Dr. Stephanus Viljoen, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 38

Dr. Viljoen

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave Columbus, OH 43210

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Dr. Stephanus Viljoen, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Columbus, OH. Dr. Viljoen has more experience with Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Ohio State University Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Viljoen to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Viljoen

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Viljoen treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Viljoen treats other conditions, please contact the office at (614) 293-8714.

Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Viljoen treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Viljoen
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Low Back Pain
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Stenosis
Normal
Frequency
High
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Very High
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Dr. Viljoen's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • 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)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Viljoen accepts the following insurance:

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 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 Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Dr. Viljoen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Viljoen

4.4

Based on 5 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (5)
  • Office environment (5)
  • Staff friendliness (5)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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The spinal fusion Dr. Viljoen performed to correct my curvatures due to scoliosis far surpassed my greatest expectations, especially being 60 years old. He very accurately assessed the pros and cons of surgery in my particular case. It was clear that he thoroughly understood the cause of my pain and breathing concerns. He prepared me well for what was to take place. From our first meeting, I as comfortable trusting Dr. Viljoen with this extensive procedure. His calm confidence and passion for his work is indicative of his skill and expertise. The entire medical team was skillful, efficient, and extremely helpful throughout the entire process. Post surgery, the severe back and leg pain from the scoliosis is gone, and the discomfort breathing due to compression on my heart and lungs is gone. The excellent care I received has allowed me to focus entirely on my recovery. I am truly grateful to Dr. Viljoen and his team!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Denise – Feb 06, 2020
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Dr. Stephanus Viljoen has been blessed with the skills deserving the utmost respect and appreciation. His approach is compassionate, comprehensive and patient-centered. By involving his patients fully in their neurosurgical care, he provides them with the information they need to take full advantage of their treatment while being entirely engaged in the process. From the onset of my first meeting with Dr. Viljoen, it was clear he was the neurosurgeon I desired to perform my TLIF surgery. The primary reasons for selecting him were: 1) he reduced anxiety by personalizing the surgical procedure; 2) Dr. Viljoen explained the operation in understandable terms; 3) he received highest recommendations from fellow doctors and hospital administrators; and, 4) his medical team cared about their patients and ensured they received the best treatment. I will not hesitate to call upon Dr. Viljoen if future need for surgical intervention arises.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Alan Y. Upper Arlington, Ohio – Jul 22, 2019
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Completed a spinal fusion for my scoliosis. Very polite and explained everything clearly. Showed care and concern during the whole process and post op appointments. Happy with my care!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Columbus, OH – Jun 25, 2019
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dr viljoen performed comprehensive emergency neck surgery on me the day following my visit. when we met he showed patience and concern for my situation. he took time to explain the situation, risks, expectations, results if not performed, and provided his opinion. he and his staff have been very responsive with our questions through the recovery. when I met dr viljoen I could barely walk and now I am!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Curt in Columbus, OH – Sep 10, 2018
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Dr. Stephanus Viljoen, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Columbus, OH. Dr. Viljoen has more experience with Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures than...Read more

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Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center410 W 10th Ave Columbus, OH 43210
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

Columbus, OH

Ohio State University Hospital

Columbus, OH

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital

Springfield, OH

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received