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Dr. Allen Carl, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Carl

Dr. Allen Carl, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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4.4

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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I’ve been seeing Dr. Carl for years. He’s a wonderful person! He takes his time and plans things well before going to do something. I can’t believe he’s retiring?? he will be missed
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Excellent he did my scoliosis surgery 23 yrs ago when I was 12, absolutely not a single problem since, no pain- he’s the best! And Shanti the receptionist!
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I have been a patient of Dr Carl for many years and wouldn't think of another doctor. His staff is professional , kind and easy to work with . Dr Carl has a slightly different personality in the procedure room which tells me this is where he excels and is totally in his element . In the office he is a bit more serious . He is my doctor , his staff are my staff . He completely has my trust.
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I never in my life had a doctor sit my down and put my worries to rest. The other doctor wanted to operate asap. Dr Carl said before we do surgery let's try a few different things. I feel so comfortable with him.
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Dr & staff were nice, I would not recommend Dr Carl for progressing adult scoliosis though. I saw him 3 times & did not feel confident in him doing my surgery. He seemed unsure how to handle my osteopenia, his initial surgery plan did not address the primary sources of my pain and he suggested surgery would open a pandora's box. I thankfully sought a 2nd opinion in nyc and am 14 weeks post op spinal fusion, pain free & have my life back. I wish Dr Carl would have suggested a referral to nyc.
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Dr.Carl performed a triple Laminectomy on me 2 years ago, and I have to say from the day the procedure was done, my quality of life has improved 100%. His approach to the surgery and care there after is a standard all Dr's should follow. He was clear in the expectations of the surgery's outcome and rehab there after. Being 57 this type of surgery has given me back the ability to live a fuller life.
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Dr. Carl is an amazing person he is my angel! He did an amazing job on my scoliosis fusion and everything went a step planned I recommend him to anyone's with back trouble!
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Outstanding physician. My family and I are so lucky we found him. Takes great care to ensure his patients get the best. Well respected at AMCH so we get outstanding support and treatment from others.
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Dr Carl is an excellent Dr. My daughter is a patient of his and when we first met with him we knew he was the right Dr. He told us she needed surgery to have her spine fused. As nervous as I was I knew Dr Carl would take great care of Her. And he did. Would recommend him to anyone
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Biography

Dr. Allen Carl, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
Nyu Hospitals Center
Residency Hospital
University Hospital SUNY Stony Brook
Residency Hospital
1979
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
1979

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(518) 264-2225

Dr. Carl accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Carl's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carl treats Scoliosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carl treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carl treats Spine Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Carl treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carl treats Spine Deformities more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Carl treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation

Dr. Carl's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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