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Dr. Derek Watson, MD

General Surgery*
4.3 (12)
Map Pin Small Simpsonville, SC
Accepting new patients
32 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Derek Watson, MD

Dr. Derek Watson, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Simpsonville, SC. They specialize in General Surgery, has 32 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital and Prisma Health Hillcrest Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Watson an average 4.3 star rating.

Dr. Watson works at Practice in Simpsonville, SC with other offices in Clinton, SC and Greenville, SC. They frequently treat conditions like Lipomas along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Watson's Office Locations

  1. 1
    General Surgery- Hillcrest Memorial Hospital
    727 SE Main St Ste 130, Simpsonville, SC 29681 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (864) 454-6560
  2. 2
    Prisma Health Laurens County Hospital
    22725 Highway 76 E, Clinton, SC 29325 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (864) 358-7248
  3. 3
    Office
    300 E McBee Ave Fl 4, Greenville, SC 29601 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (864) 454-6560

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital
  • Prisma Health Hillcrest Hospital

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Treatment frequency



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Lipomas
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Colorectal Cancer
Small Intestine Cancer
Abdominal Pain
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Congenital Anomaly Intestine
Constipation
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Gallstones
Gastric Ulcer
Hemorrhoids
Ileus
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Inguinal Hernia
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Intestinal Obstruction
Rib Fracture
Umbilical Hernia
Cholecystectomy with Robotic Assist
Duodenal Polypectomy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Gallbladder Removal
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Umbilical Hernia Repair Open
Ventral Hernia Repair Laparoscopic
Wound Repair
Abdominal Abscess
Abdominal Hernia
Abscess
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Acute Appendicitis
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anorectal Abscess
Appendicitis
Ascites
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Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Biliary Atresia
Bone Cancer
Bowel Strangulation
Breast Abscess
Breast Cancer
Breast Lump
Burn Injuries
Carcinoma in Situ
Chronic Appendicitis
Crohn's Disease
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Varices
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastrointestinal Malformation
Gastrointestinal Perforation
Head Soft Tissue Trauma
Hemorrhage
Hernia
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Hiatal Hernia
Hidradenitis
Hyperparathyroidism
Incisional Hernia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Ischemic Colitis
Liver Abscess
Liver Cancer
Liver Disease (Except Cancer, Hepatitis and Cirrhosis)
Liver Diseases and Disorders
Liver Enlargement
Lung Cancer
Lymphangioma
Megacolon
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Obstructed Inguinal Hernia
Osteosarcoma
Pancreatic Abscess
Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic Disease
Parasitic Appendicitis
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Partial Lung Collapse
Pelvic Abscess
Perianal Abscess
Pericolic Abscess
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Perirectal Abscess
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Effusion
Postoperative Hemorrhage
Pyloric Stenosis
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Second-Degree Burns
Secondary Malignancies
Skin Diseases
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spleen Disorders
Spleen Injuries
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Thyroid Nodule
Traumatic Amputation
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Hernia
Traumatic Shock
Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
Ulcerative Colitis
Varicose Veins
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Ventral Hernia
Abdominal Mass Biopsy
Abdominoplasty
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acid Reflux Surgery
Appendectomy
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Bile Duct Procedure
Biopsy
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Biopsy of Affected Tissue
Biopsy of Breast
Bladder Biopsy
Bladder Surgery
Colectomy
Colectomy Laparoscopic
Colectomy Sigmoidectomy with Robotic Assist
Colostomy
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision
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Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision of Cyst
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Lipoma
Excision of Neck Mass
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Excisional Biopsy
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Gastrectomy
Gastrectomy with Robotic Assist
Gastrotomy
Hemicolectomy
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hernia Repair
Inguinal Hernia Surgery
Intestinal Biopsy
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract
Laparotomy
Liver Biopsy
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mastectomy
Muscle Biopsy
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
Orchiectomy
Partial Mastectomy
Percutaneous Biopsy With Drainage
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Port Removal
Puncture Aspiration
Sentinel Node Biopsy
Skin Biopsy
Skin Grafts
Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
Sphincterotomy
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Splenectomy with Robotic Assist
Surgical Biopsy
Thoracentesis
Tracheal Surgery
Wedge Resection Stomach
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    Specialties*
    • General Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 32 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1699883454
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    Education & Certifications

    Internship
    • St Joseph Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • University of Miami
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
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    Dr. Watson has seen patients for Lipomas, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Watson on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

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