About

Dr. Robert Carlson

Robert Carlson, MD FACS, reviews every patients labs twice a year but firmly believes that lab values only tell half the story. The other half comes from feedback from the patient and an understanding of the symptoms.

8 years ago, Dr. Rob retired from his surgical career so that he could save the baby-boomer from the operating table. Too often Dr. Rob saw a correlation with low testosterone levels and heart disease. He felt he could help a generation of men and women stay off the operating table through diet coaching and Anti-aging medicine. He has been successful in doing so.

Dr. Rob continues to maintain his certification in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. He attends lectures each year at the conference hosted by the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine. Dr. Rob is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has received the “America’s Top Doctor Award” in cardiothoracic surgery three times.

Today, he pours all his energy into the well-being of his patients and has a huge following to show for it.

You can pick up your copy of the ‘Suzanne Somers’ books Dr. Rob is mentioned in, they are called “Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones”, “Breakthroughs: Eight Steps To Wellness”, and “Knock-out” These are a great way to really understand what all the Anti-aging hype is about.

Dr. Rob is a three-time Ironman and has completed over 20 marathons.

Brief Bio

Dr. Rob received his BS degree cum laude, double majoring in Chemistry and Biology from Valparaiso University, and his MD degree from Wright State School of Medicine graduating in the top 15%.

He participated in cardiovascular research at Harvard University, and published extensively in burn metabolism during his medical school and surgical training. His postgrad training was in General Surgery at the University of Florida where Dr. Rob received numerous research awards and the coveted Woodward Surgical award (the top surgical resident award.)

He completed his cardiothoracic surgical training at Shands Hospital, University of Florida in 1994, and developed a minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgical practice in Sarasota, Florida. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has three times received “America’s Top Doctor Award” in cardiothoracic surgery.

The Consumer Research Council of America has recognized Dr. Rob Carlson as Top American Surgeon in the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons 2002-2003, and 2006-2007, and 2010 editions, as well as 2005 Physician of the Year by the NRCC, and recently the coveted Man of the Year in Medicine and Healthcare by the ABI.

Today, Dr. Rob continues to be board certified in General Surgery, in Thoracic Surgery, and through the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine in Age Management Medicine.

A leading cardiothoracic surgeon and a pioneer in cardiothoracic research, Dr. Rob has perfected the latest procedures curing patients through surgical procedures as well as performing research to develop new operations, optimize recovery, and improve post-operative care.

*The specialty recognition identified herein is from a private organization not affiliated with or recognized by the Florida Board of Medicine.