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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Sports Medicine Clinic North TX 1015 N Carroll Ave Ste 2000 Dallas, TX 75204 Get Directions

Biography

Dr. Don Buford has been in practice in Dallas for 16 years and has been voted multiple times by Dallas area physicians as one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the annual D Magazine "Best Doctors" issue. Dr. Buford grew up in Los Angeles and attended Stanford University. While at Stanford, he was a member of the baseball team and had a double major in economics and pre-med. He then transferred to USC where he continued his athletic and academic pursuits. In 1988 he received the Woody Hayes NCAA Division I Academic All-American Award which recognized the single most outstanding NCAA Division I male student-athlete. After graduation from USC, he signed his first professional baseball contract with the Baltimore Orioles and also enrolled at UCLA Medical School.           

Dr. Buford played professional baseball as a second baseman and outfielder in the Baltimore Orioles organization for 4 years. Dr. Buford's father, Don Sr., played for the Chicago White Sox ('63 -'68) and the Baltimore Orioles ('68-'72) and played in 3 World Series, winning in 1970 over the Cincinnati Reds. Don Sr. is in the Orioles Hall of Fame.       Dr. Buford's younger brother, Damon, had an 8 year major league career which included 2 years as the starting center fielder for the Texas Rangers as well as time with the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, NY Mets, and Chicago Cubs.      

After graduating from the UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Buford completed a 5 year orthopaedic residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Buford also completed a one year sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI) in 1999 where he learned advanced arthroscopy techniques and started to focus on arthroscopic shoulder surgery.      

Dr. Buford specializes in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery and is very involved in surgeon education and in new product development. He has served on the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Education and Admissions Committees. He lectures nationally and internationally on arthroscopic shoulder surgery topics and has published many articles and book chapters on shoulder surgery. Currently, he also is a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  He has also appeared on Fox News in the Dallas area and on the Good Morning Texas television show. 

Dr. Buford founded the Dallas PRP and Stem Cell Institute (PASC Institute) with the goal of combining a research institute with a clinical staff that would be able to provide patients with all of the cutting edge nonsurgical and surgical options for musculoskeletal injuries under one roof.  By closely following clinical results from these regenerative therapies, the clinicians at the PASC Institute hope to further refine the indications and treatments for many musculoskeletal conditions.  Our ultimate goal is to maximize our patients' quality of life and minimize their disability from any musculoskeletal condition.

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Dr. Buford's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
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    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Addison, TX |
Very poor doctor and a scammer. He will promise that PRP Stem Cells work and when they don't, he just runs off.
in Plano, TX |
Dr. Don Buford was very courteous. Also his staff are very kind and courteous. I tore my meniscus in my right knee and he discussed the treatment plan and it was very clear to me. In two weeks I was able to walk without a limp. I recommend him highly.
in Allen, Tx |
My experience was good. Nice staff on the phone and in person. Was quick to get me in for my knee. Explained things well. Had appt for exam then another one to come in for MRI. All went well.
in Plano, TX |
Went to see this Dr because of a pain in my left shoulder.It was a terrible experience, I was twice in his office, and the 2nd time he saw my shoulder said he needed to do a procedure didn't explain what and left his office. Then the nurse took me to another room and I waited for like 30 minutes,he finally came without saying a word he put a huge needle in my shoulder so painful, nobody explained what for, and did nothing to relieve my pain.of course he charge my ins 750 & 600 dlls!&me100
in Frisco, TX |
Dr. Buford Jr. is an excellent orthopedic surgeon! He and his staff are very courteous and professional. He was able to to repair my bicep tendon and rotator cuff so I was able to start working out with no problems! I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his field of expertise!
in Dallas, TX |
This guy has no respect for peoplesale family and time his nurses are incompetent and think sorry covers up gross negligence. I'mean pretty sure if theyes were paid based on service they would go broke
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Dr. Don Buford has been in practice in Dallas for 16 years and has been voted multiple times by Dallas area physicians as one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the annual D Magazine "Best Doctors" issue. Dr. Buford grew up in Los Angeles and attended Stanford University. While at Stanford, he was a member of the baseball team and had a double major in economics and pre-med. He then transferred to USC where he continued his athletic and academic pursuits. In 1988 he received the Woody Hayes NCAA Division I Academic All-American Award which recognized the single most outstanding NCAA Division I male student-athlete. After graduation from USC, he signed his first professional baseball contract with the Baltimore Orioles and also enrolled at UCLA Medical School.           

Dr. Buford played professional baseball as a second baseman and outfielder in the Baltimore Orioles organization for 4 years. Dr. Buford's father, Don Sr., played for the Chicago White Sox ('63 -'68) and the Baltimore Orioles ('68-'72) and played in 3 World Series, winning in 1970 over the Cincinnati Reds. Don Sr. is in the Orioles Hall of Fame.       Dr. Buford's younger brother, Damon, had an 8 year major league career which included 2 years as the starting center fielder for the Texas Rangers as well as time with the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, NY Mets, and Chicago Cubs.      

After graduating from the UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Buford completed a 5 year orthopaedic residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas. Dr. Buford also completed a one year sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Southern California Orthopaedic Institute (SCOI) in 1999 where he learned advanced arthroscopy techniques and started to focus on arthroscopic shoulder surgery.      

Dr. Buford specializes in arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery and is very involved in surgeon education and in new product development. He has served on the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Education and Admissions Committees. He lectures nationally and internationally on arthroscopic shoulder surgery topics and has published many articles and book chapters on shoulder surgery. Currently, he also is a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  He has also appeared on Fox News in the Dallas area and on the Good Morning Texas television show. 

Dr. Buford founded the Dallas PRP and Stem Cell Institute (PASC Institute) with the goal of combining a research institute with a clinical staff that would be able to provide patients with all of the cutting edge nonsurgical and surgical options for musculoskeletal injuries under one roof.  By closely following clinical results from these regenerative therapies, the clinicians at the PASC Institute hope to further refine the indications and treatments for many musculoskeletal conditions.  Our ultimate goal is to maximize our patients' quality of life and minimize their disability from any musculoskeletal condition.

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Dr. Buford also posts surgical procedures and training videos on youtube on his own dedicated channel. 

You may go to youtube.com and search using the term: Dr Don Buford to locate his surgical channel with videos showing all of the different arthroscopic surgeries he performs.

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • D magazine Best Doctors, 2010
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

Education

  • Medical School
    David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    UT Southwestern/Parkland Hosp

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    UT Southwestern/Parkland Meml Hosp

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Southern California Orthopaedic Institute

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Other Education
    Southern California Orthopedic Institute Sports Medicine Fellowship

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Other
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate