Dr. Rafath Baig, MD

Dr. Rafath Baig, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
42 y/o
(84)

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Dr. Rafath Baig, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Mesa, AZ and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center

4566 E Inverness Ave Ste 208

Mesa, AZ 85206
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Indian Health Service
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Phoenix Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Baig performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Baig's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

59  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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24  Procedures

  • Adult Scoliosis Correction
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Spinal Exposure
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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

  • Southern Illinois University At Edwardsville
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Joseph's Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Baig has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Baig's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baig to family and friends
84 total reviews (51 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (84)

  • 5
    (63)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (16)

Dr. Baig's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (51)

I had an excellent experience with Dr. Baig. I had exhausted other more conservative treatments (PT, Epidural injections) before I saw him. He reviewed my Xrays and scans with me and explained what he would recommend as a surgical intervention. Eight weeks ago, Dr Baig performed a lumbar fusion...more
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Bed side manners are terrible. While I can't judge him to other surgeons since I only had one, he really wants to just pass you through. I almost get the feeling he just cares not about the patient but about the money. I wish I would have listened to my inner self and chose another surgeon who...more
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Dr. Baig is extremely personable and talented and I am so glad he did my surgery. Right after the surgery the pain in my arm and hand, from the pinched nerve, was totally gone. If I had a choice, I would do it all over again. He explains everything very well and I knew what to expect. He also...more
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I highly recommend Dr. Baig! Before seeing Dr. Baig I had seen a chiropractor then had gone through 3 epidural steroid injections for ruptured discs (L5, S1), along with physical therapy. My pain from my back, down my left leg, was disabling me from daily activities. I can’t even begin to express...more
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What a wonderful doctor. Staff are awesome and kind and caring! Dr.Baig is very caring and takes the time to explain everything! Highly recommend him!
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