I am driven by the ‘return of function’ aspect of orthopedics. Giving people a new outlook on life and the ability to go back to doing the things they love. My favorite part of being an orthopedic surgeon is the benefit that my patients get from surgical procedures I get to perform. I am passionate about my work and the health and general well being of others. It would be my pleasure to meet with you to discuss your care.
About Dr. Watts
Dr. Watts believes he can help his patients adopt a healthy lifestyle by also modeling health in his own life. Patients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries seek his expertise. He helps his patients return to the activities they enjoy by treating their orthopedic problems such as cartilage damage, complex hip and shoulder problems, knee injuries, and sprains.
Dr. Watts also performs minimally invasive joint replacement surgeries to reduce pain and ensure shorter hospital stays. His minimally invasive approach helps patients quickly recover and return to their normal, healthy lives. He relies on a comprehensive approach of caring for his patients by using the latest diagnostic tools and pain management regimens.
When not taking care of patients, Dr. Watts owns and operates two fitness facilities in Sioux Falls, as well as competes in local bodybuilding competitions. He very much enjoys skiing and traveling with his family and is frequently spotted on the slopes in both Arizona and the Black Hills.
Joint Pain or Injury
Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery Sports Medicine Joint Replacement
Minimally invasive joint replacement General Orthopedics
General upper and lower extremity orthopedic surgery
Testimonials for Dr. Watts
This Dr rocks, when my husband had a bad experience his office went over and beyond to make him better, a surgery later my husband is on his way to walking again pain free!!!! I’ll definitely recommend Dr. Watts to anyone!
Dr. Watts did a wonderful job with my mom. All of the staff were great. Thank from all of us kids and all of her grandkids!
Dr. David Watts is up and above any Orthopedic Surgeon we have ever been associated with. He did a total left ankle replacement on me in November of this year and I have had NO PAIN from day 1! I had been battling pain for 1 1/2 years before going to him and now it’s all gone! Dr. Watts and all of his staff from his office to the hospital at Sioux Falls Specialty SD was EXCEPTIONAL! I have never had such wonderful care! I highly recommend Dr. Watts and his office and this hospital for any orthopedic needs you may have, you will not be disappointed I promise you!!!!! My name is Kenny H from Iowa. Thank you!!!!!
Amazing people, amazing care!! I am so thankful for Dr. Watts and the CORE team – I broke my wrist and shattered my ankle on Christmas Eve and after spending 12 weeks with no weight-bearing, I am now able to ambulate independently and am looking forward to the upcoming camping season thanks to your expertise!
I don’t have to go to the Dr much but have only had a great experience with Core and Dr Watts!! He actually joked and laughed which made me feel much more comfortable and gave me my options for my shoulder. Since I was a little tense going there for the first time, it really calmed me down!! Friendly and helpful staff!!