Dr. Daniel Barba, MD

Dr. Daniel Barba, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 40

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Daniel Barba, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Escondido, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Palomar Medical Center Poway and Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Barba to book an appointment.


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Arch Health Medical Group

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(858) 437-9976
Arch Health Medical Group1955 Citracado Pkwy Ste 200 Escondido, CA 92029
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4.6

Based on 32 ratings

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  • Appointment scheduling (25)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Dr. Barba really cares about his patient. I trust his judgement and know I am in good hands.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Patricia Behrendt-Rodriquez – Sep 21, 2020
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Yes, I would recommend Dr. Barba to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Pamela Zufelt – Aug 30, 2020
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He is very professional, personable and made me feel comfortable about my surgery.
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Kristen Truncale – Aug 06, 2020
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Dr. Barba performed a miracle on my back. I was in agony and now I am completely pain free. When I went for my first visit, he thoroughly explained my non-surgical options and also about surgery. When I decided I wanted the surgery, he didn't make any promises. He was honest about the complexities that would be involved and that I might still have some pain. He explained all that would happen in the surgery and after. I was desperate to get past the pain I was having and they were able to put me in the surgical schedule more quickly because of a cancellation, thank goodness! The pre-surgery class and online CarePath site also helped put my mind at ease with my many questions. His skills put my spine back in complete alignment (fused L4 - L5). My hospital stay was only one day and I never had any pain during my recovery. I just had my six-month follow up and everything looks great on the x-rays. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome and am very grateful to Dr. Barba and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Beth – Jul 27, 2020
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It was a good physician/patient appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Barbara McDonald – Jul 25, 2020
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I highly recommend Dr. Barba and his staff. I dealt with a back injury for several years that physical therapy was not able to fix. I felt immediate relief after surgery! I am very pleased with my results.
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YRobbins – Apr 07, 2020
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Amazing physician and staff would highly recommend Dr Barba and his staff .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rodney in Ramona – Mar 02, 2020
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I came to Dr. Barba with pain in my lower back. He was able to diagnose my problem and after first trying physical therapy and some injections we decided on surgery. The healing process was slow but, I now find myself doing great. I want to thank Dr. Barba for giving me back my pain free life. His staff is phenomenal as well. Thanks to all of them.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Leo Fernandez – Feb 26, 2020
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Thank you Dr. Barba for the excellent spinal lumbar fusion you performed for me. Your expertise and surgical skills are phenomenal. You provided information and answered my questions as I prepared for surgery. Your office team was professional, kind, thorough, and efficient. The entire process went smoothly including arrangements for aftercare. I will always be grateful to Dr. Barba for restoring me to full spinal function and well-being and to a life without pain!
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E. Roberts – Feb 17, 2020
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Dr. Barba, MD is the very best spine surgeon. He was highly recommended to me by my orthopedic surgeon and my family doctor. Dr. Barba is in high demand and his reputation is flawless! He performed my lumbar spine fusion with perfection..
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Rush Williams – Jan 29, 2020
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Dr. Daniel Barba is one of the best doctors I’ve ever had the pleasure of dealing with. He is knowledgeable, caring, and attentive. My spine surgery was one of the most scariest things I’ve had to go through in life, yet he made me feel very comfortable and was there every step of the way. If anyone needs a spine surgeon, he is definitely the doctor to see. I highly recommend him!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Luis Blanco – Dec 13, 2019
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Dr. Barba performed spine surgery to fix 2 highly damaged discs. It relieved me of sitting and leg pain. My biggest worry after surgery was that I was going to be too active too soon. My only pain was minor on the 6 inch stomach incision which disappeared after 1 week. I am now back to weight lifting, running, and swimming.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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I had spine surgery in April 2019 by Dr Barba. Office visits are great! Dr Barba is a busy Dr, but most of my visits were early or on time with the appointment time. His staff are very friendly, professional and thorough. Dr Barba is pleasant and straightforward. He is neither arrogant nor rushed. The surgery was thoroughly explained and a tight schedule of pre-op visits to other professionals was managed by his staff. His staff thoroughly understand what is going on, what needs to get done and how to do it. Return calls and follow-ups were never missed. I felt like the Dr, his staff and myself were on a team to reach a successful conclusion and we made it. I recommend Dr Barba and his team with 100% confidence in their ability, knowledge and results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Charles – Jul 15, 2019
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I was not happy when I left the office. After waiting for at least 20 minutes once I was brought into the room, during which time I was able to see my MRI up on the screen, the assistant came in, hit a button on the computer, the image was gone. Dr finally came in, could not get the image back up so he couldn't explain what I had been looking at. He wrote a prescription and said I could come back another time and pay for another consultation. Cost: $150. For nothing.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sharon – Jun 09, 2018
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I am getting ready for a 2nd, unrelated, surgery by Dr. Barba. Previously he performed an Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion (ACDF) C5-6 because I was having extreme pain going down my arm. Xrays and an MRI showed a lot of disc degeneration and bone spurs. He never pressed the surgery route but said it might help. I decided on going ahead with the surgery. I am very happy with the outcome: no more arm pain. Now I'm getting ready to get rid of my low back pain. Wish me luck!
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Kathleen Kincaid in San Marcos, CA – Apr 26, 2017
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Dr Barba is a excellent doctor. He takes time to talk to me, answered every question I have. He explained everything about surgery and recovery. I m so happy he is my doctor. He really cares for his patients. I can just said thank you.
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Marija Banovic in Escondido, CA – Apr 19, 2017
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Supremely competent.
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Rick Roane in Ramona, CA – Jan 22, 2017
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Dr. Barba done my surgery 2 years ago. He has the best bedside manner. He explained everything so you could decide what treatment you want. He does not pressure. I have referred many people to him over the last couple of year's as I have 100% faith in him and his work. I have been pain free in my lower back since the surgery. His whole staff is professional.
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Cheryl in Oceanside, CA – Jun 22, 2016
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I visited Dr. Barba with a very serious spinal fracture. I was in great pain and he was quick to get me in and to respond with pain management while establishing a treatment plan. My desire was to return to full recovery and he outlined alternatives and risks and gave me adequate information to make an informed decision. As soon as feasible, he scheduled surgery. The result was amazing and I had pain relief immediately on waking from the operation and was able to stop the pain medication.
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Robin in San Diego, CA – Feb 05, 2016
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Professional yet caring. Listens and does not judge. He is very thorough and competent.
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Linda Thompson in San Diego, CA – Jan 07, 2016
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Dr. Barba accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna POS
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Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dr. Barba's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Biography

Dr. Daniel Barba grew up in Detroit area of Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI in 2007. After completing his internship and residency at the University of Buffalo, NY in 2012 Dr. Barba m...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Scripps Clinic Center For Spinal Disorders
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Palomar Medical Center Poway

Poway, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido

Escondido, CA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Escondido, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)