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.


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Provider showed concern


Provider explained things clearly


Provider included you in decisions


Provider discussed treatment options


One of the most pleasant experiences I've ever had. Both [...] and Dr. Dillen were compassionate, thorough, and kind.
Wonderful care.
Doc Dillen was excellent
Dr Dillon is awesome, he listens to your problems and then discusses the problem and treatment with me. He included me in all decisions about what should be done. Best doctor ever!
Thorough and accurate explanation of procedures
Dr Dillen is excellent
Dr Dillen was very calm and listened to all my concerns.
Dr Dillen explained what all was wrong and what needed to be done to fix it, he answered all the question I had and made me feel at ease about having the surgery
Great experience
Dr Dillion was very patience and listened to my questions
Dr. Dillen was professional and patient. He explained everything thoroughly and answered all of my questions!
I would highly recommend Dr. Dillen. He takes the time to listen and answer your questions and any concerns you may have. His office staff are very kind and caring also.
Dr. Dillen and staff were exemplary in every aspect of the care that I received!
Dr. Dillen is the best. I will always request him if I have future needs
Loved Dr Dillen. Easy communication, caring, no nonsense.
Dr. Dillen was absolutely amazing and put my fears at ease.
I can not say enough about Dr. Dillen and how caring and professional he was. He first of all apologized for being only a very few minutes late and took time to go over my CT scan and MRI and answer any questions my husband or I had.
Dr.Dillen is amazing and he listens and care for his patients


Baptist Medical Group - Neurosurgery


Bear Family Foundation Health Center
125 Baptist Way
Suite: 4C
Pensacola FL , 32503
Phone: 448.227.6320
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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.