Dr. Frederick Buechel, MD

Dr. Frederick Buechel, MD

OrthopedicsMaleAge 53

Orthopedics

Dr. Frederick Buechel, MD is a Orthopedic Specialist in New York, NY and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rutgers-UMDNJ in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lenox Hill Hospital and Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

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Northwell Health Physician Partners Orthopaedic Institute at Lenox Hill

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Northwell Health Physician Partners Orthopaedic Institute at Lenox Health Greenwich Village

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Dr. Buechel is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital New York, a highly rated hospital.

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Had a partial knee replacement with Dr. Buechel in 2010 in Naples, FL. Still active at age 75 with no problems. I truly believe that the robotic-assisted surgery is the only way to go and he is the ONLY doctor that has my total confidence. Thought I needed a replacement in my other knee and visited him in NYC late August, 2021. After testing and consultation, he suggested a knee arthroscopy to repair a meniscal tear. Surgery was performed 2 weeks later. Back to doing everything in a little over a week! Dr. Frederick Buechel Jr. is not only the BEST Orthopaedic doctor, he is totally honest, caring, has great bedside manner and will never leave a question unanswered. That is why I chose him two times!!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Sandra S. – Oct 22, 2021
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My local orthopedic surgeon recommended that I would need to have a total knee replacement due to osteoarthritis. While researching what to expect from this procedure I happened upon a video of Dr. Buechel performing a Mako medial partial knee replacement. I believe he is a world class surgeon with vast experience with robotic surgery. I contacted his office through his able assistant Tom to see if I was a candidate for this procedure. After reviewing my x rays and MRI, Dr. Buechel suggested that I would be a good candidate. We had several online meetings and he listened carefully to my questions and communicated clearly what to expect if I were to proceed. I felt confident that I was in the best hands with him and we scheduled the surgery. My wife and I traveled to NY and Dr. Buechel performed the surgery 3 months ago today. I'm back hitting tennis balls and working as an electrician. My passive range of motion is 140 degrees and still improving. I couldn't be happier!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Harris C. – May 20, 2021
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Stated above
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
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Gaston T. – May 19, 2021
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Couldn’t of been any better.... I had both knees done with total replacements ... walked 4 hours later ... did stairs by 11am next morning ... back to hotel by 1 pm ... back to Florida 2 days later.....off pain meds and no longer used walker day 5 post-op.... back to work seeing cancer patients 2 1/2 weeks out.....and I live in the 5th busiest joint replacement community in world ( Naples FL) ... no one here does this procedure.... very compassionate... able to fully communicate what your going thru ... spends as much time as you need... maybe you might find someone as good.... there’s NO ONE better.... has full understanding of joint replacement as his father was also a guru in joint replacement.... have recommended him to everyone of my patients with joint issues... truly top notch
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michael H. M. – Sep 11, 2020
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I had a great teleconference with Dr Buechel. He was pleasant and attentive. He genuinely listened to my story. He reviewed all of my X-Rays before hand and was prepared for the conversation. He offered his opinion on my situation and presented several treatment options. He was confident and soft spoken. Clearly you can tell he cares. I felt totally comfortable with him during and after the visit. I will be seeing him in his office in mid-September and plan on scheduling surgery with him shortly thereafter. I feel comfortable and confident that I made the right choice in surgeons to do my partial knee replacement surgery. And robotically too... how awesome is that!!
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
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N. C. – Aug 05, 2020
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Great experience! The partial knee replacement Dr. Buechel recommended was much less invasive than a full replacement. My original doctor had recommended full knee replacements. After suffering for quite a long time, I got two new opinions and both were that I was a candidate for a partial replacement. I am so glad the I chose Dr. Buechel. He is an excellent surgeon! The service and attention throughout the process was excellent. HIs team is helpful and friendly.. I had a medial partial knee replacement on both knees done 5 weeks apart. They were ambulatory surgeries and I walked out of the hospital on the same day. The first knee has healed perfectly with a very small incision of about 2.5 inches (it's been only 5 weeks). The second surgery went smoothly. I had xrays and a pre-operation visit on Monday, surgery on Tuesday, post-op visit on Wednesday and am flying home to Mexico tomorrow, on Thursday. I can't believe that I waited so long to do the procedures! I also
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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K. M. D. L. – Mar 12, 2020
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Half the experience is having a doctor with bedside manner. I felt Dr. Buechel made my experience relaxing. He made me feel safe and really cared. He was more concerned about my health then anything else. He was never in a hurry if I had a question. He called me personally and told me to call anytime. The staff is equally caring and gave me all the time i needed.
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
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P. T. – Nov 06, 2019
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Dr. Buechel took the time to explain all the details in my diagnosis and what my next conservative approach would be for a healthy knee. I now feel comfortable making my decision on moving forward now and in the future.
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
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Karen B. – Sep 25, 2019
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From the moment I reached out to Dr Buechels office his assistant made us feel comfortable and was amazing scheduling the exams and coordinating the trip. Once we arrived in NY our appointments, hospital admission, surgery and follow up worked like clockwork. Dr Buechel explained the procedure and was very detailed, he spent over an hour making us feel comfortable with the procedure and what to expect post surgery. His bedside manners and professionalism are exemplar. We went home 6 hours after the outpatient surgery as scheduled walking with a walker. He is an amazing surgeon with gifted hands!
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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Sara C. – Aug 28, 2019
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From my first time on the phone with Tom (office Manager), till now, 2 weeks post op I have had the most wonderful experience! All of my fear and concerns faded away after having an in depth conversation with Dr. Buechel. He answered all of my questions and fully described what I should expect. My recovery has been going very well and I believe it is because the doctor has trully perfected his technique to an art form! Having a total knee replacement can be scary but after meeting the doctor and Tom you will know you are in the right place. That peace puts you in the right frame of mind for the surgery.
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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Denise P. – Aug 09, 2019
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100% confident he is the doctor to do my partial knee replacement, really listened to all my issues/concerns and answered all to my satisfaction
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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Deborah W. – Jul 25, 2019
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I came in with a new problem that had me very worried and anxious. Dr Buechel could not be more reassuring and knowledgeable. After a thorough examination, he spent an unlimited amount of time discussing his recommendations & treatment. He is very personable and easy to talk to. I left feeling much better about my issue and confident that with his treatment plan, I will be feeling better in no time. 2 years ago I had a Partial Robotic Knee replacement and I chose Dr Buechel because of his expertise in robotic knee replacement. I could not be more pleased with the outcome. The whole process was very easy. Dr Buechel and his staff were there EVERY step of the way throughout the planning and post-surgery process. They created a stress free environment and were always available to answer questions. I am overjoyed I had the surgery as I feel I have my life back. NO pain since surgery. I recommend Dr Buechel to ANYONE who needs partial or total knee replacement. He is second to none!!!
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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D. M. – Jul 13, 2019
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Dr. Buechel has been nothing short of exceptional all around. He made himself available for any and all questions before and after my surgery and well as through my recovery period. He explains everything in detail. I have full confidence in his professional opinion and skill. Thank you.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Fran R. – Jun 14, 2019
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Dr. Buechel's professionalism, patient interaction and care is unparalleled. I have never met a doctor so willing to explain the procedure and so caring. HIs passion for modern medicine is undeniable. His staff also deserves as much credit as the doctor. So friendly. So efficient. So helpful. They should give lessons in healthcare office management.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Jorge G. in Astoria, NY – Jun 17, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Buechel's conditions and procedures:

  • Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Congenital, Merosin Negative
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Partial Knee Resurfacing

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Fred Buechel, Jr, MD specializes in surgical treatment of knee arthritis and meniscus tears. Dr. Buechel is an expert in precision Partial Knee replacement...Read more

Biography

Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr, MD specializes in surgical treatment of knee arthritis and meniscus tears. Dr. Buechel is an expert in precision Partial Knee...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
University Of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Drexel College of Medicine (Hahnemann University
Residency Hospital
2000
Drexel University
Residency Hospital
2000
Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Medical College Of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
1995
Rutgers-UMDNJ
Medical School
1995
UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
Medical School
1991
Penn State University
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Frederick Buechel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Buechel frequently treats Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, Hereditary Spherocytosis, and Knee Arthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Buechel treats.

Where is Dr. Frederick Buechel, MD's office located?

Dr. Buechel's office is located at 130 E 77th St Fl 11, New York, NY 10075. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Lenox Hill Hospital

New York, NY

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)