Athletes Spine Center

Cutting Edge Spine Surgeries

Dr. Robert Watkins has successfully treated athletic spinal injuries for over twenty years. The formula for success involves a close working relationship with physical therapists and athletic injury trainers all over the country; minimally invasive, highly effective surgery when needed; and most importantly, maintaining the health and well-being of the athlete as top priority. Many athletes are able to return to their sports with non-operative rehabilitation. The same technique and approach to athletic spinal injury are used with every patient treated in the clinic.

Our Goal Is to Be the Best

The best surgeons by helping our patients decide which of the latest surgical techniques and non-operative treatments are best for them; The best doctors by building compassionate long-term relationships with our patients and colleagues; The best people by treating all of our patients with the same consideration and attention as we do for our family members and professional athletes.

  • Robert Watkins IV, M.D.

    Co-Medical Director  
  • Robert Watkins III, M.D.

    Co-Medical Director  
  • David Chang, M.D.

    Director of Surgical Resources and Technology  

Our Commitment to Be the Best Starts with Spinal Surgery

We are leading researchers in the spine field producing articles, books, and lectures. We are experts in minimally invasive surgery, microscopic surgery, computer-assisted image-guided surgery, and artificial disc replacement. Being on the forefront of technology, we help our patients decide the best treatment for them.