Department Neurological Surgery
Primary Location Fairview Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Fairview Hospital
Primary Location

Fairview Hospital


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurological Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Medical School - University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa


  • Neurological Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/9/2016, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

66 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

*Susan - *Dr. Vorsters PA is absolutely phenomenal.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

I only saw the ICU doctor once but he was very kind. The nurses were AMAZING!! I've never felt more comfortable in a hospital & the nurses made all of the difference!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

Except for a couple very small things, this was a great hospital experience. The staff is amazing, from the doctors & nurses to the housekeepers, everyone was great!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

*Dr. Vorster & his staff were very kind & thorough. Even though I'm sure they have to see many patients in a small amount of time they did a good job not making me feel they were in a hurry.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

I live 2 1/2 hours away, so my mom & fiance stayed nearby all week. They were made to feel very comfortably by all of the staff & doctors.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

very long wait but well worth it... excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

Dr. Vorster is the greatest doctor anywhere

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018

Receptionists, staff & *Dr. Vorster were exceptional!!! 3. There was a cancellation and I got in 4 weeks before my scheduled appt.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

Dr. Vorster was great. He made us feel as if we had known him for years. His knowledge of my condition was exceptional, and he explained it (complete with drawings) thoroughly and in a way we could understand it. I look forward to following my condition with Dr. Vorster in the future. My wife and I are so happy we traveled to Cleveland Clinic to see Dr. Vorster.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018

I can't imagine having a more knowledgeable or compassionate physician as Dr. Vorster as well as his staff and others on his team that worked with him. There is no better treatment than I received at the hospital and from the nurses or even the main campus when I had a CAT scan. Everyone is always very courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2018

aside from feeling like the provider was rushing us and wanting to get out of the exam room for lunch and to do his rounds he was pretty good.

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