Dr. Erik Nilssen, MD

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Dr. Erik Nilssen, MD


Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery | Male

Nilssen Orthopedics Ankle and Foot Center 1040 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Ste 200, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 Get Directions
(850) 916-3668

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As founder and guiding force behind the Andrews Foot & Ankle Center, Dr. Nilssen devotes his passion for service to...Read more

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Patient Reviews (6)
in Auburn |
This guy is all miracles and promises until he gets paid. Any negative experience that you tell him, he takes it like a kick to his ego. Bunionectomy and Hammertoe surgery, with the promise of second toe shortening... Has done absolutely nothing but make my situation worse. No empathy or concern from him... No personalized consideration at all... Performed a basic surgery on an odd condition. Doesn't remember your case at all, so lies to cover his tracks... Plz contact me prior to considering.
in milton, fl |
Absolutely the best foot/ankle Dr around. He and his staff are always on top of everything and are so nice. Definitely recommend.
in Pensacola, FL |
I broke my ankle hiking and was able to get in to see Dr. Nilssen the following day for examination. Surgery was scheduled for the following day. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Nilssen and the staff at Andrews. On the day of my surgery, the entire process was very well explained to me, which being that this was the first time that I had undergone any surgery, was quite comforting to me. in summary, I highly recommend Dr. Nilssen and his team at Andrews Institute.
in Pensacola, FL |
Dr. Nilssen has been my doctor for several years. He has always been honest and realistic about what he can and cannot do. He has always been there when I needed his opinion. His staff puts you at ease. I trust Dr. Nilsson will always tell me what is best for me.
in Pensacola, FL |
Dr. Nilssen is excellent. He also has amazing staff . They are friendly and empathetic . The amount of knowledge that Dr .Nilssen has is astounding. He remains up to date with the latest technology and has great integrity . He gives a straightforward, honest opinion. This is the most important aspect from a patient's perspective. I feel confident that he makes decisions that are in the patients best interest .He will always be my #1 choice.
in Milton Fl |
Entire experience excellent!
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Dr. Nilssen says...

As founder and guiding force behind the Andrews Foot & Ankle Center, Dr. Nilssen devotes his passion for service to building the most premier center in the world. In addition to his practice, he also devotes time to mentoring both Sports Medicine and Foot & Ankle Fellows through the AREI Dual Fellowship Program. 

Dr. Nilssen graduated cum laude from Auburn University in 1996. He completed USF School of Medicine in 2002 then went on to achieve his orthopedic residency at McGill University in 2007. He is the only person to have completed fellowships in both Sports Medicine and Foot & Ankle at the American Sports Medicine Institute under the Direction of Dr. James R. Andrews. 

Dr. Nilssen is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine. Currently, he serves as the Medical Director of Under Armour, the National Volleyball League, Multisport Performance Institute, and Athletes' Performance Gulf Breeze. He also serves as a Team Physician for Intercollegiate Sports at Auburn University, as well as Orthopaedic Consultant for the athletic teams of West Florida University and Pensacola State Junior College. In addition, Dr. Nilssen consults for various professional teams throughout the NFL, NBA, and Olympic Sports. 

Dr. Nilssen has called Gulf Breeze home since 2009. He and his wife, Allison, have two sons, Stellan and Malloy, and a baby girl, Emyrson. He enjoys the beach, boating, college sports, and Paleo Indian artifacts.

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  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


  • Medical School
    Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 2002

  • Residency Hospital
    McGill University / Faculty of Medicine

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    American Sports Medicine Institute
  • Undergraduate School
    Auburn University

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection