Dr. David Carlson, MD

Dr. David Carlson, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 68


Dr. David Carlson, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Abilene, TX and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Indiana U, School of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

1150 N 18th St Ste 401

Abilene, TX 79601

Contact Information

(325) 670-4560

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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(325) 670-4560

Dr. Carlson accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Frequently Treated by Dr. Carlson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Carlson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Carlson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (325) 670-4560.

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Dr. Carlson treats at a


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Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Dr. Carlson
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Aortic Aneurysm
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Ectasia
Very High

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Dr. Carlson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me


Dr. David Carlson, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Abilene, TX and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Indiana U, School of...Read more


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
U Ala
Residency Hospital
U Ala
Internship Hospital
Indiana U, School of Medicine
Medical School


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What are Dr. David Carlson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Carlson frequently treats Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. See all practice areas where Dr. Carlson specializes.

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Dr. Carlson's office is located at 1150 N 18th St Ste 401, Abilene, TX 79601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Carlson performed heart surgery on my father~in~law last year and we were elated.....not only with his ability to do a perfect procedure, but his kindness and care as he met with us afterwards and explained what went on in the O.R. I felt like he treated "Larry" as if he were his only patient! Followup visits were just as important to Dr. Carlson and he was genuine with how he treated all of us during this very scary time in our lives. "We love you, Dr. Carlson!"
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Barbara Wilson in Abilene, Texas – Dec 23, 2017
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