Elizabeth Yu

Elizabeth Yu, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery – Spine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5
  • 149 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 40 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
  • Spinal Diseases
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Fractures, Bone
  • Orthopedics
  • Back Pain
  • Spinal Cancers
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  • Spinal Curvatures
  • Kyphosis
  • Spinal Cord Compression

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.

149 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 Jul 29, 2021

    Dr. Yu was very up front she couldn't help me but referred me to a rehab specialist and physical therapy.

  • Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

    Warm, genuine, got right to the point and conducted the exam and conversation quickly but thoroughly.

  • Reviewed on Jul 09, 2021

    She was very professional; treated me as a professional which I am; talked to me in a professional manor; ask me sev. times if I had any questions about the surgery that she would be doing on my back.

  • Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

    Answers to questions are always precise and clear. Dr. Yu spends as much time as you need, to understand concerns and answer questions. I never feel rushed.

  • Reviewed on Jun 07, 2021

    Very informative and helpful

  • Reviewed on May 24, 2021

    Dr. Yu told us the very first time we met her that I wasn't her patient, I was now part of her family and that's exactly how my wife and I are treated.

  • Reviewed on May 13, 2021

    Dr. Elizabeth Yu has always shown sincere kindness, compassion & care. If I ever need further spine surgery she is who I will see. She has referred me to another doctor for my shoulder & I am confident the doctor will be a good one!

  • Reviewed on May 05, 2021

    I feel very nice because my care provider is very nice and polite.

  • Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

    Dr. Yu was exceptional.

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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.