Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

90 Patient Ratings
59 Patient Comments

Luke O. Buchmann, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

90 Patient Ratings
59 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-4566 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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Bio

Dr. Buchmann joined the Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Utah in 2008. He completed his residency at the University of Kansas, and a fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Buchmann has published in numerous medical journals and serves on a national committee related to Head & Neck cancer. Dr. Buchmann's clinical practice involves the diagnosis and surgical management of head and neck neoplasms including those of the upper aerodigestive tract, salivary glands, thyroid and the neck. He has additional expertise in microvascular reconstruction following head and neck cancer surgery. Research interests include evaluating functional outcomes following head and neck cancer surgery including swallowing, quality of life outcomes, and the evaluation of patient levels of psychological distress surrounding their cancer diagnosis. Dr. Buchmann enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, and camping. He and his wife have two wonderful children.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology (Otolary)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.9
My confidence in care provider
4.9
Time care provider spent with me
4.7
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.6
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

July 31, 2014

I was very impressed with Dr. Buchmann and his flock, and the nurse, Michele McArdle, and the social worker, Nichole Robinson. all first class folks.

May 11, 2014

I continue to be impressed at the good work of Dr. Buchmann, the high caliber of his residents, and the professional courtesy exhibited by the nurses and staff.

May 11, 2014

I could hear all conversations outside the door before the dr. and pa. came in. I am glad it was positive. that made a big difference

May 09, 2014

I would highly recommend the Huntsman clinics.

May 04, 2014

Dr Bachmann is both caring and professional. He is very through in his examination and takes the time to discuss my progress. His resident (post doctorate student) displayed excellent skills as well. I could not ask for better care.

April 05, 2014

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Buchmann and his abilities.

February 16, 2014

great crew. very concerned. very comforting. too slow to respond to nurse call button

January 28, 2014

Dr. Buchmann is an amazing dr and surgeon. As far as scars go, mine is beautiful :) he is a very talented and caring person.

January 09, 2014

It was wonderful to have my doctor sit down and discuss my concerns person-to-person. He showed respect for my experiences and talked to me almost as a friend would, sharing his own perspective in an appropriate way.

November 29, 2013

GOOD

November 20, 2013

Dr. Buchmann is an excellent surgeon! His demeanor was welcoming and open. Appreciate his skills and that he is able to pass them along to ENT residents. Glad Huntsman Cancer Hospital is available.

November 04, 2013

The Doctor, Resident, and Nurse were interested in me, my case and my progress. My visit was superior in every aspect.

November 04, 2013

Each and every visit also had excellent instructions, or follow up.

October 28, 2013

More than one care provider was involved in this visit, and we were pleased with all.

October 15, 2013

We have full and complete faith in Dr. Buchman and his whole team. Neither of us would ever hesitate to recommend them to others and are very greatful they took me on as a patient as well.

September 30, 2013

Dr Buchman took me on because my boyfriend is his paitent and I'm so very greatful to him and his team. I don't know how I can every truly thank them.

September 23, 2013

The doctor provided any and all answers. His confidence boosted my confidence in beating this cancer

September 23, 2013

very pleased

September 09, 2013

Dr. Luke Buchmann is an excellent and caring specialist. He answered all my concerns about the vagal schwannoma and gave me continued confidence for another year. He was cheerful and willing to spend the time needed to help me understand my situation.

August 22, 2013

dr. buchmann was amazing I would recommend him again and again!!! he is a wonderful dr an I truely feel he cared for me and my needs!!

August 04, 2013

Everyone was very helpful.

July 15, 2013

This was my first meeting with Dr. Buchmann. He was very thorough and patient, reviewing my previous treatment and explaining future treatment. Impressive.

July 10, 2013

great doctors and staff

June 26, 2013

Dr. Buchman took the time to check on me after I was released. Very impressed!

June 11, 2013

Good

May 27, 2013

Very informative about my condition.

May 19, 2013

I do not think Dr. Buchmann or his residents could have offered a higher standard of care when treating my condition. My treatment and the overall outcome exceeded all of my expectations - I look and feel better post-surgery than I did before!

April 19, 2013

They made a frightening experience comfortable.

April 01, 2013

He seemed genuinely concerned with my problem and addressed my concerns about the procedure and any problems.

March 11, 2013

Both the doctor and his attending staff were very attentive to my questions. He offered excellent advice and let me know I could count on him anytime in the future.

February 16, 2013

All of the doctors, including Dr. Buchmann, were outstanding and very knowledgeable about my condition.

