Dr. Chad Watts, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 35
  
Dr. Watts

Reno Orthopaedic Clinic

555 N Arlington Ave Reno, NV 89503

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(775) 786-1358

Dr. Chad Watts, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Reno, NV. Dr. Watts has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Renown South Meadows Medical Center and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Watts to book an appointment.


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Dr. Watts accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Choice-NV PPO
Balanced Pathway-NV HMO
Balanced Pathway-NV PPO
Balanced-NV PPO
Boyd Gaming Network-NV
Bronze Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Bronze Nevada PPO
Bronze Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-NV PPO
Bronze Pathway -NV HMO
Bronze Pathway Guided Access -NV HMO
Bronze Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Bronze Pathway X-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-NV PPO
Choice (Tier 1 Pathway - Tier 2)-NV PPO
Choice-NV PPO
Gold Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Gold Nevada PPO
Gold Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
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Gold Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV PPO
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Nevada PPO
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Silver Core Pathway-NV HMO
Silver Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
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Silver Pathway Guided Access-NV HMO
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Silver-NV PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watts treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Watts treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Hip Replacement
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watts performs Hip Replacement more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Watts performs this procedure more than 87% of their peers

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watts treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Watts treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 46% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watts treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Watts treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watts treats Knee Disorders more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Watts treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watts treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Watts treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Watts' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Watts replaced BOTH of my hips last week. (Anterior procedure) He was very professional and took time to answer all questions and concerns before my procedure. I was so happy that he was able to replace both hips at the same time. Recovery has been great so far. Only 9 days post op but have been walking quite well with minimal discomfort. I would highly recommend Dr. Watts if you are in need of a hip replacement.
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Jun 24, 2019
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Dr. Watts has now replaced hips and knees on multiple members of our family. He has always shown a high level of care and competence and we are more than happy with his excellent care. He is very prompt yet answered all of our questions. He did an anterior hip replacement for me and everything went extremely well, and I’m pain free for the first time in years. I highly recommend him to anyone considering a hip or knee replacement.
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BD in Reno – Feb 19, 2019
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He gave me an anterior approach hip replacement with no explanation or options. It is failing and he broke my femur during the operation causing me to have to spend 2 MONTHS on the couch. Follow up care was nonexistent. At oneYear postop, it still hurts to walk on it and he damaged some tendons that make it hard to lift my knee, like to put on a sock. Surgical skill I'd rate him D-, only because I lived. Patient caring, a solid F.
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Reno, NV – Feb 14, 2019
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Dr Watts replaced my hip and the entire experience was wonderful. He did a fabulous job making sure I understood what he was doing and took time with my family explaining to them as well. The outcome was by far better than my expectations! I would highly recommend him. He performed a new procedure (new only to our area I believe and is teaching other orthopedic surgeons this procedure. The procedure is less invasive and the recovery was short.
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NV – Feb 13, 2019
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My mother came into to see Dr. Watts for complications and pain from a failing knee implant. He did not bother to look her in the eye during the appointment. Instead of giving her solutions to her pain he recited a list of things she cannot do. Offered her some gabapentin and scolded her for not having a metal implant put into her body, to which she has prior negative reactions to metal implants. As a fellow practitioner I find his behavior appalling, unprofessional, and unacceptable.
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Reno, NV – Dec 11, 2018
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Dr. Watts is a kind, intelligent surgeon!! Thanks to Dr.Watts my hip pain is gone, I walk normally, and I have my life back. If you need a hip replacement, I encourage you to contact Dr.Watts.
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Linda Froslie in Reno, NV – Sep 14, 2018
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My right hip joint has needed replacement for several years. At the recommendation of surgical staff at a local hospital, I consulted Doctor Watts. He explained the surgical procedure and fully explained the risks. And in January, Doctor Watts performed an anterior total hip replacement of my right hip joint. The operation was a success. My new hip joint works great and I am now pain free. Thank you Doctor Watts.
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Reno, NV – Mar 20, 2018
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Great experience. Quick check in and I was seen quickly. Dr. Watts is very professional and personable. Gave me all of the information I needed to have.
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Paul polapink in Reno, nv – Mar 10, 2018
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Dr. Watts and his staff, especially Jen L., his medical assistant, are nothing less than amazing! Dr. Watts is extrememly knowledgeable and informative. I have never felt alone through this process and it has been a very difficult total hip revision journey. Jen has become a dear friend, a person I can count on to handle anything I need from simple questions to major issues with insurance and pharmacy. I would recommend no one but Dr. Chad Watts and his incredible staff.
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Randall Hix in Reno NV – Feb 01, 2018
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Dr. Watts is an amazing Doctor. He did a total knee replacement on my husband and gave him his life backat age 70. I chose him for that reason to check and assess my hip problem . His diagnosis and treatment prescribed helped me immediately to start back on my active lifestyle at age 68 without any type of surgery. He is my Dr. for life!!!
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Jeanne Diane Filipowicz in Reno, Nevada – Jan 26, 2018
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Dr Watts is an excellent surgeon who did a total knee replacement on my knee. This knee had a total knee replacement about 5 yrs ago but was a botched job. So Dr Watts had to do a “re-do” surgery which most surgeons shy away from. He was very confident in his abilities & said he does them all the time. I knew right away that this surgery was different from the first one. I am recovering much better & have 100% confidence in Dr Watts. He is also very personable as well as proficient.
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Robert McMahon in Reno, NV – Jan 12, 2018
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Dr. Watts is one of the newest team members of the ROC medical team. I choose him to do a revision on my 28 year old knee replacement. Although I was disappointed I needed a whole new knee replaced, I found Dr. Watts to be very through and professional in explaining to me the need to replace my old knee at this time. I was impress with how much time he takes with me to thoroughly explain the procedure. And answer all my questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Watts as an orthopedic surgeon.
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Myra Sheehan in Reno NV – Dec 28, 2017
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Dr. Chad Watts, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Reno, NV. Dr. Watts has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Renown South Meadows Medical Center and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Watts to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

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Reno Orthopaedic Clinic

Reno Orthopaedic Clinic555 N Arlington Ave Reno, NV 89503
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Renown South Meadows Medical Center

Reno, NV

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

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)