About Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD

Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD

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


International Instructor:

Mako™ Robotic Partial Knee Replacement
Mako™ Robotic Total Hip Replacement
Mako™ Robotic Knee & Hip Consultant

Frederick Buechel Jr. MD is an internationally renowned robotic orthopaedic knee replacement surgeon, a surgeon instructor/proctor and an expert in the field of Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee Replacement. He he has performed nearly 1000 robotic knee procedures in the USA, Asia, Australia and Europe and he has taught hundreds of surgeons around the world how to use the Mako® Robotic System. His global experience and involvement in the development of the system allows him to successfully perform this revolutionary procedure on straight forward cases and highly advanced difficult cases, with superior precision providing great patient satisfaction.

Stryker Mako® Robotic SystemDr. Buechel uses the Mako® Robotic System combined with his minimally invasive knee surgical 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 Orthopaedic Surgeon Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), re-certified by the Board in 2013 after completing the “Maintenance of Certification” (MOC) program as required every 10 years now by the ABOS. He has a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Biology, Vertebrate Physiology from The Pennsylvania State University “Penn State”. His medical school training was at The Univeristy of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey, now “Rutgers University School of Medicine”. He completed his orthopaedic residency and internship at “Drexel University” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His Fellowship training in Joint Reconstruction of the Knee & Hip was completed at “Pennsylvania Hospital at The University of Pennsylvania” with Dr. Robert Booth, MD & David Nazarian, MD. After completing his training in Philadelphia, Dr. Buechel begain his private practice in Naples, Florida. Dr. Buechel is a second generation orthopaedic surgeon and son of Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Frederick Buechel, Sr. MD, the developer of the LCS Mobile Bearing Knee System and the Buechel-Pappas Total Knee/Hip/Ankle/Shoulder Systems.

Dr. Buechel was the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Florida from 2007-2010. He began the Mako™ Robotics program at neighboring hospital Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Naples Florida in 2009. He was elected Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and then Chairman and Chief of Orthopaedics at Physicians Regional Healthcare System. He founded the “Makoplasty International Destination and Training Center” in 2010 in Naples, Florida where surgeons and patients from the USA and internationally went for their training and surgery. He launched several international robotic programs begining with the first training programs and robotic surgeries in Asia in 2012, and Europe in 2013. Taiwan was launched in 2014, with Dr. Buechel forming several lasting relationships with Taiwan Orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr. Buechel practiced in Naples from 2001-2014 before expanding into international robotic orthopaedic surgery in the Asia/South Pacific Region in 2015. As part of expanding his reach providing robotic surgery to more patients in the USA and internationally, Dr. Buechel partnered with key elite practices in the USA and Asia. He has provided a vital role in education & launching Mako™ Robotic surgery in all the Asian countries currently using the Mako™ Robotic systems. He launched Australia’s Mako™ Robotics program in 2015 & 2016 as the certification course instructor for 25 Mako™ Robotic Knee Courses and as a proctor for their surgeons as they begin using the system on their patients . Now with locations in Taiwan, and New York, patients have access to Dr. Buechel’s advanced, minimally invasive, outpatient, robotic knee surgery program from anywhere in the world. His attention to every detail and complete understanding of the robotic system’s capabilites, makes him a sought after surgeon for those wanting the best for their knee.