Dr. Kevin Watson, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 46

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Kevin Watson, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ochsner Baptist and Ochsner Medical Center, winners of the Joint Replacement Excellence Award. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Kevin Watson, MD

Orthopaedic Associates Of New Orleans

3434 Prytania St Ste 430 New Orleans, LA 70115 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(504) 899-6391

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Watson is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Watson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 91% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Joint Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Joint Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Watson treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Watson treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Watson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • 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 Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Watson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Watson

4.0

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
70.37037037037037%
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4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
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1 Star
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RTHR. Watson & staff blow his pt's concerns off as no big deal, well it is a big deal, even if to just them. Put yourself in their place, we are scared and have no one to turn to. YOU are supposed to help and you're not. Does not follow up on his patients post-op, until their 2 week appt. No sense of concern and poor sense of really caring about his patients individually. No one from his office, nor the hospital called to see how I was doing, which was not well. Needs to learn empathy and compassion, very very disappointed. He will not do my other hip, and I will discourage anyone from going to him.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dr. Watson is I highly recommend orthopedic surgeon surgeon he looked at my MRI immediately seen me in the office and had me in surgery to repair my knee awesome experience with Dr. Watson I will recommend him to anyone
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Sep 28, 2020
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I visited Dr. Watson for knee pain. He did an x-ray and physical exam, told me I had a torn meniscus, gave me a cortisone shot, and told me this was a non-operative pain management issue. No follow-up appointment was recommended, no MRI or PT was recommended. Weeks later, still in extreme pain, I self advocated for an MRI which I took to two different MDs. (Dr. Watson's office ordered the MRI but never called to give me the results.) Both MDs asked if I had an MRI and both MDs said surgery. The meniscus tear had a small folded flap requiring surgical repair. I recommend Southern Orthopedics or Tulane Sports Medicine (I stayed with Tulane). In addition to surgery, I was given a referral for PT which reduced my pain both before and after surgery. Three weeks post surgery, I am exercising again, nearly pain free, and getting better every day. Dr. Watson, in my opinion, did not do everything necessary to properly diagnose the problem leaving me in unnecessary pain for weeks.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Excellent Orthopedic Surgeon!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James Jones in Morgan City , LA – Dec 21, 2018
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Dr Watson has done both of my knee replacements. I highly recommend him. Great bedside manner and very caring doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Terri in New Orleans LA 70115 – Apr 25, 2018
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Dr. Watson is an excellent surgeon and physician! I highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Peggy Keller in Metairie, LA – Mar 07, 2018
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Care Philosophy

I treat each patient as an individual.  I take as much time as necessary to listen to the patient's problem, formulate and diagnosis, and discuss...Read more

Biography

I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana.  I went to high school at Holy Cross and finished in 1994.  After high school, I obtained my...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

University of Alabama At Birmingham
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Kevin Watson, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Kevin Watson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Watson frequently treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, Joint Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Knee. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Watson treats.

Where is Dr. Kevin Watson, MD's office located?

Dr. Watson's office is located at 3434 Prytania St Ste 430, New Orleans, LA 70115. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Orthopaedic Associates Of New Orleans

Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans A Prof Medical Corporation3434 Prytania St Ste 430 New Orleans, LA 70115
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Touro Infirmary Emergency

Touro Rehabilitation Center1401 Foucher St New Orleans, LA 70115
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Watson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ochsner Baptist

New Orleans, LA

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)

Touro Infirmary

New Orleans, LA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average