Elizabeth Yu

Elizabeth Yu, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Spine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-2663

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

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training


Orthopaedic Surgery
Mayo Clinic
7/1/2006 - 7/1/2011


Spine Surgery
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
8/1/2011 - 7/31/2012

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More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

My Department



251 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 08, 2019

My experiences are good.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2019

I was very impressed with DR Yu. She was very nice and explained everything so it was understandable.

Reviewed on Mar 07, 2019

All good.

Reviewed on Mar 04, 2019

She was easy to talk to and explained everything.

Reviewed on Mar 04, 2019


Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Yu is an EXCELLENT physician! She always takes her time with me & is very compassionate. She has helped to improve my life! I would recommend her to everyone!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Drs. Yu and Lin were very thorough and engaging. Dr. Lin took time to let me explain things as much as I wanted to. Dr. Yu was extremely patient and took the time to get all history... Both MD's were very patient-oriented.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

Very professional and friendly

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

Dr. Yu is amazing! All care givers have remarked about the skill and overall care I was given during the surgery, before and after. My friends have remarked about my quick recovery and the perfect scar. When I had questions Dr. Yu always took time and carefully gave me needed info. She cares about the over all feelings and health of her patient. All doctors should have her attitude & skill.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr. Yu is an excellent surgeon.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Yu has reported no relationships with companies or entities.