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Dr. Kurt Vonfricken, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Vonfricken

Dr. Kurt Vonfricken, MD is a general surgery specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1992 and specializes in general surgery.


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(716) 859-2071

Dr. Vonfricken accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Independent Health
Encompass
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Vonfricken's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thoracentesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vonfricken performs Thoracentesis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Vonfricken performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vonfricken performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Vonfricken performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Pleural Effusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vonfricken treats Pleural Effusion more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Vonfricken treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Vonfricken's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fracture
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Kurt Vonfricken, MD is a general surgery specialist in Buffalo, NY and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1992 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1997
University At Buffalo-State University Of New York
Residency Hospital
1993
University At Buffalo-State University Of New York
Internship Hospital
1992
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Medical School
1997
1993
1992

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