Dr. Carlson joined OSC in 1999, and serves as the President and Managing Partner. He is a board-certified, fellowship-trained spine specialist who focuses on the treatment of injuries and disorders of the spine. Dr. Carlson also sees patients for a wide variety of general orthopaedic issues and problems and favors conservative treatment for his patients. He is a thought-leader and pioneer in the development and implementation of outpatient spinal surgery procedures and techniques, including Less-Exposure Spine Surgery (LESS), which is minimally-invasive and less traumatic for the patient. He actively seeks new and advanced technologies as treatment options and carefully selects those that will offer the best outcomes for his patients.