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, 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)


New England Baptist Hospital

University of Pennsylvania

Medical School
New York University School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania

Harvard University

Professional Organizations

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bauman was outstanding!

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bauman and his staff were a true pleasure to work with. Professional, personable and caring.

5 out of 5 stars

Explained his thoughts well

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Bauman was very complete. Good follow up.

5 out of 5 stars

The Dr was very good at explaining things and answered all our questions. He made us feel very comfortable.

5 out of 5 stars

Great experience, no other surgeon will ever operate on my back. Ever!!!

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bauman and everyone involved with my surgery have earned a place in whatever Heaven they believe in. I was treated with respect and concern for my wellbeing and words fail to convey my gratitude.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Bauman is a fantastic surgeon. He and his staff are very caring and plan your pre and post surgery for the best outcome. I consider myself very lucky to have them perform my surgery.

5 out of 5 stars

Extremely caring...patient.. Thoughtful. They spent the time to care..listen to your concerns...while in the hospital they both called and visited...during my recovery they also had the time for any concerns

5 out of 5 stars

Staff was very courteous and helpful.

4 out of 5 stars

I had seen another surgeon that had no time for me. Dr. Bauman spent as much time as I needed with him, answering questions and explaining my spinal fusion surgery taking his time. I feel like he cares about his patients and truly wants the best outcome for them..


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




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