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Dr. Frederick F. Buechel, Jr. M.D. at the Robotic Joint Center provides a variety of consultation and second opinion options to tailor to your needs. We provide traditional In-Office Appointments, Virtual Consultations through our platform, and Phone consultations. Please select the option below that best suits your needs and we will begin the process of diagnosing and ending your knee pain.

In-Office Appointment

Interested in coming to one of our office locations for an initial In-Office Appointment? Call us directly at 212-308-3089 or email us at to set up your appointment.

Dr. Buechel will review your Knee History, Medical History, perform a physical exam and go over your Knee Imaging Studies with you in person.

If you need current x-rays, these can be scheduled prior to your exam. If you have current x-rays, you can have the images sent to us prior to your appointment date. We are happy to arrange new imaging for you prior to your office visit, making your visit as efficient as possible.

Dr. Buechel will discuss your diagnosis in detail with you and the treatment options available.

We see patients in two locations, Lenox Hill Hospital and Lenox Health Greenwich Village.

Virtual Consultation

Would you like to have your first encounter with Dr. Buechel without having to make the trip to one of our offices? You can schedule a Virtual Consultation with Dr. Buechel using our platform right from your home, office or anywhere in the world. This option is commonly used by our out-of-town patients looking for an opinion on whether or not they are a candidate for one Dr. Buechel’s Partial Knee Replacements or Total Knee Replacements using the Mako Robotic Knee System for precision joint replacement.

You can call us directly at 212-308-3089 or email us at to arrange for a Virtual Consultation with Dr. Buechel. We will then help you make all the arrangements and provide us with the information we need to make your Virtual Consultation a success.

If you wish, you can start by filling out the documents online and sending them to us, or you can call, or email and we can help you with the process.

Phone Consultations

If you are unable to access the internet via phone, computer or tablet for a virtual consultation, we are happy to provide a consultation over the phone.

You can call us directly at 212-308-3089 or email us at to arrange for a phone consultation.

Not sure what to do? Just give us a call and our staff will be happy to help you figure out the next step with a no-obligation.

Second Opinion

Dr. Buechel commonly provides second opinions in person at the Robotic Joint Center or virtually through our Virtual Consultation platform to determine if you’re a good candidate for Robotic Partial or Total Knee Replacement.

During this consultation he will review your previous diagnosis and recommendations and confirm or amend your diagnosis, providing you with a complete understanding of your knee treatment options, either surgical or non-surgical.

During your second opinion Dr. Buechel will review your history, imaging and perform a physical exam. If your second opinion is virtual, you will be offered a follow-up in person consultation to have a comprehensive physical exam.

If you already have current imaging, we will help you upload your imaging or have you send the imaging to us for Dr. Buechel to review. If you do not Dr. Buechel will answer all of your questions and help you understand your options. If you’re a good candidate for Robotic Partial or Total Knee Replacement and you decide to have Dr. Buechel provide your surgical care, we go out of our way to help you make the process as easy as possible.

You can call us directly at 212-308-3089 or email us at to arrange for your second opinion.

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