Dr. Karl Clayson, MD

Dr. Karl Clayson, MD

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Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
78 y/o
(12)

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Dr. Karl Clayson, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 47 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery and surgical assistance.

Mercy Medical Group

3941 J St Ste 270

Sacramento, CA 95819
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna

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. Clayson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Varicose Vein Procedure
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clayson performs Varicose Vein Procedure more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Clayson performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Stripping of Varicose Veins
  • Varicose Vein Ligation
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
Varicose Veins
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clayson treats Varicose Veins more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Clayson treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clayson performs Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Clayson performs this procedure more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Clayson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Edema
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Fistula
  • Gangrenous Disorder
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Lung Surgery
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

About Me

Care Philosophy

To ensure that each of my patients receives the best medical care possible.

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Surgical Assistance

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • German
  • English

Awards

Dr. Clayson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Clayson

4.1

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(8)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
3 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(2)

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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. Always very pleasant with the biggest smile. I have now recovered thanks to Dr. Clayson and haven't seen him in quite a while. We developed a friendship seeing each other so much, miss him dearly.
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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. Dr. Clayson was called over from his office in a rush. 24 transfusions, two separate stitch repairs, and an artificial Gore-Tex graft - and God's grace - I survived. He's my Guardian Angel!
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