David H. Watt, MD

David H. Watt, MD

4.8 
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Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery

Secondary Specialty

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Insurance Accepted

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee
  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder
  • Athletic Knee Problems
  • Clavicle Fractures
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Replacement

Education

Medical Education:
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - 1980
Internship:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1981
Residency:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 1985

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Northwestern Medicine Surgery Center

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.8
4.8 
206 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.8
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.8
  • Clear Explanations
    4.8
  • Shows Concern
    4.8
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.8
  • Explains Medications
    4.8
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.8
  • Easy to Understand
    4.9
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.8
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.8

Reviews from Patients

35 Reviews
September 28, 2019

Dr. Watt was excellent with explaining my broken bone, expectations for recovery, how to handle medication, how to do exercises and why I needed to do them, what follow up would look like, and he answered all my questions. I felt very comfortable with his explanations and confident in his ability to handle my injury. I'm looking forward to seeing this through with him guiding me.

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September 17, 2019

Third time I have used *Dr. Watt for different injuries. I have high confidence in his abilities.

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July 12, 2019

I will most definitely recommend Dr. Watt to others!

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July 10, 2019

good

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June 30, 2019

all of my experience with Doctor Watt and his supporting staff was so very timely, compassionate and helpful and entirely professional in all ways

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May 19, 2019

I live in Florida most of the year. I waited until I came back to the Chicago area for the summer to address my shoulder problem because I have absolute trust in Dr. Watt. He fixed my right shoulder 13 years ago. Now it's my left shoulder in need of fixing.

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May 15, 2019

Very good!

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May 09, 2019

I really like Dr Watt, he is very good.

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March 23, 2019

All very good.

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February 20, 2019

Dr. Watt is IMHO a great orthopaedic surgeon and personable physician. He has been treating my knee problems since 2006. He has done both of my knee replacements and today I am completely pain free. NWM is very lucky to have a physician/surgeon of this calibre on there staff.

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January 31, 2019

thorough and clear explanation with several treatment options

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January 25, 2019

Dr. Watt was very good. Explained what was going on and listened to me when I explained how I would like to proceed.

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January 08, 2019

My wife had 2 shoulder replacements done by *Dr. Watt and we were very pleased, so on that basis when I tore my meniscus, I called for *Dr. Watt to do the surgery. I was not disappointed!

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December 21, 2018

dr Watt is an excellent Doctor.

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December 21, 2018

He was friendly but took my concerns seriously. He offered a cortisone injection and he admin. the injection w/ minimal discomfort.

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December 14, 2018

Dr. Watt was truthful but at the same time encouraging

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November 15, 2018

Dr. Watt is an outstanding surgeon. He did two shoulder operations on my wife, and now one knee surgery on me. All 3 surgeries have demonstrated very healthy results. He also is a man of integrity, a trait not seen very much these days.

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October 17, 2018

The doctor was very nice.

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October 10, 2018

Dr. Watt was very nice, he spent a lot of time with me. he explained things very clearly and completely.

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October 05, 2018

Dr. Watt and his staff are excellent healthcare providers and took the time to explain everything to me. Excellent care.

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October 01, 2018

*Dr. Watts was amazing.

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September 19, 2018

*Dr. Watt cared for me as a patient to the degree that he had all the time in the world. Awesome doctor. I have already recommended others with shoulder problems to *Dr. Watt.

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August 30, 2018

I find Dr. Watt and his team very professional

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August 20, 2018

I am very satisfied and happy that Dr. Watt performed my shoulder replacement surgery and follow up care after a very traumatic injury to my upper arm and shoulder. I just had my one year follow-up appointment of my shoulder replacement. After my xrays and exam, Dr. Watt is very pleased with the outcome. I am back to doing most everything before suffering the injury.

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August 19, 2018

Took time to answer all my questions.

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August 03, 2018

superb

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July 27, 2018

Really appreciate Dr. Watt's experience, competence and friendliness

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July 24, 2018

Dr. Watt is a wonderful doctor that involves you in decisions and explains everything.

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July 20, 2018

Great followup and only minutes waits. Successful surgery. I could not ask for more satisfaction. Thank you!

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June 21, 2018

Again, I can only wish my other medical experiences were so POSITIVE. 10. 100%.

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June 10, 2018

The doctor spent a lot of time explaining my upcoming surgery and the recovery. I feel very confident moving forward with the surgery.

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June 05, 2018

Dr Watt was friendly.

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June 02, 2018

I was very pleased with the care provided.

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April 11, 2018

Not personable at all.

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April 03, 2018

dr was through and very down to earth

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