Dr. Rafath U. Baig, MD

Dr. Rafath U. Baig, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 40 years old

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Dr. Baig specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery and practices in Mesa, AZ. He practices at 1 location.

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      Dr. Baig accepts 19 insurance carriers

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      19 Insurance Carriers 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
      • State Farm
      • Tricare
      • Triwest
      • UnitedHealthCare
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      3.7 based on 51 responses
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      • Helpfulness
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      • Staff
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      Experience with Dr. Baig
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (51)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (51)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (51)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (51)
      Dr. Baig's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (51)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (51)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (51)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (49)
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      in Mesa, Az. |
      Had cervical spine fusion and it went great. Good communication with Dr. and staff. Concerned about my well being. Surgery was 3 months ago and just had my 2nd follow up. It is healing better than expected.
      in Queen Creek, AZ |
      At age 81, I was suffering from sciatica down the back of both legs. I tried physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and pain doctors and nothing relieved the pain. I was referred to Dr. Baig by my primary care physician. Dr. Baig showed me the MRI and explained what was causing the sciatica. He was very clear in his analysis and explanation of my problem. He impressed me as being very intelligent and well-trained. He was friendly, caring and very definite about what needed to be done
      in Mesa, AZ |
      I had neck fusion done by Dr Baig, and had so much better results than expected. A great surgeon.
      in San tan valley, az |
      So glad I went to him, he explained my condition, what needed to be done in surgery. Always Takes the time to explain concerns I have. Great surgeon. Best of all my major pain in my back is gone. Dr. Baig and his staff are friendly always willing to help with any questions or concerns you might have. I highly recommend him.
      in Chandler, AZ |
      Best possible results. Great bedside manner, Surgery on lower back was a total success. I went from not being able to stand on leg to no pain at all. Highly recommend.
      in Apache Junction, AZ |
      -Donna Kinnick- I Had Spine Surgery February 17th 2016, When I Came To Doctor Baig, I Had Pinched Nerves. I Had Been Seeing A Chiropractor And She Couldn't Help Me After Several Treatments. She Recommended Doctor Baig. I Was Scared To Have Surgery But Was Tired Of The Pain I Suffered Everyday. I Am So Glad I Had The Surgery I Am Without Pain Now, Thanks To Doctor Baig.
      in Florence, AZ |
      I have had 3 previous back surgeries, the last one was a fusion, 16 years ago. Dr. Baig did another fusion on my back 3 months ago. Wonderful Doctor. I received excellent care from him & his entire staff. Yes, waiting times may be long, but he gives you the time you need to get all your questions & concerns answered. I am now able to do what I love. Playing golf again & walking. Would highly recommend Dr. Baig to anyone with back issues.
      in Mesa, AZ |
      I was a hospital CEO for 31 years and have some experience evaluating a doctor. I am 67 years old and Dr. Baig did a fusion on L4 & L5. He was very up front about the pain, long recovery and the outcomes. He was 100% accurate with his predictions and after 6 weeks I am walking 3 to 4 miles a day. He has cleared me to ease into running and biking again. If I need orthopedic services again I will ask for him.
      in Mesa, AZ |
      Dr. Baig did my surgery May 2014. I had severe scoliosis and went to him for a second opinion.And I am so glad I did. I knew I was in good hands from the first time I met him. He was patient,knowledgable, kind and very sure of himself. My surgery was no easy task. It was supposed to take 6-8 hours but ended up taking 14 hours!! I am now fused from T4 to S1 and virtually pain free. No infections, or complications and every check up since then has been perfect. I couldn't be happier. Thank you
      in Casa Grande, AZ |
      Dr. Baig performed surgery on my back in May 2015, he was able to fix the problem another surgeon caused in 2009, I had been to many Drs. trying to find out why I had intense pain in my back and buttock, I had to live with the pain for nearly 5 years before I was referred to Dr. Baig, the surgery lasted 7 hours. The office staff has always been professional and helpful, I've never had to wait to see the Dr. I would recommend Dr. Baig to anyone that needs back surgery.
      in Mesa, AZ |
      Dr. Baig is an excellent doctor. He goes out of his way to address a patients concerns. More than 2 years after lower back surgery, I still have no pain. Dr. Baig is an excellent doctor. He goes out of his way to address a patients concerns. More than 2 years after having surgery on my lower back, I still have no pain. I would recommend Dr. Baig to anyone who is ha back pain or is considering sugery.
      in Chandler |
      Dr. Baig did a really great job fixing my back. I've had 2 previous spine surgeries before Dr. Baig, and I can finally say I feel like my old self again. My surgery was 12 hours long because he had to fix what the other docs did, but God blessed his hands. I highly recommend him for anyone with back problems.
      in Queen Creek, AZ |
      Baig was to revise previous discectomy.We met several times-I asked if I needed to remove several titanium piercings in sensitive areas,he said no.Day of surgery,I'm prepped,IV placed. Anesth stormed in wanting to know why my piercings were not out-told him Baig said not needed, he stormed out.Baig arrived,accused me of causing issues.Anesth AGAIN stormed in refusing to do surgery because he had no cardiac stress test (but cardiac clearance).Baig hadn't asked for one but threw me under bus.
      in Florence, AZ |
      Wait times are long, but I also noticed that he spent a lot of time with patients. He spent over an hour with just me. Plus, hes the only one who sees his patients, so you'll always have an appointment with the dr. not an assistant. I had pain for years and since surgery I don't even have to take Tylenol anymore. This Dr. is definitely to the point and doesn't sugar coat a thing but shows a genuine concern for my well being. Hes a darn good surgeon and I trust him completely.
      Mesa, AZ |
      Wait times for scheduled appointments were excessive.I waited for over 1 1/2 hours from appointment time to be seen.. Every visit had excessive waiting times which caused extremely angry patients in the waiting room.
      in Florence, AZ |
      Office wait time is a real problem in this office. I have waited up to an hour and a half past my scheduled appointment time. Very aggravating Dr. Baig is quite knowledgeable and explains things well. I trust his skill as a surgeon or I would not have gone to hime for two surgeries.
      in Arizona City |
      Very friendly staff. Always very helpful willing to get all answers to your questions. Clean office. Dr. Baig is willing to spend as much time with you so ask any and all questions you may think off.
      in Chandler, AZ |
      Dr. Baig is very knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. His office is very rigidly managed and rules are not flexible even when patients are traveling long distances. If it were not for him being trustworthy and knowledgeable, the staff alone would have scared me off.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Baig's Board Certifications

      Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • 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
      • Fracture
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Herniated Disc
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • 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 Spine
      • 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)
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

      Procedures Performed

      • 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

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        Malpractice Claims not available

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Southern Illinois University At Edwardsville

        Graduated in 2003

      • Internship Hospital
        Orlando Regional Medical Center
      • Residency Hospital
        Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
      • Fellowship Hospital
        St Joseph's Medical Center

        Completed in 2011

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Baig's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Baig's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Baig

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients