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Sub Specialty:
Surgical Oncology
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
General Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Northwest
UPMC Bedford
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Horizon
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Mercy

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
33 Patient
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Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop St.
Digestive Disorders Ctr., 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office Phone:
(877) 684-7189


Surgery, American Board of Surgery


MD, Columbia University Hospital, New York, NY

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

New York Presbyterian Medical Center,
New York, NY

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine,
Pittsburgh, PA

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May 03, 2018

Dr. Watson was a very pleasant physician. He is not my pcp but a specialist I went to see about a problem I am having. He has a very pleasant sense of humor which puts you very much at ease when you are dealing with a condition that is serious and makes you nervous. He was very knowledgeable with information I needed to find out about and took as much time as we needed to ask any questions I had. I was very glad that I was referred to him and will be seeing him again.

April 19, 2018

information received by Dr Watson was extremely informative and will determine the outcome of my decision-making. I am following preventative care and hoping for positive results. If I do need more care I know that Dr Watson will be the best choice.

March 15, 2018

Dr. Watson made me feel like my condition mattered and secure in knowing that I was in good hands for the surgery to follow.

January 18, 2018

Dr. Watson answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable and respected. I would definitely recommend him to others.

December 07, 2017

While Dr. Watson made sure I understood the surgical options that may become necessary in the future, he did so in a caring and compassionate way. He also consulted with me in the hospital in person and via phone.

August 10, 2017

While I was there, Dr. Watson asked Dr. Binion (my gastroenterologist) to join the appointment to discuss my medications and future care. The three of us plus my wife all discussed my recent surgery, my medications going forward and my future procedures and appointments. I was very impressed with that coordination of my care. Both physicians were very pleasant and did not rush the appointment at all.

May 18, 2017

I have so much respect for Dr Watson and everyone that I see and talk to in his office. they understand and tell you how it is. no sugar coating! i love that!

April 20, 2017

I have to say that from the very first appointment with dr Watson he has been an AMAZING Dr. So caring and always shows concern for me and my special intestinal problems. ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP even when no surgical options are available. Highly recommend!

April 20, 2017

I have never been treated with such genuine care and helpfulness. dr watson and his staff listened and answered all my concerns. then Dr Watson picked up his cell phone and contacted the doctors he wanted me to see and his staff made all the arrangements needed to take care of my health issues. I didn't realize such a doctor and staff existed!

February 02, 2017

I always receive outstanding care and appreciate all the doctors, nurses and assistants that work in the IBD clinic. I credit my improved health to the team!