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Dean Lin, MD

4.8 out of 5 stars

Accepting New Patients



Clinical Interests:

Cervical and Lumbar Artificial Disk Placement
Minimally Invasive Spinal Decompression and Fusion
Trigeminal Neuralgia

Languages Spoken:


Patients Treated:



Dean D. Lin, M.D., Ph.D. is a neurosurgeon.

Education & Training

Medical School:

Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va.


General Surgery Internship, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.


Neurological Surgery Residency, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.


Neurological Surgery Fellowship, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia

Board Certification(s):

Neurological Surgery

Patient Reviews

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  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Explained Things Clearly

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Involved in Care Decisions

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Spent Enough Time

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Listened Carefully

  • 4.9out of 5 stars

    Showed Courtesy & Respect

  • 4.8out of 5 stars

    Likelihood to Recommend

4.8 out of 5 (179 ratings, 91 comments)

  • May 31, 2024

    Dr Lin was very cordial and easy to talk to, he made me feel like I already knew him.

  • May 30, 2024

    Dr. Lin and his associate Sam

  • May 30, 2024

    Having had Dr. Lin as my surgeon a number of years ago, I am well aware of his excellent bedside manner, professionalism, and kindness. I especially would like to mention his PA, Samantha, as she was overly helpful, enjoyable, and helpful.

  • May 26, 2024

    Fernando was able to scale his information to listners, never rushed and very helpful. Cindy was a lifesaver during the complicated process of coordinating clearance and scheduling [ ]. Dr. Lin always took time to explain and never rushed.

  • May 24, 2024

    Dr. Lin was very professional and compassionate. He explained everything and answered my questions, in terms that I could understand. I did not feel rushed, which is not always the case with specialists/surgeons these days.

  • May 23, 2024

    Samantha is a great asset to the team. She is so knowledgeable in explaining my spinal problems and Dr Lin has it pretty good with Samantha there.

  • May 23, 2024

    Sam was great.

  • May 21, 2024

    Sam Zavala was friendly and explained everything thoroughly and was not rushed. Cindy Salas, OR scheduler, was most helpful and explained the process thoroughly. She gave me her contact information and said she would communicate with me directly. What a welcom e change that is! The staff conveys that you and your welfare is important to them…..what a novel approach.

  • May 14, 2024

    I through Dr Lins PA was excellent, She was knowledable and very personaable, She knew whats she was doing,

  • May 10, 2024

    The entire staff was amazing. The PA & the training PA were very professional, friendly & knowledgeable. Dr. Lin I was wonderful. I have seen a few physicians about my medical condition and he listened and ordered additional testing to figure out the problem. The other Physicians basically sent me in my way to figure it out.

  • May 8, 2024

    Every person I worked with provided excellent customer service.

  • May 8, 2024

    Dr. Lin makes you feel so at ease. He listens and explains. So patient as if you are the only person he needs to see. My favorite Lee Health surgeon!

  • May 7, 2024

    The way the staff doctor treated my wife and my self

  • May 5, 2024

    Both Sam and Dr [ ] were very kind and patient with me, as they explained everything I wanted to know.

  • May 4, 2024

    Dr. Lin and his staff are terrific.

  • May 4, 2024

    I experienced the best ever visit with any Dr and all staff. From the first phone call to make an appointment to the end of the visit. I was surrounded by personal care, friendliness, professionalism, and expert advice. Avery question was answered in detail an d a decision was made to go forward with my case. A prompt appointment was made and I left the office with confidence knowing that I am in best hands with Dr. Dean Lin.

  • May 2, 2024

    Very professional

  • May 2, 2024

    This is the most efficient and well run doctors office I have been to in years. Granted we were there for almost three hours but each step was timely and made perfect sense in the grand scheme. The check in process was simple, easy and the lady had a beautiful smile! I always arrive early and the time in the waiting area was normal. The BP, heart rate and oxygen levels were done by Erik and he was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Next came the PA. Ferdinand, I think that was his name, gave us good information and reviewed the X-ray’s and MRI with us and gave us a level of understanding that really helped when we met with Dr. Lin. He wanted us to be sure that we understood what we were looking at and that Dr. Lin would explain in detail the meaning of these abnormalities in my neck! Dr. Lin exudes a level of professionalism that we really appreciated. He made it abundantly clear as to what was wrong with my neck. He made clear the risks and options that this diagnosis presented.

  • Apr 27, 2024

    Scary time but wonderful people to help

  • Apr 27, 2024

    I am just starting the process with Dr Lin, so far all is progressing as planned.

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