Stephanus Viljoen

Stephanus Viljoen, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.1 out of 5
  • 157 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 52 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I’m a neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of adult spinal deformity and complex reconstructive spine surgery. I also serve as an assistant professor of neurosurgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. I received my medical degree from the University of Nebraska. In addition, I completed an internship and a neurosurgical residency at the University of Iowa and a fellowship in adult spinal deformity from Northwestern University.

My research focuses on spinal biomechanics, clinical outcomes research and device development, and I have three U.S. patents. I’m also a member of The Ohio State Neurological Society and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

What I enjoy most about The Ohio State University is the academic setting. I can be involved in resident education and research while providing my patients with quality care. The resources and medical experts on staff at The Ohio State University allow me to conduct meaningful research and provide better treatment options to my patients.
  • Published in more than 28 peer-reviewed journals

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  • Spinal Curvatures
  • Kyphosis
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Discitis
  • Intervertebral Disc
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
  • Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Vertebrae
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
8/22/2005 - 5/1/2009


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2015

Research Fellowship

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016


Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

1/1/2016 - 6/30/2016

Academic Information

My Department

Neurological Surgery


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.

157 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.1 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.5 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.6 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.5 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    3.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 21, 2021

    Healthcare provided excellent.

  • Reviewed on Aug 15, 2021

    Bedside manner could be better, some of the issues I was having I don't feel were heard or reasons explained, we covered the ongoing problem I've had, but I'm still unclear on what the issue that just came on is, I'm having new symptoms that I've not had, still afraid to do regular activities

  • Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

    He was very detailed in his answers and explaining procedure. Hope he knows what he is saying will help my problems.

  • Reviewed on Jul 03, 2021

    Provided a successful surgery that I am happy with. It would be good to explain more what the long-term effects will be and cautions needed to take to not end up with spinal again.

  • Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

    very professional

  • Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

    Real good, listened real well.

  • Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

    He was easy to talk to and knew my information

  • Reviewed on Jun 08, 2021

    Very caring and professional.

  • Reviewed on Jun 07, 2021

    Very friendly. Informative during appointments.

  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2021


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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. Viljoen has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Medtronic, Inc.