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Dr. Eric Baird, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Baird

Idaho Falls Surgical Spec

2805 Valencia Dr Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Accepting new patients

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(208) 535-8422


Dr. Eric Baird, MD is a general surgery specialist in Idaho Falls, ID and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in general surgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital . Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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(208) 535-8422

Dr. Baird accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Baird's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baird performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Baird performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baird performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Baird performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Baird performs Gallbladder Removal more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Baird performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy

Dr. Baird's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphangioma
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Baird's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Baird

4.0

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
64.70588235294117%
(11)
4 Stars
11.764705882352942%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
1 Star
17.647058823529413%
(3)

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Dr. Baird has performed surgery twice on my wife and once on myself. Idaho Falls is lucky to have his skills, thank you.
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I have found that Dr. Baird is very knowledgeable and direct with his assessments. I appreciate his professionalism. I also appreciate his knowledge and ability to zero in on things. I appreciate how quick his office staff had set up my surgery and it was within a reasonable time out, also when I arrived the waiting time was normal for a good doctor I think I waited 15 minutes but it took that long to fill out the paperwork, once I was done with the paperwork I think it was for 5 minutes and they had me in. Also he respects but I am a Jehovah's Witness and has no blood listed on the documents for surgery and he's okay with it.
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After reading reviews I am very disappointed in my experience with Dr. Baird. I felt rushed, and like he didn’t want to listen to my concerns or answer any questions. I am not confident in his “recommendations” you could even call it that. I will be looking to find a more caring, friendly surgeon for my daughter (10)
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Dr Baird was really great. A little fast in his assessment but it did the job and I got in quickly for surgery. The only thing is I am very disappointed in the billing. I had my surgery the first part of November and I still do not have a bill. I have called 8 times and left just as many messages. I have tried to stop in and talk about my bill with the manager and surprise, surprise she is never there. Dr. Baird if you read this I think maybe it's time you got another biller.
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Excellant doctor and staff. Little to no waiting time. The staff was knowledge and efficient. Dr. Baird is a terrific no non sense surgeon.. I had procedure done in the office. He did offer to do it in the hospital however after he explained the pros and cons I trusted his recommendation I have to admit I was Very stressed the day of surgery but I'm glad I listened to him. If your looking for a top of the line surgeon and staff this is the guy.
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I found Dr. Baird to be very caring and he took the time to explain all aspects of the procedure, including risks and outcomes. It didn't feel rushed. Great job. The procedure itself had no complications for me.
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Dr. Baird is very knowledgeable and direct with his assessments. I appreciate his professionalism.
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Biography

Dr. Eric Baird, MD is a general surgery specialist in Idaho Falls, ID and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Creighton U Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1990
Creighton U Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital
1989
Creighton University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
1990
1989

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Mountain View Hospital

Idaho Falls, ID

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average