Dr. Merritt Seshul, MD

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Dr. Merritt Seshul, MD

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.

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Hickory Office304 10th Ave NE
Hickory, NC 28601
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Dr. Seshul's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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Patient Comments (4)
in Morganton, NC |
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 ....
in Lenoir, NC |
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.
in Hudson, NC |
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.
in Morganton, NC |
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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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

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.

Dr. Seshul says...

My goal is to improve my patients' lives by taking care of their ENT problems.  I enjoy managing pediatric ENT as well as adult ENT problems.  Special interests include Allergy and Sinus issues.  Having been a Fellow of AAOA (Allergy Academy) for close to 15 years, this area of ENT has been a career long passion.  There are a variety of nonsurgical and surgical options to help in this area.  One advance I offer to selected patients is Balloon Sinuplasty.  This office based procedure can help avoid formal sinus surgery, and resolves many sinus complaints.  I also enjoy the nonsurgical and surgical management of endocrine problems, such as thyroid and parathyroid disorders.  

I enjoy seeing patients of all ages, and work hard to help each patient I have the privilege of seeing. 

Dr. Seshul's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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

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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
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Croup
  • Deafness
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • 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 Cancer
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • 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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional 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

Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Sinus Surgery

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
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Sinus 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