Dr. David Watson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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(813) 302-1264

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Dr. Watson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson performs Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Pelvic Fracture
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Pelvic Fracture more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson performs Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Watson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enchondromata
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia, Beukes Type
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Subluxation
  • Hip Surgery
  • 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 Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Dr. Watson provides nonsurgical and surgical expert care to ensure each patient receives individualized treatment. He specializes in adult reconstruction and arthritis, orthopedic trauma, and injuries or conditions related to the hip and knee.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Hopital for Special Surgery, Cornell University
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Queen's University
Residency Hospital
2000
Dalhousie University Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1996
Dalhousie University
Undergraduate School
2007
2006
2005
2000
1996

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Dr. Watson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watson

3.5

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. David Watson, MD
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Had a Labrum tear in my hip join. As well as severe Ilio Tibial Band inflammation coupled with Greater Trochanteric Bursitis. Dr Watson performed surgery. The whole office visit, subsequent surgery and post-op visit went very well. Dr Watson and Stephanie went through everything in great detail. Have full faith.
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My experience with Dr. Watson was excellent. He listened to my issues and we came to mutual decision regarding the problem. I didn't feel rushed even though I knew he was running behind that day. He explained the pros and cons of the surgery well. I would highly recommend him.
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Giant ego, doesn't listen, bad temper, for a physician. He doesn't care about patients. He admitted with me he followed no known medical treatment protocol, and that is why he missed the fact that my hand was broken, not "sprained", and I had rotator cuff injuries and a torn ACL, not "aging joints." He never once examined me nor sent me for diagnostic tests that would have revealed my actual injuries. He tells new patients he's "the expert" in whatever conditions they have. Total poser and liar
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Dr. Watson and his PA Stephanie are ROCK STARS! They are excellent, replaced my hip as an outpatient, in TGH at 5am home by noon the same day. Had little pain and back to work within four days! Superior results and precise execution. Now I can get around with NO pain and living a normal life! THANK YOU!!
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Dr. Watson is wonderful. I just hiked a path up to the top of Whiteface Mountain in NY to an elevation of 4 867' which never would have been possible without having total hip replacement last February. Him and his team are amazing. Thank you so much for giving me a new active lifestyle. ???
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Dr Watson is a fine doctor and a fine gentleman. I am confident by the way he examined and diagnosed. I listened, then asked questions. I surely recommend Dr Watson and FOI. Thank you Dr Watson.
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The worst, from front desk to the Doc. Doc didn't look at chart, he announced "I don't even know if I preformed this surgery". Knee high cast was remove from the foot & leg of my 87 year old mother, which left her with an exposed pin atop her foot and what looks like an exposed wound. We were NOT PROVIDED ANY CARE INSTRUCTIONS, Dr. Watson said my mom could take a shower. The nurse that fitted my mom's boot told us not to get anything wet! Asked to arrive early, had a 2 hour wait, Pathetic!
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Felt like he was working for someone else and not for me.
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Cold, uncaring, rushed through apts. puffing up himself b 4 treating his patient. so smug and patronizing to my mother who spent 35 years as an RN it was insulting. She asked intelligent questions but he was clearly threatened by this and got nasty. Told her "patients who asked questions were difficult" and "were trouble." What? He kept mixing up her case details with someone Else's. Scary. We would never recommend him and don't get why he is at FOI. Very bad news. Run away and save yourself.
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I have had positive experience meeting Dr. Watson both times I have been to Fl Orthopedic Institute. I met him first time when I had intense pain around my neck area. His diagnosis was sound and accurate. 4 months of physical therapy along with pain meds has made my medical issue very manageable till today. Same with my visit for knees today. He patiently listened to all my questions and alleviated my concerns. Great doctor!!
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I THINK THAT DR. DAVID WATSON, IN MY OPINION, IS ABSOLUTELY, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE VERY GREATEST SURGEON ALIVE!!! RENNEA BURGESS, A PATIENT OF HIS!!!!!
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