Dr. Ian Wattenmaker, MD

Dr. Ian Wattenmaker, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Ian Wattenmaker, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Leesburg, VA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic neck surgery, and more.

19465 Deerfield Ave Ste 207

Leesburg, VA 20176

Contact Information

(703) 777-1553

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
more than 78% of peers
Back Pain
more than 69% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
more than 56% of peers

Dr. Wattenmaker's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Mass Gen Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Pa Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wattenmaker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wattenmaker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wattenmaker to family and friends
42 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Wattenmaker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Yes, he has a short bed side manor, plus he's really busy. I needed neck surgery at the last minute on a Monday on Wednesday he did my 4 hour neck surgery and finished at 8pm, in recovery my pain was gone and I could move my left arm, I was release from the hospital at 10am the next day.
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He does not listen or have any compassion. Physical therapy and "push through the pain" was his only course of treatment. Only ordered x-rays and mri because I wanted them. "Because he doesn't need diagnostics". "Weight management ", because skinny people don't have back pain?! 3 months under his...more
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This Dr. is not very empathetic and only wants a quick surgery to make some money vs. giving suggestions to heal on your own. I avoided two addition disc surgeries through chiro and massage and Dr.Wattenmaker would not even entertain writhing a quick note so that I could obtain a massage chair even...more
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Never even bothered to see us after we waited an hour and 15 minutes. He left the office to "discharge a patient". We were told to wait another half hour. If you plan to see this guy and you have pain. Good luck. The nurse was kind and apologetic for his unprofessionalism.
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I had to wait 45 min. to see him, once he came into the room and took a look at my MRI results, the first thing he said was I can't believe your insurance paid for this MRI at the time of my MRI I had Medicaid coverage, shortly after that he said this is bad use of society's money he made me feel...more
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