Ratings for Dr. Robert G. Watkins IV
Dr. Watkins did a ACDF for my cervical stenosis in March, 2013. I had put off surgery for my stenosis for years, knowing it would entail delicate work near the spinal cord. I have a fairly good handle on who is a good surgeon since I have defended many of them in med. malpractice cases and worked with them defending large corporations sued in personal injury cases . Dr. Watkins in my view is one of the great spine surgeons in the U.S. He explained the risks of delaying my surgery and between what he explained and the info on his web site I knew well what the ACDF entailed. I am now making a good recovery. He will promptly answer you e-mails if you have questions between your follow up visits. Note he takes Medicare but I don't think he takes other insurance.
I saw Dr Robert Watkins, Jr. & will be scheduling back surgery soon. He is knowledgeable, professional, & I would highly recommend all the Drs. at Watkins Spine (..com). Many great professional athletes have been successfullysurgically treated by the DRS. there, & are still playing their chosen sports. Best Orthopedic DRS. in So. CA!
I am medical professor and I have sought the advice of many LA surgeons before selecting the Watkins Spine Clinic. There is no better surgical spine care in Los Angeles and, as was my case, they often repair the mistakes of other less experienced surgeons. You would be lucky to get into this clinic, especially if you need specialized care and the latest techniques. Patients across the country and beyond, both professional athletes and others, seek their care with Dr. Watkins. Likewise all diagnostic and supportive care is superb.
Dr. Watkins Jr. did my artificial disc replacement in 2007. I chose him after seven, highly respected surgeons, couldn't help me or wanted to fuse my back. Dr. Watkins is knowledgeable, kind, personable and always spends enough time with me that I leave feeling heard and satisfied with the appointment. He has had to deal with the horrible work comp restrictions I'm under but still manages to get me what I need. I'm a police officer and tell all my friends and co-workers to go to Dr. Watkins. I live in Riverside County but gladly drive to Marina del Rey to see him. I trust him with my life and my livelihood. He has the confidence needed in a great surgeon but not the outrageous ego that make some surgeons unapproachable and inflexible.
I have gone to Dr. Watkins Jr. about 6 years ago and he saved my life. In my first visit he informed me of the diagnosis and after I had my sugary I have been 100% pain free. I have recommended Dr. Watkins Jr. to many people with all spine complications and every single one of then are 100% satisfied with his diagnosis and surgery. Over all I trust Dr. Watkins Jr. with my life.
I had a laminectomy of L2 L3 in 2010, by Doctor Watkins,followed by a L4 L5 S1 Fusion in March of 2012. The Laminectomy was successfull in removing the pain completely! In 2012 the fusion was needed because of the over use of the disc. After the Laminectomy had healed I was swimming 1 1/2 miles per day.. I think I over did it to the lower discs that were already on edge.. Dr Watkins was very professional and I feel as he is a friend at this point.. He gave me his email address as well as his Cell phone. He has never ignored a call and is always caring. I refer this Doctor to all. Good luck!! Thanks Doctor Watkins!
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- University Of California, Ucla School Of Medicine (Grad. 1998)
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