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Debbie G Bakes, MD

Board Certifications: 
Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer

Education & Training

  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Medical Doctor (MD), New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Internship: 2012 Stamford Hospital
  • Residency: 2016 Stamford Hospital
  • Fellowship: Jackson Memorial Hospital University of Miami
  • Fellowship: 2017 Jackson Memorial Hospital - University of Miami

Honors & Awards

  • Research Award, Stamford Hospital General Surgery Residency Graduation, 2016
  • New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Third Place Podium Award at Residents' Night, 2016

About Debbie Bakes

Debbie G. Bakes, MD, is a ColumbiaDoctor, colorectal surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Bakes is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the Hellenic Medical Society of New York. She has published and presented research on subjects such as laparoscopic colon resections, pancreatic cancer, and recovery after colorectal surgery. She won Third Place Podium Award at the New York Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons' Residents Night and was granted an award for her research done while serving her residency at Stamford Hospital. Dr. Bakes earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Stamford Hospital and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and went on to complete her fellowship at the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital. She also received additional training in robotics and advanced life support.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital

Gender

  • Female

Insurance Accepted

1199 National Benefit Fund

  • 1199 National Benefit Fund

Aetna

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Affinity
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Amida Care
  • Special Needs

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • Cigna
  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Connecticare

  • Connecticare

Elderplan

  • Elderplan

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Fidelis Care
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health First

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Healthfirst
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Health Plus - Amerigroup

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Traditional Medicare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • MVP Health Care
  • MVP Health Care-HMO/EPO (Westchester Only)
  • MVP Health Care-PPO (Westchester Only)

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

Unicare

  • Unicare

United Health Care

  • Columbia Employee POS
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare

VNSNY CHOICE SelectHealth

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Select Health
  • Special Needs
  • VNSNY CHOICE

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • WellCare

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Research

Selected Publications

  • Floriano Marchetti MD and Debbie Bakes MD. Laparoscopic Colostomy Reversal, in Steven D Wexner and James W Fleshman (eds). Colon and Rectal Surgery: Abdominal Operations, Second Edition. 2018.
  • Debbie Bakes MD, Christian Cain MD, Michael King MD, Xiang (Eric) Dong MD. Management of Afferent Loop Obstruction from Recurrent Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Using a Venting Gastrojejunostomy. World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology. Dec 2013; 5(12): 235-9.