Dr. Abdul Baker, MD

Dr. Abdul Baker, MD

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Dr. Abdul Baker, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Fargo, ND. He has been practicing for 10 years. Read his story

3000 32nd Ave S

Fargo, ND 58103

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Insurance Accepted

  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 94% of peers
Thoracic Spine Fracture
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Baker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "I would like to provide the highest-standard, multi-disciplinary approach of treating patients with neurologic problems using all the clinical resources available at our hospital. My goal is to provide compassionate yet comprehensive neurosurgical care for my patients. We have state of the art equipment and the best trained medical personnel in the region with latest evidence based clinical pathways for one dedicated goal of creating the best patient experience that goes concurrently with the best patient outcome in the region for the services we provide. "


  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Spinal Sensory Disorders

Board Certifications

Dr. Baker does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Angioma
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Back Tumor
  • Basilar Skull Invagination
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Metastases to the Musculoskeletal System
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cavernous Venous Malformation
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Rib
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Lesions
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniocervical Disorders
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniovertebral Junction
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Extracranial Germ Cell Tumors
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Headache
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Germ Cell Tumor
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Malignant Schwannoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Tumors (Nerves)
  • Middle Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 1
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 2
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Optic Nerve Tumor
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoma
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spinal Disorders
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Basilar Impression
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sacral Hemangiomas - Multiple Congenital Abnormalities
  • Schwannoma
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Atlantoaxial Fusion
  • Biopsy
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Decompression
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Injection
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Discography
  • Drez-Dorsal Root Entry Zone Lesioning
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for AVM
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Fusion
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuro Interventions
  • Neurological Testing
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Neurovascular Surgical Services
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Provocation Discography
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Shunts
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Tumor resection
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Adjustment
  • Vestibular Schwanoma Surgery
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure


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  • Wright State Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • University of Louisville/ Department of Neurosurgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins University/ Department of Neurosurgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Baker's Reviews

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based on 48 total reviews (15 with comments)
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Patient Comments (15)
in Fargo, ND |
Dr Baker has given me a new lease on life. Decompression of 4 vertebra has successfully resolved the debilitating back pain that I was experiencing. I consider my surgery 100% successful. I am so thankful for Dr. Baker. He has been professional, kind and personable. We are grateful and consider ourselves fortunate that he has chosen to serve people in the Fargo Moorhead area.
in Detroit Lakes, MN |
Dr. Baker really came to my rescue when other doctors wouldn't touch my back. I had become numb and he gave me my mobility back. I am so thankful for finding him. He took so much time with me and explained everything so well. He's a life saver and very likable.
in Crookston, MN |
Dr. Baker is the only surgeon I trust. In 2016, Dr. Baker preformed a total disc arthroplasty or total disc replacement (TDR) on my neck. I was able to return to normal activity the next day. No physical therapy, no neck collar. Dr. Baker spent so much time explaining my options and together we decided what would be best for me. He is a brilliant doctor and our area is very lucky to have him.
in Fargo, ND |
Dr. Baker did a fusion on my neck in May and my recovery has been great but then developed severe low back pain with leg pain and weakness. He has been wonderful to work with as we decided what to do. He will be doing surgery on my lower back and I am confident in his care. He has a great bedside manner and thoroughly explains all options.
in Fargo, ND |
Dr. Baker is one of the best surgeons I have encountered. I have had two spine surgeries and they were a success! He is personable and really listens to the patients concerns. The whole experience from first meeting to post op was fantastic! I highly recommend Dr. Baker, you will not be disappointed.
in Jamestown |
If you're fat by his definition or smoke or were a smoker go see someone else, because he feels you deserve to suffer.How much he hates Fargo was his bedside manner topic. Why I was referred to him given his hatred of my lifestyle is beyond me. I couldn't believe Sanford took him after I filed a complaint with HHS. Someone who is in Fargo when he hates it with every fiber of his being is here because he isn't good enough to be anywhere else. So I guess I can say Yo dude get better or get out.
Detroit Lakes, MN |
Never been treated so bad by a medical ‘professional ‘ he put screws innwrong and told me I would have to live with the pain. Had another half surgery to fix his mistake.
in Detroit Lakes, Mn |
Dr. Abdul Baker is undoubtedly the finest, best Neurosurgeon that I have met. He was very thorough in explaining what I had been through as a result of a major car accident, what the surgery consisted of, on down to what new bionic parts are in my back! His bedside manner is caring in a highly professional manner. He is definitely a Doctor to seek out for anyone needing major neurological repairs! Thank you, Dr. Baker, for you and your staff's ultimate in finest care!
in Moorhead, MN |
Dr. Abdul Baker is one the finest surgeons and doctors we have encountered. He is truly a professional and caring man. He was excellent in both surgeries my husband had with his neck and back. Dr. Baker was very prompt with testing and seeing my husband when he was in so much pain. We highly recommend Dr. Baker. I hope Fargo never lets him go. Thank you Dr. Baker for your wonderful, caring and excellent skills. you truly have a gift.
Thanks for sharing such positive feedback about Dr. Baker. We feel lucky to have him on our team and will pass on your kind words to him.
in Sabin, MN |
Dr. Baker has taken great care of me for the past year and a half. He is very easy to talk to and explains all options at hand. He really cares and makes me feel at ease in painful times. I would be very happy to recommend Dr. Baker to anyone having back or hip troubles.
Thanks for sharing such positive feedback about Dr. Baker. We feel lucky to have him on our team and will pass on your kind words to him.
in Breckenridge |
The care and results that Dr Baker provided exceeded my expectations and I would recommend to anyone to consult him with spine and neck issues. He was modest and professional.
Thanks for sharing such positive feedback about Dr. Baker. We feel lucky to have him on our team and will pass on your kind words to him.
in Bagley, MN |
Dr. Baker did my surgery in 2015 after a semi tire exploded in my face at work. I ended up with a severe tramatic brain injury. This dr. Did a great job on me.
Thanks for sharing such positive feedback about Dr. Baker. We feel lucky to have him on our team and will pass on your kind words to him.
in Bismarck, ND |
You don't have to live with foot drop. After a knee replacement, I was left with no dorsiflexion in the foot of the operated leg. Dr. Baker was recommended by a neurosurgeon at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore,NJ. Dr.Baker and his amazing staff performed a surgical procedure that reversed my foot drop. I am so grateful for his knowledge, competency, and for giving me my life back.
in Fargo, ND |
Dr Baker is an outstanding neurosurgeon, he did a wonderful job on my back surgery and I recommend him as highly as possible. He is very personable and takes time to thoroughly explain the procedure and what has happened and what the prognosis and recovery will be.
in Winger, MN |
Dr. Baker was very caring and concerned about my husband as a whole person and not just a bad back. Following surgery my husband was pain free and not suffering with constant back pain as he had for several years. I can highly recommend Dr. Baker.
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Dr. Baker accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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