than one diagnosis contributing to their problem, and I try to consider relevant diagnoses to help identify and treat my patients. My additional training and experience in Allergy is an important adjunct in helping manage a variety of ENT problems.