Jonathan D. Carlson, MD Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Jonathan Carlson is a neurosurgeon in Spokane, Washington and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Deaconess Hospital and Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years.He is one of 9 at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital who specialize in Neurological Surgery.
Loma Linda University
Medical School
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery
Clinical Interests
  • acoustic neuroma
  • aneurysm
  • arnold chiari malformation
  • arteriovenous fistula
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • astrocytoma tumors
  • awake craniotomy
  • back fracture
  • back surgery
  • base of skull tumors
  • benign neoplasm of brain
  • berry aneurysm
  • biopsy of brain
  • biopsy of skull
  • bone tumor
  • brain laceration
  • brain neoplasms
  • brain surgery
  • bulging disc
  • burr hole
  • cauda equina syndrome
  • cavernous hemangioma
  • cavernous sinus thrombosis
  • cerebellar tumor
  • cerebral aneurysm
  • cerebral cyst
  • cerebral decompression
  • cerebral edema
  • cerebral hemorrhage
  • cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • cervical arthritis
  • cervical laminoplasty
  • cervical radiculopathy
  • cervical spinal fusion
  • cervical spinal stenosis
  • chiari decompression
  • chordoma
  • choroid plexus tumor
  • clipping of brain aneurysm
  • clivus chondroma
  • cns lymphoma
  • colloid cyst
  • compression fracture
  • cortical mapping
  • cranial nerve diseases
  • cranial nerve disorders
  • cranial nerve injuries
  • cranial nerve palsy
  • cranial nerve repair
  • craniectomy
  • craniopharyngioma
  • craniotomy
  • csf shunt removal
  • decompression laminectomy
  • deep brain stimulation
  • deep brain stimulation asleep
  • deep brain stimulation awake
  • deep brain stimulation for dystonia
  • degenerative spine conditions
  • disc arthroplasty
  • disc surgery
  • diskectomy
  • embryonal cell tumors of the brain
  • ependymoma
  • epidermoid cysts
  • epidural hematoma
  • epidural hemorrhage
  • extradural abscess
  • facial pain
  • facial spasm
  • gamma knife
  • gamma knife perfexion
  • gamma knife radiosurgery
  • ganglioglioma
  • ganglioma
  • ganglioneuroblastoma
  • ganglioneurocytoma
  • germ cell tumor
  • glioma
  • gliomatosis cerebri
  • gliosarcoma
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • hemangiopericytoma
  • herniated disc
  • herniation syndrome
  • hydrocephalus
  • intracranial abscess
  • intracranial arterial occlusion
  • intracranial artery stenosis
  • intracranial hemangioma
  • intracranial hemorrhages
  • intracranial mass
  • intraspinal abscess
  • intraventricular endoscopy
  • intraventricular tumor
  • laminectomy
  • laminoplasty
  • lobectomy of brain
  • low back surgery
  • lumbar drain
  • lumbar spine fusion
  • lumboperitoneal shunt placement
  • lumbosacral radiculopathy
  • malignant brain neoplasm
  • malignant neoplasm of brain stem
  • malignant neoplasm of cerebellum
  • malignant neoplasm of frontal lobe
  • malignant neoplasm spinal cord
  • medulloblastoma
  • medulloepithelioma
  • meningioma
  • meningitis
  • metastatic brain cancer
  • microvascular decompression
  • minimally invasive spine surgery
  • movement disorders
  • myelopathy
  • myelopathy surgery
  • neck fracture
  • needle biopsy of brain
  • needle biopsy of cerebral meninges
  • neoplasm of brain stem
  • neuroblastoma
  • neuroectodermal tumor
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • neuroendoscopy
  • neurofibromatosis
  • neurofibrosarcoma
  • neurogenic claudication
  • neuronal glial tumors
  • nonruptured cerebral aneurysm
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • olfactory neuroblastoma
  • oligodendroglioma
  • open biopsy of brain
  • optic nerve glioma
  • optic nerve sheath meningioma
  • parkinson's disease
  • parkinsons surgery
  • periventricular mass
  • petrous apex tumor
  • pilocytic astrocytoma
  • pineal tumor
  • pineoblastoma
  • radiculopathy
  • removal acoustic neuroma
  • resection of cerebral arteriovenous malformation
  • ruptured brain aneurysm
  • ruptured intervertebral disc
  • sciatica
  • skull base approach
  • skull base tumor
  • skull fracture
  • spinal cord compression
  • spinal cord diseases
  • spinal cord injury
  • spinal fracture
  • spinal fusion
  • spinal instrumentation
  • spinal meningioma
  • spinal schwannoma
  • spinal stenosis
  • spinal tumor
  • spine fracture
  • spine injuries
  • spondylolisthesis
  • spondylosis
  • spondylosis with myelopathy
  • spondylosyndesis
  • stereotactic brain biopsy
  • stereotactic radiosurgery
  • stereotactic radiotherapy
  • subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • subdural hematoma
  • subdural hemorrhage
  • surgical treatment of myelopathy
  • syringobulbia
  • syringomyelia
  • temporal tumor
  • tethered spinal cord
  • trigeminal nerve disease
  • vascular malformations of the brain
  • vascular malformations of the spine
  • ventricular shunt
  • vertebral fracture
  • visual cortex injury

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (83 Ratings, 19 Comments)


I couldn't have been more impressed by Dr. Carlson. I have a life-threatening condition and Dr. Carlsen spent the time to explain things carefully and compassionately. He treated me like you would treat a friend that you are very concerned about.

Was impressed with both the PA and Dr Carlson. They were very knowledgeable. They did my not talk down to me but talked with me. I was treated with respect and compassion.

Provider said I was to Big as in FAT for Surgery ....

Doctor was knowledgeable & easy to talk to.

I could not have been happier with Dr. Carlson and his entire staff.

very satisfied

He's consistently very good, always remembers my details.

Doctor Carlson informed me that I'd most likely be in pain for the rest if my life. Nothing he could do, recommended a med doctor I'd seen previously. I left feeling very disheartened.

Friendly, smiling, personal, cheerful.

I left the appointment feeling that my needs were met and every possible question was answered. it was a great feeling.

Very caring and professional. Courteous.

He seemed rushed this time & reacted to the "optic nerve stroke" with his focus on the word "stroke" - asking for 2 tests I am not sure were necessary. Our eye surgeon doctor & primary doctor had already ordered 1 of those tests. But I'm not a doctor so I didn't question his orders.


Not only a good dr. but a good person to.

The best surgeon I have ever had. He is very direct, sometimes overly so. When he has bad news it hits hard. He is eager to comment on care outside his specialty and it can be confusing.

Dr. Carlson is extremely knowledgeable and a magnificent surgeon. He also listens and responds to my concerns agreeing to wait and watch a hematoma that dissolved on its own thus preventing another surgery.

Extremely helpful in getting me scheduled with another specialist and also consulted an incredible specialist who was in his office at the time.

Dr. Carlson is very knowledgeable with a great bedside manner.

I would not have any other neurosurgeon take care of me, Dr. Carlson has operated on my back twice and removed a brain tumor. I have the utmost respect for him as a person, physician, and friend. I trust Dr. Carlson with my life. He is compassionate, caring, concerned, kind, listens, explains, and we together come to agreement on the health issues. He is a wonderful person and NOT an arrogant, unapproachable, physician [...]
Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates
105 West 8th Avenue Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99204
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center