Dr. Joel Bauman, MD

Dr. Joel Bauman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Joel Bauman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 2005 and specializes in neurosurgery.

85 Seymour St Ste 1003

Hartford, CT 06106

Contact Information

(860) 696-2290

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Connecticomp
  • Humana
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Traumatic Brain Injury
more than 88% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 86% of peers
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bauman "My practice provides excellence in neurosurgical care. I offer responsive, caring, and personalized service. I provide state-of-the-art technical innovations blended with traditional, tried and true methods and a conservative approach that optimize the patient experience. Above all, the emphasis of the practice is patient-focused."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
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39  Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • Harvard Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Hospital Of The Univ Of Penn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Hospital Of The Univ Of Penn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • New England Baptist Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Joel Bauman, MD
Dr. Bauman is excellent . Listen to your health concerns also takes the time to go over health issue and discuss what is best for you health .
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Tina in meriden , CT – Jun 08, 2018
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I didn't get past the receptionist to schedule an appointment. She was rude, kept interrupting and hung up while i was in mid sentence. My husband was referred by his primary care for a herniated disk. The office told his pcp that Dr Bauman was going to be away the next 2 weeks. My husband was in...Read More
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Naugatuck – Apr 27, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr. Bauman for a few years now and he is a great doctor. I have hydrocephalus and when I found myself having malfunctioning symptoms (which are critical) he acted fast to get me to Hartford hospital. He is a great surgeon and I am glad that I’m in his care. Would recommend...Read More
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Ashley in watertown, Ct – Apr 26, 2018
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I first saw Dr. Bauman after an MRI of my lower back revealed a number of problems. He is very thorough, always asking if I have any questions. Showing me models of the proposed treatment. Taking a conservative approach at first, I completed two months of physical therapy, this not helping the...Read More
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S. L. in Wallingford, Conn – Apr 21, 2018
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Since my surgery by dr Bauman, I have no more pain shooting through my legs, I can feel my feet touching the ground. He tried various other solutions before suggesting surgery. He and his staff treated us respectfully and with kindness and understanding. They are always available to answer...Read More
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Bill Kreck in Colchester CT – Apr 10, 2018
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