About Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD

Frederick Buechel, Jr MD – Leading Robotic Surgeon

Frederick F. Buechel, Jr. MD is an American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certified surgeon and was Fellowship trained at the University of Pennsylvania in Joint Reconstruction of the knee and hip.  He is the founder of the Robotic Joint Center, located at Park Avenue and 71st Street in New York City, and Taipei Postal Hospital in Taiwan.

Dr. Buechel’s practice in New York is specialized to treat knee conditions including early to advanced knee osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, meniscus injuries, cartilage injuries, tendonitis, and bursitis.

He is an expert and one of the worlds most experienced users of the Mako™️ Robotic Partial Knee & Total Knee Replacement Installation System. The system uses advanced computer software planning and a surgeon guided precision robotic arm cutting tool, to precisely prepare each individual’s bone surfaces, to optimize

Dr. Buechel has developed advanced techniques to perform precision, mini-incision Mako™️ Robotic Partial Knee Replacement taking advantage of the systems full capabilities, optimizing the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative process, providing patients with faster recoveries, less pain, and optimal results.

Dr. Buechel has a vast experience of more than 1,500 successful Mako Robotic Partial Knee Replacements on a wide range of patient types from around the world. He has helped launch Mako™️ robotic joint replacement programs in more than ten countries including the USA, Australia, Mainland China cities of Beijing, Shanghai, & Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Greece, Turkey and Italy.

His extraordinary robotic partial knee replacement experience allows him to precisely, efficiently and successfully perform these life enhancing procedures on straight forward cases and difficult advanced pathologic cases. Dr. Buechel’s experience & skills, attention to every detail, and deep understanding of the robotic system’s capabilities, makes him a sought-after surgeon by patients wanting the best outcome for their knees, the first time. Dr. Buechel uses the latest surgical & anesthetic techniques, medications, surgical products, and medical technologies he has found from his international experience to optimize the outcomes of his patients. At the Robotic Joint Center, our goal is to get our patients back to their active lifestyles, minimizing the pain and time it takes to recover.

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.

Why Dr. Frederick F. Buechel Jr.?

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.

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.

In 2015, Dr. Buechel expanded his Mako™ Robotic Knee & Hip surgery practice to the Far East, while establishing 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.

Dr. Buechel has been recognized three years in a row (2019, 2018, 2017) by Castle Connolly as a New York Top Doctor in the area of orthopaedic surgery. 

Why Robotic Knee Replacement?

The Mako™ Total Knee System empowers Dr. Buechel with more information, more accurate information, and live dynamic information about size, alignment and balance to make better surgical decisions than with conventional tool systems alone. Optimizing ligament balance, implant position and leg alignment using precision software while making precise, safe bone cuts with the robotic arm assistance benefits each patient by providing them with customized installation. This translates to a more precisely placed knee replacement optimized for each individual’s personal characteristics producing a more comfortably functioning knee.

International Instructor

Mako™ Robotic
Partial Knee Replacement

Mako™ Robotic
Total Hip Replacement

Mako™ Robotic Certifying Instructor for Knee & Hip Surgery

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


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