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Joseph F. Buell, MD

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About Joseph F. Buell, MD

Dr Joseph Buell is a senior hepatobiliary surgeon and surgical oncologist for the HPB and Complex GI Surgical Fellowships for the Methodist Health System. He trained at the University of Maryland, and finished two fellowships, one in Surgical Oncology at the National Institutes of Health and then one in Multiorgan Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Chicago. During his career, Dr. Buell has been the Division Chief and Director of several University Transplant Programs with active interests in basic science and translational research in biomedical innovations funded by multiple societies and the federal government. He is recognized as a leader in the field of minimally invasive liver surgery, robotics and complex abdominal wall reconstruction. During his career he has published over 230 manuscripts and 19 book chapters. His practice is focused on surgery of the liver, pancreas, biliary ducts, complex abdominal wall and gastrointestinal tract problems. He specializes in the minimally invasive and robotic approaches to benign and malignant tumors of the liver.

Diseases Treated

  • Benign liver tumors
  • Hepatocellular cancer
  • Primary and metastatic neuroendocrine tumors
  • Metastatic colorectal and non-colorectal liver tumors
  • Pancreatitis
  • Benign and malignant pancreatic tumors
  • Complex gastrointestinal cancer
  • Esophageal and foregut disease
  • Complex abdominal wall hernias
  • Portal hypertension

Surgeries Performed

  • Minimally invasive liver resection
  • Robotic liver surgery
  • Minimally invasive microwave tumor ablation
  • Hepatic artery infusion pumps
  • Robotic pancreatic surgery
  • Robotic adrenal surgery
  • Robotic hernia repair
  • Robotic foregut surgery
  • Complex abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Complex gastrointestinal surgeries
Insurances Accepted:
  • 90 Degree PPO
  • Aetna CVS Health Marketplace Exchange
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Leap AEL
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO AEMA
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna Whole Health Texas Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Health Plan HMO/PPO
  • Baylor Scott & White Health Plan Marketplace Exchange
  • Baylor Scott & White Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance
  • BCBS Blue Advantage HMO Marketplace Exchange
  • BCBS Blue Choice PPO
  • BCBS Blue Essentials HMO BCBSBEHMO
  • BCBS Blue Premier HMO
  • BCBS Health Select POS
  • BCBS High Performance PPO Network
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage PPO
  • BCBS My Blue Health Marketplace Exchange
  • Buc-ees
  • Care n Care
  • Christian Healthcare Ministries
  • Cigna Connect Marketplace Exchange
  • CIGNA Local+
  • EVRY Healthcare
  • Healthcare Highways
  • HealthSmart GEPO HLTHS
  • HealthSmart PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare
  • Humana Gold Plus Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO HMA/P
  • Humana Preferred HUMPR
  • Medical Cost Containment Professionals
  • MMG Tricare
  • Molina Marketplace
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • MultiPlan Medicare Advantage
  • Oklahoma Medicaid
  • Parkland Medicaid PARKM
  • ProCare Advantage
  • Superior Ambetter Essentials & Virtual Access Marketplace Plans
  • Superior CHIP
  • Superior Foster Care
  • Superior MMP
  • Superior STAR Medicaid
  • Superior Star+Plus
  • Traditional Medicaid-99 (outlying counties) TMC99
  • Traditional Medicare-99 (outlying counties)
  • UHC AARP Medicare Complete UHC/AARP
  • United Healthcare HMO UNI/H
  • United Healthcare PPO UNIP
  • WellCare Medicare Advantage
  • WellCare Medicare Advantage by Allwell
  • WellMed Medicare Advantage
  • Wellpoint Medicare Advantage
  • Wellpoint MMP
  • Wellpoint STAR + Plus
  • Wellpoint STAR Kids
  • Wellpoint STAR Medicaid

Insurance plans may change. Please confirm your plan is accepted when scheduling your appointment.

  • Medical School
  • University of Rochester Rochester, NY
  • Residency
  • University of Maryland Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship
  • Surgical Oncology Fellowship National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD
  • Solid Organ Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL