Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD


Neurosurgery | Male

Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD

Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Cleveland, OH. He is 53 years old. Dr. Vorster is affiliated with Fairview Hospital and Cleveland Clinic.

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Dr. Vorster's Performance
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  • Time well spent
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Patient Comments (5)
in Avon |
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.
in Akron, OH |
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.
Fairview Park, OH |
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.
in Youngstown, OH |
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.
in Cuyahoga falls Ohio |
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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Dr. Vorster's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotaxis