Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

131 Patient Ratings
53 Patient Comments

Luke O. Buchmann, M.D.

Clinical Details

Locations

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

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

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.

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

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

November 04, 2013

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

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

excellent

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.

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

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

October 03, 2012

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

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 J(2014)BRAF V600E Does Not Predict Aggressive Features of Pediatric Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma  Laryngoscope, The,
  2. Oakley GM, Curtin K, Layfield L, Jarboe E, Buchmann LO, Hunt J(2014)Increased melanoma risk in individuals with papillary thyroid carcinoma  JAMA Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery,
  3. Agarwal J, Powers K, Pappas L, Buchmann L, Anderson L, Gauchay L, Rich (2013)Correlates of elevated distress thermometer scores in breast cancer patients  Supportive Care in Cancer,
  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  Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 11(2),190-209
  5. Oakley GM, Curtin K, Pimentel R, Buchmann L, Hunt (2013)Establishing a familial basis for papillary thyroid carcinoma using the Utah Population Database  Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 139(11),1171-4
  6. Buchmann L, Conlee J, Hunt J, Agarwal J, White (2013)Psychosocial Distress is Prevalent in Head and Neck Cancer Patients  Laryngoscope, The, 1231424-1429
  7. Jasperson KW, Kohlmann, Gammon A, Slack H, Shaaban A, Buchmann L, Hunt J, Kirchoff AC, Baskin H, Schiffmann J(2013)Role of Rapid Sequence Whole-Body MRI Screening in SDH-Associated Hereditary Paraganglioma Families  Familial Cancer,
  8. Patel R, Buchmann LO, Hunt J(2013)The use of the temporoparietal fascial flap in preventing CSF leak after lateral skull base surgery  Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B Skull Base, 74(5),311-316
  9. Hunt JP, Buchmann LO, Wang L, Abraham (2011)An analysis of factors predicting lateral cervical nodal metastases in papillary carcinoma of the thyroid.  Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 137(1141),1145
  10. Hunt JP, Wilson M, Buchmann L(2011)Chylothorax associated with substernal goiter treated with transcervical thyroidectomy.  Thyroid, 21(5),551-553
  11. Jarboe EA, Willis M, Bentz B, Buchmann L, Hunt J, Ellis G, Layfield L(2011)Detection of human papillomavirus using hybrid capture 2 in oral brushings from patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.  American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 135(5)(2011 May),766-9
  12. Montejo ME, Shrieve DC, Bentz BG, Hunt JP, Buchman LO, Agarwal N, Hitchcock Y(2011)IMRT With Simultaneous Integrated Boost and Concurrent Chemotherapy for Locoregionally Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck  International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 81(5),e845-52
  13. Warren FM3rd, McCool RR, Hunt, JO, Hu N, Ng PP, Buchmann LO, Shelton (2011)Preoperative Embolization of the Inferior Petrosal Sinus in Surgery For Glomus Jugulare Tumors  Otology & Neurotology, 32(9),1538-41
  14. 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, 3276-84
  15. 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 M(2010)Using fixed anatomical landmarks in endoscopic skull base surgery  American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy, 24(4),301-305
  16. Buchmann L, Larsen C, Pollack A, Tawfik O, Sykes K, Hoover (2006)Endoscopic techniques in resection of anterior skull base/paranasal sinus malignancies.  Laryngoscope, The, 116 (10)1749-54
  17. Buchmann L, Emami A, Wei (2006)Primary head and neck Langerhans cell histiocytosis in children.  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 135(2)312-7
  18. Hunt JP, Buchmann L(In Press)The supraclavicular artery flap for lateral skull and scalp defects: effective and efficient alternative to free tissue transfer  Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports,

Book Chapter

  1. Day T, Buchmann L, Rumboldt (2010)Primary Neoplasms of the Neck. Part 6. Section 6. Chapter 118.  , 21656-1672

Clinical Trials

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