Brad Watkins, MD, FACS

Brad Watkins MD, FACS is a board-certified general surgeon, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He has over 23 years of clinical experience in minimally invasive techniques having completed thousands of laparoscopic and robotic procedures.

Dr. Watkins specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic techniques in general and bariatric surgery. Dr. Watkins received his medical degree from the University of Louisville and completed his general surgery residency in Cincinnati, OH in 1997. He has multiple scientific publications and has trained and mentored many surgeons in minimally invasive and robotic techniques. He has extensive experience in gallbladder, hernia, reflux, and weight loss surgery.

Dr. Watkins resides in Mukilteo with his wife, Pamela and their twin daughters, Morgan and Kendall. He loves anything to do with the outdoors especially if it involves boating in the San Juan Islands. ​

  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, — General Surgery, 1991-1997
  • University of Louisville, Louisville, KY — Doctor of Medicine, 1987-1991
  •  Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY — Bachelor of Science — Biology, cum laude, 1983-1987
  • Director, Division of West Chester Hospital General Surgery, University of Cincinnati, UC Health Weight Loss Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Started Synchrony Health Chicago
  • Started Cincinnati Weight Loss Center
  • Started Northwest Weight Loss Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgeons
  • Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgeons
  • Member, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

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“Dr. Watkins is a very kind man!”

"Dr. Watkins and his team have been amazing through my journey. They are helping me every step of the way and I really appreciate them."
"He seemed very interested in my questions and ensuring that I understood answers and progressions."
"Dr. Watkins was amazing! He answered all my questions and made me feel at ease about my upcoming surgery."
"very knowledgeable and genuinely interested in me"
"He is amazing, He listens and he cares genuinely about his patients. He has great bedside manner and is a wonderful surgeon. I truly trust him as my doctor and will refer him to friends and family for sure."
"Great, professional, genuine."
"Dr. Watkins made me feel at ease about having surgery. As someone that has never had any, I feel that I will be in good hands during that time."
"he is a great dr. always willing to help in any way he can"
"Dr Watkins did a great job with my serious hernia repair"
"he was very good at explaining everything and his instructions for my well being were great"
"Dr. Brad Watkins is amazing and great bedside manner"
"Dr Watkins always makes me feel comfortable and confident in his care about my medical needs."
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