My pre surgical visits had both Dr.Buchalter and I well prepared for my surgery. I felt very comfortable and knew I was in wonderful hands. Dr.Buchalter is a very skilled, kind, caring surgeon. The surgery went extremely well and the care at Northern Westchester Hospital was excellent. Any time I had a question post op, the staff at the Danbury office of Somets Orthopedics was very responsive and that was much appreciated. I have since sent 3 family members and a friend to Dr.Buchalter for their surgeries.
As for suggestions:
I did see Dr. Buchalter for my two week post op check, but I never saw him for the additional follow up visits. I would have liked to have seen him, or at the very least, I would like to have seen the same PA for each follow up. Also I did have one experience where one follow up “exam” was extremely quick, no scar check, no explanation as to why I get burning and some pinching/“pain” for lack of a better word, at or around the scar. The visit simply entailed an X-ray followed by 2 quick leg manipulations and a quick pressing against the side of the surgery…call if you need us. It felt rushed and I still don’t know why I have occasional discomfort in the area of the scar. Also, wait times during a visit are sometimes quite long.
If not for those concerns, I would have given 5 stars. Happily, so far, my family members have seen Dr.Buchalter for all of their follow up visits. As for me, should I ever need the same surgery again on the opposite side, I would absolutely go right to Dr.Buchalter. He is the very best! Thank you Dr. Buchalter.