Dr. Christopher Watters, MD

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Duke General Surgery 1212 Cedarhurst Dr Ste 102 Raleigh, NC 27609 Get Directions
Dr. Christopher Watters, MD

Dr. Christopher Watters, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Raleigh, NC. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Watters is affiliated with Duke Health Raleigh Hospital.

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Dr. Watters' Care Philosophy

I have the best job in the world and I love my work. The greatest thing about general surgery is the range of issues that we deal with everything from lumps and bumps to pancreatic cancer. No two days are the same but all are exciting. The addition of robotic skills to my armamentarium has opened up numerous possibilities for making complex procedures much less invasive.

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Dr. Watters' Reviews

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Dr. Watters' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Raleigh nc |
Dr C Watters performed my robotic surgery for my Hiatal hernia I still have severe Gerd I am not happy with the result I have scars to prove I had the surgery but nothing has changed I still feel the exact same way I cannot sleep for Gerd as before $30,000 for nothing but they made sure they were paid before the surgery dr Watters is pleasant that I've never met a surgeon who doesn't touch, I received no aftercare papers either.
in Raleigh, NC |
9 months, a scar and a bill and I still have the same condition. Arrogant guy who insisted that he knew what it was -- but he didn't. It's back in the same place (under the scar he left me). Don't use this guy.
Raleigh, NC |
Dr. Watters was attentive and proactive in my healthcare. I am so grateful and now pain free!
in Raleigh, NC |
Knowledgeable, friendly, professional and low key.
Lancaster, SC |
Dr. Watters performed my lap chole. I had been misdiagnosed for a number of years, but he confirmed my suspicions that it was indeed my gallbladder and had me scheduled for surgery within a week. He and his office staff are wonderful. I never waited more than 7 minutes for an appointment. I definitely recommend Dr. Watters.
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I had hernia repair 15 days ago. I am disappointed with dr. Waters because he did not provide single piece of information for after surgery precausions.i already had postop. He gave no pros &cons.i dont know what to expect with repir how big it is.now i feel like i have hernia back.
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Dr. Watters' Care Philosophy

I have the best job in the world and I love my work. The greatest thing about general surgery is the range of issues that we deal with everything from lumps and bumps to pancreatic cancer. No two days are the same but all are exciting. The addition of robotic skills to my armamentarium has opened up numerous possibilities for making complex procedures much less invasive.

Dr. Watters' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Wound Repair