January 11, 2013

Very good experience

December 14, 2012

Everybody personally introduced themselves and explained their role as well as every step of what they were doing, what was going to be done, and how I would feel. They were extremely accurate and I was at ease the entire time.

December 14, 2012

excellent

October 26, 2012

Very good experience, would recommend to others.

October 16, 2012

And I also recommend the treat tray lady!

October 12, 2012

The Dr was very caring

October 03, 2012

learned much more in one visit re issues than 5 visits to UCLA

October 03, 2012

I just come in for annual checkups, which have been good.

September 28, 2012

the doctor was great he was so informational

September 21, 2012

I have felt a special concern right from the beginning of my diagnoses. Dr. Bockman and his assistant was always there all through the operation and after and on visits since

August 28, 2012

GOOD EXPERINCE VERY PROFESSIONAL

August 24, 2012

Doctor admits to never having seen a case such as this and will rely on other discipline for treatment.

August 24, 2012

I tell everyone that the Huntsman is the place to go.

July 18, 2012

I really love Dr. Buchmann, but he's always in a rush, and I generally have the sense that he thinks my concerns about my throat are kind of dumb. At this last visit, there were FIVE people in the room, including Dr. Buchmann. I understand that this is a

July 10, 2012

Very good experience. Resident seemed to do a thorough job.

July 06, 2012

I have told a lot of people already of how impressed I was with everyone I met. You can really see the team effert.

June 18, 2012

I would have liked the doctor to take a little more time to alleviate my concerns about the pain I'm experiencing

June 10, 2012

We felt like they cared about what we are going through and really wanted to help us any way they can.

June 04, 2012

Excellent

May 11, 2012

I got the impression your people are on top of their game. I'd say give 'em all a raise in pay, including yourself.

May 01, 2012

I was pleased and felt much better after this appt. The physician also included my husband in the conversation and treatment plan which greatly helped.

May 01, 2012

Dr. Buchmann is a true professional in every sense. Thanks for having him on staff!!

April 24, 2012

The doctor provided sufficient information about my condition, but he only provided minimal information about follow-up care until I asked several questions - it seems like he should share everything I need to know without being prompted by me, especially when I don't know all the questions I need to ask.

March 29, 2012

I like Dr. Buchmann very much, and he's always been good to me, but for this appointment, every time I asked him a question, he sort of changed the subject. I was worried about some symptoms I'd been having, and he implied that I was overreacting. He was even hesitant to examine my throat, and only did so when I asked him directly. He was obviously in a rush.

March 06, 2012

Dr. Buckman was excellent - impressed with his explanations. I am sure it is not easy explaining this to a non-medical person.

February 25, 2012

He was a bit consummed with his opinion as to the treatment I chose. He was convinced that I should have gone another route with my treatment, and I believe he was closed minded to the treatment I had

February 08, 2012

I have already recommended huntsman to 3 other cancer patients. I know that one is schbeduled for surgery there next month.

