Garth Essig

Garth Essig, MD

  • Otolaryngology

Appointments: (614) 366-3687

About Me

As an otolaryngologist, I specialize in adult and pediatric general otolaryngology with an emphasis in nasal/sinus, thyroid and parathyroid disorders. I also restore appearance and function to patients in the event of facial trauma. I have been developing a telemedicine program for ENT patients, allowing individuals to have consultations with an OSU physician remotely while staying within their own community. This has tremendous potential to improve the future of ENT care and make our specialists more accessible to patients.

I strive to provide the best possible outcomes for my patients. I approach each patient as if he or she were a member of my own family and provide an individualized treatment plan. I use minimally invasive approaches if possible so patients can recover more quickly and I encourage personal health and fitness in conjunction with ENT care. Providing the most modern and advanced surgical care is the key to a treatment’s success, and at Ohio State we have access to the newest research and equipment available.

The Ohio State University has a unique collaborative nature. I work closely with specialists including endocrinologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists and pathologists. Our collaboration is beneficial to everyone, especially the patients, because together we provide the highest quality medical and surgical care.

I completed an international head and neck surgery fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, where I met my wife who is completing her training in anesthesiology here at The Ohio State University. Together we enjoy traveling and attending Ohio State football games. Ohio State has been part of my family for many years as my father practiced for over 40 years in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.


  • Director of Facial Trauma
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Thyroid Association
  • Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Otolaryngology
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Hearing Loss
  • Tonsillitis
  • Cough
  • Cleft Palate
  • Ear Diseases
  • Nosebleed
  • Jaw Abnormalities
  • Jaw Diseases
  • Jaw Fractures
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Maxillary Diseases
  • Upper Jaw Cancers
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Neck Dissection
  • Nose Diseases
  • Otolaryngology
  • Palatal Cancers
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pierre Robin Syndrome
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tracheal Diseases
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Ohio State University College of Medicine


University of Virginia Health System
7/1/2004 - 6/30/2008


Head & Neck Surgery
Princess Alexandra Hospital
7/1/2008 - 5/30/2009

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology

My Department



225 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 07, 2018

he was nice professional and overall caring

Reviewed on Mar 06, 2018

Dr. Essig was wonderful!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2018

Dr. Essig was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly and made sure my concerns were heard.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018

I was taken very good care of!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2018

Very good

Reviewed on Feb 06, 2018

Clinical staff were very friendly and professional. Once I was in the exam area I did not have to wait a long time to see the tech or doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 06, 2018

Dr. Essig is excellent. He is kind, caring and patient. He is an outstanding representative of the medical industry. I wish all Doctors were more like him.

Reviewed on Feb 03, 2018

Dr. Essig is tremendous. Listened carefully, provided comfort as well as tests to rule anything out I was concerned about. He's an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

Dr. Essig is the best. Can't thank him for his constant dedication at each appointment enough!

Reviewed on Jan 01, 2018

explained my concerns to me well , very pleased.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

Very good.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

Efficient, professional, caring, did not seem to be in hurry.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2017

He listened carefully and was willing to spend the time needed with me to understand and assess the health problem.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2017

doctor essig is excellent

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2017

Dr. Essig provides thorough, concerned health care and takes the time needed to understand the patient's concerns. He also goes out of his way to follow up with his patients.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2017

very up beat

Reviewed on Dec 01, 2017

Dr. Essig has been very kind to me regarding my many questions and the way he answered them!

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2017

Dr. Essig was always available for questions and concerns that I had.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017

was somewhat belittling, it was clear he did not think my concerns were a legitimate problem given the way he spoke to me about them, kind of odd bedside manner, felt like he was talking to me as if I was much younger than I actually am.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2017

Very nice and friendly, took my concerns seriously.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Essig has reported no relationships with companies or entities.