Dr. Robert Watkins IV, MD

Dr. Robert Watkins IV, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
Dr. Robert Watkins IV, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Marina Del Rey, CA. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

4640 Admiralty Way Ste 600

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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Low Back Pain
more than 46% of peers
Back Pain
more than 41% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
more than 17% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Los Angeles County University Of California Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Los Angeles County University Of California Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Centre For Spinal Studies and Surgery-Queens's Medical Centre
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • European and United States Traveling Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watkins IV' Reviews

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based on 26 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Watkins IV' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Several doctors diagnosed a variety of issues with my neck pain but their treatment options were varied, temporary and did not seem to focus on my issue and a long term solution. I learned of Dr. Watkins, and his reputation, and within 2 weeks I made my first visit. His knowledge, confidence and concern for my issue was just what I needed to move forward with disc replacement/fusion surgery. Eight weeks later, I feel great and cannot thank Dr. Watkins and his staff enough.
in Marina Del Rey CA |
Dr Watkins jr was terrific! He was both warm & professional & explained my condition clearly. My surgery was a big success. I recommend Dr Watkins without reservation.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
In spite of the high demand for Dr. Watkins Jr, I was able to get an appointment within two weeks. My initial appointment was actually with Dr. Watkins, and not his staff P.A., and he was very personable, thorough, and direct about necessary treatment. Going into surgery, I was very confident in Dr. Watkins' ability and desire for a flawless outcome and recovery. All went extremely well and all neurological symptoms have been alleviated. I would highly recommend Dr. Watkins to anyone.
in Anaheim, CA |
Went to Dr Watkins Jr for his opinion of my cervical spine issues he decided a laminoplasty was the best route for me had my surgery March 14 three levels went back to work May 8 feel much better my pt told me yesterday my ROM is doing great have been doing pt as well as Dr Watkins cervical spine exercise program. Have to say that I'm very happy with my decision on my choice of Dr Watkins to perform this procedure on me his entire staff is very professional with your concerns highly recommend.
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Marina Del Rey Hospital
4650 Lincoln Blvd
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
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