Dr. Dean D. Lin, MD

Dr. Dean D. Lin, MD

27 reviews

Neurosurgery | Male | 44 years old

Lee Physician Group - Neurosurgery
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Dr. Lin specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Fort Myers, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (12)
in north fort myers, fl |
I would recommend Dr. Lin with great praise. He answered all my questions pre-op, taking time to make sure I understood everything that was going to happen, to get off my pain pills before surgery so he had something to give me for pain post op, what my spine would go through, what he would be doing, and what to expect when I opened my eyes, including post care for three months after. I had gone in with a pad full of questions and not once did he make me feel like I was taking up his time.
in Ft Myers, FL |
The pain in my back and my right leg was with me for many months. I went chiropractic care, pain management, acupuncture and nothing worked. I was referred to Dr Lin by co-workers. The best thing I did. Dr Lin is a gentleman, takes time to answer questions with answers I could understand. He explained things before, during and after surgery on what to expect. Guess what, I'm now pain free. I have my quality of life back. The tattoo on my back was handled with care during the cut and stitching.
in Cape Coral, FL |
Dr. Lin recently performed C1,C2 posterior fusion. I was in severe pain for years and he diagnosed my condition right away .He is not a a doctor to rush into surgery ,so wanted to try less invasive measures initially. Those measures were not permanent fix so fusion of C1 C2 was the only choice. I am now 4 weeks post-op. Doing great! I have 0 pain!! I am so thankful I went to Dr. Lin. He is a skilled professional who happens to be kind and caring. He listens to his patients! Office is great!
in Ft. Myers |
I met Dr. Lin and staff after issues with my cervical spine. Dr. Lin assisted me in exploring other options other than surgery as I had surgery 11 yrs prior in another state. He is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, kind and not "quick to do surgery". Ultimately I did have to have surgery in July and do not regret it. After months of pain and dimishec tone I was pain free the day after surgery. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Lin to anyone.
in Ft Myers, FL |
Dr. Lin has given me my life back with a spinal fusion procedure that he explained thoroughly and answered all my questions pertaining to the procedure, recuperative time, and therapy. He is professional, knowledgeable and kind. I have recommended him to some of my friends who had the same or similar issue as I did.
in Fort Myers, FL |
DR. Lin did back Surgery on me in 2015. Dr. Lin is a very Educated man. He talks to you and the family that you understand what the procedure is and how long a stay in the Hospital will be, plus how long the recuperation will be. Dr. Lin has a very nice personality and treats you with respect and will answer all your questions and does not rush you, he makes sure that you have all your questions answered. I would recommend Dr. Lin to al family and friends.
in Cape Coral, FL |
Eight days of trying to get an appointment with Dr. Lin is the only reason we are going to another doctor. We will never know if he is a good doctor or not, even though our doctor recommended him and he was disappointed that we never received any phone calls back for an appointment. So on to another doctor who we hope cares!!!
in Fort Myers, FL |
Dr. Lin worked with me for several months before I opted for spinal fusion surgery. He is not one to recommend surgery until all options are considered. The surgery went very well and I only required 10 days of rehab versus 2-3 weeks. He gave me the ability to enjoy life again. I highly recommend this very patient, understanding, and skilled neurosurgeon.
in Fort Myers |
Kind, professional, courteous, takes time to answer questions, make you feel at ease . Had medical records on hand and reviewed prior to seeing me.
in Cape Coral, FL |
Dr. Lin very up front, makes you feel comfortable before surgery and after.
in Ft Myers, FL |
Dr. Lin was an excellent surgeon. He recommended every therapy possible before I decided to move forward with surgery. His staff and him were extremely helpful through my recovery. I would highly recommend him. I am having my mom come from Michigan for Knee surgery to use him. I trust him and his staff and they are highly recommended by others I have spoken with.
in Fort Myers, FL |
Amazing, from the office staff to Dr.Lin himself. Professional, understanding, and skilled. My back issue almost feels like just a distant memory now!
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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis