Dr. Walter Carlson truly cares about his patients, and is knowledgeable and kind, as well.
I was extremely happy with the thoroughness of my exam!
Confidence is important in a person’s relationship with their doctor I have all the confidence in the world that Dr. Carlson knows what he is doing and has ample experience to do what is necessary for my health.
Dr. Carlson was the ultimate professional and an expert in what I needed answers for. Very likeable too!
Dr. Carlson was extremely receptive, knowledgeable and helpful.
Very pleasant experience all around!! Very helpful and friendly staffing.
Dr. Carlson did a spinal fusion and I was recovering nicely. I suddenly developed arm and leg weakness along with some other serious health problems. He admitted me to the hospital and he and his team of experts diagnosed a serious infection of the central nervous system (Guillaine Barre Syndrome). Without Dr. Carlson’s expertise and medical knowledge, I most likely would have landed in a nursing home. I am so thankful for Dr. Carlson’s medical expertise and care.
Wonderful professional! I read his clinical trials and algorithms—very interesting! He had a wonderful bedside manner and does his own clinical work. He does not pass a patient on to a PA or CNP. He was very helpful for my situation. I have obtained relief within 1 visit to his practice!
I can not say enough about the care I received from Dr. Carlson and the entire staff at OI. The doctors are very involved in their patients care and recovery! I feel like I got nothing but the best of the best care. I would recommend anyone looking for orthopedic care to check out OI!
The nurses I had at this facility were exceptional!
I was referred to Dr. Carlson by a co-worker when I was experiencing some of the same symptoms he went through three years ago. That is what prompted me to go see Dr. Carlson at OI. I was able to get right in. He is one of the best surgeons! The staff was so knowledgeable and courteous, putting me at the forefront and I really felt like they were listening when I was explaining my symptoms. Before seeing Dr. Carlson, I had two cortisone shots that relieved very little pain, in fact the pain was getting so intense down the right side of my leg and foot that it was starting to go numb, causing me to trip and fall a number of times. I ended up having a microdisctomy on my L5 S1 and I am happy to report that I have absolutely no pain! Walking out of that hospital after surgery with nothing but incision pain has been the best feeling in a long long time! I would totally recommend Dr. Carlson to anybody looking for an orthopedic surgeon. In fact, I already have!
I’ve been treated by two different physicians at OI, Dr. Watson for arthritis in my toes and Dr. Carlson for my broken back. Both physicians are experts in their field and are a wealth of knowledge for the injured and the healing patient. I knew I was in good hands from introduction to diagnosis to treatment and discharge. I’ve had the best results I could expect with both physicians and always felt listened to and cared for. Diagnoses, treatment, length of recovery, and expectations were clearly explained, and follow-up was always thorough. I’d highly recommend any physician at OI, as well as their physical therapy and athletic training department, having utilized them both also. Everyone there is very professional and knowledgeable.
I had a really exceptional visit to Orthopedic Institute in Sioux Falls SD. All staff from reception to medical staff were truly personable, punctual, cordial, and thorough. Dr Carlson has top credentials in his field. And so importantly, I think, left me feeling like I was in the best of hands!
Dr. Carlson is a good doctor and tried to help my L5 root malfunction. Unfortunately, the surgery is not worth the time involved. It would be a 50-50 chance of working. I hope they come up with a new invention that would really help me vs. wearing a brace.
I have been a patient of Dr. Walter O. Carlson for three years. I highly recommend Dr. Carlson, his staff, and the facility of Orthopedic Institute!
Were well pleased with Dr. Carlson and staff at Orthopedic Institute.
My experience with Dr Carlson has been exceptional! I feel he and his staff are truly caring people! They encourage me to contact them if I have a problem & help me with it! This was my first surgery, so have nothing to compare it to, but if I need more ever, I would go back to Dr Carlson
Very professional, courteous, but caring staff. I was impressed with every aspect of my visit and every staff member/provider I interacted was personable and kind.
Both my wife and I have had several surgeries performed by Dr. Carlson and all of them have been a success. Scheduling time and everything went smooth!
Everyone was so helpful and I felt I couldn’t have had a better surgeon and staff!
Very easy to talk to and answered all of our questions.