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Meet S. Benjamin Watson, M.D.

Dr. S. Benjamin Watson is a board eligible General Surgeon and a fellowship trained Hand Surgeon practicing in Atlanta. Dr. Watson is committed to offering the highest quality care of the hand, including diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions.
Dr. Watson attended the College of Staten Island, New York attaining undergraduate honors in biological studies. Dr. Watson earned his medical degree from The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, New York. Dr. Watson completed his General Surgery residency at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he engaged in sepsis research under Chairman Dr. Stephen F. Lowry and has presented his research at national meetings including the Surgical Infection Society and American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. Dr. Watson was peer nominated and awarded the Prem Award as Intern of the Year, for his outstanding work ethic and exemplary patient care.

Following residency training, Dr. Watson completed his hand surgery fellowship at the University of Connecticut where he was mentored by renowned hand and wrist surgeon Dr. H. Kirk Watson yielding a vast experience in care of the upper extremity. Dr. Watson’s research has been presented at the New England Hand Society and is published in the Journal of Hand Surgery.

In his time away from hand surgery, Dr. Watson enjoys spending time with his family and participating in sports and fitness.


Dr. Watson’s Patient Reviews


I knew I liked Dr. Watson as soon as he looked at my crushed thumb and said “What did you do to yourself!” His combination of caring, concern and a sense of humor made my first fracture, in my 65 years, almost enjoyable!

– R. Chrisman

Thanks to Dr. Watson and his wonderful staff, for treating me! I am finally able to sleep after suffering from carpal tunnel for five to six years, following army service.

– Tawn A. Fletcher

I am quite pleased with Dr. Watson and his team and the quality of service they provided. They are very dedicated, professional and caring. They took care of everything. Dr. Watson is very nice and gentle. He encouraged me, during the entire process. I have already recommended Atlanta Hand Specialist to my friends. They are the best.

– Ida Emanuel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you have pressure on your wrists? Many people have symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without knowing it. Find out how the condition is caused and what treatment you’ll receive from Atlanta Hand Specialists for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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Wrist & Hand Fracture

If you have shooting pain in your hand or wrist, you may have a wrist or hand fracture. Fracturing, or breaking, the bones in the wrist or hand is extremely easy because of their size and structure. Read on to learn how wrist and hand fractures are treated by Dr. Patel and the Atlanta Hand Specialists.

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Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is caused by stressing the tendons and getting your thumb or finger stuck in the bent position. Inflammation and localized pressure are common signs for trigger finger. Seek treatment from the Atlanta Hand Specialists about trigger finger and your treatment options available.

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Ganglion Cyst

Tender lumps found on the hand or wrist can be a cyst. Ganglion Cysts are commonly filled with fluid, and form because of tendon or joint irritation. Find out more about how Ganglion Cysts are treated by the specialists at Atlanta Hand Specialist.

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