Dr. Karl Clayson, MD

Dr. Karl Clayson, MD

Vascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
78 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Karl Clayson, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Carmichael, CA and has been practicing for 46 years. He specializes in vascular surgery.

Mercy Medical Group

6555 Coyle Ave

Carmichael, CA 95608
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna

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Top Care Areas

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Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Varicose Veins
very high
more than 97% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

29  Conditions Treated

27  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Boston City Hospital Harvard Surgical Service
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Boston City Hospital Harvard Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • New England Deaconess Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • St Thomas Hospital Vanderbilt
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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What People Say About Dr. Karl Clayson, MD
Dr. Clayson saved my life twice. He had to amputate my leg to do it, once below my knee, once above. Then I had an aneurysm burst in stump 5 weeks later. I developed bad infection was in hospital for 9 and a half months all total. Dr. Clayson has the best bedside manner of any Dr. I have ever seen....Read More
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John Marker in Garden Valley, CA – Oct 13, 2017
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20 years ago, dr. Karl Clayson saved my life. I was having back surgery at American River hospital before it cclose, by an orthopedic surgeon. During that initial operation, the doctor cut my iliac artery, as well as took a bite out of it and didn't know. In recovery, I was hemorrhaging severely....Read More
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Elizabeth (Sims) Wolfe in Gallatin, TN – Nov 05, 2016
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