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Doug Mientkiewicz Had Lumbar Discectomy with Dr. Robert Watkins IV

I had a herniated disc that was causing me a lot of discomfort. I had to have surgery for it and so I made an appointment at the Marina Spine Center. Dr. Watkins was in charge. He did a wonderful job and I feel great.

Doug Mientkiewicz

I was in pain and I was also losing strength in one of my legs even though I did not remember doing anything in particular that would hurt my leg. I went to Marina Hospital where I had a consultation with Dr. Robert Watkins, who is a spine expert and has treated other athletes. He told me that I had a herniated disc that needed immediate attention.

The situation was pretty serious because of the fact that I was losing strength in my leg, which meant it was more advanced than I thought. I have no idea if I could have had this diagnosed earlier if I paid a bit more attention. I certainly will be more careful. Dr. Watkins performed the surgery and it went perfectly and smoothly. I only had to be focused on doing a good job with the recovery.

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Beverly R.

Beyond a chance to express my gratitude for Dr. Melamed.

Jonathan Q.

I had my herniated disc procedure performed by Dr. Watkins.

Henry T.

Our patient had a back procedure performed by Dr. Robert Watkins IV.

Jodi C.

No more pain in Jodi's lower back thanks to Dr. Watkins Jr.

Rob N.

Successful spine surgery performed by Dr. Watkins Jr.

John D.

"Zero pain after a triple laminectomy with Dr. Robert Watkins III."

John Booty

The doctors said it was something they had to do.

Dave Ball

I needed to trust the process.

Daniel Hackett

I thought I needed surgery in order to fix myself. I didn't.

Trevor Pryce

Trevor Pryce had surgery to remove a disc fragment.

Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson received his third surgical procedure.

Kyle Turley

I had worked with Dr. Robert Watkins before.