• Joel Bauer MD
  • Stephen Gorfine MD
  • David Chessin MD
  • Daniel Popowich MD


  • The Kock Pouch

    The Kock Pouch (continent ileostomy) was the first alternative to a permanent, incontinent ileostomy after total proctocolectomy, usually in the setting of chronic ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis. A Kock Pouch is made from the last portion of the small bowel, the ileum. It includes the pouch or reservoir and a nipple valve, both fashioned from the small intestine. There is a ...
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  • Dr. Bauer Honored by CCFA

    Last October, Dr. Bauer was honored by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in their Broadway’s Got Guts fundraising event. Dr. Bauer has had a lifelong commitment to treating and curing inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). Over his career, he has provided and helped improve several innovative, minimally invasive surgical techniques for these diseases, allowing ...
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  • A Continued Legacy of Research Excellence

    In 2016, the latest research of Dr. Bauer, Dr. Gorfine, Dr. Popowich and Dr. Chessin was presented at internationally attended conferences, including at the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Annual Meeting in San Diego, and at the Society of Pelvic Surgeons Annual Meeting in St. Louis. The topics ...
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  • Preparing For a Laparoscopic Procedure

    If you’ve been recently diagnosed with an abdominal or colorectal disorder that can be treated with surgery, your doctor will likely recommend a laparoscopic procedure. Surgeries that are done laparoscopically reduce invasiveness, recovery time, and pain level. In this blog, we will discuss how best to prepare for an upcoming laparoscopic surgery. Talk To Your Doctor Before your surgery, you’ll ...
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  • What Are The Different Types of Hernias?

    A hernia occurs when a section of tissue is able to push through a weak spot found in the abdominal wall. Depending on where the hernia is located, there are a number of surgical options that can help treat and heal a hernia. In this blog, we discuss the different types of hernias that can be treated. Inguinal Hernia This type of hernia is among the most common type of hernias and make up about ...
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  • Treatment Options for Crohn's Disease

    While there is no cure for Crohn’s disease, there are a number of treatment options available that can help delay the progression of the disease. Whether a patient responds successfully to a treatment, however, depends on the circumstance of his or her condition.In this blog, we share the different treatment options available and what each one entails. Medication The medication prescribed to those ...
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  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons - 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting

    On May 2014, Drs. Bauer, Gorfine and Popowich participated in the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) in Hollywood, Florida . The meeting brings together colorectal surgeons from around the nation to discuss in-depth and up-to-date knowledge relative to surgery for diseases of the colon, rectum and anus with emphasis on patient care, teaching ...
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  • 2015: A year in Review

    In 2015, Dr. Bauer made several substantial contributions to current academic topics in colorectal surgery: In April, Dr. Bauer was co-author on a multi-site study titled Complex Open Bioabsorbable Reconstruction of the Abdominal Wall (COBRA), presented at the First Annual World Conference on Abdominal Wall Surgery in Milan, Italy. The COBRA study was the first prospective trial that measured ...
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  • Society of Pelvic Surgeons 2014 Meeting

    On November 2014, Dr. Joel Bauer made two presentations at the Society of Pelvic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida. He was invited to participate in the Presidential Panel on achieving continence after urinary organ or colonic removal. As a panelist, he presented a history of intestinal stomas from the 1900’s to the present, including some personal published reports on achieving continence ...
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  • 4th World Congress for the Advancement of Surgery

    On October 2013, Dr. Bauer gave two presentations at the 4 th World Congress for the Advancement of Surgery , an academic conference that took place in Tel Aviv, Israel and aims to highlight some of the most cutting-edge research in the field of surgery . The talks were titled “Laparoscopic Surgery in Patients with Crohn’s Disease: A 20-Year Experience” and “Dysplasia and Colorectal Cancer in ...
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  • Grand Rounds Lecture at University of Connecticut Health Center

    This past Wednesday, April 23 rd , Dr. Joel Bauer was invited to speak at Ground Rounds for the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He spoke to an audience of gastroenterologist, surgeons, and oncologists about recent surgical advances in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease and GI cancers. Dr. Bauer has published over 100 ...
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  • MSA at the Bronx Zoo

    On October 14 th , the New York Times reported on Drs. Gorfine and Popowich’s participation in the complicated surgery of Holli, a 23 year-old gorilla in the Bronx Zoo. The doctors were called in after an ultrasound revealed a deep abscess in Holli’s abdomen. In the operating room, the doctors removed part of Holli’s colon and were astounded to discover the similarities between ape and human ...
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  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America: Sixth Annual Symposium for Patients and their Families

    On September 29, 2013, Dr. Joel Bauer spoke at the CCFA Patient Education Symposium in New York City about Surgical Advances for patients with IBD. He presented to an audience of 100 patients and healthcare providers on new surgical options for patients with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. The presentation, entitled “Surgery and IBD: What to Know Before and What to Expect After”, focused ...
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  • Ste Antoine Hospital in Paris- Department of Gastroenterology and Colon and Rectal Surgery

    On Friday, May 17th, Dr. Bauer gave a talk to the Department of Gastroenterology and Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Ste Antoine Hospital in Paris. His talk was about research and new surgical techniques for Restorative Proctocolectomy.
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  • Presentations and Papers

    This has been a productive academic year, and our practice will have several exciting new papers and presentations as a result. Over the past 30 years, our practice has done 1206 J-pouches, and of those, only 83 have had to be removed, with very low incidence of complication. An abstract about this data will be presented at the New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, as well as the national ...
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