Dr. Rafath Baig, MD

Dr. Rafath Baig, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

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.


  • 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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Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Baig's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baig to family and friends
79 total reviews (46 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (79)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Baig's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (46)

I lived with scoliosis pain for a long time and it was progressively getting worse. Dr. Baig made me feel comfortable and told me exactly what is wrong with my spine. He truly cared about helping me and he walked me through how he was going to the surgery. The surgery was a huge success and I...more
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Dr. Baig and his staff are the best from scheduling appointments, answering questions and referring my husband on to a Dr. in Endocrinology. Dr. Baig was so down to earth & talked so we could understand exactly what to expect at the hospital & the surgical procedure itself. My husband was the last...more
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This is the best I have felt in ten years and it has only been 6 weeks since surgery! Dr. Baig was thorough in explaining all the pros and cons. He was completely correct in explaining what kind of pain to expect, how long to expect it and how to deal with it. Very encouraging. I have followed...more
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Great Dr. Explained everything. Results are that I now have no pain, and no restrictions on my movement. When I came to him, I was stooped over and in constant pain. I recommend him to anyone who needs back surgery.
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Two years ago I was suffering from severe sciatica down the back of both legs. After trying other treatments, I had an MRI and was referred by my primary care physician to Rafath Baig, MD. He showed me the problem as it looked in the MRI, described what he could do surgically and asked if I...more
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