Dr. Samuel Buonocore, MD

Dr. Samuel Buonocore, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Samuel Buonocore, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Upstate Medical University/ College of Health Professions in 2005 and specializes in plastic surgery, microsurgery, and more.

1000 Asylum Ave Ste 3207

Hartford, CT 06105

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
more than 86% of peers
more than 83% of peers
Skin Grafts
more than 70% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Buonocore "I am thrilled to be a part of the Saint Francis team, and bring my expertise in plastic & reconstructive surgery, and my advanced training in hand and microsurgery to the patients of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. My goal is to provide care for patients with a wide range of conditions, which may include: cancer, traumatic injuries, hand problems, wounds and more. "

3  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Microsurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Buonocore does not have any board certifications listed.

18  Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns

28  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • University of Maryland
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Upstate Medical University/ College of Health Professions
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Yale General Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Yale Plastic Surgery Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Yale Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship
    Fellowship 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
11 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Buonocore's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I was referred to Dr. Buonocore to perform reconstructive surgery after a bilateral mastectomy. Other medical providers described him as “really nice” and “extremely competent.” When I first met him, he focused on me and answered all of my questions. He was not rushed or anxious to move on to...more
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Dr. Buonocore is a very professional person, he make you fell comfortable since first time. He explain steps to step what he going to do. You could tell how professional is he. He did my breast reduction and he did exactly what he told me he would do. His staff are a very nice people who make you...more
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Dr. Bounocore was one of the sweetest doctors I've ever met. He went out of his way to make us comfortable. He performed a very complex surgery on my husband and within weeks my husband was feeling so much better. Thank you Dr. Bounocore.
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"Dr B. Thinks he is the only plastic surgery in Ct that is the best". Hate to let you know that you only have 8 year experience. I found 25 plastic surgeons in Ct that have a lot more than you. You need to work on your bedside manners, and learn to listen to your patients. I am very disappointed...more
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Dr. Buonocore performed carpal tunnel surgery on both my hands yesterday and I am extremely happy with the results. I had my first full night sleep in a long time. No more horrible pain waking me up in the middle on the night. I'm a very satisfied patient :)
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