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Dr. Bruce Baird, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Baird

North Country Orthopaedic Group

1571 Washington St # 202 Watertown, NY 13601

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Dr. Bruce Baird, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Watertown, NY and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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Dr. Baird's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baird performs Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Baird performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baird treats Fracture more than 95% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Fractures of the Periarticular Region
  • Complex Long-Bone Fracture
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture of Arm (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
  • Fracture of Facial Bone
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Wrist and Fingers)
  • Fracture of Leg Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteoporosis-Like Fracture of the Hip
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Ankle Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Postoperative Hip Fracture
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Simple Fractures
  • Skull Fracture
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
Knee Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baird treats Knee Disorders more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Baird treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Baird's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

Work hard, provide proven modern treatment, and be honest and straightforward with my patients

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
University Hospital SUNY Upstate Medical University
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Suny Upstate Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Suny Upstate Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1998
UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
Medical School
1994
Trenton State College-The College Of New Jersey
Undergraduate School
Suny Upstate Medical Center
2004
2003
1999
1998
1994

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baird

4.8

Based on 39 reviews

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i had a long battle with other Dr I could not used my whole right side . No feelng in leg or arm I met Dr, Baird . After a lot of tests he operated on my neck. On a Monday Night, and Tuesday at 8:15 am he cam in my hospital room as me how I was feeling . When I old him my leg and arm were back . I walked up and down the hall. up steps felt great I am telling you this Dr. is the BEST and as everyone will say go to Syracuse Not me Watertown hospital and Dr. Baird NUMBER ONE with me . YOUR THE BEST DR. BAIRD Brad Millett Alexandria Bay
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I herniated a disc and was in excruciating pain. I saw Dr. Baird and he prescribed medication to alleviate the acute pain then provided me with information on available treatment options. I had excellent results and am very happy with the care I received at the North Country Orthopaedic Group.
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I had him do a hip replacement and I couldn't be happier. He took the time to show me what is was what it looked like and what to expect after. He was spot on with everything he said and now I'm pain free! Looks like he's gonna do my knee now too! Why the thought is you have to go to Syracuse is beyond me. Between the care at Samaritan and Dr Baird and his staff there is no better care anywhere. I completely trust this guy.
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Dr. Baird is the most gentle kind Doctor. He explained everything he was going to do before surgery. The staff at the ambulatory surgery unit was absolutely wonderful. I would and have recommended him as your Doctor. I like to brag about him to all my family and friends.
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Dr. Baird is the best doctor. I was admitted to the hospital & was bed ridden for weeks. A MRI showed infection in my back. I was in the worst pain ever & couldn’t move out of bed. I wasn’t responding to antibiotic therapy so Dr. Baird was called in and suggested surgery. He went in and took a frozen biopsy & rushed it to the lab. It was negative so he continued with the surgery. He did a spinal fusion. I woke up pain free & was walking. He is a life saver. The ortho floor at Samaritan is A+
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Dr. Baird is a great doctor and I would highly recommend him.If you need a back doctor he’s your man. No need to travel to Syracuse. Dr. Baird fused my husbands L4-L5 together. Not only is he a great surgeon but the follow up care has been excellent. Dr. Baird even called him personally to check on him. My husbands case was not the average case and Dr. Baird, The North Country Ortho Group and Samaritan have all been outstanding. I’m now a true believer in staying here in Watertown for care.
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Absolutely amazing doctor!! After my surgery I feel so good and feel like a new man. I would recommend Dr Baird to anyone who is in need of any spinal surgery or orthopedic care!!
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What a wonderful Doctor. He did carpotunnel surgery on both hands. DR. Barid and his staff are caring and make you feel comfortable and explains the whole process. Dr. Baird did his magical work on my hands and they instantly felt better! I highly recommend him and his staff! Such a great experience!!
