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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Neurological Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Research Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Cleveland Clinic
Neurosurgical Oncology Clinical Research
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Case Western Reserve University
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Medical School - University of Pretoria
Pretoria, 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

108 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2017

Gives attention to both short and long-term concerns. Considers all options in developing solutions. Dr. Vorster, has clear diction, displays a pleasant, cheerful disposition and uses understandable language with illustrations.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2017

Excellent care by a professional staff.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2017

Our daughter has a brain injury and is very shy, quite, and doesn't make good eye contact. The minute Dr. Vorester comes into the room, he makes her laugh, totally focuses on her, has tons of positive energy and always ends the visit with very valuable information for improving the situation or tests to be done in the near future. We absolutely love this man! Excellent "Bedside manner."

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2017

Dr. Vorster excellent caring, concerned surgeon. Very impressed with bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2017

Dr. Vorster is the best. Very patient & knowledgeable & funny -

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2017

Both Dr Vorster as well as Susan, (the PA) were outstanding. Very kind, patient in the difficulty I had expressing myself or with my memory issues. They involved my husband & were very patient & caring.

Reviewed on May 30, 2017

I have never experienced the complete explanation of my medical issues like Dr. Vorster went over. it was fabulous.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2017

Dr Vorster had to deliver difficult news to us but did so in a very kind way. he took his time with is and explained in terms that the entire family could understand.

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