Dr. Robert Watkins IV, MD

Dr. Robert Watkins IV, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
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Dr. Robert Watkins IV, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Marina Del Rey, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

4640 Admiralty Way Ste 600

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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Top Care Areas

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

Dr. Watkins IV's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Watkins IV "We help patients decide which of the latest spinal surgery technologies and nonoperative rehabilitation programs are best for them as individuals."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

32  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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13  Procedures

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.

Education

  • 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

Dr. Watkins IV has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Watkins IV' Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watkins IV to family and friends
26 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Watkins IV' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

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...more
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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.
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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...more
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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...more
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