Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD

Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 57

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Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Vorster has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vorster to book an appointment.

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Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis

Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis18101 Lorain Ave Cleveland, OH 44111
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4.1

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (11)
  • Explained conditions well (11)
  • Listened & answered questions (11)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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Dr. Vorster is a brilliant, funny, and warm person who has an integrative approach to treatment. He helped me and my family feel heard/understood. He explained things clearly and helped me understand my condition like no one else. I never write reviews. However, I've been so impressed with his ability to use his specialized expertise & experience in such a warm personal way.
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Dan in Avon – Jun 03, 2017
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Dr.Vorster did my Cervical and Lumbar spine Surgeries for Spinal stenosis, I was very pleased, He left Akron to go home to take care of his father, I wish he was back in? Akron, I had 2 more spine Surgeries and I am having some new problems, I had totally recovery from the surgeries he performed, The other surgeries was done by another, but he doesn't take my insurance, I would go to Cleveland? to be treated by Dr.Vorster. My first Surgery was in 2012.
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Richard Miller in Akron, OH – Mar 14, 2017
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Took over as my primary physician and completely just left me out to dry on my FMLA. Just completely unprofessional not looking out for patients who you've taken over for.
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Fairview Park, OH – Sep 28, 2016
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I have had 2 visits with this doctor. The visits were for an old shunt from 1963 in my head. I have pressure, full and painful filling in it every waking hour. The first visit he got up and started washing his hands as I was speaking with him. The second visit, when I ask him a direct question about the pain I am feeling in it, he redirect the question to my cervical spine problem. I ended up walking out!! I will be contacting Cleveland Clinic and my other doctors to recommend a replacement.
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John in Youngstown, OH – May 17, 2016
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Dr. Vorster is the best! I had to undergo brain surgery in 2011! ( actually 4 ) This was the toughest time of my life, not only for myself but for my family, and close friends as well!! He is an excellent surgeon! He listens & understands life! I'm so happy to know he's still practicing in Ohio! ??
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Shannon Nelson in Cuyahoga falls Ohio – Mar 11, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Vorster

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Vorster treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Vorster treats other conditions, please contact the office at (855) 712-3001.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Vorster is experienced in the area of Pediatric Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Vorster
Similar Providers
Chiari's Deformity
Hydrocephalus
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Spina Bifida
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Vorster is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Vorster
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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Brain Surgery
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Vorster's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Vorster accepts the following insurance:

AARP
AARP Medicare Complete HMO
MedicareComplete Choice PPO
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Connection-OH HMO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Medicare Preferred
Medicare Select (Ohio)
Senior Advantage
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Behavioral Health
Cigna Dental (Core Network) PPO
Dental
HealthCare of Ohio Inc. - Central Ohio HMO/Network HMO
HealthCare of Ohio Inc. - Cincinnati HMO/Network HMO
HealthCare of Ohio, Inc. - Cleveland HMO/Network HMO
LocalPlus
Cofinity
Coventry Health Care
Carelink
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Gold Choice
Gold Plus
Medicare Advantage
Tricare
Magellan Healthcare
Behavioral Health Program
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Ohio Health Choice
Ohio Health Choice EPO
Ohio Health Choice POS
Ohio Health Choice PPO
Paramount
Advantage
Elite - Ohio Residents
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
Dual Complete HMO-SNP
Medicare Advantage
MedicareComplete Choice
MedicareComplete Choice Essential PPO

About Me

Biography

Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Vorster has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery and Cranial Neurosurgery...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD?

Call (855) 337-9485 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Vorster has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Vorster's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Vorster accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vorster frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery and Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Vorster specializes.

Where is Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD's office located?

Dr. Vorster's office is located at 18101 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44111. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Vorster is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Fairview Hospital

Cleveland, OH

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)