Dr. Richard Buonocore, MD

Dr. Richard Buonocore, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 58
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Dr. Richard Buonocore, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chester, PA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1 Medical Center Blvd Ste 428

Chester, PA 19013

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Spondylosis
very high
more than 92% of peers
Myelopathy
high
more than 87% of peers
Bone Disorders
high
more than 81% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Buonocore does not have any board certifications listed.

39  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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11  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Cooper Hosp/Univ Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Pa Hospital Uphs
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Thos Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

Dr. Buonocore has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buonocore's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buonocore

3.7

Based on 9 reviews

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I'm 49 & went to Dr. Buonocore to receive a 2nd opinion RE cervical radiculopathy. I provided him w/ all of my imaging, EMG etc, yet he entered the exam room completely unprepared. Despite ME sitting on the exam table, he thought my 82 yr old Aunt who was sitting in a chair, was the patient. I...Read More
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Dr. Buonocore was extremely unhelpful...he was unwilling to answer many of my questions about my surgery and only spent about five minutes with me at each appointment..pre-surgery as well as post-surgery. I made a huge mistake by not getting a second opinion!
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He misdiagnosed me because he did not actually read my MRI's (I had about 4 before I went to see him). He simply read what the MRI tech wrote in their analysis and gave me a misdiagnosis. He told me (before I got a second opinion) that I had a rare condition that could lead to paralysis and that I...Read More
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