About Dr. Stephen R Seal MD

Dr. Stephen R Seal, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Asheville, NC, with another office in Brevard, NC. He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

38 Ratings with 20 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Stephen R Seal is Good. Dr. Stephen R Seal has been rated by 38 patients. From those 38 patients 20 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Stephen R Seal is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Stephen R Seal has 2 locations

get directions ASHEVILLE HEAD NECK & EAR SURGEONS
1065 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
get directions Asheville Head Neck & Ear Surgeons
188 Medical Park Dr Ste B
Brevard, NC 28712

Specialties

Dr. Stephen R Seal has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Stephen R Seal has the following 6 expertise

  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Dermabrasion
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Hair Restoration
  • Skin Cancer

Reviews

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Changed My Life

I had a bump on my nose that was the result of 'tension growth' in the sinus cartilage. This was a cosmetic and functional woe of mine for 20 years. I finally made a consultation appointment with Dr. Seal, who explained how he would fix it. I emphasized I didn't want a completely different nose, just a straighter bridge and no bump. Also, being able to breath out of my nostrils would be nice! I was nervous, but felt in capable hands with Dr. Seal, so I made a surgery appointment the next month. I was informed on every detail regarding recovery, and had no complications. Surgery itself went smoothly, and I had a week of wearing a splint on my nose before its removal. Once I saw the result, I nearly cried. A normal nose, and finally being able to breathe. Thank you, Dr. Seal.

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Botched me twice

I've been a patient of his for 5 years. His bedside manner is the absolute worse but that can be overlooked if a surgeon is competent. After my first nasal surgery, one of my nostrils collapsed...he said it was just scar tissue and would get better with time..after a year of putting me off he removed some "scar tissue"...which made NO improvement. Three years and many complications later he recommended a revision surgery. He was "confident" he could restore me to functioning by using cartilage from my ear to reopen the nose. Long story short I'm worse off than before the revision. I have near constant infection, deformity, constant pain, breathing impairment...the list goes on. Years of patience and many thousands of dollars later I'm searching for another surgeon.

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One Star

Arrogant, uncaring, doesn’t listen. I would not recommend this doctor to care for my goldfish. He’s horrible.

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It's not Dr. Seel but Dr. Seal

The worst bed side manner and careless, arrogant attitude. I'd stay away from this inept doctor. He made my condition much worse. They misspelled his name here, but read the reviews about him with the right name: Stephen R. Seal

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Personality disordered

Was rude, condescending, pretended that anatomy of the sinuses that my primary told me to speak to him about were unknown. I asked him "have you not heard of that?" And suddeny he knew exactly what i was talking about but my questions were still stupid. If he treated my family the way he treated me i would be in jail right now. Literally rolled his eyes when i was talking to him. Sprayed something in my throat, never told me that it would make my throat numb. A certified nurse's assistant would have known to do that. I would never allow him to treat my neighbor's cat.

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  • Education

    35 Years Experience

  • Lsu-shreveport
  • Dr. Stephen R Seal Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS NC Blue Value
    • BCBS NC BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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