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Jeffrey R. Carlson

Orthopedist

As an orthopedist, Dr. Carlson stays actively involved in continuing medical education by teaching spine surgery techniques around the world. Dr. Carlson recently served as the Chief of Surgery at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, VA. He has received many awards, including being named one of America’s Top Orthopaedic Spine Reconstructive Surgeons, earning the Arthritis Foundation’s Medical Excellence Award and being included in Becker’s Specialty Review “Spine Surgeons to Know.”
Jeffrey R. Carlson
Specializes in:
  • Spine Injuries And Disorders
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Newport News, VA
  • MD at George Washington University
  • Accepting new patients

When Should I Think About Disc Surgery?

When Should I Think About Disc Surgery?

Lumbar disc herniations can be found in 40% of asymptomatic patients, and in the neck, almost 30% of asymptomatic patients will have a disc herniation on their MRI.   These seem...