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Debbie G Bakes, MD

Director of Regional Practice Operations
Chief, Colorectal Surgery/Westchester Section


Colon Cancer
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Rectal Cancer


Debbie G. Bakes, MD, is a colorectal surgeon and chief of the Westchester Section of the Colorectal Surgery Division within NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Her practice is primarily based out of NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital.

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 NYP/Columbia, 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.


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


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.