Kevin M. Watson, MD
As a native of New Orleans, Dr. Watson is proud to serve his hometown community since 2007. Dr. Watson specializes in general orthopedic surgery, with a specific interest in joint replacement/reconstruction surgery, sports medicine, and arthroscopic surgery. After graduating from Vanderbilt University with high honors, Dr. Watson completed his medical training at the Tulane University School of Medicine. At Tulane, Dr. Watson was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He later was selected as Administrative Chief Resident for Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Dr. Watson has performed hundreds of successful joint replacements and arthroscopic surgeries using the latest techniques available.
Dr. Watson is proud to perform personalized total knee replacements using customized instrumentation designed specifically for each patient. He is one of only a few U.S. surgeons performing this procedure which allows for more precise sizing and placement of the knee components. Dr. Watson has performed hundreds of customized knee replacements with great success.
Dr. Watson is also a leader in direct anterior total hip replacement. Anterior hip replacement allows for a minimally invasive approach to hip replacement surgery, and is done through a small, three inch incision. This allows patients to quickly ambulate and greatly speeds recovery.
Dr. Watson also serves as team physician for his alma mater, Holy Cross High School in New Orleans; and the Baton Rouge Capitals professional soccer team.