Stephanus Viljoen

Stephanus Viljoen, MD

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.4 out of 5
  • 123 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 46 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-2225

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.
Highlights
  • Published in more than 28 peer-reviewed journals

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  • Spinal Curvatures
  • Kyphosis
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Intervertebral Disc
  • Discitis
  • 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

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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

Internship

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010

Residency

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
7/1/2010 - 6/30/2015

Fellowship

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, IA
7/1/2015 - 6/30/2016

Fellowship

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
1/1/2016 - 6/30/2016

Board Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery
10/30/2020

Academic Information

My Department

Neurological Surgery

My Division

Neurological Surgery

Reviews

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
    4.4 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.5 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.4 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.4 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.3 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.4 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.3 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

    Knowledgeable and respectful regarding concerns.

  • Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

    Would recommend to others. Very good. Dr. did a great job on my back and I'm sure he will do a great job on my neck.

  • Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

    I felt dismissed and not listened to.

  • Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

    Doctor was friendly, easy to understand.

  • Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

    Dr Viljoen was very knowledgeable and technical. He showed me my X-ray and precisely where and what the problem was. He was caring and asked about and answered my questions

  • Reviewed on Aug 19, 2023

    Excellent

  • Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

    This is my first time seeing Dr Viljoen. We discussed my spinal problems and surgery. Dr Viljoen was very kind and knowledgable

  • Reviewed on Jul 15, 2023

    Knowledgeable and listened.

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 09/29/2023, 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