Wade C

I want to thank you and your staff for renewing my life and getting me through my time of pain. Thank you for kindly putting up with me when I got a little anxious before my procedure. I commend you for the excellent care you provided to me. I feel great and will now be able to move on to a much more active life. Thank you and God bless you all.

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A Welcome from our Medical Director, Dr. Rafath Baig, MD

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Dr. Rafath Baig, MD, medical director of Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center (DSSC).   Dr. Baig leads the DSSC team by example with a strong work ethic and emphasis on patient care.  Dr. Baig utilizes a range of modern Orthopedic Spine Surgery techniques, offering potential avenues for relief for patients suffering from a range of conditions of the spine, including spinal stenosis, scoliosis and other causes of neck and back pain. 

While there are a number of phoenix spine surgeons in Arizona, potentially making your choice of spine specialist challenging, Dr. Baig emphasizes his believe that several key factors differentiate DSSC from our peers.   This includes our range of Orthopedic Spine Surgery techniques and our consistently high standards in surgical care.  Above this, however, Dr. Baig is most proud of our superb patient care.   We believe that behind every case of neck and back pain, whatever the name of the specific diagnosis, there is a story of a patient whose life has been tremendously limited by pain.  While Dr. Baig aims to resolve painful conditions of the spine, his overriding objective is to restore patients’ lives.


As an organization, Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center sees each patient as an opportunity to further establish our facility as the most caring venue in the metro Phoenix area for spine care.  DSSC works closely with our partner surgical facilities, including Mountain Vista Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital to provide our patients with a seamless, convenient and caring patient experience.  We are constantly at work on minimizing patient wait times compared to other local facilities.  Put simply, we realize that no patient enjoys the process of visiting a doctor’s office, least of all when they are suffering from severe neck and shoulder pain, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, sciatica or any source of severe spinal pain.  We realize that you want relief fast – we will take every reasonable measure to make this happen.

One of the clearly demonstrable ways in which our spine surgeons demonstrate their commitment to superb patient care is in the area of patient safety.  DSSC considers every reasonable measure to ensure that your spine surgery is as safe and as successful as possible. This includes the use of several, innovative surgical technologies, including cutting-edge neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring.  This modern technology is only utilized by certain, up-to-date spine surgeons who utilize the technology to markedly enhance the safety of every surgical procedure.

Overall, we believe that our commitment to patient care is the engine to growth that DSSC continues to enjoy.  If you are a Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler or Arizona patient suffering from any condition of the spine, we would love the opportunity to make you our next raving fan!


"If you live in the Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler or surrounding areas in Arizona and you suffer from neck, lower back, leg and or arm pain, there are a number of spine surgeons for you to choose from in your search for relief. We believe that no phoenix spine specialist will respect your time and your patient experience more than the staff at Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center. By allowing us to help you, you take us one step closer to our goal of becoming the Southwest's finest Orthopedic Spine Surgery Center. We value your trust in us - Thank You!" Dr. Rafath Baig, M.D.
(480) 993-1300
4566 E Inverness Ave, Suite 208, Mesa, AZ 85206