Dr. Vivian Bucay, MD

Dr. Vivian Bucay, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Vivian Bucay, MD is a dermatologist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from Baylor University in 1987 and specializes in dermatology and cosmetic dermatology.Read her story

326 W Craig Pl

San Antonio, TX 78212

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care Credit
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Skin Infections
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Bucay's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bucay "San Antonio is home to Dr. Vivian Bucay, M.D., her husband Moises Bucay, a cardiologist and their three daughters. Dr. Bucay is recognized nationally for her expertise in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation through the combined use of neuromodulators, injectable dermal fillers, and skin resurfacing, Considered to be one of the pre-eminent dermatologists in the country, Dr. Bucay's credentials span a wide scope of biomedical research, patient care, and medical education. Licensed in both the United States and Mexico, she is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, completing her undergraduate studies in 1983 while serving as a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center. She earned her MD in 1987 from Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine. After completing an internship in pediatrics in 1988, Dr. Bucay began a residency in dermatology at The University of Miami School of Medicine which she then completed at Baylor College of Medicine in 1991. Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Bucay serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Bucay serves as faculty on several continuing medical educational initiatives in the USA. She is sought for speaking engagements and has been featured as a keynote speaker across the globe on a wide scope of topics ranging from innovations in facial aesthetics to neuromodulators to cancer survival. A personal battle with stage 4 melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, has enabled Dr. Bucay to connect with her patients in a unique way. Dr. Bucay's patient empathy is borne of the mental, social, and physical challenges she experienced as a patient in her fight with cancer. Cancer free since August 2007, her victory has been an inspiration to her patients. Passionate about skin wellness, Dr. Bucay has been featured as a skin expert in several publications, including Allure, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Elle, More, Shape, Prevention, and Good Housekeeping. Since 2004, Dr. Bucay has been recognized yearly as a Texas Super Doctor by Texas Monthly Magazine. Dr. Bucay is a Distinguished Physician Member of the Liquid Face Lift Association and is the author or co-author of many publications and is involved in several studies evaluating emerging cosmeceuticals. Undergraduate Johns Hopkins University (full scholarship) Baltimore, MD Aug 1979 – May 1983 Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences Medical School Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX Aug 1983 – June 1987 Medical DoctorateInternship Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX July 1987 – June 1988 Internship, Pediatrics Residency University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, FL July 1988 – June 1989 First-year Residency in Dermatology Residency Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX July 1989 – June 1991 Residency in Dermatology Honors National Merit Scholar (1979) Phi Beta Kappa Teamster International Scholarship (1979-1983) Baylor Trustee Scholarship (1985)"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bucay "My goal is to make the most of a person?s natural beauty while striving for balance and harmony between features, As an art collector, I have an appreciation for the visual form and am more aesthetically inclined. I have also treated patients abroad, gaining an international perspective and additional insight into various skin conditions. I survived stage-four melanoma cancer and wrote a lot of articles on that; it reinforced my zest for life, enabling me to relate better to patients."

2  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

41  Conditions Treated


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66  Procedures

  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Acne Treatment
  • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
  • Belotero® Injection
  • Biopsy
  • Body Imaging Services
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Botox® Injection
  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatment
  • Cellulite Treatment
  • Chemical Peel
  • CoolSculpting®
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Xeomin® Injection
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Exilis Skin Tightening Therapy
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Glycolic Acid Skin Care Treatment
  • Hair Removal
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Treatment
  • Laser Treatment for Melasma
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Mole Removal
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Pellevé® RF Skin Tightening
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Skin Tightening
  • Ultherapy®
  • Vanquish® Fat Recontouring
  • Wart Removal


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Baylor University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Internship, Pediatrics
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bucay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bucay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bucay to family and friends
22 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bucay's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Bucay Says:
  • My visit was unlike any other. I have had my share of dermatologists visits and none compare to Dr. Bucay's office. From the moment I walked in, I instantly felt welcomed. My entire visit felt personalized. Never did I feel like I was at a doctors office. I never felt rushed. The whole feel of the casita - from furniture to layout, made my visit feel like I was at a spa rather than a doctor's office. Not to mention, the staff and

Patient Comments (3)

I saw these reviews with an average of 2.2 stars! So I want to tell my story. I've been going to Dr. Bucay for 8 years. I'm 60 and I've had severe acne my entire life. I found Dr. Bucay and my skin is amazing. I also get botox and fillers. People think I'm 45 all the time. She is the...more
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Dr. Bucay, and her entire staff are awesome. Dr. Bucay is extremely knowledgeable, and takes her time to be sure all questions are answered, so if you have to wait, it is well worth it. I have been a patient of hers for over 15 years, and have sent many patients to her. Whether you are seeing her...more
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She performed a body check , removed and biopsied a suspicious lesion. The removal left a large scar and the suspicious area was nothing but a benign brown spot. She also charged to spray 14 spots when she only sprayed a wart. She appeared very disinterested. I do not recommend this physician.
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