Dr. Jeffrey Baker, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Baker, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(7)
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Dr. Jeffrey Baker, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Chaska, MN. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Read his story

111 Hundertmark Rd Ste 115N

Chaska, MN 55318

Contact Information

(952) 442-7820

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • 21 More

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Obesity
very high
more than 93% of peers
Stomach Surgery
normal
more than 65% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
normal
more than 65% of peers

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Dr. Baker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "Why I Chose to Become a Bariatric Surgeon"When I was coming to the end of my residency, my father and I had a conversation about his experience as a bariatric surgeon. He told me that I would never find a specialty that was more rewarding and, fourteen years later, I could not agree more. To be a witness to the dramatic changes people make in their lives - not just physically, but emotionally and psychologically, is truly profound. I am so fortunate to be a part of their such life-changing experience and I really look forward to seeing every patient back and hearing about their own journey."Favorite Fun Fact about Weight Loss..."With every one pound of weight loss a patient experiences, they will carry five pounds less on their knee joint. with a 100 pound weight loss, you'll feel 500 pounds lighter!"What's on the Horizon for Weight Loss Surgery...Bariatric surgery continues to evolve and change, both in technique and surgical options, as well as insurance coverage for surgery. In my career, I have seen the pendalum swing from insurance covering bariatric surgery with limited criteria requirements, to much more stringent requirements with very limited coverage. Bariatric surgeons and programs across Minnesota are doing everything we can to effect changes - and I believe we have a stong arguement. Research demonstrates that bariatric surgery is the most effectivetreatment of the disease of obesity and, the fact of the matter is, obesity IS a disease (This was finally recognized by the American Medical Assocation in June of 2013). With this in mind, I believe change is on the way. Additionally, there is a great deal of interest in bariatric surgery treatment for diabetes. In 90 % of my Roux en Y and Sleeve patients, that patient, immediately following surgery has remission of their disease - without any weight lost. We don't know why this happens, just that it does. We simply call it the "Miracle of the Operation." Just as exciting, this is also true for patients with hypertension. 90% of patients that had high blood pressure before surgery, leave the Hospital the following day without medication. I believe that insurance carriers will begin to look at the cost of treating diabetes - and hopefully hypertension as well - and begin to cover bariatric surgery for patients with a BMI less than 35. It always comes down to the bottom line and providing coverage would be a cost benefit in the long run. Treating either diabetes or hypertension over a two year period would cover the cost of the procedure. Quite frankly, It simply makes sense (no pun intented). Finally, there is always innovation on the horizon, and this is very true in the field of medicine. Just this month the FDA approved the gastric balloon procedure. Although the next step is to have insurance companies get on board to cover this procedure, this is an exciting new option for patients with a BMI between 30 and 40 with one qualifying comorbid condition. More to come on this but it does demonstrate that there are many new ideas coming to fruition. I currently sit on the boards of two medical device companies and there a great deal of enthusiasm for some new and exciting procedure choices in the future."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Baker "Dr. Baker recognizes that obesity is a complex and multifactorial disease.  He understands the importance of supporting each patient not just up to the surgery itself but for years to follow to ensure each patient the greatest opportunity for success.  This level of care and understanding has resulted in the Baker name being associated with excellent outcomes as well providing a great referral base for friends and family members."
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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Incisional Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal Complications
  • Obesity
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Ventral Hernia
18

Procedures

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Weight Loss Revisional Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Mn Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baker to family and friends
5.0
based on 7 total reviews
Dr. Baker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Baker Says:

Having joined Ridgeview Medical Clinics in November of 2017, I am really excited to continue to off outstanding care to all of my patients as well to provide care for new patients that are just starting upon their own weight loss journey.  I am grateful to be working with a comprehensive team of professionals whose goal is to provide exceptional care to every patient.  With nearly 2600...

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Dr. Baker accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • State Farm
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Baker has admitting privileges

AllinaHealth - Unity Hospital
550 Osborne Rd NE
Fridley, MN 55432
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Ridgeview Medical Center
500 S Maple St
Waconia, MN 55387
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