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Dr. Sean Bak, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Bak
22250 Providence Dr Southfield, MI 48075

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Dr. Sean Bak, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Southfield, MI and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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DR. Bak is the kindest, most talented Orthopedic Doctor I have ever had the opportunity to have use for my treatment here in Michigan or in Florida. He was able to do a reverse shoulder replacement, when the Orthopedic doctor in Florida, who is the Orthopedic doctor for the Tampa Lighting, could only to try to repair my rotatory cuff, with no guarantees.
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I had significant shoulder pain after my third pregnancy. I got an appointment with Dr. Bak and he was very kind and thorough. He explained all my options including injections vs surgery. I decided to have surgery. I felt very informed thru the entire process and I felt that in Dr. Bak, I had a surgeon who viewed me as an individual, not just another "case." He spoke to me in a manner that made me feel like I was the most important patient ever! He the rare combo of competency and caring!
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Simply the best. Dr. Bak and his entire staff were super. I was taken within 5 minutes to x-rays. Then was in a room before I had a chance to finish my paperwork. Dr. Bak was there quickly . He made me feel like I was his only patient . He went over my x-rays and he examined my knees. Then went over the possible things we could do. I felt very comfortable with him. Would highly recommend him. A+++++
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Der. Bak is not only a good doctor but he is also a good human being. He talked to me on a level like no other doctor I seen and I went to a few before choosing him. I had to wait more than I want in the waiting room but he answeered my questions nicely Maybe that's why I had to wait because he actually talks to his patients lol. He did'nt rush me off like Dr. Madelsin did. I have surgery next month and I will update my review fi I have to.
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My busted-up shoulder works now! What else can I say? lol. Seriously, he's good; I recommend him anytime someone has a bone/muscle/sports problem.
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I don't like to take the time to write reviews, but I had to here. Dr. Bak took the time to talk with me as a patient, was quit considerate with my questions and nervousness about surgery. It went quick and smoothly. I am recovering much better than anyone thought I would be; I am really glad I saw him for my shoulder. I don't like the automated system when calling for my appointments though, took a looong time to get through, but Dr Bak rocks so it was worth the wait.
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When I fractured my shoulder in Nov. 2016, Dr. Bak was my immediate choice. I had a previous experience with Dr. Bak when he treated my elderly mother several years ago. Dr. Bak was kind, respectful, personable, and very knowledgeable. He put me at ease, was honest about my recovery, recommended a great PT when the time came. The entire staff, both Brighton and Novi, are easy to work with. I am very confident that I have received the best possible care.
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Dr. Bak is very knowledgeable and thorough in his explanation of my condition and potential care plan. He consistently recommends the least invasive treatments first, but offers some visibility on the likely road ahead He has a great way of focusing on my questions and devotes the necessary time to make me feel comfortable and confident in my decisions. I would highly recommend him!
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I had 2 large full thickness tears in my rotary cuff due to an accident. Dr Bak did a fantastic job repairing my injury and the Core Institute PT team helped me regain full use of my shoulder. I experienced very little pain during the whole post surgery process and am very thankfull to Dr Bak and the Core Team.
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I would certainly recommend Dr. Bak and his office to family and friends. He explained everything about what was going to happen to fix my dislocated shoulder. Referred me to an excellent physical therapy facility close to my home. He is friendly, was not in a rush to get out of the exam room, and answered all my questions in a manner that I understood. The office was clean and all the associates were polite and friendly.
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Dr. Bak is an excellent Dr. & surgeon. He takes the time to understand my concerns. He is straight forward and realistic about options. Out of state central dispatch appointment scheduling is maddening, however, the Novi staff is very accommodating and professional. An appointment a month away is well worth the wait to benefit from his expertise. I recommend him to everyone!
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Dr Bak is extremely well versed in his profession. He has an excellent way of communicating the results of MRI and X-rays so that the patient can understand the problem. He takes the time to explain various options and puts the patient at ease with helping make an informed decision. Several years ago he performed surgery for a torn Achilles' tendon. The procedure was a complete success and his diagnosis was right on including the type of physical therapy needed. I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Bak is an excellent surgeon. He takes time with you and wants to make sure your questions are answered. He listens to your concerns. The difficulty is that he is so good you may have to wait for a surgical date. My only complaint is with the CORE concept. Initially, your contact is all with people out of state. Once I got a local number to call, I felt more confident.
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Dr Bak is an extremely caring physician. He is an expert in his field and does an excellent job in repair and replacing shoulders. I would highly recommend, Dr Bak, to any of my friends.
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Dr. Bak refused to give me an MRI but he wanted to only give me injections without a diagnosis. I had been in pain for months. He was very cocky and rude. I refused injections because I knew it was more serious than that. I left CORE and went to Michigan Orthopedic Specialist in Southfield and within one month I had an MRI, diagnosis of Rotator Cuff problems and a bone spur, surgery and regained 98% use of my arm. So sorry I wasted so much time at CORE. Dr. Claybrooks sent me to him. smh
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Awesome surgeon! Actually listens to you unlike a lot of docs. He does not rush you out of the office and takes time to go over everything with you.
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Easy to talk eith, explains options besides surgery? Does not make patients wsit.
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Dr. Bak never reviewed prior history. wanted to start injections and refuse to write a narrative to OWCP without a $400.00 fee, he finally completed a form for $20.00 The patient has a traumatic knee injury. Dr. Bak said he could return to his job (not knowing the state had taken his CDL due to the injury) he had his PA & MA sign his name and wanted to submit form to OWCP. He was the worst doctor, for private insurance he may be okay for OWCP ...Don't bother you will be sorry I was.
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Dr. Bak and his staff were outstanding in all areas: ease of scheduling appointment, warm and friendly welcome by all staff, his ability to listen and understand my injury and my wish to return to running/entering races again, his warm, professional, and reassuring manner when he visited me in pre-op, his visit and explanation of the success of my procedure to my friend who brought me to the surgery center (she is a former ICU nurse and thought he was excellent too!.)
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Biography

Dr. Sean Bak, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Southfield, MI and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2005
Columbia U/Ny Pres Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center For Medical Studies
Residency Hospital
1999
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
Waynes State University
Undergraduate School
2005
2004
1999
1995

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Dr. Bak accepts the following insurance:

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Alliance Health Care
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Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Health Plan of Michigan
Humana
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Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
Priority Health
Three Rivers Provider Network
Total Health Choice
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Dr. Bak's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Dr. Bak treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bak treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bak treats Shoulder Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bak treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bak treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bak treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bak's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis