Dr. Stephen Seal, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Seal
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Asheville Head Neck/Ear Surgens

1065 Hendersonville Rd Asheville, NC 28803

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(828) 254-3517

Dr. Stephen Seal, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Seal has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions and Otologic Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from LSU School of Medicine, Shreveport medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mission Hospital - Asheville and Pardee Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Seal to book an appointment.


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Background Check

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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 58% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Sinusitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seal treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Seal treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seal treats Sinusitis more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Seal treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Acute Sinusitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seal treats Acute Sinusitis more than 38% of their peers

Dr. Seal treats this condition more than 38% 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 52% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Tinnitus
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seal treats Tinnitus more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Seal treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Vertigo
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seal treats Vertigo more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Seal treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

Otitis Media
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seal treats Otitis Media more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Seal treats this condition more than 66% of their peers

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Dr. Seal's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Black Eye
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Seal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Seal

2.1

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
26.19047619047619%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.380952380952381%
(1)
1 Star
71.42857142857143%
(30)
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RUN! This guy is HORRIBLE! I could write a book but most importantly .... just RUN!
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Deborah Matthews – Nov 22, 2019
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After 2 visits and months of pain I found this doctor to show little to no interest in finding an answer to my ear pain. Finally my pulmonary doctor ordered a CT Scan to find a large amount of water in the ear.
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J.S.R – Sep 24, 2019
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Dr. Seal treated me for 5+ years for cancer. He treated me with respect and compassion. He never made me feel like he wasn't listening or he was in a hurry to get to another patient. He personally called my wife with details of my tests and plan of treatment. I truly believe he may have helped save my life. I believe he is one of the very best doctors in the area. It is shocking to me of any bad reviews.
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Mar 28, 2019
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Very competent and very cordial. One of the best doctors I've ever seen.
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Mar 06, 2019
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Worst Doctor I ever met unprofessional to the max. You could hear him yelling at his patients from the waiting room. He suppossibly did a deviated septum surgery for me. Afterwards same problem and this guy I will not use word Doctor sent me to a nerulogist for the same problems he did the surgery for. I give him a 1 star only beacuse you do not offer a 0.
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Robin Morrow in fletcher – Mar 04, 2019
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He was supposed to fix a deviated septum while doing rhinoplasty to make my nose smaller but in fact he made it BIGGER and I still have a deviated septum problem. Oh yeah, to top it off – he was arrogant!!!!!
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Susan in Asheville, NC – Nov 13, 2018
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Have seen this Dr twice. Very knowledgeable and quick. He has a very dry wit, which , by reading some of these comments I see some folks could not deal with. I personally think he is a very good Dr and knows his business. Thank you Dr Seal
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Mary Watson in Burnsville, NC – Sep 06, 2017
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I have first hand knowledge of what a skilled surgeon he is. It's not always about how much you like a doctor, but more how competent and skilled they are. I've seen hundreds of his patients do better than other doctors who are "nicer" than he is. I choose a good outcome over personality. But I do agree that if you do not understand your condition and you've mentioned you did not understand, you should not leave without a clear understanding of what your condition entails. He is a really good
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Asheville, nc – Jun 29, 2017
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Curt to the point of rudeness. I wouldn't really care about that if he had done anything to try and determine what's wrong with my ears. Spent three minutes with me at the most. I will not be returning. Now I understand why he had the first available appointment.
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Hendersonville, NC – Apr 18, 2017
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This doctor was like meeting an iceberg (very cold) No bedside manners. The office staff was very nice. But won't go see Dr Stephen Seal again.
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Asheville – Mar 29, 2017
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We went in with issue of the therapy, not knowing what's going on. After 4 visits and 2 different kinds of medicine and a biopsy, we are no closer to what's going on. Thank you for nothing.
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Asheville, NC – Jan 18, 2017
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I found Dr. Seal to be kind, thoughtful, and caring with our nine month old when she needed tubes. I think he got the job done efficiently and competently. He was compassionate towards me as I was nervous for my daughter the day of the surgery. I would recommend him to others.
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Etowah, NC – Dec 01, 2016
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Stay away from this guy. He is surly and doesn't seem to care. I have no idea if he is good at medicine. He explained almost nothing about my condition. I later went to another doctor about my sudden hearing loss who only said I should have been treated earlier if there was to be any chance of stopping my hearing loss.
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Mark in Swannanoa – Aug 16, 2016
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Such a dry human. Didn't read note of my referral about the reason I was there. Said if I didn't know what was going on he surely didn't. Performed a biopsy on my neck after assessing that I had an issue at my thyroid/throat region. Painful. No empathy. Then didn't get enough cells! Asked me to return to do it again, on my dime. Was told that's common - a clever way to get more money in my opinion. may have cancer, dont know. Gonna screw around waste money, then leave you no better than before
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M in Leicester NC – Jul 02, 2016
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Dr seal changed my sons life. He Gave him a live to hear what he couldn't. My son grew up with lots of ear infection and had lost a lot of his hearing with the help and care of dr seal he has a better life Thank you, Sonja Hyatt
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sonja Hyatt in asheville nc – Jun 29, 2016
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Very superficial evaluation of ear disorder - didn't even look at the ear. Had a referral to a different DR., but since I had apparently been seen by him for throat problem (surgery preformed out of state) , they switched my appointment to him without asking or notifying me. Result - total waste of time. Will be seeking out another practice - possibly in Greenville.
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gaww in Asheville, NC – Jun 26, 2016
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Dr. Seal is an excellent doctor and I would recommend without hesitation. I found Dr. Seals to be kind and compassionate. He did surgery and I am most grateful for the wonderful results.
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Terry in Asheville, NC – Mar 11, 2016
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I had been told by my Doctor he did not have a good bedside manner, but that he was very good. I do not know how he could be good when he doesn't even listen to you. He fails to realize that often ties a person is coming to him in sever pain( as I did) and about to run out of ideas of what to do. He treats you like you are supposed to defend your very existence, at least defend why you dared to darken his doorstep. Sound pretty dramatic? Well, let me tell you I am know drama queen. He's AWFUL
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Lee in Asheville, NC – Feb 24, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Stephen Seal, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Seal has more experience with Upper Respiratory Conditions and Otologic Care than other specialis...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Education

1983
LSU School of Medicine, Shreveport
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Asheville Head Neck/Ear Surgens

Asheville Head Neck/Ear Surgens1065 Hendersonville Rd Asheville, NC 28803
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Asheville Head Neck & Ear Srgns

Victoria Urological Assoc20 W Medical Ct Ste 2 Marion, NC 28752
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Asheville Head Neck/Ear Surgeon

Asheville Head Neck/Ear Surgeon188 Medical Park Dr Brevard, NC 28803
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mission Hospital - Asheville

Asheville, NC

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Pardee Hospital

Hendersonville, NC

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)