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Dr. Holly Gilmer-Hill, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Female · Age 51

Dr. Gilmer-Hill

Michigan Head & Spine Institute

29275 Northwestern Hwy Ste 100 Southfield, MI 48034

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Dr. Holly Gilmer-Hill, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Southfield, MI and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery, oncology, and more.


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Dr. Gilmer-Hill's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilmer-Hill treats Hydrocephalus more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Gilmer-Hill treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Hydrocephalus, Child
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilmer-Hill treats Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Gilmer-Hill treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Low Back Pain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilmer-Hill treats Low Back Pain more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Gilmer-Hill treats this condition more than 77% of her peers

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
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor 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
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • 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
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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 and adults and peripheral nerve surgery, like occipital nerve repair or block, and hydrocephalus...

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
Uc Davis Med Center
Internship Hospital
1992
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School
2000
1999
1993
1992

Awards

Dr. Gilmer-Hill's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gilmer-Hill

3.8

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
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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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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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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!
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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Love her! Wise and very good at what she does! Treats me respectfully every time!
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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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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.
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Poor bedside manner, doesn't listen to your issues. Assumes she knows everything
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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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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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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.
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