Dr. Gregory Carlson, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Gregory Carlson, MD
Dr. Gregory Carlson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Orange, CA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Carlson is affiliated with Saint Joseph Hospital, Hoag Orthopedic Institute and St.Jude Medical Center.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Orange County, CA |
I feel very fortunate to have had Dr. Carlson perform my major surgery. He is a highly respected doctor, and I can definitely confirm that he is. His staff has always been on point to me as well. I'm still healing and hoping for the best. Thanks so much Dr. Carlson.
in Anaheim, CA |
Found a misdiagnosed infection and saved my life.
in Orange, CA |
Office was professional and efficient. I especially like how structured the office is handled. Dr. Carlson listens intently and can repeat word for word what you have told him. I was amazed by his professionalism and expertise in his field. They downloaded the CD I brought with me and the pictures were up on the screen. The Dr. went through all the pictures and explained everything to me. I was impressed that all services needed are in the same office.
in Anaheim, CA |
I had a 9:30 AM appointment with Dr Carlson as a new patient today. At 11:10 AM I saw the doctor shooting the breeze with some pharmaceutical reps in front of the treatment rooms. At 11:15 he walked into another patient's treatment room. His staff was clueless as to when I may be seen by him. I gave up and left his office. Learn from my misfortune! ...Andrew
in San Bernardino, CA |
He is the most caring physician of any I have ever seen. Plus, he is a skilled surgeon.
in Orange, CA |
Dr. Carlson gave my wife her life back. After 3 failed back surgeries, Dr. Carlson performed the 4th. She has been out of surgery a few weeks now but from the very beginning, we could see that this surgery was different. She was walking on the 2nd and 3rd day. Something she never did with her prior back surgeries. Not only is Dr. Carlson an amazing surgeon, his staff is just as amazing. They are so detail oriented and you just know they are true professionals. Thank you Dr. Carlson!
in Orange, CA |
I was completely satisfied with my treatment. Dr. Carlson has the best sense of what you are in need of, giving support and instruction that is needed. I have already recommended two of my friends! I am so sorry that he no longer takes HMO patients - I now have to find a new surgeon and I know nobody can compare.
in Orange, CA |
Dr. Carlson is an excellent surgeon. I came to him after a sudden onset of symptoms caused by a severe lumbar disc herniation. He has excellent bedside manner. He saw me the same week for the microdisectomy. I came to the hospital wheeled by a wheelchair. Immediately after the sx, I was able to walk without pain. The recovery process is very smooth.
in Tustin, CA |
Long waits, Can only see the PA, no help in getting quick authorizations. Very unhappy patient.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


  • Medical School
    University School Of Med

    Graduated in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University Ca San Diego Med Center
    University Hospital Of Cleveland

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy