Dr. Joel S. Buchalter, MD

Dr. Joel S. Buchalter, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 59 years old

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Care Philosophy

I am an orthopaedic surgeon who cares for the whole patient. Once I close the exam room door I will not rush you and will listen to any problems you have. Some of my patient visits take longer than the allotted time so I have been faulted for being behind. But, I strongly believe that the quality and not the quantity of care is what matters to me. I hope you will be satisfied with my approach which has made my practice successful for over 25 years.Read more

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Dr. Buchalter's Reviews

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based on 45 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Dr. Buchalter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Patterson, NY |
There are only two words to describe him, "The Best". I've had Three surgeries with him; knee replacement, shoulder repair and elbow repair. All with excellent results. He is very caring, personable, gives you as much time as you need, answers all questions and treats you like a close friend. DON'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE!!!!
carmel, ny |
Rotator cuff surgery is never fun but if you face the prospect of having a repair done you won't find a more talented team than Dr. Buchalter and Somers Orthopaedic. Surgery in late October and with extensive PT, near full range and no daily pain only 5 months out. It's not 100% yet but it's far ahead of where I expected to be. A big thank you to Carmine for his assist and a shout out to the Anesthesia and the same day surgery teams too. I won't hesitate to see Dr Buchalter again.
in Poughquag, NY |
Great doctor, would not have anyone else. He has done both of my knees and recovery was perfect. I have tecommended Dr. Buchalter to a number of people and those who have finally decided to have a knee or hip or etc. thank me over & over for recommending Dr. Buchalter.????
East Hartford, CT |
Dr. Buchhalter was referred to me by my PCP for a knee injury. Scheduling an appointment was difficult and finally seen 2weeks after the injury only to be met by his PA. Who didn't introduce herself and didn't explain the Dr would not be seeing me until after MRI's. It took another 5 days to get those results only to be told that the soonest I would see him is a month and a half from now. I've never even spoken to him. Needless to say I'm in the process of finding a new Dr since he's too busy.
in Yorktown Hgts, NY 10598 |
I had be seeing him for 2+. I totally agree with the other area. I I was scheduled to have knee surgery. And 3 days before surgery, Buchalter canceled my knee surgery. He had his secretary Buchalter just the surgery. He DID NOT take my calls or call me directly. As a Medical Professional, many years in medicine. As a Ortho MD, He should have spoke with directly. I was hurt and the way I was treated. I would give a ?? On his survey! No patient or people should be treated that way.I Gave 4 Stars.
in White Plains, NY |
Excellent patient care and concern. Answers all questions. Takes time to listen and gives his best recommendation. Up to date on all new procedures and involved in up and coming research. Excited about what he does and it shows in his calm, confident and pleasant manner. Always a smile and encouraging word!!
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Dr. Buchalter's Care Philosophy

I am an orthopaedic surgeon who cares for the whole patient. Once I close the exam room door I will not rush you and will listen to any problems you have. Some of my patient visits take longer than the allotted time so I have been faulted for being behind. But, I strongly believe that the quality and not the quantity of care is what matters to me. I hope you will be satisfied with my approach which has made my practice successful for over 25 years.

Dr. Buchalter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    New York University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Beth Israel Medical Center

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Chief Resident Department Of Orthopaedics Hjd

    Completed in 1988

    Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Graduated in 1979

  • Other Education
    Trauma Rotation At Shock Trauma University Of Maryland

    Completed in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement