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Dr. Stephen Seal, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Seal

Asheville Head Neck/Ear Surgens

1065 Hendersonville Rd Asheville, NC 28803

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(828) 254-3517


Dr. Stephen Seal, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Asheville, NC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Lsu School Of Medicine, Shreveport in 1983 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


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Dr. Seal accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Seal's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Larynx Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seal treats Larynx Conditions more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Seal treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Head and Neck Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seal treats Head and Neck Cancer more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Seal treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Ear Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Seal treats Ear Disorders more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Seal treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

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 39 reviews

5 Stars
25.641025641025642%
(10)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
1 Star
71.7948717948718%
(28)

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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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Very competent and very cordial. One of the best doctors I've ever seen.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Biography

Dr. Stephen Seal, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Asheville, NC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Lsu School Of Medicine, Shreveport in 1983 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Education

1983
Lsu School Of Medicine, Shreveport
Medical School
1983

Awards

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)

Pardee Hospital

Hendersonville, NC

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

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