Bauman, Joel A., MD

Specialty Lead Physician, Division of Neurosurgery, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group





Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery

Areas of Expertise
Back Surgery, Brain Tumor Surgery, Mazor Spine Robotics, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Restorative Nerve Surgery, Robotic Spinal Surgery, Spinal Fusions, Spine Surgery-Complex, Spine Tumor Surgery, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Hospitals and Organizations

  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
  • Hartford Hospital
  • MidState Medical Center
  • Integrated Care Partners


New England Baptist Hospital ‐ Neurosurgery/Spinal Deformity

University of Pennsylvania ‐ General Surgery

Medical School
New York University School of Medicine

Harvard University


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding professional who spent the time to identify the problem and outline the treatment options

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bauman was excellent

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Bauman spent a long time patiently answering all my questions. I was planning on getting a second opinion but after meeting w Dr. Bauman I concluded he explained everything so well....there is no need for a 2nd opinion.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bauman care is always excellent.

5 out of 5 stars

Once I finally saw the doctor he was very thorough. His explanation of my problem was excellent.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bauman is a very good provider. He listens. Lucky to have him.

5 out of 5 stars

I've been patient of dr Bauman for several years and 2 surgeries. I can't say enough about how highly I regard him and have passed his name along to others when it came up. One patient he has now is because I gave person his name. She had already seen 2 neurosurgeons but when she saw dr Bauman she switched to him and has been delighted with how her life has improved at his skilled hands.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Bauman was excellent in his visit with me!

5 out of 5 stars

Excellence communication with Dr. Bauman

5 out of 5 stars

I have rated my answers from my last visit

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bauman is very thorough and takes time to explain things and listen to your concerns.I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing neurological and spine care.

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bauman is an exceptional surgeon. He and is staff are kind , caring and thorough. He performed a successful ACDF surgery, alleviating my neck and arm pain. I would recommend anyone with spine, neurological issues to contact him.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Bauman is a true professional that has his patients health as his type priority. His P.A. Michelle Meyer is also a person who is very responsive and dedicated to the patients well bing. Based upon my surgical experiences I highly recommend these medical professionals.

5 out of 5 stars

Great service very professional and he take the time to explain the situation..thank you.

5 out of 5 stars

No Waiting. Great communication. Makes you feel like your his only patient.

5 out of 5 stars

great group to deal with

5 out of 5 stars

I saw 2 other surgeons before I found Dr Bauman and they wouldn’t even touch me. Dr Bauman and his whole team are wonderful and I would recommend them to anyone thinking about having back or neck surgery. Dr Bauman did both my back and neck surgeries and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I highly recommend Dr Bauman!

5 out of 5 stars

Great doctor, easy to talk with.


Patients' Choice Award (2014) Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)



Dr. Bauman Is Coming to Cheshire

  Dr. Joel Bauman, a Hartford HealthCare Medical Group neurosurgeon practicing at MidState Medical Center and Hartford Hospital, will see…


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