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Chad Watts, MD

  • Specialities

    Joint Replacement, Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement, Robotic Knee Replacement, Direct Anterior Hip Replacement, Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Surgery, Partial Knee Replacement, Same Day Surgery, Revision Knee Replacement

  • Fellowship

    Joint Replacement - OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center

  • Residency

    Mayo Clinic

  • Medical School

    University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


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

"I have never met a physician like Dr. Watts. He clearly answers questions, gets back to me quickly when I have e-mailed him, even on a Sunday! I have referred others to him. He is top notch!"

"Dr. Watts has now replaced hips and knees on multiple members of our family. He has always shown a high level of care and competence and we are more than happy with his excellent care. He is very prompt yet answered all of our questions. He did an anterior hip replacement for me and everything went extremely well, and I'm pain free for the first time in years. I highly recommend him to anyone considering a hip or knee replacement."

"Everyone was very helpful and guided me to the proper areas. It was very comfortable and non-stressful. Dr. Watts and his PA were very attentive and informative. They answered all my questions and went beyond to make sure I understood what my options were. Excellent overall!!!"

"Dr. Watts replaced BOTH of my hips last week. (Anterior procedure) He was very professional and took time to answer all questions and concerns before my procedure. I was so happy that he was able to replace both hips at the same time. Recovery has been great so far. Only 9 days post op but have been walking quite well with minimal discomfort. I would highly recommend Dr. Watts if you are in need of a hip replacement."

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