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Dr. Carlson graduated from medical school at the University of British Columbia. He completed his urology residency at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and fellowship training in pelvic reconstructive surgery, voiding dysfunction, neuro-urology, and urodynamics at New York University Medical Center in New York City. He is currently Clinical Assistant Professor and Chief of Urology in the Department of Surgery at the University of Calgary and Fellowship Director for Reconstructive and Functional Urology. Dr. Carlson is co-founder and director of vesia [Alberta Bladder Centre]. He is also a member of the medical advisory board of the Prostate Cancer Centre and past member of the Continuing Professional Development Committee of the Canadian Urological Association and The Canadian Continence Foundation. He has spearheaded the development of numerous national education programs for physicians, and he has also co-founded a number of internet-based medical education and communication products.

Dr. Carlson is actively involved in clinical and educational research, peer review, and teaching at all levels. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and is co-author of the Canadian Guidelines for Urinary Incontinence. His primary clinical interests include overactive bladder, neurogenic bladder, vaginal and pelvic reconstructive surgery, and vasectomy reversal.

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Referrals should be faxed to 403.943.8979 or emailed to info@drcarlson.com. Patients and referring physician’s office will be notified of appointment details.

Referrals for lower urinary tract disorders, please visit  vesia [Alberta Bladder Centre].

Any referrals considered urgent should be communicated directly with Dr. Carlson by telephone or by paging through Rockyview Hospital switchboard at 403.943.3000


New Patients

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Please arrive early for your appointment, as forms may need to be filled out prior to the consultation. Bring a full list of your medications and allergies, and any surgeries you have had in the past. The more you know about your own medical history, the better you will be served.

Cancellation and No-Show Policy

As | As the wait time to be seen in consultation can be very long, each appointment is very important. If you cannot make your appointment time, please call ahead to let us know, and if you cannot make the appointment at all, please advise us at least 24 hours in advance so that we may fill the time. To cancel or re-book, call us at 403.943.8900, extension 2 or email us.

Uninsured Services

Certain services are not insured by Alberta Health and Wellness, and must be paid for by the patient. These include filling out insurance forms, off-work letters, and other paperwork, vasectomy reversal (consult and surgical fee), and circumcision without medical indication. All fees comply with the guidelines set forth by the Alberta Medical Association.
For a list of uninsured service fees, click here.

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Informative Links & Resources

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Patient Education
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This site provides high quality educational material for patients in the form of audio-visual presentations. You require a patient code and doctor code to access the information prescribed to you.

To research a topic from the latest medical literature, go to PubMed and enter any subject. Pubmed is the medical literature search engine of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health. PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Canadian Continence Foundation
This non-profit organization provides support and information for patients experiencing incontinence of any kind.

Canadian Urological Association
The CUA also provides educational material, as well as resources and links to the urology community of Canada.

American Urologic Association
The AUA is a larger version of the CUA, with further information and resources.

The Calgary Health Region’s Healthlink gives you access to medical advice from licensed nurses. If you are wondering about the seriousness of symptoms you may be experiencing, or need help with a medical problem, healthlink can help you decide on an appropriate action.

Calgary Lab Services
This link will help you find a lab near you, along with some general information about common lab tests.

Radiology Consultants
This company provides diagnostic imaging services such as plain X-rays, ultrasounds and CT scanning. Visit the site to find a location, schedule an appointment or learn more about your upcoming test.

EFW Radiology
This company provides diagnostic imaging services such as plain X-rays, ultrasounds and CT scanning. Visit the site to find a location, schedule an appointment or learn more about your upcoming test.

Smoking Cessation

If you didn’t already have enough reasons to keep trying to quit smoking, you may be interested to know that smoking is the major cause of bladder cancer, worsens incontinence, and leads to more frequent and urgent urination.

Canadian Cancer SocietyCanadian Lung AssociationCanadian Councel for Tobacco ControlHealth CanadaAlberta Health ServicesNational Institutes of HealthMedline PlusJoe ChemoNational Cancer Institute

Information about Specific Urologic Conditions

The links provided below are general information links arranged by condition. Please click on the link to view the information.

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We are located at Rockyview Hospital in the Southern Alberta Institute of Urology, which is on the 6th floor above the public parkade at the front entrance of the hospital.

Southern Alberta Institute of Urology
Suite 6608, 7007 – 14th Street SW Calgary, AB T2V 1P9
Telephone 403.943.8978 Fax 403.943.8979



If you drive, park in the main public parkade in front of Rockyview Hospital, and take the elevator to the 6th floor. (Note: Not all the parkade elevators will take you to the 6th floor and you may have to change elevators.)

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am until 3:30 pm (closed 12:00-1:00 pm).
Closed on statutory holidays.
Please note that due to the large volume of calls we may not be able to answer your call directly; however, our machine does accept messages and we will answer them within one working day.

Medical Problems and Advice

For non-emergent issues, please contact the office during regular business hours. Whenever possible, we will strive to deal with your problem immediately; however, depending on the timing and nature of your problem, your call may be returned by Dr. Carlson or a representative at a later hour.

Some non-urgent medical advice outside the scope of your visit can be requested through MDCollaborate.

For urgent medical problems outside regular business hours, please consider one of the following options:

Contact your family doctor, nearest walk-in clinic or nearest emergency department.

Contact Health Link Alberta at 403.943.LINK (5465) or 1.866.408.LINK or click here.

Call Rockyview Hospital at 403.943.3000 and have the urologist on call paged.

Call or visit the Rockyview Hospital emergency room: 7007 – 14 Street SW Calgary, AB T2V 1P9 | Phone 403.943.3000