Dr. Erik Nilssen, MD

Dr. Erik Nilssen, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
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Age 44
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Dr. Erik Nilssen, MD is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Gulf Breeze, FL and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

1040 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Ste 200

Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Nilssen performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ankle Arthroscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Nilssen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nilssen "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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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

63  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • 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
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
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17  Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Auburn University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • McGill University / Faculty Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • American Sports Medicine Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nilssen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nilssen's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nilssen to family and friends
36 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Nilssen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

I had a broken foot for almost a year and a half and after three orthopedic Dr.’s opinions and wasted money and medication; Dr. Nilssen found and fixed the problem. His entire office has been awesome and I would like to especially thank him for assisting me in getting my life back. I will recommend...more
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Dr. Nilssen is an incredible surgeon. He performed an operation on a family member of mine and they have returned to an active lifestyle. The staff is top-notch and does a great job!
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Dr. Nilssen and his medical staff are complete professionals. I am nervous going to any doctor, and Dr Nilssen and his staff made me feel at ease, and relaxed. Additional, Dr. Nilssen thoroughly explained my current condition, and provided information on my continued treatment. I advise everyone...more
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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...more
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Absolutely the best foot/ankle Dr around. He and his staff are always on top of everything and are so nice. Definitely recommend.
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