Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Robert Buckley



  • Walnut Creek


“I enjoy listening to my patients and using technology to form an accurate diagnosis. I offer a team approach with a customized treatment plan.  “


Can I See Dr Buckley?

    2625 Shadelands Drive
    Walnut Creek CA 94598

  • Monday – Thursday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


With Dr Buckley


About Dr Buckley

Karen Claymon
Jan 18, 2023

Dr. Buckley has been my Orthopedic surgeon since last April when I fractured my arm and now with my knees. He is very professional, kind and an excellent doctor--having worked at a couple of major hospitals I would highly recommend him.

Dec 20, 2022

Dr.Buckley is an awesome orthopedic doctor, when I had lost hope in doctors due to suffering a good six month from a drunk driver hitting me head on 3 different visits to the E.R. For them to find nothing, I begged for a referral & I got Dr.Buckley thank God I did he had found 2 broken ribs a broken collarbone & my c-2-c7 in my neck where in bad shape causing much of my pain, without him I don’t know what I would have done! All I can say is you would be very lucky to have a doctor like him As long as he’s in practice I’ll be using him for all my orthopedic issues He gets a A++ from me!!!!

Nadya Soria
Dec 19, 2022

Very please with the treatment. Excellent doctor.

Julie Flanders
Oct 31, 2022

Dr Buckley is very caring, having to take over for Dr Nelles he fully understands my surgery I went through and the pain I'm in from the arthritis. He's explained to me that there is nothing more that can be done on my back because the arthritis is eating up my spine. He's extremely knowledgeable about the type of surgery I had even though he doesn't do that type. I highly recommend Dr Buckley

Sandra Saniga
Oct 19, 2022

Dr. Buckley is an outstanding orthopedic surgeon! I was in incredible pain when I first went to see him and he immediately knew what to do. He brought instant relief to my pain without surgical intervention. Dr. Buckley was honest; compassionate, extremely knowledgeable of my condition, and he very patiently explained my options in easy to follow layman’s terms. I really don’t believe that there is a better orthopedic surgeon out there than Dr. Buckley. He is the best of the best. I am SO grateful that he is my doctor.


About Dr Buckley

Dr Robert Buckley is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in non-surgical treatment of general orthopedic conditions.

Dr Buckley began his medical career in private practice right here in the Bay Area, in Petaluma, CA. From there he joined Diablo Orthopaedic Specialists and subsequently Muir Orthopaedic Specialists. From 2014 Dr Buckley worked at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center as a Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon before returning to Muir Ortho in 2021.

Dr Buckley’s certifications include

  • Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Dr Buckley enjoys listening to his patients and using technology to form an accurate diagnosis of all types of orthopedic conditions. He works closely with our team of surgical colleagues and physical therapists to ensure an effective, customized treatment plan for each patient.

He welcomes patients to visit him in his office in Shadelands, Walnut Creek.

  • Residency

    • Orthopedic Surgery

      University of Minnesota, , MN 1992

  • Internship

    • General Surgery

      University of Minnesota, , MN 1988

  • Medical School

    • MD

      University of Nevada School of Medicine, , NV 1987

  • College

    • B.S. – Chemistry

      University of California, Berkeley, CA 1981

Roland Starr Award – Excellence in Clinical Pediatrics, 1987

Assisting the Doctor:

Golden State Ortho Doctor showing caring hands

Golden State Ortho Doctors are assisted by our clinical support teams which include Medical Assistants, X-Ray Technicians and more.

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My experience with Dr Buckley was beyond my belief! He provided excellent professional and courteous care!
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I saw Dr. Buckley several times for my knee pain. He explained everything answered all my questions. He was professional & amicable.  He is highly recommended.

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Dr. Buckley is absolutely the best Dr I have been to. My shoulders were in bad shape from lifting weights. He got me well enough to get back to work. I appreciate all he has done for me.

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