Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

170 Patient Ratings
77 Patient Comments

Brandon Lawrence, M.D.

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-5451 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Dr. Lawrence is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders. Dr. Lawrence focuses his practice in degenerative and traumatic conditions of the spine including disc degeneration and herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal deformity, spinal trauma, spinal tumors and spinal infections. He serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Utah. His primary clinical interests are cervical and lumbar spine disorders, complex spinal deformity reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive surgery and microscopic spine surgery. Dr. Lawrence’s research interests are centered on spinal biomechanics, improving fusion technologies through stem cell research and patient outcome related research.

Dr. Lawrence grew up in Vermont and attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut and completed his fellowship training in Spinal Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Dr. Lawrence practices at the University Orthopaedic Center and sees patients in the office on Tuesdays and Friday mornings. He operates at the University Orthopaedic Center and at the University Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City.

Please call (801) 587-5451 if you would like to make an appointment or visit our website to request an online appointment.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending doctor
4.7
My confidence in doctor
4.7
Time doctor spent with me
4.5
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.7
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.6
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.6
Wait time at clinic
4.1
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

February 21, 2014

Excellent Provider!

February 19, 2014

Very pleased with Dr. Lawrence and PA

February 17, 2014

The numerous times I have visited Dr. Lawrence over the last few months he has always shown concern for my health issues and dedicated more than adequate time for each visit.

February 10, 2014

awesome care.

February 07, 2014

I have always felt that I have been given the best care in a compassionate manner.

January 16, 2014

Best medical experience I've ever had. A wonderful and heartening encounter with a real human being.

December 26, 2013

Although the reason for this visit was serious, Dr. Lawrence did an excellent job of gaining my confidence in his abilities and the likelihood of a positive outcome from my upcoming surgery.

December 13, 2013

Dr. Lawrence and his team are the best. Always a positive experience.

December 06, 2013

At first I was very apprehensive about having the surgery. Hindsight now indicates my worries were unwarranted. I have gained a great deal of confidence in Dr. Lawrence and his staff.

December 06, 2013

Doctor lawrence was the nicest and best doctor I've ever been to can't wate to come back

December 04, 2013

Dr. Lawrence is friendly, courteous, and communicates well. I would recommend him very highly,

November 18, 2013

explained everything remember complications at last surgery was very impressed

November 11, 2013

Dr. Lawrence is a great surgeon and a very caring individual.

November 10, 2013

My whole experience with Dr. Lawerance and his staff along with medical clinic has been great from start to finish. Thank you.

November 08, 2013

I have already recommended Dr Lawrence to anyone I talk to about my surgery and emphasize my confidence in him and his associates

November 04, 2013

Dr Lawrence was great. Took time to review X-ray and MRI which was very helpful.The whole visit was positive and felt very comfortable with the long term plan

October 12, 2013

Actual time with provider seemed rushed, which caused me to not ask all the questions that I had. His response to the pain question was to "stay active". Now weeks later the pain has not diminished even though I have been active with walking and physical therapy sessions. It would be nice to have input as to the possible length of recovery will be. I realize this is not "time specific" however it would be helpful to have an average estimate.

October 07, 2013

I really like the doctor, but I did not like the resident.

October 01, 2013

Very considerate and competent care

September 30, 2013

Dr. Lawrence was very pleasant and spent all the time with me I needed to be comfortable with my diagnosis.

September 24, 2013

I am thankful and very grateful to Dr. Lawrence for his expertise and genuine care and I feel confident that I will have support throughout the rest of my recovery.

September 07, 2013

I was seen by all the above except midwife! Dr was there about 5 minutes, but gave a lot of encouragement. First time I have seen him so he wants me to come in 6 months which makes sense.

September 03, 2013

med student well informed

August 27, 2013

Dr. Lawrence and his team are Absolutely WONDERFUL. I have had 10 surgeries on my back and neck in the past 11 years and I have seen 3 different doctors and I have HUGE respect for all of them, especially Dr. Lawrence. He is a very effective, caring!!!

August 14, 2013

he seems to be an excellent surgeon, just an over booked dr. for after care to give each patient the time they need for follow up

August 12, 2013

Excellent all around care!

August 06, 2013

I was extremely pleased with my visit with Dr Lawrence. All aspects of my visit were superb once I got behind the front desk.

August 02, 2013

Awesome man!

July 26, 2013

Have already referred someone to Dr. Lawrence. He rocks. Just sad I don't get to see him for a whole entire year! :( But love everyone up there. You're all great!

June 18, 2013

I love this man...

