Dr. Kenneth Buch, MD

Dr. Kenneth Buch, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kenneth Buch, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Encino, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Buch is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Valley Presbyterian Hospital.

Buch & Shiffman Mds

16311 Ventura Blvd Ste 775

Encino, CA 91436
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Buch performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cancer
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dysentery
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Boston University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Cornell
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Albany Medical College
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Albany Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Tarzana Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Buch is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Buch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buch to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (18 with comments)
Dr. Buch's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (18)
Dr. Buch is an outstanding doctor whom I have been seeing for more than 15 years.
in Northridge, CA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Buch’s for over 20 years. He’s my favorite doctor, and I have a lot of them! He’s kind, caring, and very thorough. I really appreciate that he does a “recap” at the end of each appointment, leaving no doubt that he’s paid close attention to what we have discussed. If you ever have to call him during non-office hours, he is quick to call you back personally. I have referred many friends and co-workers to him, and do so each time with no hesitation.
in Calabasas, CA |
I have been seeing Dr. buch. for years. Helped through my horrible time with diverticulitis and Colon resection. Great caring doctor who takes his time to really explain everything to you.
Northridge, CA |
Dr. Buch is both skilled and caring.
in Van Nuys, CA |
I was referred to Dr. Buch by my primary care physician. The time to make and obtain an appointment was convenient and fairly easy to set. The staff is courteous and efficient. Dr. Buch is a wonderful doctor, he spent time explaining the importance of the procedure even though I emphasized my concern. I would refer him to anyone and look forward to our next visit.
in Winnetka ca |
Dr. Buch was highly recommended to me by my primary physician. Dr. Buch is presently assisting me with my stomach problems and is being very thorough in helping me get better. I am Very happy with him.
Sherman Oaks, CA |
Dr. Buch is the best doctor I've ever seen. If you call him he will call you back shortly himself. Not a staff person like most offices. He kind, caring and is excellent & perfect in his diagnosis.
in Santa Clarita, CA |
My experince with Dr. Buch has always been excellent. I have always had excellent care from him in his office and in my hospital stays. I would be more then glad to recommend him to anyone.
in Van Nuys, CA |
Excellent provider. Caring, conscientious and meticulous. Pleasant office and staff.
in Agoura Hills, CA |
Dr Buch takes the time to fully explain everything. Never left office not knowing what I needed to know about a condition or a procedure . Always have had great experiences in his office..
in Sherman Oaks, CA |
The Dr and staff made this experience as good as it gets. They never rushed me. Answered all my questions and even guided me on what I can and can't have on the fasting day. I could not recommend the Dr. and staff enough. Marnie
Granada Hills, CA |
Of course, Dr. Buch is technically extremely competent and quite knowledgeable in the field. He is also thoughtful and takes the time to explain his findings, recommendations and treatment options. Many physicians, myself included, choose him for their gastrointestinal procedures.
in Reseda, CA |
Have bee a patient of Dr Buch for about 20 years. Never had a bad experience with any procedures.
Phoenix, AZ |
VERY professional...caring helpful staff
in Calabasas, CA |
Bottom line: He's the best at what he does. I've had a bad experience in the past with another doctor performing a colonoscopy, and I ended up sitting in a hospital ER for a day while the medical staff tried to determine whether I had a perforated colon. That scared the heck out of me, and sent me looking for a real expert for future colonoscopies. I was referred to Dr. Buch, and he's given me three colonoscopies over the past dozen years. I trust Dr. Buch.
in Encino, CA |
A tremendous physician with an equally tremendous bedside manor. Informative and caring, Dr. Buch is one of the best doctors whom I've had care for my medical needs.
in North Hollywood, CA |
Dr Buch and his staff especially Mary are outstanding. They go the extra mile... Gloria Blatti
in Los Angeles, CA |
He's a fantastic doctor and he and his staff go above and beyond to help their lucky patients. I'm still blown away that he has correctly diagnosed me for areas outside of his specialty more than once. This is a caring practice that he leads and I cannot rave enough about the care I receive from Dr. Buch and the kindness of he and his staff.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Buch accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access PPO
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Blue Traditional PPO
    Medicare Blue PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Buch has admitting privileges

Providence Tarzana Medical Center
18321 Clark St
Tarzana, CA 91356
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Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen St
Van Nuys, CA 91405
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