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 30 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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Dr. Buonocore's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buonocore treats Spondylosis more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Buonocore treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Myelopathy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buonocore treats Myelopathy more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Buonocore treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Herniated Disc
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buonocore treats Herniated Disc more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Buonocore treats this condition more than 72% of his peers

Dr. Buonocore's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari's Deformity
Cranial Trauma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
Stereotactic Surgery
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thrombosis
Traumatic Brain Injury
Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Buonocore, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Chester, PA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

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

Dr. Buonocore's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buonocore

3.7

Based on 9 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Richard Buonocore, MD
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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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Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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