Elizabeth Yu

Elizabeth Yu, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Spine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5
  • 123 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 41 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As an orthopedic surgeon at Ohio State, I specialize in the treatment of spinal disease and disorders. Some of my clinical interests include spinal stenosis, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and degenerative scoliosis.

I take the time to develop relationships with my patients and choose treatment options based on what is in their best interest. I work to improve their quality of life by exhausting all treatment options before considering surgery. When surgery is needed to treat a patient, my team and I are here to provide the best possible surgical care.

Working at Ohio State is great because of the friendly and compassionate environment. My job also allows me to work with amazing and talented physicians.

View my video on herniated discs: https://youtu.be/SEbUzHGWVGE

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis, Spine
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Fracture Fixation
  • Arthrodesis
  • Diskectomy
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Ankylosis
  • Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  • Spinal Curvatures
  • Kyphosis
  • Spinal Diseases
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Orthopedics
  • Back Pain
  • Spinal Cancers

Locations Where I Practice

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My Videos

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School*****

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
7/1/2002 - 5/20/2006


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

7/1/2006 - 7/1/2011


Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA

8/1/2011 - 7/31/2012

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Information

My Department



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

123 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.6 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.6 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

    Wonderful provider!

  • Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

    Elizabeth Yu was and always an amazing doctor. She talk to you about anything if my neck hurts or if I fall I did, but it wasn't the fall that will change anything..or dizzy kind and see talk about surgery again but if I am doing okay then I don't have to. She is a swell doctor. She even and wonder about caring question and concerns.

  • Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

    She did not seem to let me finish anything. She did not let me finish doing what she asked me to do such as bending forward or backward, or filling out the paperwork I was asked to do by the nurse, or finishing my sentences. I also do not know if she even knew that I have a history of a lumbar spinal fracture and I was there for pain (potentially) related to that which is why my primary doctor wanted me to get an MRI (that I never did have done because my x-rays looked fine).. Some of her responses were short and cut me off and essentially made me feel a bit dumb. She seemed to lack mannerisms of respect.

  • Reviewed on Oct 06, 2020

    Both Dr. Brewster & Dr. Yu were thorough, considerate, genuinely interested in helping me with my health problems, and professional. I am glad I sought care here.

  • Reviewed on Sep 20, 2020

    It is comforting to know that Dr. Yu received 5 stars out of five when I Goggled her. Spinal surgery is a serious operation and can be scary for the patient.

  • Reviewed on Sep 08, 2020

    Doctor was very nice & friendly. Made me feel that she can fix my problem.

  • Reviewed on Sep 02, 2020

    My experiences are always good. I appreciate the professional manner my provider, Dr. Yu, tends to my needs.

  • Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020


  • Reviewed on Aug 07, 2020

    Very happy with visit.

  • Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

    very thorough & attentive to my needs

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Yu has reported no relationships with companies or entities.