Dr. Gary Zerlin, MD

Dr. Gary Zerlin, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 68
Dr. Gary Zerlin, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

2103 18th St

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 93% of peers
Ear Tube Placement
very high
more than 92% of peers
Ear Surgery
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zerlin "Compassionate, caring, patient-centered general ENT practice. We cater to bids of all ages, from neonates to nonagenarians. Tubes are placed in ears and tonsils, and adenoids are removed when conservative treatments have failed. Chronic sinus disease and conservative treatment failures for upper airway obstruction at times necessitate surgical intervention. Attention to detail using state of the art techniques is always utilized."

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

25  Conditions Treated

27  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Treatment for Nose Bleeds
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • White Meml Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • White Meml Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Certification, University of Austria, 1991
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, University of California San Diego, 1989
  • Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 1982
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow, 2006
  • American College of Surgeons Fellow, 1984
  • Starnberger Sinus Course Certification, University of Belgium, 1993
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zerlin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zerlin to family and friends
20 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Zerlin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Zerlin was incredible! I mentioned my high anxiety and stress surrounding surgeries and he talked me through every step. He also did a wonderful job! I had my tonsils removed and there was no blood! I never threw up blood and healed very very quickly. I look forward to my follow up appointment...more
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Best Surgeon in the World! Don't let the office put you off - it is a museum, frozen in time in sort of the 1970s. He is very detail-oriented and meticulous, but is also VERY nice! Rare combination.... He personally calls after surgery to check on you rather than having the receptionist do it. 10...more
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He was attentive to my complaints and really listened to my history. The exam was thorough, skillful and gentle. His explanation after was comprehensive and understandable. I will recommend him to my friends and their families.
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I was nervous at first, Dr. Zerlin helped me every bit of the way through my diagnosis and treatment. I have full confidence in him as a top rate doctor and would recommend him as well. His office staff is also nice and I am happy with my results. Trustworthy and helpful,
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