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Robert L. Buly, MD

Hip Preservation, Hip and Knee Replacement
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About Dr. Buly


Dr. Robert Buly is one of Castle Connolly's "America's Top Doctors" (2003-2023) and New York Magazine's "Best Doctors in New York" (2002-2011,2021). He specializes in joint-preserving surgeries for both hip and knee - including arthroscopies and osteotomies to correct anatomical problems like dysplasia and hip impingement that impair movement, cause pain and ultimately lead to arthritis. Dr. Buly has pioneered novel techniques to treat hip impingement by arthroscopy, rather than through conventional open procedures. In complex cases, Dr. Buly works in concert with bio-engineers to design custom joint replacement implants that solve unique problems. Dr. Buly is invited to lecture around the world to teach other surgeons about his techniques.

Dr. Buly is the Chief Emeritus of the Hip Preservation Service and is also a member of both the Adult Reconstruction Joint Replacement and Surgical Arthritis Services at HSS.

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Special Expertise

Hip arthroscopy
Surgical treatment of hip impingement (FAI) and hip dysplasia
Pelvic and femoral osteotomy
Total hip and knee replacement and arthritis surgery
Revision hip and knee replacement
Arthroscopy and sports medicine

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Chief Emeritus, Hip Preservation Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Castle Connolly Top Doctor - 20 Years
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2003-2023
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2003-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2002-2011, 2021, 2022
Excellence Award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2011
New York Magazine Minimally Invasive Doctors, 2002


MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, 1990


Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction Surgery, Insel and Lindenhof Hospitals, Bern, Switzerland, considered the birthplace of hip-preserving techniques, through the Mueller Foundation.

Fellowship in Total Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Buly remained on the staff of Case Western Reserve School of Medicine until his return to HSS in 1994.

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English, Italian

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Buly as of March 15, 2024.

  • HealthPoint Capital, LP - Ownership Interest
  • Joint Effort Administrative Services Organization - Ownership Interest

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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