Dr. Joel Bauman, MD

Dr. Joel Bauman, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 42

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(860) 264-6631

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Dr. Joel Bauman, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Meriden, CT and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bauman has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial and Hartford Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bauman to book an appointment.

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(860) 264-6631
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group435 Lewis Ave Ste 103 Meriden, CT 06451
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Affiliated with Midstate Medical Center Meriden, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Bauman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bauman

4.3

Based on 23 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (16)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (16)
  • Explained conditions well (16)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Dr. Bauman is an excellent neurosurgeon. I was having severe leg pains and difficulty ambulating. Due to this pain, I had to use a wheel chair. Dr, Bauman reviewed my MRI film with me present and he found a synovial cyst that was pressing on my spinal nerves. He also found I have an extra vertebra .I am 66 years old and had many MRI's and Chest x-rays.No one ever picked up the extra vertebra. Also, it was not noted on the MRI about the synovial cyst.If Dr. Bauman didn't find the cyst, I don't know what would have happened. I had a laminectomy .Dr. removed the cyst,patched some nerves and removed bone spurs. I am ambulating without any devices and very grateful I went to Dr, Bauman. Not only is he knowledgeable, he has compassion and you feel safe in his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Called todayto make an appointment and spoke to a Matt, who was very rude, sarcastic, and hung up without basic phone manners. DR Joel Bauman is a wonderful surgeon, this Matt left a very negative impression. Hope this message gets to Dr. Perhaps Matt doesn't like dealing with older patients?
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Diane E. Malavase in Old Saybrook , CT – Jan 10, 2020
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Dr. Bauman is excellent. I had a herniated disc at L4 L5 that was causing excruciating sciatic nerve pain. I was unable to sleep for more than an hour or two before waking up in pain. For 6 months, I had almost constant burning, shooting pain down my right leg and numbness in my right foot. I tried physical therapy and steroid injections, nothing relieved the pain until the surgery. I am no longer in pain, well on my way to a full recovery and soon back to my regular activities. Thank you Dr. Bauman for giving me my life back!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Beth Grant in Meriden – Jun 11, 2019
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I consider myself very lucky to have found Dr. Bauman when it was clear I needed significant cervical surgery. He is meticulous, wise, and cares about his patient (that's me). Pre-op, during op, and post-op, I knew I was in capable hands...and that's important when someone is cutting into your spine. I highly recommend him. And, his office staff is excellent and responsive. Your in EXCELLENT hands with Dr. Bauman!
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What could be improved
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Mar 28, 2019
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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 .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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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 excruciating pain, so I called myself to make sure there would be a physician there to see him because Dr Bauman wouldn't. I was told it was up to the dr. not me, when my husband would be seen.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
5 people found this helpful
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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 him always.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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 problem and making it worse, Dr. Bauman has me scheduled for a fusion on May 30th. Wish me luck! Looking to comment on the questions below, I am happy with my choice of Dr. Bauman my surgeon.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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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 questions. Life is good now . Thank you Dr Bauman.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Bill Kreck in Colchester CT – Apr 10, 2018
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I had L4 L5 fusions done by Dr Bauman in September 2017. Prior to the surgery I was unable to walk through a grocery store or stand in a line for more than a few minutes. The pain was debilitating and made acts of daily living impossible. After the surgery I was off pain medication within the first week. Within two months I returned to daily 2 mile walks. Dr Bauman and this surgery gave me my life back. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Sheila Banas in Meriden, CT – Apr 09, 2018
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Dr. Bauman is the absolute best! I had to have cervical neck fusion and now I’m free of the nerve pain that affected me. He and his staff were very professional and treated me with care. I am very pleased with the results of my surgery and I recommend Dr. Bauman highly.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Susan Alford in Meriden, CT – Oct 24, 2017
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My experience here was not good and as a result I would recommend you look elsewhere for a more sympathetic and accommodating neurosurgeon and staff. Long story short, the office staff treated me in a way that no patient should ever be treated. In the end Bauman decided it was best to side with his staff and no longer see me as a patient. If you are looking for a neurosurgeon my advice is to keep looking. There are lots of good ones out there who will treat you much better than I was treated
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Newtown, CT – Jun 29, 2017
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Dr Bauman is an excellent Dr. I had a herniated disk in my neck with severe pain. When I woke up after surgery all of my pain was gone. He is very thorough and is not quick to suggest surgery he determines the best solution for each individual patient.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Kathy M in North Haven, CT – Aug 19, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bauman

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bauman treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bauman treats other conditions, please contact the office at (860) 696-2290.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

Dr. Bauman treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Bauman
Similar Providers
Hydrocephalus
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari's Deformity
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Bauman's conditions and procedures:

  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Bauman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
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Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
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Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
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Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
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State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
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State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
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USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers Plus POS
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
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Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Connecticare
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My practice provides excellence in neurosurgical care. I offer responsive, caring, and personalized service. I provide state-of-the-art technical...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
New England Baptist Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Hospital of the Univ of Penn
Residency Hospital
2006
Hospital of the Univ of Penn
Internship Hospital
2005
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2000
Harvard Univ
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Joel Bauman, MD?

Call (860) 264-6631 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (860) 696-2290 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Joel Bauman, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Bauman has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Joel Bauman, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Joel Bauman, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Bauman's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Joel Bauman, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Joel Bauman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bauman frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Bauman specializes.

Where is Dr. Joel Bauman, MD's office located?

Dr. Bauman's office is located at 435 Lewis Ave Ste 103, Meriden, CT 06451. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bauman is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial

Southington, CT
1 Award Received

Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Midstate Medical Center

Meriden, CT

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

The Hospital of Central Connecticut - New Britain General Campus

New Britain, CT

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

1 Award Received