Greenwich Village

214 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012, USA


(212) 385-3700(212) 385-3700

Kips Bay

247 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016, USA


(212) 385-3700(212) 385-3700

Dr. Robert Buka, MD

Dermatologist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Affinity, Humana, POMCO, 1199 SEIU Funds, AARP, HIP, GWH-Cigna, HealthNet, Multiplan, Aetna, Health Plus, Oscar, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health First, Oxford, Cigna, Emblem Health, Fidelis Care, Medicare, United Healthcare

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Voro score

74% recommended

3,314 out of 4,504 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

5 neighbors

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.5(4,499)

Approach

A graduate of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Dr. Buka completed an internship in internal medicine at Saint Vincent's Hospital in New York City. He then completed a dermatology residency at the University of California, San Diego and a fellowship at Children's Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Buka holds a law degree from Fordham University in New York City and speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Buka's particular expertise is in vascular lasers, skin cancer, and acne. He speaks at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology on topics ranging from complex eczema to techniques in dermatologic surgery. His articles have been published in dermatology and plastic surgery textbooks and medical research journals.

Biography

Educations

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, MD, 1999
Northwestern University, BA, 1995

Certifications

Dermatology, Dermatology - Pediatric Dermatology

Trainings

University of California, San Diego, 2003 (residency)
Rady Children's Hospital, 2004 (fellowship)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (4504)
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 Recommends this doctor

How was your experience with the doctor?I met Dr. Buka's assistant. She was nice, friendly, and efficient.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buka has multiple offices around NYC which makes getting an appointment easy and convenient. I love his in-house esthetician, Tiffany. She has totally changed my skin for the better! Annie
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great facilities! Nice staff.
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Goran S.Feb 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?great service, everyone who works there is awesome... recommendation!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Bobby Buka MD is the best in the biz! I trust him and his staff 100%.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?I met with an assistant who was very pleasant.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Competent and accommodating staff. Felt I was in good hands.
Angel C.Feb 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing doctor
Rosa J.Feb 4
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The Staff iand the Dr are just awesome!
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: More than 1 hour
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?long waiting like one hour. Then doctor ona rush and talk to you for 3 mins done.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent service nice staff
Lucia M.Jan 13
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?It was a routine skin check up. did not see the MD but the physician assistant. Non the less she was very professional and knowledgeable.
Paige E.Nov 28
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?This office forgot not once but twice to send my Rx to my pharmacy and they're impossible to get on the phone. The only way to get in touch with them is to stop by the office. I had another bad experience at their Williamsburg location with a different provider and will be avoiding this network of offices in the future.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was very quick and informative. My whole procedure took no more than 5 minutes.
AnonymousNov 26
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?He was excellent, caring and knowledgeable . The admins were kind as well.
Andre M.Nov 20
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great vibe in the office. Cool art, but not too spa like. Cozy and friendly.
Nancy B.Nov 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I love this office. So friendly. Great doctors.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. Explains things in easy to understand examples and gives detailed descriptions so all your concerns are being voiced. He is awesome!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?My kid felt so comfortable and we were so happy,
AnonymousOct 16
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?All this tech and no one could communicate how behind they were?!
Tyran D.Oct 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Oh what a pleasure!
AnonymousOct 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great, yet quaint, office with great personnel.
Jamie O.Oct 11
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?awesome
Cathy U.Oct 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent professional service. Very attentive !
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great place
Philip D.Sep 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Was fine.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He explained everything and made me feel at ease about why I was there.
Aisha Z.Sep 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?What a beautiful office and pleasant staff. Will be recommending.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor was very competent and offered me different solutions for my complaints.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great service
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I visited the myrtle(at broadway) location. Amazingly decorated “doctor’s” office, could have been at a art gallery or installation. The service by Dr. Buka was equally impressive and thorough, articulate and professional. The same for the staff and explanation of insurance coverage. I am unclear if Dr. Buka attends any of the other facilities under his name, as many of the other facilities he has listed with zocdoc state before booking that you will be seen by a colleague.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was more than satisfied and left with with hope of finally getting the results I been wanting. Doctor Buka was very understanding and knowledgeable. Felt very comfortable, no complaints at all. I highly recommend. Great experience.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?My acne scars have significantly faded away with the Microneedling with PRP treatments. I had my fifth cosmetic procedure performed today by Doctor Buka. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional; and I am absolutely pleased with the results up to this point because the texture of my skin has drastically improved. Prior to the procedure, a nurse applies numbing cream on my face and draws my blood. A few minutes later Doctor Buka targets the acne scars with a microneedling device and carefully injects my Platelet Rich Plasma in the areas that have acne scars. The redness on my face fades away within a week. I highly recommend this non-invasive procedure if you are looking to improve your appearance and acne scars.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?Absolutely the worst. The consultation i took a day off for was fine but I had to do an excision and they not only cancelled 2 hours before i was supposed to go in but told me the doctor who did the consultation was the one who needed to do the procedure. When they made the appointment for the excision they did not mention this at all and said it would be fine. Complete waste of time with zero outcome, I'm extremely upset.
AnonymousAug 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?This is absolute the best dermatologist I have ever seen. They can accurately diagnosed the illness and treat you with the most effective medications. Additionally, they always make you feel like home by providing you books, iPads and water while you are waiting.
Janeth R.Aug 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great staff! Very fast and efficient. Would come back
AnonymousAug 23
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?Sat for 50 mins in the room, no one came or checked up after initially bringing me in.
AnonymousAug 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Mole screening was quick and easy, didn’t have to wait long!!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The Best Dermatologist in Brooklyn, excellent staff. The waiting time is less than 10 minutes. I will recommend for my family and friends.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I felt so comfortable with the overseeing doctor. She was so warm and made me feel comfortable. Would recommend!
Andrea G.Aug 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buka was great! Very attentive to our needs and very explanatory to my daughter's care. Made us feel very comfortable and like we were his only patients. Thank you for your care Dr. Buka! We highly recommend this dermatologist
AnonymousAug 12
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctors are great, but I don’t know if I’ve ever waited less than an hour at this office. This last appointment I waited a full 90 minutes. They overschedule regularly and their phones don’t work half the time. It’s incredibly inconsiderate to keep patients waiting for so long as standard office procedure.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buka has probably the best bedside manner of any doctor I’ve ever been to. He is knowledgeable and patient, and answers any questions or concerns. His staff is nice and they took me before my appointment time since I arrived early. I went to see him for acne that I’ve been battling for about ten years and am confident that with his treatment plan for me I will see results soon. I also really like that he incorporates holistic treatments into his practice. Thank you, Dr. Buka!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buka was incredible. He treated a tender subject tenderly and made me feel heard throughout the entire appointment. His empathy and care truly shined. The help he provided me with came from a genuine place, and his intellectual prowess was never questioned. I would recommend him or his wonderful staff for anybody in need of a dermatologist. Cannot wait to visit again, hopefully for good news!
Louis S.Jul 31
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very pleasant
Daniel W.Jul 25
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone who works there is polite and kind and very hospitable. I was seen very quickly and my concerns were treated seriously but without adding to my anxiety. Very reassuring and I’d recommend him and the team to anyone.
Tatum C.Jul 11
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone was so warm and welcoming. The doctor came in after I was assessed and really took his time to make sure that his team was in the right page and that I was taken care of.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 1 hour
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?The office staff is very unprofessional and don’t have an understanding on how to run the office, so sad for the doctors because some of them are really good.