Dr. Michael Buckmire, MD

Dr. Michael Buckmire, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Buckmire is a board certified colon and rectal surgeon who performs all aspects of a colorectal surgical practice and provides individualized and compassionate care for patients with diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. Dr. Buckmire earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Buckmire completed training in general surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and finished his colorectal fellowship at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He performs open, laparoscopic and robotic colon surgery for indicated conditions of the colon and small bowel, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, colorectal and anal cancer and a variety of other conditions requiring surgical intervention. He also performs colonoscopies, when indicated.

Advanced Surgical Associates

2945 S Dobson Rd

Mesa, AZ 85202
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Health Plans
  • Ameriben
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Buckmire "My goal is to provide the highest quality surgical care available with an emphasis on advanced techniques. Patient care is the core value of my practice."


  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Repair
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy

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  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Medical College of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Mcp Hahnemann
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buckmire has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
General Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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

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Dr. Buckmire's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buckmire to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Buckmire's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Chandler, AZ |
Aside from his impressive surgical skills, one of Dr Buckmire's most endearing qualities is that he actually communicates "with" you - as opposed to "at you".. I would recommend him to family and friends without reservation!
in Sun Lakes, AZ |
Dr. Buckmire was very professional; he explained what the procedure would be and respected my privacy during the exam. He made certain that any opportunity for pain was minimized - it was painless. He was patient and answered all of my questions at length. His staff is respectful and friendly in person and on the phone. I highly recommend him.
in Tempe, AZ |
My experience with Dr. Buckmire was excellent! He is an exceptional physician. My foster son been going to him for several years now. I would not ask for a better person and his staff is patient, kind.
in Gilbert, AZ |
My experience with Dr. Buckmire was excellent! He is an exceptional physician. He gave me a renewed life after feeling so bad for so long. Thank you Dr. Buckmire!
in Tempe, AZ |
During my initial consultation with Dr. Buckmire he was pleasant and informative. Unfortunately, on the day of my procedure he exhibited arrogance and a dismissive attitude.
in Gilbert |
Horrible, so unprofessional. I waited first for 15 minutes then when I went into the second waiting room he came 10 minutes later. I had to take a call because I had an emergency. I asked him to wait for ONE minute. And he responded when you're done, come and get meI said ok two minutes later, I asked his nurse that i was ready. 45 minutes later and he never showed. To say this with all honesty... I would never ever recommend this unprofessional and big Mr. Ego Buckmire.me13yrs Army Vet
in phoenix AZ |
I received competent, caring and successful treatment. Dr Buckmire and his entire team were amazing and provided excellent care to help me recover from my surgery.
in Az |
I came to see Dr. B in January 2015 to discuss my severe Ulcerative Colitis. I researched and found Dr.B. I was scheduled an app quickly and he took his time discussing and addressing all of my concerns and options with my disease. He even called me after hours one evening to make sure I was feeling okay and to address additional concerns and fears I had. Dr. B was patient and professional every step of the way. He held my wishes in mind and involved me in my care decisions.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Buckmire accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
  • Allegiance Health Plans
  • Ameriben
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Indian Health Service
  • LifeWise
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Mercy Care
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Arizona Physicians IPA
    Basic PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Buckmire has admitting privileges

Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202
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