Lucas Theodore Buchler, MD

Lucas Theodore Buchler, MD

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Primary Specialty

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Secondary Specialty

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Knee
  • Arthroscopic Surgery - Shoulder
  • Cartilage Preservation
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Impingement
  • Orthobiologic Implants
  • Proximal Hamstring Repair

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine - 2013
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2018
Fellowships:
University of Colorado School of Medicine/Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver - 2019

Media

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

145 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

November 16, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable, cautious, competent, warm. Stated previously.

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November 16, 2020

5.0

Dr. Buchler has answered every question I've asked and that's been many. He has encouraged questions and my full participation in my care. He and his staff are warm and friendly and available promptly. They have provided detailed instructions and reinforced those at frequent intervals. My comfort and security have been their number one priority. Just before surgery, Dr. Buchler reassured me that he would take good care of me and be sure I was well cared for. That conveyed confidence to me and assured me he saw me as an individual not a case.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

Easy going. Super nice. Explained exactly what had happened to my knee and why.

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November 15, 2020

5.0

I got in quickly. I liked the doctor.

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November 14, 2020

5.0

Very thorough and very accommodating

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Knowledgeable and personable and made me feel at ease for a procedure that scares me every time!!

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November 13, 2020

5.0

Always accommodating my schedule and insurance needs. Supportive staff that goes above and beyond (nurses LaDonna and Kelly rock!) to help me get in and get through my knee injections which terrify me! I had to use Vanderbilt for 4 years and I am even more more thankful for the NW staff now seeing how things are done at other major hospitals in the nation. BRAVO NW Ortho!!

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November 12, 2020

5.0

I left with the impression that he has a wealth of knowledge about the knee joint and he was giving valuable information. He had a very good manner, answered all our questions, and did a great job with the fluid extraction. I like his conservative approach as well.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

Extremely efficient process. Very clean, plenty of space to safely distance, lots of helpful friendly people, and a great doctor.

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November 12, 2020

5.0

They were behind schedule. But they were nice.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Buena atencion

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November 05, 2020

4.0

Very knowledgeable

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November 05, 2020

4.0

Very through examination answered

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November 05, 2020

5.0

He's an Awesome Dr.. That whole staff, from the person that comes to get me from the waiting room (I forgot her name, begins w"L) to Kelly who finalizing everything are all Awesome.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Always polite and listens to what I'm saying to What I'm feeling and the pain I'm feeling.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Very professional with an exceptional caring attitude that promoter complete trust.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

Dr. Buchler gained my complete trust quickly from my first appointment with him and his P A, Marykate. They both took time to diagnose my problem and thoughly explained treatment options.

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November 05, 2020

5.0

He has a great bedside manner. He explains everything to you, in both medical and regular terms, so you can understand all results. He shows you your exrays and MRI's so u can actually see what he means

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November 05, 2020

5.0

The office staff is absolutely wonderful! Mannerable and kind.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Dr. Buchler, exhibited a very professional and caring demeanor. He looked at my situation and discussed my options of treatment in a way that I had no trouble understanding. I didn't know, at that time, if the treatment would be successful but it has been so far, and I am deeply appreciative.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

I came to my appointment with little expectation of relief for the pain I have lived with for several years. After treatment, I walked away with enormous relief from that pain, and I have been enjoying that relief since the.

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Super nice and knowledgeable. His assistant was awesome! They way she explained everything was great

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Friendly , knowledgeable

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October 29, 2020

5.0

He's very caring, knowledgeable in explaining procedures, very nice !

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October 29, 2020

5.0

Professional, loving, caring .

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October 22, 2020

5.0

Dr.Lucas Informative and reassuring

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October 22, 2020

5.0

The nurse who took me to exam room was super helpful, the X-ray teck was so nice nice and helpful. The resident doctor was knowledgeable and took the time to examine me and explain things to me.

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October 16, 2020

5.0

hE SEEMED CONCERNED AND DID NOT PUSH THE POSSIBILITY ORSURGERY FOR M Y V ERY SORE ELBOW --THOUGH HE A SURGEON -WILL TRY TO EXPLORE OTHER OPTIONS BUT WILL CONTINUE TORETURN T O HIM

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October 16, 2020

5.0

have had NW DOCTORS FOR MY ARE FOR MANY YEARS AND ALWAAYS PLEASED BY THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND CONCERN

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. Buchler was very patient, explained things well and I appreciated his time.

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October 15, 2020

5.0

The facility was clean, everyone was very courteous and I received good care.

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October 15, 2020

4.0

Thorough, personable, knowledgeable, on time.

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October 15, 2020

4.0

I just had the assessment. No experience with the care as yet. But it was a nice visit .

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October 15, 2020

5.0

He gave me a thorough examination and recommended A treatment plan for my shoulders as well as my knee. He gave me a Cortizone shot in my knee and walk me through the whole procedure and was just very kind

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October 15, 2020

5.0

I think North west and doctors keep up-to-date in all aspects of research. I have found most of the Northwestern doctors to listen and include you in your Health decisions. That's enough

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Good service by doctor and resident

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Great bedside manner

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Very knowledgeable staff and physician. Offers more than one options sharing benefit and risk

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October 12, 2020

5.0

made sure I understood instructions

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Helpful, professional and excellent follow through

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Very kind

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October 12, 2020

5.0

Awesome service super friendly

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Very attentive. Hears your problem.

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October 11, 2020

5.0

Because they are quick to try solve your problem.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

Did a great job, didn't act like he was too busy to talk.

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October 05, 2020

5.0

Kind, patient, articulate, respectful.

