Dr. Richard Buonocore, MD

Dr. Richard Buonocore, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(7)
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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

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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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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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

Dr. Buonocore does not have any board certifications listed.

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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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Procedures

Background Check

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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.

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

Dr. Buonocore has no awards or honors listed.

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 of recommending Dr. Buonocore to family and friends
3.9
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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    (5)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Buonocore's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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...more
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