Dr. Troy Watson, MD

Dr. Troy Watson, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
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Dr. Watson is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders and arthroscopy. After graduating from the University of Southern California, he received his medical degree at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, graduating with honors. A one-year surgical internship was then completed at UCLA, before beginning his orthopaedic training at Tulane University in New Orleans. To pursue his interest in foot and ankle disorders, Dr. Watson was accepted to subspecialty training at one of the country's premier fellowships. He spent one year at the Miller Orthopaedic Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina studying foot and ankle disorders and treatments. During his fellowship, Dr. Watson served as the consultant to the North Carolina Dance Theater as well as participated in the care of professional athletes, including the Carolina Panthers (NFL) and Charlotte Hornets (NBA). Since starting his practice with Desert Orthopaedic Center in 2000, Dr. Watson founded the Foot and Ankle Institute and an educational website for patients, FeetMD. The Institute strives to educate patients, participate in clinical research and excel in patient care. He also established the Las Vegas Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Fellowship in 2013, helping to educate and train the next generation of orthopaedic surgeons. Dr. Watson and his team are active in research, resulting in numerous publications. Additionally, Dr. Watson has given over 200 academic presentations nationally and internationally. Dr. Watson and his wife Judith reside in Henderson and have twin boys and a younger daughter. His family is active in various sporting activities, church and other community activities.

2800 E Desert Inn Rd Ste 100

Las Vegas, NV 89121

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Culinary Health Fund
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Top Care Areas


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Foot Conditions
very high
more than 98% of peers
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Watson "Dr. Watson founded the Foot and Ankle Institute in 2000. The primary goals of the Institute are to provide the highest quality care in a compassionate environment with attention to patient education and informed decision making. Dr. Watson treats all conditions of the foot and ankle and has a special interest in sports related injuries of the foot and ankle."


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  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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 Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Miller Ortho Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

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
based on 77 total reviews (17 with comments)
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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
Las Vegas, NV |
I have been a patient and friend of Desert Orthopedic Center for over 40 + years. Starting with the original Doctors that started. The last was when Dr. Swanson replaced both of my hips. This was my first time visiting in quite a while and my first experience with Dr. Troy Watson whom I had never met but decided after reading his Bio. Coincidently after making my appointment it came as no surprise how many friends had already had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Watson. Although, my major complain
in Las Vegas |
I felt the doctor was patient with providing me with life changing information about an upcoming surgeries options.
in Brea, CA |
Professional, friendly & efficient office. Dr. Watson explained all my options & gave me plenty of treatment options.
in Hrnderson, NV |
I was very pleased with Dr Watson and his staff they were all very kind and patient with me. I would highly recommend him to anyone that was in need of a caring doctor that wanted to help his patients Thank you again Tina Pfaffinger
in Las Vegas, NV |
I didnt know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised at the friendliness of the front staff, the x-ray tech's and the doctors. I give them 5 stars.
in Henderson, NV |
Dr. Watson and Staff were Professional, personable and sensitive to my needs. I would not go to anyone else and have confidence with my next foot surgery later this year. Thank you
in Henderson, NV |
I would not go to anyone else for a foot problem. I had severe issues due to degenerative arthritis and needed a fusion in one ankle and a rebuild of the other. I am back on my feet and doing really well. Thank you Dr. Watson and team. I appreciated all your time and support.
in Vegas |
I had a great experience and received excellent care
Las Vegas, NV |
Very good doctor, knows exactly what he needs to do and does it. Very smart
in North Las Vegas, NV |
Im very happy with the service you provided he is an excellent specialists. I will be recomending my family and friends.
Las Vegas, NV |
He is very knowledgeable and very personable. Spends time with me and explains everything to my satisfaction. I highly recommend him.
Henderson, NV |
Keep trying to leave my honest negative interaction with this doctor and it disappears. He ruined my foot, did surgery on my foot that ended being a hack job. Had to have another competent doctor fix my foot. He unnecessarily cut my achilles to help with stretch while healing and cut it completely!! Went in for a broken foot and he said it was just arthritis. In the recovery room, he admitted to my spouse that he removed a piece of bone that was floating around. AWFUL!!!
in Las Vegas, NV |
highly professional staff state of the art equipment 1 stop shop the doctor is very detailed in communicating to the patient. i felt that we covered all aspects of my condition and the options were presented clearly
Las Vegas, NV |
Dr Watson is awesome!!!!! Staff at desert in location terrible and the reviews are true horizon location awesome service love dr Watson only reason I still go
in Henderson, NV |
I have had two major foot surgeries, a year apart, performed by Dr. Watson. Based on the success of my first surgery, where Dr. Watson had to go in and repair considerable damage performed by a previous Doctor on my left foot, I went back to him to perform virtually the same surgery on my right. I found Dr. Watson to be highly professional, and fully explain the problem, the surgery, and the recovery process. Additionally, the follow up visits were at the same high level of professionalism.
in Las Vegas, NV |
Outstanding! The whole visit
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  • Aetna
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  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
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    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Options PPO
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