Dr. Brian Watkins, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. Watkins
Accepting new patients

Ur Medicine Neurosurgery At Southern Tier Hornell

7309 Seneca Rd N Ste 102 Hornell, NY 14843

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(607) 385-3820

Dr. Brian Watkins, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Hornell, NY and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities Rochester General Hospital and Unity Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Watkins to book an appointment.

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Dr. Watkins is affiliated with Unity Hospital Rochester, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
Background

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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
Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watkins treats Gallstones more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Watkins treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
high
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
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watkins performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Watkins performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Watkins' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • 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 Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Musculoskeletal Sarcomas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • 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
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Watkins accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Dr. Watkins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watkins

4.2

Based on 22 ratings

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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What went well
  • Office environment (19)
  • Staff friendliness (19)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (18)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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Great bedside manner. He’s the surgeon his colleagues go to!
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Rochester, NY – Oct 17, 2017
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Very pleased with Dr. Watkins.
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Rochester, NY – Jun 28, 2017
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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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What could be improved
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Rochester, NY – Mar 07, 2017
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Saved my life.
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Dec 24, 2015
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Brian Watkins, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Hornell, NY and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Gundersen Luth Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1999
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Brian Watkins, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Watkins frequently treats Gallstones, Cholecystitis and Gallstones, and Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Watkins treats.

Where is Dr. Brian Watkins, MD's office located?

Dr. Watkins' office is located at 7309 Seneca Rd N Ste 102, Hornell, NY 14843. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Ur Medicine Neurosurgery At Southern Tier Hornell7309 Seneca Rd N Ste 102 Hornell, NY 14843
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Stha-canisteo Street Fpob460 Canisteo St Hornell, NY 14843
2
Rochester General Hospital Surgical Associates1200 Driving Park Ave Ste 2 Newark, NY 14513
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Watkins is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Rochester General Hospital

Rochester, NY

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Unity Hospital

Rochester, NY

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)