Dr. David E. Baker, MD

Dr. David E. Baker, MD

Neurosurgery | Male | 61 years old

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Dr. Baker specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Mount Vernon, WA. He practices at 2 locations.

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3.3
based on 31 total surveys (7 with reviews)
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Bellingham, WA |
I was recommended to Dr. Baker by a very close friend who had had spinal fusions performed by Dr. Baker. Her recovery was successful so I felt that Dr. Baker would be a good fit. He was very professional and upfront with how the spinal fusion would be done and what I needed to do to recover properly. He did a wonderful job 1 yr later my pain has reduced 95% and am back to teaching fitness classes. Previous condition was grade III spondy for 10yrs with chronic back pain. Thanks Dr. Baker!
in Skagit County, WA |
Dr Baker was professional, warm and inviting when I first came into Fourth Corner Neurosurgery. However, after surgery I began having new symptoms and new muscle weakness. Dr Baker raised his voice to me and told me that I should be better by now. He said he'd done his job and now it's up to me to hurry up and get better. I didn't come asking for medications or favors, I came seeking advice and now he's completely lost my trust. I just want to get better and get my life and job back.
in friday harbor, wa |
Dr. Baker spent the necessary time to explain to my wife and I my condition, this facilitated our decision to proceed with surgery. Excellent results and services, I highly recommend Dr. Baker for lower spine surgery treatment of spinal stenosis.
Bellingham, WA |
He seemed condescending when I ask questions. I felt very unimportant in his world, almost as a bother when questioning him about the results of my surgery. His staff however are wonderful to speak with.
in Bellingham wa |
Dr. Baker is a very caring doctor. He takes the time to answer all questions, and explains everything to his patients in an easy to understand way. He has performed several back surgeries on me, I must say that he is the best at what he does. I trust no other doctors to operate on me.
in Bellingham, WA |
Both appointments I waited over an hour and he spent less than 5 minutes with me. He ignored the fact I had seven previous unsuccessful epidurals and suggested two more. I had minmal success with the first one as it only lasted 10 days and the second one increased my pain. When I called office about it never received a call back. Then he said it was all in my head even though I found out the MRI shows alot of damage in my back. Truly disrespectful and I believe it is because I have medicare
in Bellingham, WA |
Dr. Baker the best at what he does. He takes time to explain all options and made me feel well taken care of. Because I knew Dr. Baker was doing my surgery, I had no doubt it would be successful and I would be back to good health quickly. Thank you Dr. Baker for being kind, patient and there when I needed you.
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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Oregon Health And Science University

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Oregon Health And Science University

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Oregon Health And Science University

    Completed in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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