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Dr. Abdul Baker, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male

Dr. Baker
3000 32nd Ave S Fargo, ND 58103

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Dr. Abdul Baker, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fargo, ND and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Wright State Univ Sch Of Med in 2007 and specializes in neurosurgery, spinal sensory disorders, and more.


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(701) 364-8900

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Dr. Baker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Spondylolisthesis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baker treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Baker treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Baker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angioma
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Spine
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Ataxia
  • Atlantoaxial Fusion
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Back Tumor
  • Basilar Skull Invagination
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Metastases to the Musculoskeletal System
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cavernous Hemangioma
  • Cavernous Malformation Brain
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cavernous Venous Malformation
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Rib
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Nerve Lesions
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniocervical Disorders
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniovertebral Junction
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Decompression
  • Decompression Surgery
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Injection
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Discography
  • Drez-Dorsal Root Entry Zone Lesioning
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • Ependymoma
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extracranial Germ Cell Tumors
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for AVM
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Germ Cell Tumor
  • Joint Fusion
  • Kyphosis
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laparoscopic Spine Surgery
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Malignant Schwannoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Tumors (Nerves)
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Middle Back Pain
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Neuro Interventions
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 1
  • Neurofibromatosis, Type 2
  • Neurological Testing
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Neurovascular Surgical Services
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Optic Nerve Tumor
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoma
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spinal Disorders
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Pinched Nerve in Neck
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Basilar Impression
  • Provocation Discography
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Sacral Hemangiomas - Multiple Congenital Abnormalities
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
  • Schwannoma
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shunts
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine and Back Procedures
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylosis Cervical Without Myelopathy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Tumor resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Adjustment
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vestibular Schwanoma Surgery
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

About Me

Biography

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 ca...

Specialties

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

Education

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

Dr. Baker's Reviews

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4.6

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Dr. Baker was always very professional and listened to my questions...and had answers. I would definitely recommend Dr. Baker to friends and family.
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I have had an outstanding experience with Dr. Baker as my neurosurgeon. He takes the time to ensure you understand your diagnosis, treatment options and procedures. He is kind, professional and caring with an excellent bedside manner. He is prompt for appointments as scheduled. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a top notch neurosurgeon.
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Love this guy. Best bedside manner. Explained everything and patient. Highly recommend.
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I highly recommend Dr. Abdul Baker. He is very personable and informed me of what he needed to do to fix my back problem. He was attentive following surgery and during follow-up appointments. He explained every thing in language I could understand and showed and explained, very clearly, the x-rays. Again, I have high praise for Dr. Baker and again, highly recommend him!
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Absolutely would recommend Dr Baker for any of my people. I had surgery on C4-6 and had a remarkable recovery. I am a 73 year old active man and the hardest part was the neck brace for 6 weeks but in the end it was a great success. Thanks to Dr Baker. I did follow Doctors orders, followed through with therapy and appointments as recommended. Just today I got a release from Dr Baker that I’m good .
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Dr. Baker is an excellent surgeon. He did a multiple cervical fusion for me and all went well without any complications. I would have no reservations about having Dr. Baker treat me again. Follow up appointments were easy as he travels to Grand Forks monthly and is much closer for me. He is a very skilled surgeon and I highly recommend him.
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I would highly recommend Dr Baker, I had a back fusion in July ,2018 and had excellent results. John Isley
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It is rare to find a doctor so well equipped, gifted, to meet a patients every need whether it be in the operating room or by bedside! His positive, uplifting and motivating attitude is contagious and healing!
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Awesome Doctor! Dealing with extreme lower back pain and numbness in left leg! Dr. Baker performed L4 L5 fusion and now I am basically pain free!!! Highly recommend Dr. Baker!!!
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I am very satisfied with my surgery. I can turn my neck now. Dr Baker is very nice, answered my questions. If I need more surgery I will go to him. Sharon Pederson
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Dr. Baker has always been very polite and pleasant while being professional, respectful and personable. He takes time to answer my questions whether just for my education as well as my physical issues. You can tell he wants to do his ultimate best to help people. He celebrates with you with success he has contributed to. He looks you in the eye and sports a pleasant smile as he talks and listens. I highly recommend his expertise in the field of neurosurgery.
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Dr. Baker is one of the most confident and professional Dr's I have dealt with in 40 years, I would recommend him to anyone, he is a good man and a great Dr!
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Abolutely the best care I have ever received. The improvements to my neck were exceptional and I have gone back to full activities including work, exercise and looking forward to summer hiking. I am sleeping, almost 3 to 4 hours more per night than before I had the neck surgery. I come to my appointments and they are timely and staff are always friendly and efficient. This has been a great experience that has so improved my health and quality of life. Excellent! Thank you Dr Baker.
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I am very pleased at what he did for me, I do not have anymore pain in my lower back, and as for me I am very pleased with the work he did for me, and he is also very caring to how my back is doing and he also gives good advice on what a person should do in making the right decision on other things to improve your health for a healthy back, so in closing I would recommend him to all my friends and relatives, he also fixed the mess up the hospital did in minot nd he is a very caring Dr.
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I have had rheumtoid arthritis for over 40 years. Over that time period I have needed 11 various surgeries, six of them on my spine. The six surgeries were done by 3 different neurosurgeons, one of which is Dr Baker. While all three of my neurosurgeons have been exceptional, Dr Baker stands head and shoulders above the other two. I know I will need another spine surgery in the future and when its time, I will have Dr Baker perform it, no matter where he is practicing.
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Amazing doctor. The surgery he did for me has literally changed my life.
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My first visit with Dr. Baker he looked at my x-rays looked at me said yes I can do surgery and walked out of the room. The day of surgery I was told I was scheduled for 8 finally at 6:30 he did my surgery against my daughters better judgement. I wish I had listened. He could care less if your in pain and is arrogant. Needless to say screws were coming out pressing on a nerve have very little feeling in my foot and side of my leg which is probably permanant. I had to have a 2nd surgery.
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Dr Baker was interested in me and helping me. He did a wonderful job on my spinal fusion. I have already recommended him to a friend.
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I went to Dr. Baker with severe neck pain that was radiating out to other parts of my body. After doing an MRI he was able to diagnose the problem and propose a solution. He fully explained the surgical procedure that was needed. He encouraged me to stop smoking. He explained that helps in the healing process. On the day of the surgery he set my mind at ease and I was very comfortable with him. He did an excellent job and I feel great now. I am forever grateful..Thank you very much Dr. Baker
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Dr. Baker was fantastic. He performed surgery on my c4-c5 joint that was compressing my spinal cord. Without his expertise, I would have some serious paralysis. Because the surgery went perfectly, I have been able to resume all activities like playing golf. I could not be happier with the result. sincerely, Robert Dahm
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