Dr. Benjamin Watson, DO

Dr. Benjamin Watson, DO

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 33
Dr. Benjamin Watson, DO is an orthopedic foot & ankle surgery specialist in Columbus, GA and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from EDWARD VIA VIRGINIA COLL OF OSTEO MED in 2010 and specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

6262 Veterans Pkwy

Columbus, GA 31909

Contact Information

(706) 324-6661

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Foot Conditions
more than 44% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
more than 38% of peers
Knee Sprain
more than 34% of peers

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Dr. Watson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Watson "Dr. Watson is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the foot and ankle. Raised in Blakely, Georgia, he received his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Georgia in 2006. Afterward he attended the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine on the campus of Virginia Tech, graduating in 2010. He next moved to Columbus, Ohio where he did his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Doctors Hospital/Ohio University COM and went on to complete a one-year orthopaedic foot and ankle fellowship at the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Watson has expertise in both common and complex disorders of the foot and ankle. His primary clinical interest is in foot and ankle reconstruction, including total ankle replacement, deformity correction, trauma, and sports-related injuries/disorders. Dr. Watson is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, and the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. He and his wife Amanda now live here in Columbus, Georgia, with their 3 children, Eli, Emersyn, and Hudson. In his spare time, Dr. Watson enjoys exercising, being outdoors, spending time with his family, and following collegiate sports, especially his beloved Georgia Bulldogs. "I am proud to be a part of the Hughston Clinic, which I believe provides not only high quality but comprehensive musculoskeletal care through many sub-specialties. My sub-specialty training in orthopedic foot and ankle surgery allows me to provide a customized surgical or non-surgical treatment strategy for my patients. My wife and I are proud to be raising our family in our home state and look forward to becoming involved in the Columbus community.""


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4  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Watson does not have any board certifications listed.

34  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Heel Spur
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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20  Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Watson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Watson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watson to family and friends
7 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Watson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Just underwent a bunionectomy and hammertoe repair with Dr. Watson. In coming to the decision to undergo surgery, he listened keenly to my concerns, diagnosed and clearly explained my condition, and aided in my decision making without pressure. Outpatient surgery at the Hughston Clinic went...more
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From my very first visit Dr Watson thoroughly informed me of my issue. After my MRI he explained in detail, with a diagram, what procedure he would need to do. I even went for a second opinion to Birmingham, AL and the physician said he would do the exact same thing. Scheduling my surgery was...more
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I had an accident early spring that was very traumatic. My right ankle was severly shattered. Dr. Watson was the orthopaedic surgeon who got my case. I was blessed with a very dedicated, competent, and caring doctor. He did an outstanding job on repairing my ankle, and has monitored my progress...more
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Dr. Watson and his staff have given me excellent care, he explained my condition, recovery time and answered all of my questions in a professional manner. My waiting times were short, scheduling appointment was fast and easy. Of course the rooms were clean and comfortable. I have complete...more
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Dr. Watson correctly fixed my foot and removed a botch bunion job (never was removed) by another surgeon. Money, pain and time wasted. Just go to Dr Benjamin Watson and get it done properly the first time. Oh, and he's a good listener. Rosie,
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