June 17, 2013

I have had nothing but good care and experiences in this office

June 16, 2013

I've placed a lot of trust in Dr. Lawrence, and I'm honestly perfectly comfortable doing so. He's earned my trust through his level of care and genuine concern.

June 12, 2013

Decisions re care and next steps were clearly made prior to discussing with me. I continue to find this frustrating considering my professional background and the chronic, degenerative nature of my disease. Better collaboration would be appropriate and appreciated!

June 04, 2013

I would have liked to see the xrays and know what he was looking for to know good or bad in my progress.

May 03, 2013

Well blessed to have such skillful and intelligent practioners.

April 30, 2013

I was impressed with the time Dr. Lawrence spent with me after the difficulties he had earlier that put him behind with the scheduling.

April 24, 2013

Many thanks to Doctors Patel and Lawrence

April 22, 2013

Dr. Lawrence did an excellent job in explaining that a secondary condition exists that may complicate my condition and any subsequent surgery.

March 19, 2013

Dr. Lawrence spent a lot of time explaining my problem and answering my questions, and he did not appear rushed at all.

March 05, 2013

It took 2 months to get into the Dr. This is my only concern.

February 25, 2013

i already have suggested him to friends and family since my experience.

February 11, 2013

Plenty of staff available. Was visited by the Nurse, then PA before the Doc. Makes for more conversation time with the main man.

January 28, 2013

Dr Lawrence is always great,he is very caring and concerned about my condition.

January 14, 2013

We have referred at least four patients to the orthopedic center three of whom have had treatment at the center. We are indeed fortunate to have access to this outstanding hospital and stafff. This facility is truely a national treasure.

December 11, 2012

Six different professional attended to me once in the exam room. All were very professional.

December 04, 2012

Dr. Lawrence and his team are absolutely WONDERFUL!!!

December 04, 2012

I have already recommended Dr. Lawrence to others.

November 27, 2012

Great job not rushing me and explaining in plain words what he thought would be the best plan for my treatement.

October 30, 2012

All ready sent my son and my daughter will be calling

October 30, 2012

Dr. Lawrence was wonderful when he came in.

October 29, 2012

wanted more direct recommendation for further treatment

October 16, 2012

I have always had good experiences when seeking care from Dr. Lawrence and his associates.

October 16, 2012

I love the care Dr Lawrence has given me before and after my surgery. I'm not real fond of medical students coming in on my visits, my time.

October 01, 2012

even showed pics and explained the well

September 28, 2012

Dr Lawrence is not only a great doctor but very caring.He makes an unbelievable effort to help you understand your condition.I have been operated on by the best doctors one is head of a surgery at Sloan Kettering New York and Dr Lawrence rates with them.I would let him operate on me in a second.The hospital is fortunate to have such a Doctor.

September 24, 2012

Have recommended to others

August 28, 2012

Dr. Lawrence is absoultley WONDERFUL!!!

August 15, 2012

Dr. Lawrence has a good pre-op manner.

August 14, 2012

Dr. Lawrence took the time to answer all my questions.

July 16, 2012

Dr. Lawrence and his team are giving excellent service. We were concerned about the transition from Dr. Daubs. We no longer have those concerns. We have recommended the clinic to friends. One has had a hip replacement by Dr. Kubiac

July 16, 2012

Dr. Lawrence is amazing. So is everyone on his team

July 16, 2012

Dr Lawrence is not only a great doctor but is very caring.The interns were great!

July 10, 2012

How can anyone complain about the best visit to the Doctors office that I have ever had.

June 19, 2012

I did not get an answer to my problem, it seemed that the provider was not sure what was causing my pain.

May 12, 2012

Since we were trying to make an informed decision regarding a high risk surgery for our son, Dr. Lawrence was a breath of fresh air for us. He was respectful, listened well, and explained things in a succinct yet complete way. We feel fortunate that we had the opportunity to seek his counsel after the many health challenges our son has faced.

May 01, 2012

Dr. Brandon Lawrence is definitelt the best orthopaedic surgeon I have ever been treated by. He has an outstanding level of care and support to me, as his patient. He is so kind and comforting. Always there for me answering my questions and tackling my concerns through his assistant of through his e mail. I do appreciate the fact that he is generous enough to reply to my e mails if I have concerns about my injuries even while him being on vacation or on the weekends. He made me say and feel that I got lucky that I had the surgery while he was on call on that day. He is a great doctor and a great person.

April 18, 2012

Dr. Lawrence renewed my confidence that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that I won't just be sitting in limbo forever.

