Dr. Joseph Watson, MD

Dr. Joseph Watson, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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53 y/o
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Dr. Joseph Watson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Vienna, VA and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Cerebrum MD

8230 Boone Blvd Ste 360

Vienna, VA 22182
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Watson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Subdural Hemorrhage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Meningiomas
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Meningiomas more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma

Dr. Watson's conditions and procedures:

Acoustic Neuroma
Acromegaly
Aneurysm
Aneurysm Clipping
Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
Arteriovenous Malformation
Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Brain Tumor
Brain Tumor Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Carney's Syndrome
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Astrocytoma
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Craniopharyngioma
Craniotomy
Cushing's Disease
CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disc Replacement
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Fracture
Glioma
Hemifacial Spasm
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminectomy
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Microdiscectomy
Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Myelopathy
Neck Pain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Neurosurgical Procedures
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Reconstruction
Pituitary Disease
Pituitary Gland Cancer
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Pituitary Surgery
Pituitary Tumor
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Skull Base Surgery
Skull Base Tumor
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotactic Surgery
Stroke
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors
von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

About Me

Want to provide the best surgical skill in the context of a caring and calm environment. My patients do not need the extra hassle of indifferent treatment in the office, as their troubles should be lessened, not augmented.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Natl Inst Hlth Ninds
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Virginia Commonwealth University McV Campus
Residency Hospital
1992
Virginia Commonwealth University McV Campus
Internship Hospital
1991
University Of California At San Diego
Medical School
1987
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
1999
1997
1992
1991
1987

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Watson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watson

4.6

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
90.2439024390244%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
9.75609756097561%
(4)

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  • Staff friendliness
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Best Neurosurgeon. He has been my doctor since 2010. He is the best, he has a great bed side manner. He has referred mentors other types of doctors to make sure that the doctors are a match for me. His office and assistant doctors spend quality time with you and answer any questions. Amazing...Read More
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Dr. Watson is an awesome neurosurgeon, I can't recommend him highly enough! Husband was diagnosed with a very large brain tumor in early October. Unfortunately, his last & only treatment option was surgery. Post-op recovery can range from weeks to months. Thanks to Dr. Watson and his team, my...Read More
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Hi, I was suffering from trigerminal Neuralgia for three years. finally decide to go under Micro Vascular Decompression, Found Dr Joseph Watson with almost 30 years of experience. At the first appointment, He scheduled the surgery immediately. He discharge me the next day after the surgery. it...Read More
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He is the BEST!!! He saved my life.
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Dr. Watson is the best. Wouldn’t let anyone else touch my brain. From his caring and applied attitude, to his knowledge and evident expertise. He has rock steady hands, and the best attitude anyone can ask for a Doctor/ Surgeon. He is confident and prompt in his answers and attitude. His office is...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Choice Network POS
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
Coventry Health Care of Virginia
Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage PFFS
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Affiliated Hospitals

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Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

Mary Washington Hospital

Fredericksburg, VA