Dr. Charles Toulson: Surgical Excellence

Renowned orthopedic surgeon Charles Toulson, MD, MBA

Charles Toulson, MD, MBA, is an orthopedic surgeon who is committed to excellence. From a young age, he realized that with his aptitude for medicine, he could help people living with chronic pain and dedicated his life to become a pioneer in the field of orthopedic surgery.

Board-certified and fellowship-trained, Dr. Toulson’s specialties and interests include adult hip and knee reconstruction, adult hip and knee revisions, and state-of-the-art robotic-assisted joint replacement. He’s regarded by his patients and peers as one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in the country.

Exceptional Education and Training

Dr. Toulson’s impeccable educational pedigree includes a medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, extensive training from Johns Hopkins Hospital, and sub-specialty training at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, the number-one ranked orthopedic hospital in the country.

Affiliated with several institutions in North Texas including Medical City McKinney, Medical City Frisco and Plano, Eminent Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Surgical Hospital at Sherman, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Allen, his esteemed reputation is one that has been hard-earned and reflects his unwavering dedication to his craft.

Not only has Dr. Toulson performed more robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures than any other surgeon in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, he has the distinction of paving the path for two major hospitals in North Texas to achieve the elite status of being accredited as Joint Replacement Centers of Excellence.

Orthopedic Excellence

Dr. Toulson has greatly impacted orthopedic services across North Texas. He founded Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and is looking forward to providing orthopedic care when he joins Texas Joint Institute in February 2023. Texas Joint Institute is a comprehensive orthopedic practice with locations in Dallas, Frisco, Plano, and new locations opening soon in McKinney and Sherman, Texas.

When Texas Joint Institute began, it brought together two leading orthopedic surgeons to address the bone and joint needs of patients across the DFW Metroplex. Dr. Cyrus Abbaschian and Dr. Donald W Hohman brought their immense surgical talent to the new office located in Medical City Dallas to handle complex joint reconstruction, diagnose and treat bone and soft tissue sarcomas, and handle an entire spectrum of surgical and non-surgical orthopedic services. Well known for their ability to handle even the most difficult cases, the doctors continue to deliver excellent care to patients around Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

A Pioneer in Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques

Known for pioneering minimally invasive surgery techniques for hip and knee replacements, including the anterior supine hip replacement surgery, Dr. Toulson’s anterior approach allows patients to immediately bend their hip freely and bear full weight after their surgery. This surgical technique allows him to replace a hip joint without detaching muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery and typically results in rapid recovery times for patients. Patients are able to walk comfortably without a cane or walker in just one to two days following surgery, according to Dr. Toulson.

Dr. Toulson was the first surgeon in the area to perform a direct anterior hip replacement with robotic assistance. Dr. Toulson also completed the first-ever, total knee replacement for both of a patient’s knees bilaterally (simultaneously) using Robotic-Assisted Technology.

The robot assists Dr. Toulson by improving precision during the surgery. “What’s critical is the robot will not permit me to deviate outside of the plan that we have instituted in the very beginning of surgery,” details Dr. Toulson. “As the surgeon, I’m still doing the surgery, the robot is just allowing me to do it in a more precise manner.”

“This 3D technology allows me to see the orientation, alignment, rotation, and actual size of the implant that we will be using. So, I can actually see with 3D technology what the implant looks like and I can make adjustments in surgery to balance the ligaments inside of the knee,” Dr. Toulson continues.

Successful Outcomes

“When patients come to see me with arthritis, we often try non-operative means of treatment before we talk about surgery,” says Dr. Toulson. Once non-operative options for hip or knee arthritis are exhausted, Dr. Toulson sits down with patients and details the benefits and the risks of a total joint replacement.

One of Dr. Toulson’s recent patients was suffering with severe arthritis in her knees. “I was having severe pain in my knees, I had difficulty going up and down stairs, steps, even the curb. It hurt so bad to walk, even short distances,” she says. The results of her bilateral (both) knee replacement procedure have been life changing. “The surgery went wonderfully. I haven’t had any problems and every day it gets better and better. I can walk up the steps now getting into my home,” she says.

Highlights of success stories and the joy his patients express at the outcome of their hip or knee replacement surgeries––and how it’s changed their lives––are documented on his website, drcharlestoulson.com, with videos and moving testimonials.

Awards and Accolades

It’s no surprise that Dr. Toulson has been named among the Best Doctors in Dallas for orthopedic surgery by D Magazine nine times and among the Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Collin County by D Magazine six times. He’s also been awarded best orthopedic surgeon for nine years running by Living Magazine, along with being named best orthopedic surgeon for the past five years by Living Well Magazine.

A Personal Glimpse of Dr. Toulson Outside of His Practice

Dr. Toulson is among those individuals who is genuine in his compassion and kindness. He greets every patient with a warm smile and considers each one of them part of the family.

Dr. Toulson recently achieved his Master’s of Business from Baylor University. He and his lovely wife Deryn live in Frisco with their three children, Cameryn, Brooklyn, and Blaze. Deryn is an accomplished entrepreneur and holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is also former cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.