February 07, 2012

Dr Luke Buchmann was both excellent. We are so grateful to have him taking care of Tim. His knowledge and experience gives us hope.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Otolaryngology (Otolary)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-7143 School of Medicine
Division of Otolaryngology
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Buchmann joined the Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Utah in 2008. He completed his residency at the University of Kansas, and a fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Buchmann has published in numerous medical journals and serves on a national committee related to Head & Neck cancer. Dr. Buchmann's clinical practice involves the diagnosis and surgical management of head and neck neoplasms including those of the upper aerodigestive tract, salivary glands, thyroid and the neck. He has additional expertise in microvascular reconstruction following head and neck cancer surgery. Research interests include evaluating functional outcomes following head and neck cancer surgery including swallowing, quality of life outcomes, and the evaluation of patient levels of psychological distress surrounding their cancer diagnosis.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Medical University of South Carolina
Head & Neck Surgery
Fellow
Residency University of Kansas
Otolaryngology
Resident
Internship University of Missouri, Kansas City
General Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Graduate Training Allegheny University of the Health Sciences
Science
Master's
Undergraduate University of Colorado - Boulder
Geography
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Givens DJ, Buchmann LO, Agarwal AM, Grimmer JF, Hunt JP (2014). BRAF V600E does not predict aggressive features of pediatric papillary thyroid carcinoma.LID - 10.1002/lary.24668 [doi]. Laryngoscope.
  2. Oakley GM, Curtin K, Layfield L, Jarboe E, Buchmann LO, Hunt JP (2014). Increased Melanoma Risk in Individuals With Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.LID - 10.1001/jamaoto.2014.78 [doi]. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.
  3. Hunt JP, Buchmann LO (2014). The supraclavicular artery flap for lateral skull and scalp defects: effective and efficient alternative to free tissue transfer. J Neurol Surg Rep.
  4. Holland JC, Andersen B, Breitbart WS, Buchmann LO, Compas B, Deshields TL, Dudley MM, Fleishman S, Fulcher CD, Greenberg DB, Greiner CB, Handzo GF, Hoofring L, Hoover C, Jacobsen PB, Kvale E, Levy MH, Loscalzo MJ, McAllister-Black R, Mechanic KY, Palesh O, Pazar JP, Riba MB, Roper K, Valentine AD, Wagner LI, Zevon MA, McMillian NR, Freedman-Cass DA (2013). Distress management. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 11(2), 190-209.
  5. Agarwal J, Powers K, Pappas L, Buchmann L, Anderson L, Gauchay L, Rich A (2013). Correlates of elevated distress thermometer scores in breast cancer patients. Support Care Cancer.
  6. Oakley GM, Curtin K, Pimentel R, Buchmann L, Hunt J (2013 November). Establishing a familial basis for papillary thyroid carcinoma using the Utah Population Database. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 139(11), 1171-4.
  7. Buchmann L, Conlee J, Hunt J, Agarwal J, White S (2013). Psychosocial Distress is Prevalent in Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Laryngoscope, 123(6), 1424-1429.
  8. Jasperson KW, Kohlmann, Gammon A, Slack H, Shaaban A, Buchmann L, Hunt J, Kirchoff AC, Baskin H, Schiffmann JD (8/11/2013). Role of Rapid Sequence Whole-Body MRI Screening in SDH-Associated Hereditary Paraganglioma Families. Fam Cancer.
  9. Patel R, Buchmann LO, Hunt JP (2013 October). The use of the temporoparietal fascial flap in preventing CSF leak after lateral skull base surgery. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base, 74(5), 311-316.
  10. Hunt JP, Buchmann LO, Wang L, Abraham D (2011). An analysis of factors predicting lateral cervical nodal metastases in papillary carcinoma of the thyroid. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 137(11), 1141-5.
  11. Hunt JP, Wilson M, Buchmann LO (2011 May). Chylothorax associated with substernal goiter treated with transcervical thyroidectomy. Thyroid, 21(5), 551-553.
  12. Jarboe EA, Willis M, Bentz B, Buchmann L, Hunt J, Ellis G, Layfield L (May 2011). Detection of human papillomavirus using hybrid capture 2 in oral brushings from patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Am J Clin Pathol, 135(5)(2011 May), 766-9.
  13. Montejo ME, Shrieve DC, Bentz BG, Hunt JP, Buchman LO, Agarwal N, Hitchcock YJ (December 2011). IMRT With Simultaneous Integrated Boost and Concurrent Chemotherapy for Locoregionally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 81(5), e845-52.
  14. Warren FM3rd, McCool RR, Hunt, JO, Hu N, Ng PP, Buchmann LO, Shelton C (2011 December). Preoperative Embolization of the Inferior Petrosal Sinus in Surgery For Glomus Jugulare Tumors. Otol Neurotol, 32(9), 1538-41.
  15. Harvey RJ, Pitzer G, Nissman DB, Buchmann L, Rumboldt Z, Day T, Schlosser RJ (2010). PET/CT in the assessment of previously treated skull base malignancies. Head Neck, 32, 76-84.
  16. Richard J Harvey MD, William Shelton BS, Daniel Timperley MD, Nick I Debnath MD, Ken Byrd MD, Luke Buchmann MD, Richard M Gallagher MD, Richard R Orlandi MD, Raymond Sacks MS MD, Rodney J Schlosser MD (July 2010). Using fixed anatomical landmarks in endoscopic skull base surgery. Am J Rhinol Allergy, 24(4), 301-305.
  17. Buchmann L, Larsen C, Pollack A, Tawfik O, Sykes K, Hoover L (2006). Endoscopic techniques in resection of anterior skull base/paranasal sinus malignancies. Laryngoscope, 116 (10), 1749-54.
  18. Buchmann L, Emami A, Wei J (2006). Primary head and neck Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 135(2), 312-7.

Book Chapter

  1. Day T, Buchmann L, Rumboldt Z (2010). Primary Neoplasms of the Neck. Part 6. Section 6. Chapter 118. In Robbins KT (Ed.), Cummings Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (5th, 2, pp. 1656-1672). Philadelphia: Elsevier.

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