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Dr. Brian Watkins, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Watkins

Genesee Surgical Associates

360 Linden Oaks Ste 300 Rochester, NY 14625

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(585) 383-8830


Dr. Brian Watkins, MD is a general surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1997 and specializes in general surgery.


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Dr. Watkins accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Watkins' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watkins treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Watkins treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watkins treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Watkins treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Abdominal Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watkins treats Abdominal Disorders more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Watkins treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Watkins' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholecystoenterostomy
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Musculoskeletal Sarcomas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Watkins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watkins

4.2

Based on 22 reviews

5 Stars
77.27272727272727%
(17)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
4.545454545454546%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
18.181818181818183%
(4)

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Great bedside manner. He’s the surgeon his colleagues go to!
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Very pleased with Dr. Watkins.
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Took time to explain his hernia repair procedure and what makes it different from other surgeon's approach. Left no scar, no numbness. Very excellent "bedside manner" and very caring. I have sent 2 other men to see Dr. Watkins for inguinal hernia repair surgery and they both had excellent experiences and results as well.
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Saved my life.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Brian Watkins, MD is a general surgery specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1997 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Gundersen Luth Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1997
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Medical School
2004
1997

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)

Unity Hospital

Rochester, NY

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)