Dr. David Pochatko, MD

Dr. David Pochatko, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. David Pochatko, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in East Amherst, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

8750 Transit Rd Ste 105

East Amherst, NY 14051

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ankle Arthroscopy
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

52  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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24  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
    Medical School | Graduated 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pochatko has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pochatko's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pochatko to family and friends
43 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pochatko's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

I have seen Dr. Pochatko for the last six years. I just had a second surgery and highly recommend him. I put all my trust in him, I personally think he is a great Dr. with a lot of experience. His PA's are also highly qualified and always friendly. The office staff is kind and courteous. The only...more
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Lft. ankle with significant sprains (sports related injuries). Large spurs that have developed and I've returned to Dr. Pochatko. He fixed my Rt ankle 2 yrs. ago. Other surgeons want to fuse my ankle. One even suggested an ankle replacement. Dr. Pochatko recommended a repair and tightening of...more
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I have had two foot surgeries done by Dr. Pochatko and I would not hesitate to go back to him needed or send a family/friend to see him. He is a no nonsense guy. He will tell you what you need I do to heal properly.
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Dr. Pochatko performed bunion and hammer toe repair to both my feet, about 9 month apart. I couldn't be happier with the results. In a word, my feet were a MESS. I received excellent care. Dr. Pochatko and all the staff at Northtowns Orthopedic were efficient, professional, gracious and...more
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Waited over an hour in waiting room only to find out there were two appointments ahead of me also waiting in the waiting room.
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