Dr. Joseph C. Watson, MD

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Specializes in Neurosurgery • Male • Age 50

8230 Boone Blvd Ste 360
Vienna, VA 22182
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Hospital Quality

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Mary Washington Hospital
1001 Sam Perry Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042

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Cerebrum MD
Tyson's office
8230 Boone Blvd Ste 360
Vienna, VA 22182
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    Dr. Watson's Experience

    Dr. Watson's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery

    Board Certifications

    • Neurosurgery
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    • Aneurysm Clipping
    • Brain Surgery
    • Brain Tumor Surgery
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
    • Craniotomy
    • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Laminectomy
    • Microdiscectomy
    • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
    • Neuroplasty
    • Neurosurgical Procedures
    • Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Reconstruction
    • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
    • Pituitary Surgery
    • Skull Base Surgery
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
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    • Acoustic Neuroma
    • Acromegaly
    • Aneurysm
    • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
    • Arteriovenous Malformation
    • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Aneurysm
    • Brain Cancer
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain Tumor
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Carney's Syndrome
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Astrocytoma
    • Cerebral Hemorrhage
    • Cerebral Vascular Disease
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chiari Malformation Type 1
    • Chiari's Deformity
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Craniopharyngioma
    • Cushing's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Ear Disorders
    • Epilepsy
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    • Fracture
    • Glioma
    • Hemifacial Spasm
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Meningiomas
    • Myelopathy
    • Neck Pain
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pituitary Disease
    • Pituitary Gland Cancer
    • Pituitary Tumor
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Skull Base Tumor
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Stroke
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thrombosis
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vertebral Column Tumors
    • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Virginia.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University of California At San Diego
    Graduated in 1991

    Internship Hospital

    Virginia Commonwealth University McV Campus
    Complete in 1992

    Residency Hospital

    Virginia Commonwealth University McV Campus
    Complete in 1997

    Fellowship Hospital

    Natl Inst Hlth Ninds
    Complete in 1999

    Undergraduate Schools

    Stanford University
    Graduated in 1987
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Watson & Staff

    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Watson's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Inova Fairfax Hospital

    • Mary Washington Hospital

    • Reston Hospital Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Watson

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    4.6
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    4.6 out of 5

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    - in Woodbridge VA |

    Told me, after looking at 7 month old MRI that I should see a psychiatrist for my prolactinoma symptoms which includes copious daily lactation at 56. Untreated pituitary tumors often cause cancers elsewhere in the body, but he JUDGED ME PERSONALLY and dismissed me out of hand. Now what? Well the Georgetown specialists and internist have found one metastatic growth in the month since I was sent to Watson. When an MD blows off a patient, the "ease of scheduling" is immaterial.

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    Cerebrum MD
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    8230 Boone Blvd Ste 360
    Vienna, VA 22182
    (703) 748-1000 (Office)
    (703) 748-1010 (Fax)
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