Dr. Paul Watson, MD

Dr. Paul Watson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Paul Watson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Omaha, NE and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

16909 Lakeside Hills Ct Ste 208

Omaha, NE 68130

Contact Information

(402) 717-0820

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Watson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 92% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 91% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Watson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Watson "Dr. Watson has been practicing orthopedic surgery for over 20 years. He specializes in all aspects of orthopedic surgery with a special interest in sports medicine and hip arthroscopy and labral repair surgery. He has been the team physician for Omaha North, Northwest, Millard North and Roncalli High Schools and helps take care of athletes from many other area schools and leagues. Dr. Watson graduated with high honors from Harvard University with a degree in Biology. He received his Medical Doctorate and Masters of Surgery from McGill University and did his orthopedic residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals. He has been a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon since 2001 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Watson belongs to the Nebraska Orthopedic Society. He has published and presented research in both basic science and the field of orthopedics."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Watson "My goal is to care for all of my patients like they are family. The best compliment I receive is when patients recommend me to one of their family members or friends. It is my job to help you understand the treatment options which are best for you. I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. My practice also offers helpful patient education resources to help make your decision-making, treatment, and recovery as smooth as possible. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you, and to helping you achieve your best possible musculoskeletal health."

9  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

71  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Flexor Strain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Hip Socket Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Laceration
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Trigger Finger


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68  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Meniscectomy
  • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Iowa Hosps And Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Watson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watson to family and friends
14 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Watson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Watson Says:

Thank you to everyone who has filled out a survey.  I try to take care of everyone like they are family and appreciate any opportunity to improve my care.


Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Watson is an amazing orthopedic! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Him! I was in a fall accident this past 4th of July where I injured my right shoulder pretty bad. I went to a doctor that was recommended by my family physician in her building. He looked at my MRI, barely checked out my shoulder and...more
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