Mark Kotsay Had Lumbar Discectomy with Dr. Robert Watkins IV

Back pain is no joke. I feel like it is especially hard to bear by people who engage in a lot of physical activity. I think there's a misconception in the sense that the general belief is that we are able to take it. No one should have to do that.

Mark Kotsay

I was scared of surgery but that was the best solution for my problems. I had a consultation with Dr. Watkins at the Marina Spine Center and we explored the options that I had and an intervention seemed like the one that would bring the best results. I had chronic lower-back pain since 2003. Dr. Watkins identified a herniated disc in my lower back and he explained to me how the pain I was feeling was tied to that.

I had some really bad spasms prior to the meeting with Dr. Watkins and I told him everything about them. My back would tighten all of a sudden and it was excruciating. The surgery went great and then it was up to me to make the most of the rehab period. I really wanted to get better so I constantly checked in with Dr. Watkins.

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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.