Jefferson Tyler Watson , MD Jefferson Tyler Watson , MD

Jefferson Tyler Watson , MD

General Surgeon

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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

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ABOUT ME

I was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. I first became interested in the field of medicine when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was young. Thanks to her caring physicians, she is now a 20+ year cancer survivor. I realized my interest was General Surgery during medical school in Charleston, South Carolina. My true passion lies in using technology and advanced techniques to help my patients experience less pain and recover from operations more quickly. I specialize in laparoscopic and robotic surgery, advanced hernia repair, anti-reflux operations, gallbladder disease, splenectomy, stomach, small bowel, and colon surgery. Taking care of patients who present to the Emergency Room with acute surgical problems is another significant part of my practice. I always try to treat my patients as I would my own family.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
Training
EDUCATION
MD, The Medical University of South Carolina, 2012
RESIDENCY
General Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 2012-2017
FELLOWSHIP
Minimally Invasive Surgery, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center (Louisiana), 2017-2018
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests are focused on advanced hernia repair, robotic surgery, innovative techniques, and decreasing narcotic usage in the postoperative patient population. I have had the opportunity to author both journal articles and book chapters on these topics.

PUBLICATIONS
View Jefferson Watson 's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.