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Dr. Carl William Bacon, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Bacon

Revere Health

700 W 800 N Ste 100 Orem, UT 84057

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Dr. Carl William Bacon, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Orem, UT and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic spine surgery, and more.


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(801) 224-5373

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Dr. Bacon's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hip Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bacon treats Hip Fracture more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bacon treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bacon treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Bacon treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bacon treats Fracture more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Bacon treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture of Arm (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Fracture of Facial Bone
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Wrist and Fingers)
  • Fracture of Leg Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Bacon's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • 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 Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

Inspired by my grandfather who was a doctor, I always had an interest in the medical field. I subspecialize in the spine, including adult and pediatric deformity (scoliosis), degenerative conditions, trauma and orthopedic trauma (complex fracture car...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
University Mo Columbia
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Usc Med Center
Residency Hospital
1985
Los Angeles County Usc Med Center
Internship Hospital
1984
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Medical School
Brigham Young University
Undergraduate School
1995
1989
1985
1984

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

Dr. Bacon's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bacon

3.2

Based on 44 reviews

5 Stars
40.90909090909091%
(18)
4 Stars
13.636363636363637%
(6)
3 Stars
2.272727272727273%
(1)
2 Stars
9.090909090909092%
(4)
1 Star
34.09090909090909%
(15)

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He may be a capable surgeon but his bedside manner is poor at best. I have multiple fractures and plenty of titanium in my leg. At my 2 week follow up he he said I could start walking on my non-weight bearing leg. I told him I thought he said it would be 6 weeks or longer before I could and it turns out he had me confused with another patient! Didn’t he read my chart? He stood in the open doorway the entire time and answered my questions with sarcastic answers like “yeah, your leg is broken”. I already knew that! He didn’t give me any follow up instructions for home care or physical therapy, he didn’t even look at my leg. I was given a photo copy of the X-rays they took and I had to hand it to him to answer my question. I don’t think he looked at them before coming to the room. I left as uninformed as I was before I went there. I am currently looking for a new Dr. who is capable of caring for the patient beyond the operating room.
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After extensive spinal surgery after care was almost none existent with Dr Bacon. After being in considerable and nerve damage pain, I make an appointment to see HIM as he is the surgeon and knows what he did ! and every time, almost, I always see someone else. Still in continuous pain, numbness and on some evenings have almost gone to the E.R. I guess I will be on pain pills for the rest of my life and start rotting from the inside because of it !
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This is on update on my review from Jan 15, 2016. Back at that time I had 4 vertebrae fused. Unfortunately the joint above my top fused vertebra started to collapse. To correct this, and to prevent any further deterioration of the spine, Dr. Bacon fused my back from my pelvis (S1) up through T10 in Jan of 2018. 11 months and one set of injections mid-back later, I'm doing well. Dr. Bacon and his PA Jeff Montgomery have been very thorough and caring. I am quite pleased with their care.
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Escorted patient to Dr. Bacon after a break in upper spine. Every visit the wait was 2 hours or more and appointments were at 8 am! Most times we only saw an assistant. The back brace didn't didn't fit, kept sliding up and choking her, patient had dementia, and my concerns were swept away because when they asked her how she felt she'd say "Fine". 5 months later patient admitted to hospital and ortho said brace wasn't doing any good due to not isolating part of spine that was broken.
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Dr Bacon is abrupt and dismissive. He did spinal surgery on me. He didn't provide sufficient pain relief in the hospital after surgery. I would however, highly recommend his PA Jeff.
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I had l4-l5 fusion, was in surgery 2 hours 3 days off pain meds and feel like a new man I'm 7 days out and each day gets better aND better, thank you Dr Bacon. This is the real deal spine surgeon. See you on wed!
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2 months after first scheduling an appointment with Dr. Bacon I have the same pain in my back. After the 2 MRI's, 3 appointments, and cortisone shot, nothing is better. During the 3 appointments, he showed up twice. I spoke to him for just a few minutes. I was sent to the imaging department to get the cortisone shot. The person giving the shot injected me where he was instructed. It wasn't very close to where the issue is.
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I waited two hours and fourty five minutes to see the Dr. and after describing my symptoms (weakness, numbness and pain) he stood me up, lightly shook my shoulders and declaired a diagnosis of degenratie disk disease. He refused a MRI stating "that would imply that there was something to look for". He left the room after 3 minutes, had his nurse prep me and later returned to give me an injetion and orders for PT. A MRI by another Dr. indicates multiple "severe" problems that require surgery.
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Dr. Bacon provided me with excellent care.
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Doctor Bacon And his PA. are the worst Doctors. If you have any postop problems they don't even take x-rays. Look at the insiton area to see what's going on. Instead they want to send you to a different doctor and have them numb the area so that you can't feel anything and want you out of their offices as fast as possible. So that way they can make some more money off more patients and Maybe even get to bouchée the Surgery so they can screw someone else's back.
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I scheduled a epidural steroid shot my apt was at 11:00 am I arrived at 10:45 am I was not called back until 12:50 pm by 1:50 pm I was told I could get the scheduled shot but it could not happen in the office like I had done previously that I had to go to outpatient surgical center where I was told that I was A DR BACON ADD ON that this was NOT SCHEDULED. I had to wait for Dr Bacon to see 3 more patient in order for him to do all 4 shot @ once by 3:30 I was out. Last shot different Doc 2 hrs TL
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Dr Bacon is always so kind and understanding. He listens to my concerns but I completely trust him with his decisions on what would be best for me and my health. He is the best Doctor I have ever had! Shawna is amazing as well. Always asks how I am doing and is so gentle when taking x-rays and putting on casts. She is defiantly a huge asset to the team. Drea... She knows the patients by name. She is always so nice and assists the patient with every need. She is so wonderful!!!!
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It was great!
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I fractured my spine during an accident and Dr. Bacon was the orthopedist on call. When I was discharged from the ER and needed to schedule my follow-up appointment with Dr. Bacon, his staff was exceptionally helpful. With a very busy practice a wait time was expected for my follow-ups. This would be a main reason for the 4 stars. Great care, but there is a wait and face-time with the physician isn't much. Still felt he was a great physician, but not much time was spent with patient/provider.
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My ankle injury was very serious and severe. It was referred to as catastrophic by the hospital personnel. Dr. Bacon was the Ortho surgeon on call that day. I have never dealt with him or his staff previously! As I am recovering, I have come to realize one important fact about Dr. Bacon, he did an AMAZING job on repairing my ankle. He performed a miracle. His skills and knowledge are extraordinary! I am healing very well and quickly... I am grateful!!!
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It took a while for Dr. Bacon to arrive, but when he did, he was warm, pleasant, and direct. He really took the time to listen to me explain my injuries and concerns. I'd read some bad reviews before I went, but I decided to give him a try, and I'm glad I did. I think the reason he is late is because he really takes time to listen to his patients. The office staff were very polite and helpful. On my second visit, the P.A. J. Montgomery was very good also. He explained my MRI results very well.
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Dr Bacon put me back together after a bad auto accident. Most people thought I would be in a wheel chair the rest of my life. Most people thought I would never be able to return to work in the same capacity that I had before the accident. Well, those folks were wrong! Without Dr Bacon's skills in the ER, I am pretty sure I would still be in wheel chair and medically retired from work.
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HE IS A VERY CARING, FUN INDIVIDUAL! A PLEASURE TO HAVE AS MY TRAUMA PHYSICIAN. HE MADE THIS CRITICAL TIME A LOT EASIER WITH HIS GREAT TALENT AND SKILL.
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