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October 02, 2020

5.0

completely satisfied with my visit

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October 02, 2020

5.0

Good references fast service and reputation

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October 01, 2020

5.0

Great staff. Loved my surgeon Buchler and assistant Kelly

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October 01, 2020

5.0

His part as leader of the team I encountered on this first encounter.

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October 01, 2020

5.0

The clear, intelligently presented information by the Doctors Assistant and the general efficientcy of the operation.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

The experience was amazing from the MA, Resident and Doctor.

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September 29, 2020

5.0

I thought I was going to be inside the doctor's office for a long time, but I was in and out with great timing and all my questions and concerns was answered.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Dr. Buchler is kind and so is all of the staff. Dr. Mary Kate, Kelly and I think the nurse that took me back to the room is named Deloris, sorry if I'm wrong, are All very attentive and easy to talk to.

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Each and Everyone are very Friendly and always appear Happy, which is very comforting during this Pandemic.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Very pleased with care.

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September 25, 2020

5.0

Dr. Buchler very professional, kind, personable, takes his time, very knowledgeable. All staff very helpful and courteous.

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September 24, 2020

5.0

Dr. Buchler was awesome. Not rushed, thoroughly explained things and answered all of my questions.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

He was extremely professional and knowledgeable.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Everyone was very organized and professional.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Excellent manner, rapport.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Everyone friendly, warm, courteous, involved me in my care, answered all my questions. Prompt care. Like conservative approach.

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Nice manner seems highly competent

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September 17, 2020

5.0

Good explanation of my injury

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September 14, 2020

5.0

I enjoyed meeting Dr. Buchler and his staff. Everyone was so friendly and nice. Dr. Buchler was very informative and did not feel rushed. He took his time explaining my situation and went over my options very carefully. I would recommend Dr. Buchler and his staff to anyone.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

The people that work here are very professional and nice. Registration was quick and the appointment started on time.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Dr.Buchler took his time to explain the process. He also answered every single question I had and I had several. I didn't feel rushed or like a \payment\" if that makes sense."

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Staff is always very pleasant and helpful.

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September 11, 2020

5.0

Dr Buchler was very clear and thorough in his explanations, patient with this patient's many questions, and seemed very skilled.

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September 11, 2020

5.0

The health care team was focused, calm, thorough, very knowledgeable and responsive, and on time.

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Rotator Cuff injury

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Shoulder pain

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September 10, 2020

5.0

Listen and respectful

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September 10, 2020

5.0

The doctors are patient and respectful

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September 04, 2020

5.0

Consistent quality care at Northwestern every time I have an appointment. .Dr Buchler was intelligent, caring and was quick to follow up

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September 03, 2020

5.0

He gave me hope and I really needed that. I felt like I knew he would help me.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Everyone was so nice and professional.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Dr. Buchler was very friendly and took the time to explain my diagnosis and treatment.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Knowledge and friendliness of the staff

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September 03, 2020

5.0

Dr Lucas is a professor, it is a leader and extremely thrilled with his work. During the pandemic him and his team went above and beyond for me as a patient. Dr Lucas took his personal time while abroad to call me and discuss my ultrasound results. He was and is always objective yet very optimistic with fine surgery results. Everyone talks about his team in the 13th floor and in the OR. His charisma and ethics will follow him. I am honored to be a patient and work with his team. Dr. Lucas will continue to excel at the Orthopedics department due to his genuine humility. He is a leader that relates well with others at all levels. I hope Dean M Harrison is aware of Dr. Lucas and his team remarkable work.

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September 03, 2020

5.0

It's one of a kind facility and their care is extreme with everyone. From the reception to the 12,17 and 19th floor everyone cares. Everyone showed compassion while working around the pandemic, I am grateful for every one at 259 e Erie building.

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August 31, 2020

5.0

Personable, very informative, provided direct plan of care

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August 31, 2020

5.0

Efficient & clear

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August 31, 2020

5.0

Thorough explanations and great job walking through my injection.

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August 28, 2020

5.0

He's great at explaining everything and coming up with a plan together

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August 28, 2020

5.0

Feel like the staff and MDs care

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August 26, 2020

5.0

Dr. Buchler was patient, answered all my questions and addressed my concerns. He made me feel at ease in knowing my issues/concerns can be repaired.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

He took the extra time to make sure I understood the details and the next steps. He valued my time and kept me informed of what the plan was.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

All the staff I interacted with were organized and bailed my time. They were constant professionals and explained everything to me until I understood the details.

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August 24, 2020

5.0

Great service, very attentive and reassuring

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July 27, 2020

5.0

Compassionate and professional

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July 24, 2020

5.0

My first encounter, so far so good.

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July 17, 2020

5.0

Very Learned professionals, easy to make diagnosis and determine a safe and affordable recovery plan.

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July 16, 2020

4.0

Only spent 5 minutes with provider, rest of time spent with assistant and clerk; he did seem very knowledgeable; the staff was friendly and professional. the site was clean and implemented COVID precautions that I felt comfortable with

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Very compassionate and knowledgeable

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Dr Buchler and resident Eric were so amazing. They were patient and kind. They let me talk freely about my pain, etc and gave me plenty of answers. I felt so comfortable and understood.

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July 13, 2020

5.0

Very good Dr , whit a lot of experience about my problem,

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July 09, 2020

5.0

I have been very pleased with the level of care I have received. Specifically, I felt that I was getting a thorough exam, received adequate attention, and received very reasonable and thorough explanations.

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July 09, 2020

5.0

He explained what my problem was and what needs to be done..He answered my questions in detail

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July 09, 2020

5.0

I feel like the care I have received from this team has been excellent.

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