Dr. Ali A. Baaj, MD

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Specializes in Neurological Spine Surgery • Male • Age 38

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center
1305 York Ave Fl 9
New York, NY 10021
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Dr. Baaj's Offices

Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center
Neurological Surgery
1305 York Ave Fl 9
New York, NY 10021
Neurological Surgery
156 William St Fl 11
New York, NY 10038
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Dr. Baaj's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Baaj Performs

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Complex Spine Surgery
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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
622 W 168th St
New York, NY 10032
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 E 68th St
New York, NY 10065

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    Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center
    Neurological Surgery
    1305 York Ave Fl 9
    New York, NY 10021
    (212) 235-1496
    Contact Information
    (212) 746-1164 (Office)
    (646) 962-0118 (Fax)
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    Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center
    Neurological Surgery
    156 William St Fl 11
    New York, NY 10038
    (212) 235-1496
    Contact Information
    (212) 746-1164 (Office)
    (646) 962-0118 (Fax)
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  2. Dr. Baaj's Experience

    Specialties

    • Neurological Spine Surgery
    • Neurosurgery

    Board Certifications

    • Neurosurgery
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    • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
    • Complex Spine Surgery
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
    • Spinal Fusion
    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Spinal Tumor Surgery
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    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Broken Neck
    • Cancer
    • Cauda Equina Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Compression Fracture
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Kyphosis
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Spinal Compression Fracture
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Cord Tumor
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Thoracic Spine Fracture
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Vertebral Fracture
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    Background Check for Dr. Baaj

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for New York.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Boston University School of Medicine
    Graduated in 2004

    Internship Hospital

    Johns Hopkins University Hospital
    Complete in 2005

    Residency Hospital

    University of South Florida Affiliated Hospitals
    Complete in 2011

    Fellowship Hospital

    BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
    Complete in 2009
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Complete in 2012
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Baaj & Staff

    • English
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  3. Dr. Baaj's Hospital Quality

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    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital

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  4. Patient Satisfaction

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    • 2 reviews

    4.1 out of 5

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    5 out of 5
    - in New York, NY |

    Dr. Baaj performed surgery to remove a lesion from my thoracic spine on Decenber 7, 2015. From the outset I found him to be a personable man, sensitive and kind. He explained everything with great clarity and took his time answering my questions. He visited me 3 times during my 2-day hospital stay and stayed until all of my concerns were addressed. Dr. Baaj is a wonderful surgeon and a fine man who guided my wife and me through a very difficult period. We are extremely grateful.

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    4 out of 5
    - in New York, NY |

    Excellent explanation of problem, options, expected results. Ttoo difficult to schedule prompt follow-up appointment while in severe pain; little or no relief from regimen of potent pain-medication (Oxycontin). Could not get follow up apt in less than 3 weeks after visit with (Michael Sein, MD, notwithstanding unacceptable level of pain and inability to move around.Cannot stand, sit, lie down or walk. Use of crutch only minimally helpful. Staff not helpful in scheduling earlier appt.

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