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Dr. Ali Baaj, MD

Dr. Ali Baaj, MD

Age 43 Neurological Spine Surgery M
(152) 152 reviews

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Dr. Ali Baaj, MD is a neurological spine surgery specialist in New York, NY. He currently practices at New York Hospital Nyp and is affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center. He accepts multiple insurance plans, including Medicare. Dr. Baaj is board certified in Neurosurgery.


  • Boston University, Undergraduate School — 1998

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

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  1. Practice

    1. 1
      New York Hospital Nyp
      525 E 68th St, New York, NY 10065 Existing Patients: (212) 746-1164
    2. 2
      240 E 59th St Fl 2, New York, NY 10022 Existing Patients: (212) 746-1164
  1. Banner University Neuroscience Institute - Phoenix Campus

    1. 3
      Banner-university Super Specialists LLC
      755 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006 Existing Patients: (602) 521-3201

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Dr. Baaj operated on me in August 2019 for a rare condition called Spinal Epidural Lipomatosis (SEL). This is accumulation of fatty deposits in the spinal column and presents as numbness in the lower extremities. The operation involved a laminectomy of the thoracic spine, debridement of the lipomas surrounding the spinal cord, followed by thoracic fusion. The level of skill and precision for such an operation is beyond my comprehension. Everything turned out just fine and I was back at work in 8 weeks. Dr. Baaj was straightforward and empathetic at all times, even sparing me the fact that the operation was "very risky" until after the fact to spare me the fear and anxiety about a procedure that had to be performed. Over one year out, I am pain-free and the numbness in my feet is receding as nerves regenerate. Almost every day, I say to myself "Thank you, Dr. Baaj"!
Chistopher Grant — Dec 11, 2020
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Dr. Baaj frequently treats Spinal Stenosis, Intervertebral Disc Disease, and Herniated Disc.  

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center