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About Dr. David J Pochatko

Dr. David J Pochatko, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Buffalo, NY, with another office in East Amherst, NY. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Pochatko is affiliated with Kaleida Health Buffalo General Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

37 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David J Pochatko is Good. Dr. David J Pochatko has been rated by 37 patients. From those 37 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David J Pochatko is 2.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Northtowns Orthopedics Pc

36 N Union Rd Ste 4
Buffalo, NY 14221
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Northtowns Orthopedics PC

8750 Transit Rd Ste 105
East Amherst, NY 14051
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Specialties

Dr. David J Pochatko has the following 2 specialties

  • Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Hammer Toe Syndrome
  • Foot Deformities
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Acquired Foot Deformities

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Five Stars

Dr. Pochatcko is an excellent Dr. And a great surgeon. I had two surgeries and recouperated very well. Took a while because of the extensive repair needed. I walked for years in pain but after recovery, which took a little longer than I would have liked, I could finally walk. I highly recommend him!! The only problem I have is trying to get calls returned in a timely matter. Especially when I need paperwork.

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Doesn't care about recovery

Had foot and ankle surgery and it wound up being much more invasive than what was planned. I guess this happens and that is fine. What is the worst is complete and udder lack of care about a patients healing or concerns. He basically does his surgery and he could care less. PT was far more helpful in my recovery than him. He's insulting, condescending and the worst excuse of a professional doctor I have EVER encountered.

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Wonderful Doctor!!!

Dr P is one the nicest, most competent doctors I have ever treated with. Another doctor botched my first ankle fusion & he competently did further surgery fixing it. I don't know what these others are talking about. I have recommended him to others & they are also happy with the results.

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the worst ever

Dr pochatko was the worst Dr. I have ever seen very RUDE!!!!!!!! Very fast to tell you nasty comments. I will never go back!!! The staff was also bad! His bedside manners sucked!!!!!!!!!!! Stay away

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Very good experience

I don't know what these other reviews are talking about. I had my second appointment with Dr. Pochatko recently and I had not one problem with my experience at his office or with his demeanor. Happy with my appointments and overall treatment with him and his staff.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Pochatko is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

    Graduated in 1988

  • Truman Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David J Pochatko accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • Independent Health
    • Independent Health Encompass HMO
    • Independent Health FlexFit HMO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Preferred PPO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • Multiplan
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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