Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • Yale University School of Medicine

  • Medical school

    • Medical College of Ohio at Toledo

  • Residencies

    • Yale University School of Medicine

  • Fellowships

    • Hospital for Special Surgery

  • Affiliations

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08/18/2018
"Dr. Essig is the best!!"
07/19/2018
"Knowledgeable, caring, with very good bedside manner."
05/21/2018
"I had a spinal surgery and it went very well. Thanks to Dr. Essig and his entire surgical/medical team."
03/24/2018
"I was very impressed with the level ofprofessionalismand compassion given fromthe entire staff as well as the timely manner in which everything was done !!"
02/27/2018
"everyone and everything was great"
01/12/2018
"Could not be better!"
01/03/2018
"Dr. Essig answered all my questions and I value his recommendations."
10/27/2017
"Very caring & compassionate doctor highly recommend."
10/09/2017
"Dr Essig gave me all the time I needed to fully understand my condition."
08/29/2017
"I absolutely loved my dr.! He is the best for compassion and understanding. It's the only reason I continued my care."
08/23/2017
"He is the best. He has helped me feel great!!!"
08/07/2017
"Exceptional. Took all the time needed to make sure my husband and I were well informed."
05/15/2017
"my first visit to Dr Essig in January I had back pain but not like now. he X-ray my back and showed me my L5 and diagnosed spondylolisthesis. He told me at this time I did not need surgery and gave me recommendations on how to handle my problem. I liked that he was conservative in his treatment. He did say things could change but not to rush in. I greatly appreciated that and he made me feel better. However after lifting something heavy things have changed and I will see what is next. He does not seem like a doctor that rushes in so I have confidence"
04/22/2017
"Love Dr. Essig. compassionate, easy to understand facts and information. I have already recommended him to Family, neighbors and friends."
03/26/2017
"they spent as much time as needed to make sure you understand everything in detail if they have to spend extra time with you they do not mind it's all about you the patient"
02/27/2017
"Dr. Essig is a true professional. I would recommend him to any of my contacts requiring spine surgery."
02/27/2017
"Dr. Essig explained everything to me and answered all my question. He was very thorough when explaining my x- rays. I was very happy with the care I received."
02/08/2017
"Dr. Essig is precise, kind and caring."
01/04/2017
"Dr. Essig is an extremely knowledgeable, professional & compassionate doctor!"
12/20/2016
"Dr. Essig is very caring and patient. He is understanding about my medical worries and shows a great deal of sympathy. He is knowledgeable, and very NICE."
11/22/2016
"I have recommended him 3 times all ready. He is the best. Thank you."
11/17/2016
"Very good love it."
09/22/2016
"Seemed rushed didn't have all information."
09/01/2016
"He is a great doctor, I could not ask for better. His concern for my health could not be better a great doctor."
08/08/2016
"15 yrs. ago I had 7 surgeries within a 6 month period that has traumatized me, Dr. Essig is one of the most professional, knowledgeable, compassionate drs. I have ever met!!"
07/09/2016
"Never had more confidence in any other doctor"
07/05/2016
"Very good."
05/24/2016
"Excellent doctor!!"
05/19/2016
"Dr. Essig is a great doctor..."
05/16/2016
"Dr. Essig is absolutely wonderful!"
05/09/2016
"As w/prior response, I didn't feel like I was listened to 100% or allowed to tell my story, which might have allayed some of my concerns, if the provider heard me & said yes or no to my concerns."
05/09/2016
"good experience"
05/02/2016
"Dr. Essig didn't spent enough to listen or to show some type of concern about my self. I waited for an hour and 15 minutes and I was checked in 5 minutes. Very disappointed!!!"
04/25/2016
"Provider is extremely knowledgeable and shows serious concern for my issues. He has an excellent manner about himself, and I have complete confidence in his decisions."
04/18/2016
"Great Experience"
04/18/2016
"great experience"
04/16/2016
"I have the utmost respect and praise for Dr. Essig"
03/29/2016
"Excellent doctor, Dr. Essig is the most compassionate and very kind & I have ever seen. He's the most concerned and nicest person I ever met in my life as a doctor. I wish he was my PCP as well. I recommended him to several people of my children's friends and family. The professional, friendly and nice and easy manner with knowledge that make you feel at ease. I wish he could teach other doctors to be so nice and knowledgeable in their field. He deserves an aware for the best doctor and compassion. Unfortunately I have seen a # of doctors in different fields that really are rude, nasty and have no concern about you, or your situation. They make you feel very uncomfortable, with no knowledge, and guessing what medication or procedure or course they take, make you frustrated and, you want to never go back. They speak down to you and feel that their superior to you when you question and look everything up on computer. Please have a class for more knowledgeable doctors and staff in their fields. They should model Dr. Essig, and staff."
03/22/2016
"The doctor was very professional and I liked the way he went through the x-ray image with me. However, he seemed a bit rushed."
03/11/2016
"Good."
02/01/2016
"I have already recommened 2 people to Dr Essigs this past week"
01/15/2016
"Very good."
12/29/2015
"Great doctor!!! Will definitely recommend him!"
12/04/2015
"A true gentle man who truly was concerned about my well being."
12/02/2015
"My doctor is the most compassionate, understanding, informative about my situation. I highly recommend he teach other doctors to be so nice and knowledgeable in their field, I wish he could be my PCP. He is that good!"
11/04/2015
"EXCELLENT."
10/17/2015
"Great experience."
07/09/2015
"Every time I deal with someone here it's very easy and helpful."
06/25/2015
"Dr. Essig is very professional yet very friendly & a nice easy manner."
05/01/2015
"All GOOD."
03/10/2015
"Dr. Essig is the most concerned doctor and nicest person I have ever met in my life. I wish he was a PCP as well. I've have already recommend him to several family and friends."
01/20/2015
"Care giver was very satisfactory in all respects of my visit."
12/26/2014
"Very good."
11/05/2014
"Each time I saw the dr. he was in the room for no more than 5 minutes."
10/23/2014
"Dr. Essig has a very positive and confident manner. Answers all your questions straight away."
08/29/2014
"I shall recommend this group this doctor."
05/23/2014
"I was understanding very much of what he say about my condition."
04/30/2014
"Excellent care all around..."
03/19/2014
"All good."
03/18/2014
"Dr. David Essig is the best dr. I have ever seen. Very kind and compassionate."
03/11/2014
"All good."
03/07/2014
"My doctor is the nicest person I have every meet in my life he's extremely helpful, understanding and a great listener very empathetic, and explains everything thoroughly and clearly."
03/05/2014
"Dr. Essig was wonderful in his approach with my dtr. who is 14 yrs. old."
02/10/2014
"Questionable attitude of caring."

In the news

In the news

In the news
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