Dr. Holly Gilmer-Hill, MD

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Dr. Holly Gilmer-Hill, MD


Neurosurgery | Female

Michigan Head & Spine Institute 3577 W 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073 Get Directions
(877) 784-3667

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

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Dr. Gilmer-Hill Says:

Your comments and feedback are always welcome. My preference is direct communication if you have a concern you would like me to address. If the care and treatment provided you is worthy of sharing with others, you have my appreciation.

Thank you for your feedback.

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Patient Reviews (7)
in Fenton, MI |
Love her! Wise and very good at what she does! Treats me respectfully every time!
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.
Clinton Township, MI |
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.
Thank you for this wonderful comment regarding the care you received from Dr. Gilmer!
in Auburn Hills, MI |
Poor bedside manner, doesn't listen to your issues. Assumes she knows everything
in Fraser, MI |
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!??
in Newberry MI |
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.
in Merrill, MI |
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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Dr. Gilmer-Hill says...

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.

Other specialty areas are neuro-oncology and craniofacial reconstruction.  A complete video profile is available on my web page: MHSI.us/doctors/holly-s-gilmer

I'm pleased work with patients -- both children and adults -- from around the country who are seeking relief from all forms of Chari Malformation.  Many of the parents have shared they found me via Chiari support groups and blogs, you can also some of their journeys with a visit to our website: MHSI.us

If you do not see the insurance coverage you have listed, please call my office at 877-784-3667. 

Dr. Gilmer-Hill says...

Dr. Gilmer's Specialties include:

  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Adult and pediatric peripheral nerve surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Chiari Malformation Decompression
  • Tethered Spine
  • Craniofacial reconstruction
  • Adult neurosurgery

Dr. Gilmer-Hill says...

  • Chiari Malformation decompression
  • Occipital Nerve block/repair

Dr. Gilmer-Hill says...

Your comments and feedback are always welcome. My preference is direct communication if you have a concern you would like me to address. If the care and treatment provided you is worthy of sharing with others, you have my appreciation.

Thank you for your feedback.

Dr. Gilmer-Hill's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari Malformation Type 3
  • Chiari Malformation Type 4
  • Chiari Malformation, Adult
  • Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


  • Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    Uc Davis Med Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Uc Davis Med Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Chldrns Hospital

    Completed in 2000

    Louisiana State University
  • Undergraduate School
    Harvard Medical School

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Decompression
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block