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 clearly explained my post surgical progress, answered all my questions, and made recommendation for ongoing recovery.

5 out of 5 stars

The doctor listened to me reviewed previous medical information and provided a solution.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bauman is always going above to help me with my problems.

4 out of 5 stars

He was prompt and thorough and explained what he was doing

5 out of 5 stars

Very good manner with her patients!

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 professional. He took the time to explain the problem, the reason for the problem and what could be done and what options were available

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Bauman took time to thoroughly, and thoughtfully address my concerns. He made sure I understood and carefully planned treatment and testing options. His focus on the patient is rare and should be commended.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr Bauman was very concerned about me and my condition. He is taking great care of me.

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 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.


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




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