Dr. Joseph Watson, MD

Dr. Joseph Watson, MD

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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 19 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

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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)

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Top Care Areas

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Spine Disorders
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more than 73% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
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more than 71% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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more than 69% of peers

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Dr. Watson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Watson "Dr. Watson earned his medical degree in 1991 and did his residency at the Medical College of Virginia and did his fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. He is a Board-Certified Neurological Surgeon, specializing in the treatment of brain tumors, pituitary tumors, aneurysms, AVM, Rathke cleft cyst, Von Hippel Lindau, Chiari malformation, Trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, spinal tumors, disc disease and meningiomas. He also specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques that allow patients to return home sooner with less pain. These include muscle dilating, minimally invasive discectomy and decompression techniques."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Watson "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."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

74  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly
  • Aneurysm
  • 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 Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carney's Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Hemifacial Spasm
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome
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29  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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Watson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watson

4.6

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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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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I feel like Dr. Watson saved my life. He removed a brain tumor with precision and care and the results were as if nothing every happened! His manner is reassuring and calm, and he has a sense of humor that meshes with mine.. After the surgery you will not feel abandoned by him or his office.
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Dr Watson was friendly and empathic during his initial visit with my father in law and family. My dad is Filipino and despite the cultural and language differences Dr. W made the plan simple and straightforward. He reassured everyone at the bedside and sat, giving us all the impression of an...Read More
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