Dr. Laurel Benson, MD

Dr. Laurel Benson, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Laurel Benson has more than 23 years of experience in pediatric orthopedics, sports medicine and injury rehabilitation. She attended medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and following graduation, she completed her residency at Loyola University Medical Center and fellowship training at Children's Hospital and Health Center in San Diego, California. Dr. Benson also specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery, hand surgery and congenital hand deformities.

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Benson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 94% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 93% of peers
Broken Arm
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Benson "It makes no difference how an injury or illness occurs, we have recognized expertise in the field of pediatric orthopedics, sports medicine and injury rehabilitation, along with the abiliy to diagnose and treat infants, children, teens and young adults in our private office setting."


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  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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 Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Loyola University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Children's Hospital and Health Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Benson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benson to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Benson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Denver, CO |
My family and I were so grateful in meeting Dr. Benson and her staff. Everyone was so caring and helpful in our time need. Due to my daughter's accident she had to have surgery. Dr. Benson made us all feel confident and safe about the situation. She's an awsome Doctor! I would and have recomended her my family and friends. Thank you.
Denver, CO |
Dr. Benson is very caring and explained everything to us. She was great with my daughter. The staff is great and really kind.
Elizabeth, CO |
She was awesome with my 3 year-old son and answered my mile long list of questions!
Littleton, CO |
We had a great experience here. We got in right away for my son's broken finger. The office was nice and the doctor and techs were efficient and friendly!
Castle Rock, CO |
My daughter was misdiagnosed with a serious hereditary illness by Doctor Benson in December of 2016. I was extremely uncomfortable with her lack of follow up and testing along with the fact that she gave me almost zero education regarding her prognosis or the disease itself. I followed my gut and contacted the practice to see another doctor ASAP and contacted Children's Hospital to schedule a second opinion. They didn't respond to my urgent call for over a month! The diagnosis was investigated
We are very sorry to hear about this experience in our practice and would like to look into it further. Please call Heather Touchton, Practice Manager, at 303-209-3349 so that we can get further information to address the situation.
in Denver, CO |
By far the best pediatric surgeon I have ever met. She has worked on both my kids and has done an amazing job. I would highly recommend Dr. Benson and her staff!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to share these thoughts. Our staff will pass along the kind words!
in Denver, CO |
We could not imagine a better doctor than Dr. Benson! She truly cares about her patients and my mind is eased because we trust her so much and we know that our daughter is getting the best care there is.
in Littleton, CO |
Dr. Benson was the best orthopedic physician I have ever visited. She took the time to explain, in detail, my son's injury and how he could facilitate healing. She really knew how to communicate with a teenage athlete in his language. We did have to wait for a while in the waiting room and office - but well worth the wait. Dr. Benson is outstanding and I would highly recommend her.
We strive to provide the highest quality in patient care. Thank you so much for sharing this story with us!
in Wyoming |
we've been seeing Dr.B since my son was born 10/2014 for his club foot and she's been great! all of the PA' s and casting techs are super friendly and experienced as well. because I get treat plan my son is very happy and healthy and active today.
Our practice aims to deliver the highest quality patient care. We love to hear about these positive experiences. Thanks for sharing this feedback with us!
in Sedalia, CO |
Dr. Benson was wonderful with my son. She went over his radiographs with him and helped him pick out a color for his cast. He was immediately put at ease by her. She is wonderful!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Benson accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Guardian
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Benson has admitting privileges

Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
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Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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