Frederick F. Buechel, Jr., M.D. | Orthopaedic Surgeon | (239) 659-5633 (KNEE)
MAKOplasty® International Destination & Training Center of Excellence
International & Out of Area ConsultationsInternational and out of area Candidates can send Dr. Buechel, Jr. their information for review. After Dr. Buechel’s information & x-ray review, they are contacted by our staff and instructed on the next step. The next step is for the patient (and family) to travel to Naples, have an appointment with the doctor to confirm the MAKOplastyProcedure would be appropriate for the patient and have the procedure performed at the Robotic Joint Replacement Center that week. Dr. Buechel requests the following Information be sent to for his review:History:1.Medical History that includes the location of your knee pain, your current height & weight, current medication list including blood thinners, surgical history, family history, alcohol history, smoking history, any history of blot clots or bleeding conditions, any history of infections, your pain level estimate (rated 1-10, with 10 being the worst pain), and current walking distance and activity level. Treatments to date and for how long including NSAIDs, injections of cortisone or Hylauronic Acids, braces, physical therapy. X-ray views: (Completed within the last 3 months on CD, DVD, stick drive or regular x-ray film)1. Standing Anterior to Posterior view (AP) of both knees2. Standing Posterior to Anterior 45 degree Flexion (PA) views of both knees (Notch Views)3. Lateral view (Side View to see Bone Spurs and Knee Cap)4. Sunrise view (To see the Knee Cap Space)Information can be sent to:Frederick F. Buechel, Jr. MDRobotic Joint Replacement CenterPhysicians Regional Medical Center6101 Pine Ridge Road, 2nd Floor SuiteNaples, Florida 34119Please include self-addressed stamped envelopes for any materials you wish to have returned to you with instructions for our staff after your information has been reviewed by Dr. Buechel.Concierge PlanInternational & private pay patients have access to our Concierge Plan for their short stay in Naples during the procedure. A variety of housing choices are available for patients traveling for their procedure. Local rental homes, condominiums, and a full range of hotel options are available for patients and their families during their stay in Naples. Private transportation services are available and can be arranged to and from airports, lodging, restaurants and attractions for patients and family.