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Dr. Gregory Carlson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Carlson

Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center

1120 W La Veta Ave Ste 300 Orange, CA 92868

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Dr. Gregory Carlson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Orange, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University School Of Med in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


Dr. Carlson's Reviews

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4.3

Based on 45 reviews

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Get a neurologist and 2nd opinion. My lumbar fusion resulted in 3 additional repairs and 2 spinal leaks. He finally figured out I needed pelvic support another surgery as a obtained a sacral fracture after 1st surgery. I am disabled now divorced and had two breakdowns. My neighbor also had him do lumbar fusion and is in a nursing home at 62 yrs requires 24/7 care. Tragic!
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I had a cervical surgery, He’s very good surgeons and very Human Person, Thank you Alberto salazar
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Not so good. On the 1st visit, he would not listen to us trying to describe my wife's systems. He operated on my wife's spine 3 years ago and all seemed well except that my wife had pain that would not go away. After trying various pain medication which did not help, she had an MRI done that showed a cracked vertibra above the support rod. after many visits with no change he said come back in 3 months we will look at it then. After 2 & 1/2 months we received a call from Dr Carlsons office sta
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I meet with Dr. Carlson back in late 2005 with tremendous back pain, after speaking & having Dr. Carlson give me options I had so needless to say I had intensive back surgery performed by Dr. Carlson in 01/19/2006 . The surgery was a Great success now being 2019 I’m still pain free and very active Dr.Gregory Carlson is Awesome, great orthopedic surgeon Thank you Tremendously , Robert O’Campo
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I can't say enough great things about my experience at Restore Orthopedics. After living with lower back pain for over 10 years I went to Dr. Carlson for a 2nd opinion about surgery. He recommended a L-5/S1 fusion. Knowing that I was active and wanted to stay active he explained the surgery plan and I decided to have it done. In late July 2016, I had the surgery. The recovery was very quick, I was walking unaided the next day and by December I was snowboarding. Still pain-free 1.5 yrs later.
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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.
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Found a misdiagnosed infection and saved my life.
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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.
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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
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He is the most caring physician of any I have ever seen. Plus, he is a skilled surgeon.
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Biography

Dr. Gregory Carlson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Orange, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University School Of Med in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Ca San Diego Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Hospital Of Cleveland
Residency Hospital
1987
University School Of Med
Medical School
1987

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(714) 332-5488

Dr. Carlson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
Basic PPO
Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Health Net
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
MultiPlan
National Elevator
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
Providence Health Plans
State Farm
Travelers
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Carlson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlson treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlson treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlson treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Carlson's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • 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
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)