Dr. Watts is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in hip and knee replacement. He received his medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno where he met his wife, a native of Sparks. Following medical school, he completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He then spent an additional year of subspecialty training in advanced reconstruction techniques at the OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
He has nearly forty publications in the orthopedic literature related to hip and knee replacement, has presented at numerous regional and national meetings, and has received awards for his research from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a reviewer for orthopedic journals including the Journal of Arthroplasty, the Bone and Joint Journal, and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.
His areas of expertise include:
- Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)
- Partial and Total Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)
- Revision and Complex Hip and Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques