Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, MB CHB

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)MaleAge 57

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, MB CHB is a Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. He is affiliated with Allegheny General Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, MB CHB

Allegheny General Hospital

490 E N Ave Ste 515 Pittsburgh, PA 15212 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

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Biography

"I like to take care of children. Sometimes my staff and I can make a big difference and sometimes we cannot. I enjoy honest candid discussion and providing a recommendation as well as discussing the pros and cons of..."

- Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, MB CHB

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Trustworthy
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Dr. Buchinsky's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ultrasound, Thyroid
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchinsky performs Ultrasound, Thyroid more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Buchinsky performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchinsky performs Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Buchinsky performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchinsky performs Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Buchinsky performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Buchinsky's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Audiometry
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Septal Perforation Repair
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Wheezing

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(412) 359-3445

Dr. Buchinsky accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna
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Gateway Health Plan
Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Buchinsky's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buchinsky

4.3

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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We called the office a head of time to let them know we were 10 minutes late. Arrived 10 minutes late. The front desk staff was kind but had difficulty with my new insurance. We then waited in the lobby for 20 minutes to be told Dr Buchinsky has a strict 15 minute late policy. We waited easily longer than we would have been seen and waited for 3 months to have this appointment.
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Patient – Apr 20, 2022
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Dr buchinsky and his entire staff are amazing! They are as thorough and personal as it gets, which is very comforting as a parent. My daughter had tonsiladnoidectomy and we felt extremely confident trusting her in his care. He also fit us in his office schedule when we needed to be seen and was always accessible for follow up questions/care. Would recommend him to anyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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C Benigni in Pittsburgh – Oct 06, 2018
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Dr Buchinsky is a great dr, very patient, knowledgeable and caring. He truly cares about well being of child and goes above beyond to make sure child is recoverying well from procedure. His bedside matter is absolutely fantastic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Meghan Lindner in Pittsburgh, PA – Aug 04, 2017
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My toddler was recommended to Dr. Buchinsky for recurrent croup. We found his demeanor and knowledge to lead us to trust him with recommendations. Dr. Buchinsky was very patient with explaining procedures and following up. As a parent, it's terrifying to have any operative procedure performed on your child regardless of the degree of risk, but we felt our daughter was in the best of care under him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Kelly in Pittsburgh, PA – Jul 07, 2016
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This guy was a complete jerk to my wife and son. She called balling her eyes out he was so rude to her. I will never recommend anyone to him. He is very lucky I was not present for this appointment.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Justin in Pittsburgh Pa – Apr 05, 2016
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About Me

Biography

I like to take care of children. Sometimes my staff and I can make a big difference and sometimes we cannot. I enjoy honest candid discussion and providing...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Education

1999
University Of Washington
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Temple University Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Temple University Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
1988
University of Cape Town / Faculty of Health Sciences
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, MB CHB offer telehealth services?

Dr. Buchinsky has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, MB CHB accepting new patients?

Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, MB CHB generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Buchinsky's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, MB CHB accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, MB CHB's top areas of care?

Dr. Buchinsky frequently treats Ultrasound, Thyroid, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), and Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Buchinsky treats.

Where is Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, MB CHB's office located?

Dr. Buchinsky's office is located at 490 E N Ave Ste 515, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, MB CHB speak?

Dr. Buchinsky speaks Afrikaans and English. View profile to see all.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Farrel Buchinsky, MB CHB?

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Locations

Allegheny General Hospital

AGH Office490 E N Ave Ste 515 Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Bloomfield Office5140 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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  • Hours
    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: 8:30am - 12:30pm
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Allegheny General Hospital12311 Perry Hwy Fl 2 Wexford, PA 15090
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Allegheny General Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received