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Robert G. Watkins, IV, MD
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Marina Spine Center
Marina del Rey, CA

About Robert G. Watkins, IV, MD

Robert Watkins IV, MD is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon and co-director of the Marina Spine Center. His areas of specialty include minimally invasive spine surgery, computer guided spine surgery, artificial disc replacement, and spinal deformity.

Dr. Watkins completed his medical degree at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine where he was student body president for two years. He performed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California General Hospital and then completed a spine fellowship at The Queen's Medical Centre in England. Following his fellowship, Dr. Watkins was a traveling spine fellow throughout Europe specializing in artificial disc replacement and scoliosis surgery.

Dr. Watkins teaches advanced surgical techniques including computer guided surgery, DLIF/XLIF, minimally invasive surgery, and artificial disc replacement. He has authored papers and chapters on spine biomechanics, deformity surgery, spine injuries in athletes, and computer guided spine surgery.

Dr Watkins and his father are the spinal consultants for the University of Southern California, the LA Dodgers, and most Los Angeles sports teams.

Case Studies Presented by Robert G. Watkins, IV, MD

Adjacent Level Degeneration: Lumbar Disc Degeneration Adjacent to Previous Fusion

Presented by: R. Watkins, IV MD

In 2000, this 62-year-old retiree underwent successful L4-L5 anterior posterior fusion. She now presents with progressively worsening back and bilateral leg pain.

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Medtronic, Pioneer, BrainLAB, Siemens