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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Buitrago is a board certified foot and ankle surgeon. She is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, a diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a fellow of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Central Florida. She received her D.P.M. and M. S. degree from Barry University in Miami, FL. She completed a 3 year surgical residency here in Houston at Kingwood Medical Center. Dr. Buitrago’s professional interests are in sports medicine, surgery of the foot and ankle including bunions and hammertoes, minimally invasive and endoscopic techniques and diabetic foot care. Her special interests are in peripheral nerve decompressions for diabetic neuropathy and tarsal tunnel decompression. Dr. Buitrago is currently on staff at Memorial Hermann Memorial City, St. Joseph Medical Center, First Street Hospital, Victory Hospital, Memorial Hermann Northwest Surgical Center, Memorial Hermann Kingsland Surgical Center, Katy and Nobilis Surgical Center. She is on all major insurance plans. These include Aetna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and Medicare. Please look at insurance section for full list. Dr. Buitrago is married and has a daughter. She is an avid runner and enjoys running marathons. She is the podiatry chief for the Houston Marathon. She is also very active in the state and county society and volunteers at San Jose clinic and Homeless shelter in downtown Houston.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great experience!!! Dr. Maria took her time to explain in detail the problem and the solution. We felt very comfortable and procedure went very well. Office stuff are very pleasant and friendly on top of being very professional. Highly recommended!!!!
Clear helpful and professional.
Dr. Maria Buitrago has one of the best bedside manners I've ever experienced. She took the time to listen to me before she even spoke a single word after she greeted me. She answered all my questions after I explained what I had to say. She was very knowledgeable with issues with running as she's been a runner herself. I will come back whenever I need the expertise of a podiatrist.
Very short wait...friendly staff. Dr. Buitrago was helpful and confidently diagnosed the problem.
But the reason it took hours is because the roads in Houston are still a mess. It the doctor over two hours to get into office. The wait was not her fault.. She was very nice an professional. Highly recommend!
Wait wasn't long. I liked her eye to eye contact shows me she is concerned about her patients and issues. Thank you.
Dr. Buitrago was extremely attentive and listened to all questions and comments. She offered fantastic advice and showed impressive knowledge. The staff was friendly and professional.
I really like this doctor.
Dr. Buitrago was very nice and so was her staff. We did not have a long wait and she fixed my son's ingrown toe nail in the first appointment.
I liked the doctor. She was great. I did not like the fact that after I was checking out , I was being billed a relatively higher amount, than I have ever paid. to see a specialist. I was told by the receptionist that it was my insurance. I called my provider and they gave estimates based on the billing codes, which was almost $75 cheaper. They did eventually charge that, but it was a a inconvenience and not very time efficient to have to do that.
Listened to my complaints with patience and understanding and was eager to help ease my pain in my ingrowing toenail. Removed it without any thought of surgery.
Dr. Buitrago really put me at ease during my appointment. I was dreading coming to see a Podiatrist before I arrived at her office, but she had such a calm disposition that it made me relax the moment I met her. She was very knowledgeable and thorough in her explanation of my condition. I would highly recommend her.
She is wonderful. So great with my dad. She helped out his pain and is always so very nice!
She is a great!
Patient doctor who communicated all possible options. 100% recommend!
She was very nice and answered all f my questions. Even her assistants were very helpful very comfortable environment
She is a great physician... Very informative and professional...
Her bedside manner was excellent, and she was very informative concerning my condition and medication options.
Dr. Buitrago was great. She was especially good at reducing the pain before the procedure, something I particularly appreciated.
Very friendly and professional.
She was very sweet and wonderful with my son
Very professional. Explained treatment and was very gentle!
Very nice and listened to my problem. Staff is friendly.
Very pleasant experience. Everyone was nice and helpful. Doctor was attentive and knowledgeable. I will definitely go back.
The visit was very professional and pleasant. I didn't have to wait long at all to see Dr. Buitrago.
DR. MARIA WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY.
My husband loved her. She was straight to the point, very nice lady.
I had a problem with my bigtoe nail and she helped me with that. She was very proffesional and explained everything.
Great experience..staff uber friendly.. I came away very happy.. thank you..
Very professional and with good alternatives
My daughter liked her a lot. She is happy she will be her doctor