Dr. Holly Gilmer-Hill, MD

NeurosurgeryFemaleAge 53

Dr. Gilmer-Hill
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Michigan Head & Spine Institute

3577 W 13 Mile Rd Royal Oak, MI 48073

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Dr. Holly Gilmer-Hill, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Royal Oak, MI and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gilmer-Hill has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1992. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Saint John Hospital and Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gilmer-Hill to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gilmer-Hill

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Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Gilmer-Hill typically treats 92% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Hydrocephalus
Spina Bifida
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Very High Frequency
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Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Gilmer-Hill typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Brain Surgery
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Gilmer-Hill's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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Dr. Gilmer-Hill accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Care Network
Blue Care Network Advantage
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Dimension Health
Worker's Compensation
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
Health Net
Tricare
HealthPlus of Michigan
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
McLaren Health Plan
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Zurich
Cofinity

Dr. Gilmer-Hill's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gilmer-Hill

3.9

Based on 41 ratings

5 Stars
65.85365853658537%
(27)
4 Stars
7.317073170731708%
(3)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.878048780487805%
(2)
1 Star
21.951219512195124%
(9)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (27)
  • Listened & answered questions (27)
  • Office environment (27)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (21)
  • Appointment was rushed (10)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
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Had Decompression Surgery for Chiari. She was the second surgeon to do it. She is amazing!!!!!
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
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K Ford – Jun 18, 2020
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She is wonderful!! She is extremely knowledge and a very skilled surgeon. I am very thankful I was referred to her by my Neurologist. She listens to your symptoms, orders test and upon reviewing them, gives you a diagnosis and her recommendations. Mine was surgery.
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Patti – Apr 03, 2020
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She did my Decompression Brain surgery and even though I’m still healing I can tell a difference. She saved me #ChiariWarrior
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Gina Harmon – Nov 25, 2019
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Saved my life, first neurosurgeon I found that actually understood chiari and after surgery with her I was able to return to work.
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What could be improved
No results
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Apr 04, 2019
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She is a life saver she had to fix a decompression surgery Henry Ford Hospital messed up bad! I was a pretty rough and difficult patient medically but she was able after seeing many doctors to first diagnose Chiari and correct my surgery and do my vp shunt! She really saved my life and now in the next two weeks she will saving our daughter life as she has a severe case of Chiari and over crowding! She listens to what you say very sweet and nice and will explain in detail what’s going on with you
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Kyrandia Peters in Commerce Township , MI – Feb 20, 2019
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I would give her no stars if I could. She did an absolutely unnecessary surgery on my daughter that then resulted in countless life altering surgeries and living her daily life in a non favorable way. Do your research on her prior to surgery. She is money driven and is in the profession for the wrong reasons!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sep 27, 2018
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I was 15 years old when Dr. Gilmer-hill did my surgery for a gunshot womb to my right leg, although the bullet couldn't be removed because it's lodged in my main arteries, she gave me another chance to do all the things some other doctors said I couldn't I'll be 30 June 28th I just wish I could tell her as I hug her thanks for giving me another chance to walk she is truly An Angel here on earth I love you forever LaToya B.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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LaToya in Detroit, MI – Jun 21, 2018
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Dr. Gilmer did my chiari decompression and gave me a new life. It was a rough surgery but I feel so much better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Todd Thompson in Saranac, MI – Jun 16, 2018
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She is the best doctor to come into my life thanks for being the best Adam Fordham has turned 26 today may 30 thanks for saving my son
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Lashun Fordham-Nichols in Detroit lunch supervisor , MI – May 30, 2018
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Dr. Gilmer recently preformed posterior fossa decompression on me for a Chiari Malformation 1. My experience with her and her staff was very positive. I also had a very good experience with the hospital and staff there. She is a very skilled surgeon who showed compassion and a great amount of knowledge about my condition. I felt confident in her ability to preform my procedure which made the whole experience less stressful. I would recommend her to anyone in need of this surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Apr 14, 2018
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Dr Gilmer is the best Dr I have ever had the privilege of knowing. I am an adult woman of 46 in age who had spina bifida. Dr Gilmer took on my case right away . I found out by one of her colleagues that I have a long with Spina Bifida, Chiari malformation , untethered spinal cord and hydrosfoulus..When she put my shunt in i was terified of the own known. You wouldn't think I would be terrified since having at least 100 surgeries since since birth,. This surgery was by far the easiest for me.
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What could be improved
No results
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Angela Michele Kazmer – Feb 21, 2018
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Love her! Wise and very good at what she does! Treats me respectfully every time!
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Gina F. in Fenton, MI – Jan 08, 2017
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I had surgery with Gilmer back in 2008. In 2012, after a second surgery with a different doctor for Arnold Chiari Malformation Type 1, I received the surgical report which stated before and after my first surgery, the MRIS show that during the surgery my C2 vertebrae had been broken and healed incorrectly and created a bone spur. Gilmer was responsible, she NEVER told me and instead left me to find this out on my own. I've been diagnosed with a secondary condition because of this bone spur.
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Oct 11, 2016
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Doctor Gilmer is an amazing doctor. She saved my life. Her bedside manner is top notch. I have never had a more personable and caring doctor. I wish more would take after her.
What went well
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Poor bedside manner, doesn't listen to your issues. Assumes she knows everything
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Alex in Auburn Hills, MI – Jul 28, 2016
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She is the BEST!! Takes her time and does not treat you like your part of an assembly line! Discusses your case ask questions she will answer! I would not trust any other doctor with my daughter's health!??
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Amanda and Cyndi Gawlik in Fraser, MI – Jul 12, 2016
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She is very easy to talk to, listens very well, an is very knowledgeable. Her staff is very friendly an always accommodating. When she is with you, you do not feel rushed she takes her time with each and everyone of her patients, but the most of all is she LISTENS. an does not make you feel like your stupid or crazy.
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What could be improved
No results
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Tonya Patrick in Newberry MI – May 17, 2016
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Dr. Gilmer was very knowledgeable and took her time with me. She explained everything to me and my family along with surgery and if i postponed the surgery what could happen.
What went well
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No results
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s_m_rich in Merrill, MI – Jan 15, 2016
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About Me

Biography

I am a board certified pediatric and adult neurosurgeon. While my expertise is neurosurgery, my specialty areas are Chiari Malformation, in both children...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Louisiana State University
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Chldrns Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Uc Davis Med Center
Residency Hospital
1993
University of California Davis Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1992
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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What are Dr. Holly Gilmer-Hill, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gilmer-Hill frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery and Cranial Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Gilmer-Hill specializes.

Where is Dr. Holly Gilmer-Hill, MD's office located?

Dr. Gilmer-Hill's office is located at 3577 W 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Gilmer-Hill speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Michigan Head & Spine Institute

Royal Oak3577 W 13 Mile Rd Royal Oak, MI 48073
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Michigan Head & Spine Institute29275 Northwestern Hwy Ste 100 Southfield, MI 48034
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ascension Saint John Hospital

Detroit, MI

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills

Farmington Hills, MI

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Royal Oak, MI

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Beaumont Hospital, Troy

Troy, MI

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Children's Hospital Of Michigan

Detroit, MI

DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital

Detroit, MI

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital

Detroit, MI

DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital

Detroit, MI

53% Patient experience rating, 16% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Garden City Hospital

Garden City, MI

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Harper University Hospital

Detroit, MI

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland

Pontiac, MI

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)