Dr. Bruce Baird, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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Age 49
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Dr. Bruce Baird, MD
Dr. Bruce Baird, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Watertown, NY. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Baird is affiliated with Crouse Hospital and Samaritan Medical Center.

1571 Washington St Ste 201

Watertown, NY 13601

Contact Information

(315) 782-1650

Dr. Bruce Baird, MD

Dr. Bruce Baird, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
  • POMCO Group
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Care Philosophy

Work hard, provide proven modern treatment, and be honest and straightforward with my patients
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Dr. Baird's Experience

Dr. Baird's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Replacement
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Spacer Procedure
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Trenton State College-The College Of New Jersey
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • SUNY Upstate Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • SUNY Upstate Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Hospital SUNY Upstate Medical University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • SUNY Upstate Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baird has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Baird's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baird to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Baird's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Fairfield, CT |
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.
in Adams Center, NY |
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!
in Lisbon, ny |
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.
in RichvilleTo ny |
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
in Lafargeville, NY |
I had back problems for 3 1/2 years..I suffered from a severe pinched nerve,bulging discs,and herniated discs.before I met doctor baird I tried everything from physical therapy, nasids, injections and nothing worked so I decided surgery was my last option.when I first met him he was open and explained everything to me and was the best doctor I've seen..I'm 6 days post op and my past symptoms are gone!surgery went well and he did an amazing job!! He's a miracle worker so thank you doctor baird!!
in Syracuse, NY |
I saw Dr. Baird for back and leg pain after I reherniated a disc that had been operated on by a different doctor. Dr. Baird helped me decide a second surgery would be the best option. Unlike what I have experienced with other doctors, I never felt pressured into getting the surgery. Dr. Baird is a kind and compassionate doctor and I felt comfortable throughout the whole process of my care. I am very happy with the results of my surgery and I would recommend Dr. Baird to anyone with disc issues.
in Clayton, NY |
Br.Baird did surgery on my mom Dec.19 .She has bone cancer and it was eating up her femour bone in her leg she is doing a lot better and he also put a rod in her hip because of the cancer. I would recommend him to any body that needs surgery he is very good.
in Watertown, NY |
Highly recommended! My husband, who is active duty, had surgery 8 mos. ago and is now doing fantastic! His recovery time was speedy and uneventful. Prior to being diagnosed, my husband's symptoms happened fast and progressively. Had Dr. Baird not diagnosed him when he did, my husband may have had permanent damage. From the time of diagnosis, my husband was in surgery within wks. Dr. Baird's efficiency, professionalism, and experience was greatly appreciated!
in Lowville, NY |
All my Thanks to Dr. Baird and his staff. They were all so kind to me when I was in pain. I was so glad when Dr, Baird said he would Help me. If you have any Orthopedic problems it would be wise to talk to someone at North County Orthopedic Group in Watertown. You will get great advice !
in Watertown NY |
In October 2016 Dr. Baird performed a very successful total hip on me at the Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown New York. Pre-operative procedures were thorough, and my post-operative experience was an equally managed process. Dr. Baird's compassion, care and surgical expertise was above excellent. The staff at the North Country Orthopedic Group were always helpful and organized. I experienced relief immediately and have not had any pain or taken any pain medication since I arrived home.
in Watertown, NY |
I have had two back surgeries. A lamenectomy and a spinal fusion with rods and pins. I am feeling wonderful. Dr.Baird has been there for me every step of the way!! He is kind.and caring and brilliant! I have my life back. He is my hero!!
in Clayton, NY |
As soon as my diagnosis was made, surgery was scheduled. I had been suffering with spinal stenosis for many months prior to seeing Dr. Baird and it had progressed to a point where I could barely walk. The surgery went very well and I am now pain free and after only 3 weeks I can enjoy long walks (with my brace on, of course). I found Dr. Baird to be very personable and it was obvious he cared about my well being.
in Beaver Falls, NY |
I had Dr. Baird as my surgeon to repair a cervical disc with a single fusion. My experience was great, and I was very impressed and happy with my results. I made sure that I did what I was told for post op recovery, and was back to work in 6 weeks! I would recommend Dr. Baird 100% he listened to my concerns and helped me to decide what option was best for me to recover and get back to my everyday life. If you are in the Watertown NY area I definitely recommend Dr. Baird.
in Star Lake, NY |
recommend Dr. Baird because he is straight forward and answered all my questions. Took the time to review the xrays with me and I would come and see him again if needed to.
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Dr. Baird accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American

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Hospitals where Dr. Baird has admitting privileges

Crouse Hospital
736 Irving Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Samaritan Medical Center
830 Washington St
Watertown, NY 13601
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