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Dr. Baird is amazing. I had arm surgery last week and my whole experience was great. Dr. Baird answered all my questions, made me feel at ease and explained everything that was going to go on during surgery. I came home with such minimal pain that I didnt need to take the pain meds prescribed. Just ibuprofen. Dr. Baird called the following day to see how I was doing. At my post op visit I schedualed surgery for my other arm. By far an amazing doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.
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I recently had fusion surgery (ACDF) on my neck, and I could not have asked for better care from Dr. Baird and the staff at North Country Orthopaedic Group in Watertown, NY. Dr. Baird listened to my concerns, answered my questions, and anticipated questions I had not thought to ask. In the end, surgery was the best treatment option. I am now six weeks out from surgery and I am extremely pleased with the results. I cannot recommend Dr. Baird more highly.
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Dr. Baird from start to finish was informative and professional. Helped me to a full recovery. Able to perform a 7ft leap and achieve a 6min/1mile after surgery and recovery
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Dr. Bruce L. Baird and his staff quickly diagnosed my herniated disk. The office went above and beyond with my diagnoses and treatment. Being in pain is not fun… after surgery my nurse asked if I was ok because I was crying. I replied “These are happy tears my pain is gone.” I am now in recovery and every day I am feeling stronger and better. My personal goal is to be riding my horses, and I feel confident this will happen. Many thanks to Dr. Bruce Baird and his staff I will be forever grateful.
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I had l4/l5 spinal fusion and lamanectomy performed by Dr Baird on 3/20/18. Just had my 2 week post op checkup and everything is doing quite well. Dr. Baird is a highly skilled surgeon with the patients needs and concerns being his first priority. We are lucky up here in the north country to have a surgeon of his caliber and to know that we need not have to travel out of the area for this type of surgery. The care I received at SMC was wonderful and much easier for myself and family. ??
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Just an excellent surgeon and doctor. Dr. Baird is not on a clock when he meets with his patients. He takes whatever time is necessary to ensure that he fully understands his patients needs and concerns. He also takes the time necessary to explain the patients condition and recommended actions. He has replaced my wife's hip and both of my hips and one knee. I am now at age 80 in better physical shape than I was at age 50. We both have no pain and have full mobility. Also a top back surgeon.
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My companion is 82years young, suddenly lost control of legs and was very weak. Dr. Baird found herniated discs in his neck. Everyone thought he should be in a nursing home but chose to be operated on. Now 6 weeks after surgery and acute pt, he is home and doing great. Forever thankful, Adams, NY
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I fell on the ice on a Friday evening and when I was in the ED discovered I fractured my right radial head. By Monday morning I was seeing Dr. Baird. Not only was Dr. Baird very kind, but he also explained and demonstrated what I had to do to get range of motion back in the elbow. I started these exercises right away, and by the time I got to PT my Physical Therapist was amazed at how much I had accomplished in a short period of time. I would highly recommend Dr. Baird to anyone.
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EMS brought me to Samaritan Hospital after a fall had seriously dislocated my left elbow. After x-rays/tests found no broken bones or nerve/artery damage, Dr. Baird explained my condition and how he would attempt to fix it via a procedure called "elbow reduction." When I awoke from anesthesia, my elbow/arm was back in a normal position. He then fitted me with a splint and sling, prescribed painkillers and told me what to do before I got home to CT and saw a doctor. Dr. Baird was wonderful.
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After multiple treatments for my neck pain radiating into my right hand, I met with Dr Baird. He was professional and took the time to listen to all of my concerns. In October 2016 he performed an ACDF and immediately all of the pain in my right arm and the majority of the pain I had in my neck/upper back for the past 20+ years had resolved. Nine months after my surgery, my only regret is not having it done sooner. My quality of life has improved significantly and I cannot thank Dr Baird enough!
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Before I had my neck fused, I had terrible headaches EVERY day, I also had pain going down my right arm. On March 31 Dr. Baird preformed surgery on my neck. He fused 3 sections of my cervical spine and removed a bone that was floating around rubbing on the other bones. I had my 8 week check Thursday. I no longer have to wear the neck brace. Since surgery I have not had even 1 headache and no pains in my right arm. I will defiantly recommend Dr. Baird to my family and friends.
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I had a herniated disk Dr. Baird performed surgery pain in my leg was gone directly afterwards barley any pain from surgery could have asked for anything more
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North Country Orthopaedic Group

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:00pm
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North Country Orthopaedic Ambulatory Surgery Center, Watertown, NY

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    • Mon: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Fri: 7:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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