Dr. Robert Watson II, MD

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Age 53
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Dr. Robert Watson II, MD
Dr. Robert Watson is a board-certified general surgeon in the Reno area. He offers same-day surgeries for a variety of conditions, including hernias, gallbladder issues, and some skin conditions. As a former gastric bypass surgeon, he also currently offers counseling and medical management plans for weight loss patients. Dr. Watson was raised by a military medic and has always viewed medicine as a means of helping people and making their lives easier. He prides himself on his patient-oriented approach to medicine and takes his time listening to each patient so he can fully understand their condition and how he can help.

15 McCabe Dr Ste 203

Reno, NV 89511

Contact Information

(775) 335-2044

Dr. Robert Watson II, MD

Dr. Robert Watson II, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Inguinal Hernia
more than 5% of peers
more than 5% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
more than 5% of peers

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  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abscess
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Lipomas
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Paralytic Ileus
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


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  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Debridement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal


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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 7/7/2014
    Amount or Range: $325,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: Patient alleges the insured negligently performed a colorectal anastomosis, resulting in her colon being connected to her vaginal wall.
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.


  • University Of Nevada, Reno
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Watson II's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Watson II to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Watson II's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Reno, NV |
Fantastic. Responsive, caring, skilled, went the extra mile to get me a same-day surgery to remove a foreign object in my foot. Much gratitude.
in Reno, NV |
Dr. Watson inspires immediate trust. His personability, clarity and willingness to give clear explanations and expectations let me know I was in good hands. I felt safe with him and personally connected with. The surgery itself was without incident. I was seen promptly at the appointed times. And his office staff is excellent.
in Coleville, CA |
I was referred to Dr. Watson for stomach problems, which included a hernia, previous acid reflux surgery and gall bladder. I was very pleased I was able to get into see him in a short time period. He reviewed my test reports beforehand and he explained the procedures that I needed to have done in detail on my first visit and promptly scheduled me for surgery. It all went well and to my surprise after only spending one night in the hospital he called to check on me at home daily for a week!
in Reno, NV |
It was such a pleasure to be a patient of Dr. Watson, he is excellent at what he does and provided the absolute best care. I felt treated as a whole person, and he made me feel comfortable with his treatment and knowledge throughout my appointment. Everyone at his office takes the time to be caring even while maintaining a very efficient office. I would definitely recommend this practice, Dr. Watson is someone you should consider visiting.
in Bishop, CA |
Professional, personable excellent care. Addressed and answered all my questions. I have recommended Dr. Watson to others. He is simply the best.
in Reno, NV |
Dr. Watson recently performed hernia surgery on me. This was the third surgery that I have requested to be performed by Dr. Watson over the last seven years . I have found him to be very caring, forthright with his procedural explanations and post surgical follow up and highly recommend him.
in Winnemucca, NV |
Dr. Watson was extremely professional, taking extra time to understand my medical condition and addressing my concerns. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family. Kay Jensen
in Reno, NV |
Dr. Watson saved my Mom's life and since then has taken care of her when Mom had recurring complications from wounds slow to heal. His wife works with him. She will answer her phone consistently and she always returns my call if I have to leave a message. They both really care about their patients. I absolutely recommend them.
Reno, NV |
Hey Dr. Watson can you please give me call as soon as possible it's urgent I talk with you this is Aroya Morgan the young lady you spoke with earylier I don't wanna jeopardizemy chances of going home to my son so please e-mail me back my e-mail is Aroya 23@gmail.com I'll really appreciate it alot
in Fernley , NV |
Dr Watson is an excellent Doctor. I recently had him repair a hernia and I'm very pleased with his service .He was very knowledgeable and listen to all my concerns with the procedure. His office staff did a great job with scheduling my procedure and taking care of the necessary paperwork I needed for my job.
in Reno, NV |
Dr. Watson took care of my very ill husband and he performed a very complicated surgery with lifesaving outcomes. My family and I are so deeply grateful for his thorough daily visits, his spending time explaining and answering all our questions, and giving us his cell phone number in case we had more questions or concerns. He went above and beyond the call of duty. Norma G.
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Dr. Watson II accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO

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