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.

Highlights

  • 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 “Regional Top Doctors” 2017-2018

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

MD
Ohio State University College of Medicine
6/1/2003

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
6/1/2009

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

259 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 4.4
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 09, 2018

I had to see a care provider to get wax out of my ears before I could take the hearing test. He was very good.

Reviewed on Jul 04, 2018

Dr. Essig is an excellent care provider - knowledgeable, friendly and a highly competent physician.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Treated me w/respect; listened to and answered all questions.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

Great caring provider.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

I like Dr. Essig's thoroughness & clarity. I went to him for a specialty problem. I wish he were a primary care physician!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

good

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

Very thorough - concerned & caring.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2018

Dr. Essig explained very clearly the reason for my situation and a treatment that may resolve that situation.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

I use to go to a doctor at Ohio ENT and did not have a good experience so I tried OSU, Dr. Essig and he was amazing. I will definitely continue to see him for my ear issues.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2018

excellent doctor

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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.