March 28, 2012

We have recommended Drs Daubs, and Lawrance and Dr Lawrance has seen another friend. This is also the third major surgery I have had with Drs Kubiak and Daubs, all with excellent results.

March 21, 2012

I had been to 2 other Orthopedic Surgeons before Dr. Lawrence. Dr. Lawrence is the only one who took the time to explain things and did more testing to get to the bottom of my problem. He took the time to explain things and he was reassuring. Very caring person.

March 14, 2012

The doctor was very nice and so was his assistant. They seemed very compassionate and helpful. The meds they gave me don't seem to be working. But they listened intently. I will come back. They prescribed a visit to a neurologist but I haven't heard from anyone yet. They were supposed to call.

February 29, 2012

I do not feel the Dr took my concerns seriously. I feel like he passed them off. I have felt that way ever since he took over for Dr Patel. He does not know my history and does not really seem too interested to learn it.

February 25, 2012

Dr Lawrence was excellent.

February 18, 2012

I will reserve most of my comments until I get satisfactory results from this doctor.

February 18, 2012

Every physician should take a few lessons from Dr. Lawrence .......

January 25, 2012

exceptional willingness to spend additional time explaining planned operation and addressing my concerns.

January 21, 2012

My first visit I felt like Dr. Lawrence was excited to help me but this time he didn't seem to be listening to what I was saying and in a hurry to get me out the door and into a different type of doctors care.

January 21, 2012

good

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Spinal Deformity Surgery

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Assistant Professor
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-5411 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Lawrence is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders. Dr. Lawrence focuses his practice in degenerative and traumatic conditions of the spine including disc degeneration and herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal deformity, spinal trauma, spinal tumors and spinal infections. He serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Utah. His primary clinical interests are cervical and lumbar spine disorders, complex spinal deformity reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive surgery and microscopic spine surgery. Dr. Lawrence’s research interests are centered on spinal biomechanics, improving fusion technologies through stem cell research and patient outcome related research.

Dr. Lawrence grew up in Vermont and attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut and completed his fellowship training in Spinal Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Dr. Lawrence practices at the University Orthopaedic Center and sees patients in the office on Tuesdays and Friday mornings. He operates at the University Orthopaedic Center and at the University Health Sciences Center in Salt Lake City.

Please call (801) 587-5451 if you would like to make an appointment or visit our website to request an online appointment.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah
Spine Surgery
Fellow
Chief Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief Resident
Residency Yale-New Haven Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery
Resident
Internship Yale-New Haven Hospital
Orthopedic Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical University of Vermont College of Medicine
M.D.
Research Fellow University of Vermont
Research Fellow
Undergraduate University of Vermont
Biology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Joaquim AF, Daubs MD, Lawrence BD, Brodke DS, Cendes F, Tedeschi H, Patel A(2013)Retrospective evaluation of the validity of the Thoracolumbar Injury Classification System in 458 consecutively treated patients.  The Spine Journal, 13(12),1760-5
  2. Lawrence BD, Jacobs WB, Norvell DC, Hermsmeyer JT, Chapman JR, Brodke D(2013)Anterior versus posterior approach for treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy: a systematic review.  Spine, 38(22 Suppl 1),S173-82
  3. Fehlings MG, Wilson JR, Yoon ST, Rhee JM, Shamji MF, Lawrence B(2013)Symptomatic progression of cervical myelopathy and the role of nonsurgical management: a consensus statement.  Spine, 38(22 Suppl 1),S19-20
  4. Lawrence BD, Shamji MF, Traynelis VC, Yoon ST, Rhee JM, Chapman JR, Brodke DS, Fehlings M(2013)Surgical management of degenerative cervical myelopathy: a consensus statement.  Spine, 38(22 Suppl 1),S171-2
  5. Lawrence BD, Wang J, Arnold PM, Hermsmeyer J, Norvell DC, Brodke D(2012)Predicting the risk of adjacent segment pathology after lumbar fusion: a systematic review.  Spine, 37(22 Suppl),S123-32
  6. Lawrence BD, Hilibrand AS, Brodt ED, Dettori JR, Brodke D(2012)Predicting the risk of adjacent segment pathology in the cervical spine: a systematic review.  Spine, 37(22 Suppl),S52-64
  7. Spiker WR, Lawrence BD, Raich AL, Skelly AC, Brodke D(2012)Surgical versus injection treatment for injection-confirmed chronic sacroiliac joint pain.  Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal, 3(4),41-53
  8. Lawrence BD, Shamji MF, Traynelis VC, Hermsmeyer JT, Chapman JR, Brodke D(Accepted)Surgical Management of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy  Spine,

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