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Department Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.636.3532
Desk:
216.636.3532
Fax:
216.444.0924

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Chiari Decompression
  • Chiari Malformation Surgery
  • Craniotomy
  • Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Decompression
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Ventricular Shunt Surgery
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Craniovertebral Junction Disorder
  • Dandy-Walker Syndrome
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intraventricular Tumor
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered Cord
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
View all 17 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2014

Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Yale School of Management
New Haven, CT USA
2016

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurological Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Residency - Cleveland Clinic (Ohio)
Neurological Surgery

1996

Residency - Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1995

Internship - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Surgery, General
Cleveland, OH United States
1995

Medical Education - University of Pretoria
MD
Pretoria, South Africa
1987

Medical Education - University of Pretoria, Facility of Medicine

1987

Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/31/2023, Dr. Vorster has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

181 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr. Vorster made me feel very much at ease. I was able to express my concerns with him. He answered to every question I had.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Excellent doctor.felt very comfortable talking with him. Answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Vorster provided me with answers to my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Vorster did an excellent job of explaining the situation, the recommended surgical treatment, and the possible outcomes.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Caring doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr Vorster was able to speak to me as a human with feelings and worries. He took time to make me feel at ease. I have never had a Doctor be able to read my emotional state so well and know how to navigate the conversation in a way that put me at ease. He is truly the best physician I have seen. He is extremely knowledgeable in the disease process I am navigating through and I have total confidence in him. No other physician could put my symptoms together with my anatomical findings. I am so grateful to have found Dr Vorster.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

I feel so fortunate to be in the care of Dr Vorster. Not only is he a top neurosurgeon, but he also has a wonderful bedside manner, explains everything very thoroughly and checks back to ensure you understand. His kindness and genuine concern for your well being stand out from the minute you meet him. He doesn't shy away from a challenging case, but digs in to find the best solution.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

I can't say enough awesome things about Dr Voster.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

I RECCOMMEND DR. VORSTER WITHOUT ANY HESITATION. HE IS KNOWLEDGEABLE, EXPLAINS MEDICAL ISSUES IN A WAY YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WITHOUT FEELING LIKE HE'S TALKING ABOVE YOU. TAKE HIS TIME AND LET'S YOU ASK AS MANY QUESTIONS AS YOU NEED TO. HE WANTS YOU TO HAVE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR ISSUE. JUST A NICE GUY AND ENDS HIS VISIT WITH IF YOU NEED ANYTHING OR HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, JUST REACH OUT TO ME. VERY COMFORTING.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

He's a very busy doctor so the wait time to see him is long, that's the only reason for the "fair" rating, and to be "fair", he's WORTH the wait.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Vorster is an excellent neurosurgeon. He was very informative detail on what was going to happen. I like the part that he bought my daughter in the picture to make sure I was making the right decision on my surgery. Going through this experience and surgery he was by far an excellent doctor for this surgery and gave me great comfort that I had the right person and did an excellent job on my surgery, very much appreciated

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Great visit with Doctor Vorster!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr.Vorster was excellent, very nice, listened, explained, very generous with his time.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Vorster was kind and superior in every aspect of the visit

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Excellent in all areas of my visit with Dr Vorster. He is kind and caring far above other physicians

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2023

Excellent treatment by all the doctors, CPA, nurses.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

This meeting was one of the best I've ever experienced, with hundreds of doctors. I look forward to Dr. Vorster's continued help and care!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Vorster is the reason I am still here. Absolutely appreciate everything he has done for me these past ten years. Just an overall very intelligent, very personal nice man.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr.Vorster always provides excellent care. He listens to me and answers all my questions and explained everything very well.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. S. Vorster, Susan Sakubek - the whole team was great, I owe my life to Dr. Vorster & his team.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Vorster is an Amazing Surgeon as well as a Human Being with a Heck of A Set of Hands, A Brain to Match and The Kindness of an Angel !!!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr. Vorster is amazing. Professional, caring and knowledgeable. He explained everything so we could understand and answered every single question.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr Vorster is very knowledgeable and a calming demeanor. I enjoy visits with him in that aspect.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Vorster is the best! He takes time, explains things, answers questions in a way that is easy to understand. He truly cares about his patients!

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

I found Dr.Vorster to be a very knowledgeable and friendly person.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Vorster has been the only doctor that sit down & really discussed my problem & showed diagrams & was truthful.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr Vorster is extremely knowledgeable an his bedside manner is a model of humanity.

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