Dr. Rafath Baig, MD

Dr. Rafath Baig, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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41 y/o
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Dr. Rafath Baig, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Mesa, AZ. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 7 years.

Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center

4566 E Inverness Ave Ste 208

Mesa, AZ 85206
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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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

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

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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

  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Baig to family and friends
4.0
based on 77 total reviews (44 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (77)

  • 5
    (57)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 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 (44)

in Albuquerque, NM |
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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in Chandler, AZ |
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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in Queen Creek, AZ |
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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in Queen Creek, AZ |
When i went to Dr. Baig i was having headaches. and, finger numbness everyday all day. Six weeks after surgery headache and numbness free. Dr. Baig and his staff answered all my questions. Plus they handled all the paperwork my employer wanted to approve my short term disability. And, the paperwork...more
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in Mesa, AZ |
I'm so happy I chose Dr. Baig. After years of suffering back and leg pain I am now pain free thanks to him. Another doctor advised not having surgery because he said it could result in worse pain instead of being better. But Dr. Baig was confident in his method and it turned very well.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Baig accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • AARP
    Aetna Essential Premier Health Insurance High Deductible $3000 Plan HSA
    Aetna Essential Premier Health Insurance High Deductible $5000 Plan HSA
    Aetna Essential Premier Health Insurance Premier $1500 Deductible Plan PPO
    Aetna Essential Premier Health Insurance Premier $2500 Deductible Plan PPO
    Aetna Essential Premier Health Insurance Premier $5000 Deductible Plan PPO
    Aetna Essential Premier Health Insurance Preventive and Hospital Care $1250 Deductible Plan
    Aetna Essential Premier Health Insurance Preventive and Hospital Care $3000 Deductible Plan
    UnitedHealthcare MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Value - Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna
    Advantage
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
    Basic HMO
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Advantage Plus
    Blue Advantage Plus HMO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Care 1st Health Plan
    AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
  • CopperPoint Mutual
    CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
    Gold Plus
    Humana HMO
    Humana PPO
  • Indian Health Service
  • Meritain Health
    Administrative Enterprises
  • MultiPlan
  • Phoenix Health Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
  • State Farm
  • Tricare
    Family Health Plan HMO
    Family Health Plan PPO
    Standard
    TriCare for Life
    Tricare HMO
    Tricare PPO
  • Triwest
    TriCare/TriWest
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
    AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
    AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 1 HMO
    AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 HMO
    Basic PPO
    Bronze Copay Select
    Choice
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus HMO
    Choice Plus PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Empire Plan
    Golden Rule HMO
    Golden Rule PPO
    Heritage Choice
    Heritage Select
    Medicare Advantage
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Baig has admitting privileges

Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Abrazo Central Campus
2000 W Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85015
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Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202
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Mountain Vista Medical Center
1301 S Crismon Rd
Mesa, AZ 85209
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Banner Baywood Medical Center
6644 E Baywood Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
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