AboutDr. Thomas Watson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Washington, DC, with another office in Rochester, NY. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Watson is affiliated with Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital and Unity Hospital-Genesee Street Campus. He speaks English.
Dr. Thomas Watson has the following 3 specialties
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
- Thoracic Surgery
If you need surgery to treat a complication in your chest, which includes your lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and heart, your doctor will refer you to a thoracic surgeon. They’re trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm.
Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. They’re also trained on catheters used in the chest, as well as cardiac and respiratory support systems that might be part of your treatment plan.
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
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Patients' Choice Award
(2013, 2014, 2015)
On-Time Doctor Award
Compassionate Doctor Recognition
(2013, 2014, 2015)
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Barrett Esophagus
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- DiGeorge Syndrome
- Diabetes Complications
- Esophagus Cancer (Esophogeal Neoplasm)
- Lung Cancer
- Thoracic Surgical Procedures
- Varicose Veins
- Vascular Malformations
Dr. Watson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital
Unity Hospital-Genesee Street Campus
Strong Memorial Hospuniv of Rochester
Unity Hospital Of Rochester
1000 South Ave
Rochester, NY 14620
Admits to Highland Hospital
1555 Long Pond Rd
Rochester, NY 14626
University of Rochester Medical Center, N.Y.
601 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14642
28 Years Experience
Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California
Graduated in 1988
Lac Usc Medical Center
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