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Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr.

Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr., MD

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Dr. Frederick F. Buechel, Jr. MD is an internationally renowned robotic orthopaedic knee replacement surgeon and an expert in outpatient Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee Replacement.

He is one of the most experienced international robotic partial knee surgeons in the world. He has performed nearly 1000 robotic knee procedures in the USA, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

Dr. Frederick Buechel and Makoplasty

Dr. Buechel uses the MAKO Robotic System combined with his minimally invasive techniques to help people with painful knee arthritis get back to their active lifestyles rapidly, and with less discomfort than traditional partial and total knee replacement. Dr. Buechel is an expert in choosing the right patients for this technology, the pre-operative and intra-operative computer planning, and the technical execution of the procedure from start to finish using the system to achieve the most precise joint reconstruction for each individual’s knee.

Dr. Buechel has a vast experience successfully operating on patients from all over the world with the MAKO robotic system as the primary surgeon and a surgeon proctor. His experience allows him to perform this revolutionary procedure on simple cases and highly advanced difficult cases with superior precision and great patient satisfaction.

Frederick Buechel, MD is the world’s leading consultant and surgeon in the field of robotic partial knee replacements. To watch a full surgical video with commentary from Dr. Buechel please visit our page on what is makoplasty and scroll to the bottom of the page. There you can watch and listen as Dr Frederick Buechel guides you through all stages of robotic partial knee replacements from preparation through the actual procedure.

Frederick F. Buechel, Jr. MD is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and is Joint Replacement Fellowship Trained from The University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. specializes in and performs MAKOplasty® Outpatient Robotic Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Knee Arthroscopy. Dr.  Buechel, Jr. also trained under Dr. Buechel Sr. MD who is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  Dr. Buechel, Jr. MD was the Chairman of Surgery at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples, Florida.  He was the past Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the NCH Healthcare System from 2007-2010, and he was the NCH 2009 COMPASS Award recipient.  We are proud to have him at Prestige Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

Makoplasty Instructor and Trainer

Dr. Buechel, Jr. is an expert in MAKOplasty® surgery & internationally one of the most experienced MAKOplasty® Robotic Knee Surgeons, having performed well over 1000 Outpatient Robotic MAKOplasty® Knee resurfacings since he began the program in 2009. Dr. Buechel performs all of his procedures himself from start to finish!  In 2012 he performed the first MAKOplasty® Knee Procedures with surgeons in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Turkey and Greece. Dr. Buechel was the first orthopaedic surgeon to provide advanced MAKO robotic surgery training courses for surgeons in the United States and he has provided surgical support and launch services to robotic orthopaedic programs in many countries including the USA, Australia, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong. Dr. Buechel continues to lecture internationally on Mako Robotic Partial Knee Replacement surgery around the world including India, China, Taiwan, Japan, Australia and the USA.

MAKOplasty® Robotic Arm Assisted Knee Surgery is the most consistently, reproducible, precision joint replacement installation system available that allows certified surgeons to optimize knee implant placement, enhancing implant function and longevity.  Dr. Buechel, Jr. has developed the Mini-MAKOplasty® Technique that allows all of his patients to return home the same day.  A truly minimally invasive technique & process that provides rapid pain relief with return to an active lifestyle within weeks, for most patients. Patients are walking the same day, most are off prescription pain meds within a week and feel better than before surgery in just 3-4 weeks. The goal of Dr. Buechel’s robotically precise, anatomically & kinematically restorative, and minimally invasive knee resurfacing procedure is to reduce each patient’s arthritic knee pain and restore their function and quality of life.  Dr. Buechel’s comprehensive Mini-MAKOplasty Program is designed to enhance patient outcomes, allowing patients the greatest chance of success with the least risk of complications.

A consultant for MAKO Surgical Corp, Dr. Buechel, Jr. MD is an international surgeon educator, trainer & instructor, and he participates in the development and advancement of MAKOplasty® hardware and software applications.  Having trained and hosted hundreds of surgeons from around the U.S. and internationally from Italy, Turkey, Greece, Israel, Scotland, Austria, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and  more.

Active, younger patients that are living with arthritic pain from a prior knee injury or failed meniscus surgery, or those middle-aged and older struggling with the effects of time and wear on their knee joint surfaces, can benefit from his international experience of over a thousand procedures with this robotic technology.

Dr. Buechel is American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certified and is Fellowship trained in Adult Joint Reconstruction from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the past Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Orthopaedics at Physicians Regional Healthcare System, and past Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the NCH Healthcare System, both in Naples, Florida USA where he practiced for the last 14 years.

Dr. Frederick Buechel and Dr. Ron Noy

Dr. Buechel has partnered with Ron Noy, MD at Prestige Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to provide minimally Invasive outpatient Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee Arthroplasty Surgery for patients around the world with knee arthritis pain. Dr. Buechel welcomes patients from all over the world for consultations regarding their knee arthritis, and he can provide robotic surgical services for patients able to travel to New York City and Taiwan. Kindly contact Dr. Buechel through our website for further information regarding consultations and scheduling.

Potential partial knee patients can send their information for Dr. Buechel to review for an initial virtual consultation. If the history and imaging reviewed supports the diagnosis for the procedure, Dr. Buechel will discuss this with the patient and an office exam is scheduled to confirm the diagnosis with the surgery to follow, generally the next day. Patients and their families are encouraged to stay in the area for outpatient therapy and evaluation prior to returning home.

Robotic-Assisted Partial Knee Replacement Milestones