Board-certified Spine Surgeon, Dr. Kendall Carll

Meet Dr. Carll

Board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kendall Carll is skilled to treat the back injuries of North Texas patients from his Plano and Addison facility locations. As the founder and leading physician of Spine Care of North Texas, Dr. Carll has helped hundreds of patients find relief from chronic back pain. Using his specialized skills, Dr. Carll assesses and diagnoses back conditions before creating a customized treatment plan to help patients achieve relief in a minimally invasive manner as possible. When a condition does warrant surgery, Dr. Carll is extensively skilled in the latest surgical techniques to provide optimal outcomes. Dr. Carll and his support staff at Spine Care of North Texas are committed to helping you take back and ultimately increase your quality of life.

Education and Training

After graduating first in his class from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Dr. Carll enrolled in and obtained his medical degree from The University of Florida, graduating cum laude in 2003. During his medical school career, Dr. Carll was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society. He remained at the University of Florida while completing his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Carll relocated to Texas to continue his training with the Dallas Spine Fellowship Program. In order to remain current with advances to his field, Dr. Carll completes numerous hours of continuing education courses every year.

Skills and Specialties

Patient care is paramount for Dr. Carll and his team. It is Dr. Carll’s primary goal to restore function and improve his patients’ quality of life. In most situations, Dr. Carll is able to guide patients through the steps of conservative care by working closely with physical therapists, chiropractors, and pain management specialists to avoid surgical intervention. When surgery is required, Dr. Carll is highly trained in the latest techniques in spinal surgery. Dr. Carll is especially skilled in minimally invasive and motion preservation surgery techniques. He is also experienced in the performance of anterior and posterior fusion surgery, artificial disc replacement, and decompression surgeries.

Honors and Awards

Dr. Carll was honored to have been named on the Super Doctors Texas Rising Star list in 2013. In addition, he has also been named one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas and Collin counties. The website “Mpirica” currently lists Dr. Carll as one of 19 top-performing surgeons in the country due to his outstanding surgical outcomes. His current rate of 93% is a direct reflection of the number of lives he has changed through positive surgical results. Even though physical awards and honors are important to a surgeon’s reputation, Dr. Carll would say that the true honor is in restoring his patients’ quality of life.

Professional Affiliations

In order to sustain his knowledge of the industry and keep abreast of modern advances, Dr. Carll holds membership in the following prestigious associations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Leading Physician's of the World
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association



"I recently experienced a pinched nerve that severely affected my ability to use my right hand. I contacted Dr. Carll who immediately went to work on my behalf. Knowing that this was a time sensitive situation Dr. Carll went out of his way to ensure that I received the appropriate MRIs, CAT scans, and nerve studies to properly diagnose my situation. After reviewing all the test Dr. Carll exhibited true professionalism and integrity by referring me out to Dr. Patty Young (I am so thankful for your referral) who specialized in the surgery that I would need. Dr. Carll could’ve chosen to operate because I had several degenerative disc, however he chose ethics over profit. Dr. Carll is a true professional that will put your health over profit! When it comes to your health there’s nothing more important than having a doctor that you can trust to be professional and ethical. Thank you Dr. Carll for providing me with both!"



"Had an excellent diagnosis, back surgery, and recovery. Dr. Carll must have done an excellent job because I was back on my racing bike for a (short) ride only 7 weeks after surgery - and after 3 months I was back up to 60 miles. 100% recommended."



"Dr Carll treated a broken L4&5 on our teenage son years ago - and is helping me with a degenerative disc. The office is nice, the PA is wonderful, Miss Mary even called back to let me know the prescriptions were called in. Dr Carll was kind, helpful and professional. I couldn’t be more grateful as we work to reduce this pain. I highly recommend Dr. Carll."



"Dr carrell read my chart even after not seeeing him for over one year and I appreciate that more than anything. Thank you!"



"After being in pain for 3 years, my neck surgery changed my life!"



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