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Tyler Watters

Dr. Tyler Steven Watters , MD




Dr. Watters is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon experienced in adult reconstructive joint replacement surgery, focusing on total hip replacement, total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and revision surgery.

Dr. Watters attended Pepperdine University, where he was a National Merit Scholar and graduated with honors. He then attended Duke University School of Medicine, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and received numerous awards.

Dr. Watters also completed his surgical residency training at Duke University Medical Center. During that time he was very active in clinical research and also served as a resident team physician for the Duke University Men and Women’s Soccer teams and North Carolina Central University’s Football team.

After residency, Dr. Watters went on to complete an adult reconstruction fellowship at Colorado Joint Replacement, the premier hip and knee replacement center in Denver, Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region.

Dr. Watters is skilled in multiple approaches for total hip replacement, including the direct anterior approach, an alternative approach to conventional hip replacement surgery that potentially allows for faster recovery.

In addition to joint replacement surgery, Dr. Watters performs arthroscopic surgery of the knee for sports injuries. Dr. Watters also has a dedicated interest in periprosthetic and lower extremity fractures.

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Provides follow-up as needed
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Dr. Watters' Rating
Patient Perspective
5.0 Explains conditions and treatments
5.0 Takes time to answer my questions
5.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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3001 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC, 27612
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4.0 Courteous staff
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Raleigh Orthopaedic - Raleigh
3001 Edwards Mill Road
Raleigh, NC, 27612
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"My visit with Dr Watters was very pleasant. I was seen for a follow-up to a successful hip revision surgery. Dr Watters performed my surgery in 2019 so I’ve had numerous follow-up appointments with him. He is always very friendly and has a great smile. He’s very thorough with his explanation and always makes sure he’s answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend him to anyone who would be in need of an orthopedic surgeon. "
  • March 22, 2024
"Dr. Watters preformed a complete knee replacement on a knee that had been botched 12 years ago by a doctor in Colorado..very much a mess for him to take on but I now have a great knee, no pain and can walk 4 miles without swelling, pain or any ill effects!!! So very happy with Dr. Watters!!"
  • February 9, 2024
"My dissatisfaction was because of the wait time to see Dr. Watters. I arrived at 315pm for a 330PM appt.and did not see Dr. Watters till 415PM. Was it because he had emergencies with other patients? Who know. Secondly, I am in great pain and will not see Dr.Watters till Monday for a follow-up. MRI is on 1/10 at1110AM, Could I have an earlier appt. So perhaps he schedule surgery sooner. Forgive me for being pesumptious"
  • January 9, 2024
"I have seen Dr. Watters at both the N Raleigh and Garner locations. The office staff are consistently courteous and efficient. Both offices run like clockwork, which I sincerely appreciate. Dr. Watters and his PA are outstanding! First time having a knee replaced, but definitely not the first orthopedist I met with before deciding who I wanted to do my surgery. I feel certain they have heard most of my same questions hundreds of times. They were as patient as they could be answering all questions in a level of medical detail that a layman could understand. Prior to surgery their office staff assisted me through all the steps necessary, so I was 100% prepared the day I went to the hospital. Not a criticism - but if someone asked me what was 1 thing I would recommend to “level up” this experience even further, I would say I would like to have seen Dr. Watters (or his PA) for a minute in recovery or before I left the hospital that day. I would have appreciated hearing their immediate ...
assessment as to how my surgery went. "
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  • January 8, 2024
"Explained everything in detail."
  • November 27, 2023
"Love Dr Watters, He replaced my right knee last year and will probably be doing my left one next year. He explains everything to you and is great!"
  • November 13, 2023
  • November 7, 2023
"Dr. Waters told me exactly what the deal was. It was blunt but respectful and went over what the plan is on his part. Could not ask anything further from what I got from the appointment. "
  • October 9, 2023
"Dr Watters is very professional and .willing listen to what you have to say. Explains everything in easy to understand terms. "
  • October 5, 2023
"Dr Watters has successfully replaced both of my hips in the past two years! He is very knowledgeable and takes time to explain and answer all of my questions. He has a great staff that works with him and I have it very easy to contact them with additional questions!"
  • August 1, 2023
"Outstanding provider, great service"
  • June 16, 2023
"Excellent communication skills and very reassuring. A smart, caring physician!"
  • May 1, 2023
"Had a appointment today but didn't get to see the doctor because I finally left. Arrived 15-20 earlier than my appointment time and I waited and watch the reception area get empty twice and noone called me for my appointment. Patients kept coming and getting called back and i was still sitting until i just left. I have referred numerous people before but never again due to the lack of professionalism, compassion that i have been shown. Spoke with the receptionist twice, one said they would check to see what the problem was and the other receptionist said noone had reported a emergency, therefore there wasn't a problem and I could reschedule. "
  • April 24, 2023
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Response from Dr. Tyler Steven Watters
Thank you for reaching out. We strive to provide the best experience with all of our staff and providers. We value your feedback and would like to address your concerns directly. Please contact us at 919-781-5600.
"Dr. Watters has successfully replaced both my knees. It was the best decision I could have made choosing him for the surgeries. I am now able to walk and go up stairs pain-free."
  • March 28, 2023
"I was very pleased with my visit with Dr Waters. He listened to my concerns. He asked me questions and examined me thoroughly. Provided his diagnosis and laid out a treatment plan to correct my issues. All of the staff at Raleigh Orthopedics are excellent to interact with I highly recommend their services "
  • February 28, 2023
"Dr. Watters wad exceptionally knowledgeable of the issue being treated. He was able to explain his medical decision with confidence. In addition, he listened to patient and provided medical and personal feedback. "
  • January 25, 2023
"Dr. Watters was unable to do anything with my son Jeremy, but he did take the time out to listen to my concerns and he gave me commendations on what steps to do for my son in order to get his legs better. He also offered to put in a referral to UNC Chapel Hill hospital. "
  • January 13, 2023
"Dr. Waters is a professional who genuinely cares about his patients. Dr. Waters listens, hears and understands the patients' concerns then, establishes the correct treatment."
  • January 7, 2023
"Very compassionate and knowledgeable surgeon!"
  • November 16, 2022
"Very very professional. Excellent and thoughtful protocols. Very knowledgeable about approaches to hip replacement. Answers all questions. Very credible. "
  • September 26, 2022


3001 Edwards Mill Road
Raleigh, NC, 27612
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
1325 Timber Drive East
Garner, NC, 27529
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
Mon8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted


  • Acute & chronic hip pain (age 20 & up)
  • Acute & chronic knee pain (age 20 & up)
  • Hip & knee replacement consult
  • Hip & knee arthritis
  • Leg tib/fib fracture - proximal
  • Leg tibial plateau
  • Upper leg fracture
  • Hip fracture
  • Labral tear
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  • Total anterior hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Hip total revision
  • Knee total revision
  • Knee injection: cortisone
  • Knee injection: hyaluronic acid
  • PRP injections: KNEE only
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  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Orthopedic Surgery


Colorado Joint Replacement (Hip and Knee Arthroplasty)
Duke University Medical Center
Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine


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  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • Tricare East
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • MedCost
  • Humana Military
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross
  • Coventry
  • Aetna
  • Prime Healthcare
  • Humana
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