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J. David Watts, MD

  • Avera Medical Group




  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Medical Education


University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Orthopedics

“After patients have been in my care, I want them to feel like they have received the best care delivered with respect, expertise and compassion.”

Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery

Dr. Watts specializes in total joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee, rotator cuff repair, and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. He is also passionate about providing trauma orthopedic care, in which bone and muscle are greatly affected.

Setting a Healthy Example

According to Dr. Watts, a balanced lifestyle is essential to preventing health issues as well as during recovery. He advises people to make eating healthy, strength training and cardiovascular exercise a lifelong habit.

Personal Interests

Dr. Watts has a wife, two daughters and two dogs. Some of his hobbies include snowboarding and weightlifting.


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Office Information

Doctor's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 605-336-2638
  • Fax: 605-334-3500


Primary Locations

Additional Locations



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