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Expertise of J. David Watts, MD

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Dr. J. David Watts is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. Watts provides general orthopaedic care, with a special interest in foot and ankle surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and went on to complete his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery there as well.

Dr. Watts’ goal as an Orthopedic Surgeon is to relieve musculoskeletal pain and improve function to allow his patients to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. This involves treating recent injuries and fractures, diagnosing, and treating chronic problems, and revising problems created by other surgeries.

His training includes complex lower extremity deformities and reconstruction such as ankle replacements, Charcot foot, arthritis, bunion and hammertoe correction, and innovative minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgical techniques.

During his time at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Watts’ research efforts included studying surgical corrections of arthrogryposis in the hand and the benefits of PRP with syndesmotic ankle sprains, in addition to an article review for Bankart repair in athletes.

Dr. Watts has a wife and two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and snowboarding. Since moving to Florida, he is eager to start surfing and fishing.


Areas Served
Orange City, FL | DeLand, FL
Languages Spoken

University of Minnesota Medical School


Surgery at General - University of Minnesota Hospitals

Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Minnesota Hospitals

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery: The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Ages Accepted