The provider star rating is calculated using patient reponses to the five care provider questions in our patient satisfaction survey. Below you can see the provider's star rating and the number of his or her patients who have provided feedback.


Provider discussed treatment options


Provider showed concern


Provider explained things clearly


Provider included you in decisions


Likelihood of recommending this provider


I have already recommended several people to Dr Dillen.
Dr Dillen was extremely thorough in both my pre and post surgery exams. I was very comfortable throughout my visits.
Dr. was exceptional. I could not have asked for better care.
He listened
The best and fastest service I had ever gotten at a doctor's office.
This Doctor knew nothing about my problem. I had told the clerk about it when I made the appointment but was directed to the wrong Doctor. This Dr. Is a neurosurgeon. I should have seen a neurologist.
Dr Dillen and I went over the next thing that we can do for my back and the next thing is surgery that's the last thing left that will help it cuz I can barely walk now.
I would highly recommend Baptist health care. Dr. Dillon and his staff are very caring and professional.
Couldn't be more satisfied
Impressed with care from Dr Dillen and have recommended him to several people
Excellent care
Dr. Dillen has been a God send for me and my care.
Explained everything to where I could understand
Of all the places that I have been prior, pain management, chiropractor, he was the only one that took time to show me on the MRI exactly what was causing my pain.Finally, knowing exactly what it was causing the pain and that there was a procedure to fix the problem was a huge relief
I love my dr I see
Dr. Dillen is always professional and thorough. He listens and explains things well.
Dr Dillon did an excellent job on my back surgery so I trust him to make the right decisions with my current visits
Dr Dillen explains things perfectly and listens to all our concern and questions


Baptist Medical Group - Neurosurgery


Bear Family Foundation Health Center
125 Baptist Way
Suite: 4C
Pensacola FL , 32503
Phone: 850.469.0642

Baptist Medical Group - Neurosurgery at Nine Mile

Baptist Medical Park - Nine Mile
9400 University Parkway
Suite: 200
Pensacola FL , 32514
Phone: 850.469.0642
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Baptist Medical Group - Neurosurgery at Andrews Institute


Andrews Institute
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Suite: 205
Gulf Breeze FL , 32561
Phone: 850.469.0642
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Dr. William Dillen is a highly trained, board-certified neurosurgeon who is dedicated to providing exceptional care to his patients. He offers patients an array of advanced treatment options for the complex brain, spine, and peripheral nerve conditions or injuries. He is currently accepting new patient appointments.

Medical Degree
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

University of Kentucky Department of Neurosurgery
Lexington, KY

Congress of Neurological Surgery
American Association of Neurological Surgery
Southern Neurosurgical Society

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Clinical Specialties
Minimally invasive spine surgery
Complex spine surgery
Cranial surgery
Peripheral nerve injury


Dillen W, Pittman T, Grupke G. (2018). Novel Temporary Treatment for a Severe Case of Syndrome of the Trephined. World Neurosurgery. 120, 200-204.

Dillen W, van Horne C, Fraser J. (2018). Novel Approach to the Treatment of a Cerebral Abscess Using the Apollo Vibration/suction Device. J Clin Neurosci, 55, 93-96.

Dillen W, Hendricks B, Mannas J, Wheeler G. (2018). Surfer's Myelopathy: A Rare Presentation in a Teenage Gymnast and Review of the Literature. J Clin Neurosci, 50, 157-160.

Dillen W, Vasquez R. (2017). C2/3 Anterior Cervical Discectomy Module.  CNS Nexus Case Modules.

Sedney CL, Dillen W, Julien T. (2015). Clinical Spectrum and Radiographic Features of the Syndrome of the Trephined. J Neurosci Rural Pract, 6, 438-41.


What led you to become a doctor or choose your focus of medicine?
I’ve always liked science, technology, and art.  Neurosurgery allows me to help people while using cutting edge science and groundbreaking technology, all the while applying an artistic approach to surgery.

What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why?
As a neurosurgeon, you often meet people during the worst time of their life.  Having the opportunity and ability, during this time, to intervene, help a patient recover, and return to a normal life is very rewarding.  

What is something about you that only your patients would know?
I treat and take care of patients how I would want my family to be treated. 

How would a patient describe you?
Professional, Meticulous, Thorough, and Respectful

What is your proudest moment as a doctor?
My proudest moments are when I see patients back in the clinic who are back to living a normal life.

In your opinion, what is the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship?
Trust is the most important.  Trust comes from good communication, allowing the patient and doctor to work as a team to come up with a treatment plan. 

What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?
My patients can expect me to provide the best care and perform surgery in a way that I would want to be done for my own family.

What do you find most encouraging about the work you do?
As a neurosurgeon, I am able to make a big impact on many of my patients’ lives.  As technology continues to advance, I believe the ability to help even more patients will become possible in the future. 

What are your top priorities with every patient you see?
My top priorities are to accurately diagnose and treat the patient’s problem while maintaining respect and trust throughout the process.

Describe one of the top ways you ensure each patient receives the quality, personal health care he/she deserves.
I maintain good communication and draw from my colleagues in neurosurgery and other fields to deliver the best patient-centric care possible. 

Is there anything more or extra you would like prospective patients to know about you?
I am grateful for people trusting me to take care of them and their loved ones.  I will work tirelessly to provide those in need with the best possible care.