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Dr. Samuel Buonocore, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery •  Male • Age 47

Dr. Buonocore

Saint Francis Medical Group

1000 Asylum Ave Ste 3207 Hartford, CT 06105
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Dr. Samuel Buonocore, MD is a cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Hartford, CT. He specializes in cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, and more.

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What People Say About Dr. Samuel Buonocore, MD
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Dr Buonocore has been my PS since I had my 2017 Mastectomy with auto-reconstruction. He is kind and very generous with his time. I just had Diep-Flap Reconstruction on Dec 2, 2019 with him and his team and I couldn't have asked for a better result, surgeon, hospital or team to do this major surgery for me. He genuinely cares and listens to me and never makes me feel rushed at appointments. If I could give him more than 5 stars, I would! I highly recommend Dr. Buonocore, his team and his staff, as well as St Francis Hospital and Medical Center!
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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 another patient. A month after the surgery, I am very pleased with the results. Dr. Buonocore is a highly-skilled surgeon and provided compassionate, patient-centered care.
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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 fell comfortable and liable. Monica is a very nurse ever. I recommend him very highly.
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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 with Dr B. My advice is to look before you make a decision.
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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.


  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Microsurgery

Board Certifications


Yale General Surgery
Internship Hospital


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(860) 714-6574

Dr. Buonocore accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare HMO
Connecticare POS
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Connecticut
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Dr. Buonocore's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hand Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buonocore treats Hand Fracture more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Buonocore treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Scaphoid Fractures
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buonocore treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Buonocore treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Foot Conditions

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buonocore treats Foot Conditions more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Buonocore treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Buonocore's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Gynecomastia
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heel Spur
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement