Dr. Robert A. Baird, MD

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Dr. Robert A. Baird, MD

Bone & Joint Orthopedics | Male

16300 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 708, Irvine, CA 92618 Get Directions
(949) 706-3533

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My approach to practicing orthopedic medicine and surgery is to get to know you, my patient. I want to ask questions about your symptoms, and give you a careful and complete examination. Then I can determine what simple or sophisticated diagnostic tests may be necessary and best be able to explain and help you understand your diagnosis. I firmly believe that decisions regarding both non-operative and operative treatments should be made by an informed patient with a physician who wants to give his patient the full opportunity to understand the diagnosis and the best alternatives. Then, together, we can choose the option with which the patient is most comfortable and will ultimately be the most successful. I have had many years of orthopedic medical experience in the Orange County area - teaching Orthopaedic Residents at UCI's Medical School, as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center, as Chief of Staff and of Orthopedic Surgery at several hospitals, and as Associate Adjunct Professor of Surgery at UCI, always while maintaining a diverse private orthopedic practice. I am committed to continuing medical education in my specialties and take great pride in my reputation of top diagnostic and surgical skills. . I truly look forward to meeting you.....and to helping make you better. Sincerely, Bob Baird, M.D.Read more

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Board Certification:American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1978 California State Medical License: 1972 Education: Bachelor of ArtsBrandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts Anthropology...Read more

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Specialties

  • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Education

  • Medical School
    SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med

    Graduated in 1971

  • Internship Hospital
    Residency In General Surgery & Orthopaedic Surgery
    U Calif San Diego
  • Residency Hospital
    U Calif San Diego

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Bone & Joint Orthopedics
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Baird says...

Board Certification:American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1978

California State Medical License: 1972

Education: Bachelor of ArtsBrandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts Anthropology 1967

Medical Degree: State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York Magna Cum Laude 1971

Surgical Internship: University of California, San Diego, California 1971-1972

General Surgery Residency University of California, San Diego, California 1972-1973

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: University of California, San Diego, California 1973-1977

Current and Past Hospital Positions and Academic Affiliations: Hospital Chairman, Orthopaedic Surgery, Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center | Irvine, CA

Chief of Staff, Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center | Irvine, CA Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center | Long Beach, CA

Hoag Hospital | Newport Beach, CA

Hoag Hospital-Irvine | Irvine, CA

Hoag Orthopaedic Institute | Irvine, CA

Surgical CenterLaguna Hills Surgery Center | Laguna Woods, CA

Specialty Surgery Center of Irvine | Irvine, CA

AcademicActing Chairman, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Irvine | Irvine, CA

Associate Adjunct Professor, University of California, Irvine | Irvine, CA

Reviewer, Medical Board of California

Current and Past Society Memberships: State Society Memberships

State Medical Society

California Medical Association

Regional Memberships

Western Orthopaedic Association

Specialty Society Memberships

American Spinal Injury Association

Additional Society Memberships:

Orthopaedic Research Society

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Orange County Medical Association

Association of Orthopaedic ChairmenAchievements and HonorsAlpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Orange County Medical Association (2005) - "Physician of Excellence"; 2014 Long-Time Leadership Honoree, Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County;

Current and Past Community Activities & Interests:

Member, Board of Directors, Orange County Museum of Art; Advisory Board & Board of Directors, Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County; Encore, Support Group for the Orange County (High) School of the Arts (OCSA); Member, Solomon Society - Orange County;Ecuadorian Orthopedic Mission Collected previously used, but re-useable Orthopedic Implants from California orthopedists, distributed them to Quito and Cuenca orthopedists

and.... playing the Bass Guitar!

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Dr. Baird's Care Philosophy

My approach to practicing orthopedic medicine and surgery is to get to know you, my patient. I want to ask questions about your symptoms, and give you a careful and complete examination. Then I can determine what simple or sophisticated diagnostic tests may be necessary and best be able to explain and help you understand your diagnosis.

I firmly believe that decisions regarding both non-operative and operative treatments should be made by an informed patient with a physician who wants to give his patient the full opportunity to understand the diagnosis and the best alternatives. Then, together, we can choose the option with which the patient is most comfortable and will ultimately be the most successful.

I have had many years of orthopedic medical experience in the Orange County area - teaching Orthopaedic Residents at UCI's Medical School, as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center, as Chief of Staff and of Orthopedic Surgery at several hospitals, and as Associate Adjunct Professor of Surgery at UCI, always while maintaining a diverse private orthopedic practice. I am committed to continuing medical education in my specialties and take great pride in my reputation of top diagnostic and surgical skills. .

I truly look forward to meeting you.....and to helping make you better.

Sincerely,

Bob Baird, M.D.