Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 58

Neurosurgery

Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Vorster has extensive experience in Cranial Neurosurgery. He is affiliated with medical facilities Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Sarel Vorster, MD

Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis

18101 Lorain Ave Cleveland, OH 44111 ()
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Lousy spine surgeon !
Did a fusion on my spine in 2012 and have had nothing but problems since then. After ruining my spine he left for Africa ! I am NOW on the verge of becoming permanently paralyzed ! DO NOT let this so called DR work on your spine ! It's the WORST choice you could ever make !
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Feb 01, 2022
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Dr. Sarel Vorster has been nothing but an absolutely amazing doctor. I was diagnosed with a tectal plate glioma causing hydrocephalus therefore needed an ETV to drain the fluid. I was beyond nervous and wanted to cancel the surgery 1 week before and he opened his schedule to talk with me through everything after we had already discussed it. I was so scared as it was my first surgery but Dr. Vorsters bed side manner was so calming and peaceful he was reassuring as I was going to sleep, talking to me in such a gentle manner knowing I was terrified. Through everything him and his team were thorough in explanation, very supportive when I was indecisive about going through with it, and it helps he has a sense of humor. When he was inside my brain he said he saw “no bad thoughts” I thought it was great. What really helped was when I was deciding he told me to pray on it and I truly respected that. Thank you Dr. Vorster! Thanking the Lord for you!
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nicole Boggs – Dec 01, 2021
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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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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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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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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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! ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Shannon Nelson in Cuyahoga falls Ohio – Mar 11, 2016
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Cleveland Clinic physicians provide personalized, state-of-the-art care for our patients today, while developing tomorrow's treatments and cures for brain, nerve and spine disorders.

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  • Neurosurgery

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

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

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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 (833) 989-2044.

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.

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Brain Surgery
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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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
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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(833) 989-2044

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 HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Medicare Preferred
Medicare Select (Ohio)
Senior Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Behavioral Health
Cigna Dental (Core Network) PPO
Cigna 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
Open Access Plus
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

Locations

Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital18101 Lorain Ave Cleveland, OH 44111
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Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center9500 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44195
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