About Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD

Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD

Frederick F. Buechel Jr. MD is an internationally renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon who is Fellowship Trained in Knee and Hip Joint Replacement and specializes in Robotic-Arm Assisted Mako™ Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, knee meniscus surgery, and stem cell therapy. Dr. Buechel is an Orthopaedic Surgeon Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).

Dr. Buechel started the Mako™ Robotic Joint Replacement Program at Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Naples, Florida in 2009, and founded the “Makoplasty International Destination, Education and Training Center” in 2010 in conjunction with Mako Surgical Corp, where patients and surgeons from the USA and internationally went for their surgery and robotic training. Dr. Buechel continues to work with Stryker Orthopaedic company to develop the robotic system and train surgeons.


Frederick Buechel, Jr MD – Leading Robotic Surgeon

As a surgeon and surgeon proctor, Dr. Buechel has performed over 1500 Mako™ robotic knee & hip procedures in the USA, Asia, Australia, and Europe, and he has taught hundreds of surgeons around the world how to use the Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement System.

International Instructor

Mako™ Robotic
Partial Knee Replacement

Mako™ Robotic
Total Hip Replacement

Mako™ Robotic Certifying Instructor for Knee & Hip Surgery

His global experience operating on patients from around the world with regional anatomical variations, along with his involvement in the development of the system over the years, allows him to successfully perform these revolutionary procedures on “straightforward” cases, and “difficult advanced pathologic” cases with great precision, providing a high level of satisfaction for his patients.

Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. uses the Mako® Robotic System combined with his minimally invasive surgical techniques to help people with painful knees get back to their active lifestyles rapidly, and with less discomfort than traditional partial and total knee replacement.

Educational History

Penn State University

Medical School:
Rutgers Medical School of New Jersey

Orthopaedic Residency:
Drexel University College of Medicine

Joint Reconstruction Fellowship:
University of Pennsylvania

Currently, with locations in New York and Taiwan, patients have access to Dr. Buechel’s advanced, minimally invasive, outpatient, Robotic Partial Knee Replacement (Medial, Lateral & Patellofemoral Replacements) & Mako™ Robotic Total Knee Replacement surgery from anywhere in the world. His attention to every detail and deep understanding of the robotic system’s capabilities makes him a sought-after surgeon by patients wanting the best outcomes for their knees.

Dr. Buechel treats patients with knee injuries including tears of the meniscus and has a large experience with arthroscopic knee surgery.

Dr. Buechel also treats patients with painful arthritic knee conditions when they are not yet ready for surgical intervention, using a variety of non-surgical options that include biologic injectable cell-based therapy such as Stem Cells and PRP.


Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD was in private practice in Naples, Florida from 2001 through 2014. In 2015, Dr. Buechel expanded his Mako™ Robotic Knee & Hip surgery practice to the Far East, while established the Robotic Joint Center™ in New York and San Francisco. As an International surgeon, Dr. Buechel works and operates in Taipei, Taiwan, and New York City, and has performed Mako™ robotic knee surgery in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Greece, and Turkey.

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