RATINGS & REVIEWS

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.

4.8  

Provider discussed treatment options


4.8  

Provider showed concern


4.8  

Provider explained things clearly


4.8  

Provider included you in decisions


4.8  

Likelihood of recommending this provider



Comments

5/23/2022
Good
5/11/2022
Exceptional!
4/29/2022
First time meeting Dr. Dillen and his staff. All were extremely thorough and professional. They explained my options for care, the risks Involved,
4/27/2022
Everyone is very efficient
4/27/2022
Dr. Dillen is caring and takes good care of his patients. Been very impressed
4/22/2022
Dr. Dillen has been the most thorough doctor I've come across in a long while. I didn't feel rushed.
4/15/2022
Dr Dillen has a very pleasant professional bedside manner.He explained everything clearly
4/08/2022
Dr. Dillen has been awesome. Very professional partner in my health care!
3/19/2022
Doctor was attentive and checked my strength for back pain. He reviewed the x-ray I brought and said I did not need surgery. Answered my questions.
3/16/2022
Good
3/04/2022
Very professional and informative
3/02/2022
An excellent experience
2/23/2022
Thorough and to the point
2/18/2022
My visit with Dr. Dillen was OUTSTANDING!
2/12/2022
Would highly recommend
2/06/2022
Doctor Dillen is the most personable, approachable, and accessible doctor who has ever taken care of me in my great time of need. He and [...] PA-C were so kind I consider them not only my medical caretakers but my friends. Thank you Dr. William Dillen and [...], for your wonderful care in the assessment of my case, the performance of a major back surgery, and in all the follow-up visits as well! I will never forget it!
2/03/2022
Very good

Location(s)

Baptist Medical Group - Neurosurgery

 DEPARTMENT OF BAPTIST HOSPITAL

Baptist Towers
1717 North E Street
Suite: 534
Pensacola FL , 32501
Phone: 850.469.0642
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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

 DEPARTMENT OF BAPTIST HOSPITAL

Andrews Institute
1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Suite: 205
Gulf Breeze FL , 32561
Phone: 850.469.0642
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Biography

Dr. William Dillen is a highly trained neurosurgeon who is dedicated to providing exceptional care to his patients. He offers patients an array of advanced treatment options for 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

Residency
University of Kentucky Department of Neurosurgery
Lexington, KY

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

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

Publications:        

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.


MEET THE DOC

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.


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