MAKOplasty® International Destination & Training Center of Excellence
Welcome to Our WebsiteDr. Frederick Buechel Jr. MD is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and is Joint Replacement Fellowship Trained from The University of Pennsylvania in Adult Total Joint Reconstruction. Dr. Buechel, Jr. MD is the Chairman of the Department 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. As the Director of the Robotic Joint Replacement Center at Physicians Regional Medical Center, Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. specializes in and performs Makoplasty® Outpatient Robotic Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, and Knee Arthroscopy. Dr. Buechel, Jr. is an expert in Makoplasty® surgery & internationally one of the most experienced Makoplasty® Robotic Knee Surgeons, having performed more than 750 Outpatient Robotic Makoplasty® Knee resurfacings since he began the program in Southwest Florida in 2009. Dr. Buechel performs all of his procedures himself from start to finish! 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. Dr. Buechel’s exposures are 2-3 inches, no muscles are cut, no tourniquets are used, and blood loss is minimal requiring no transfusions. Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) stem cell application is used to enhance the healing process. Skin adhesive (instead of staples) is used to hold the skin edges together and reduce the risk of external contamination while allowing patients to shower the next day. 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. International & out of state patients can provide their information for review. If a patient is considered a candidate based on the information & x-ray review, they are contacted by our staff and instructed on the next steps. Information for sending xrays and data is available on our “Contact Us” page.We look forward to exceeding your orthopaedic needs at The Robotic Joint Replacement Center.