Published on August 30, 2018

Essentia Health Welcomes Dr. Ryan Watson

Ryan Watson, general surgeon

Dr. Ryan Watson, a general surgeon, has joined the Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic in Virginia, Minnesota.

“I was drawn to this opportunity in Virginia by the natural beauty of this area, the outdoor recreation and the great people who live here,” says Dr. Watson. “I look forward to joining this talented team and caring for patients in this wonderful community.”

Dr. Watson earned a medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He completed a residency in general surgery at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

As a general surgeon, Dr. Watson performs common and complex surgical procedures, often using minimally invasive techniques. “One of the reasons I chose surgery as my specialty is because I really enjoy working with my hands,” he explains. “I love having the opportunity to directly improve patients’ lives with the care I can provide.”

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Watson, call (218) 749-7800. To see his full profile, visit and click on “Find a Doctor or Provider.”

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