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Victoria Bruegel, MD

4.8 out of 5 (358 Ratings)


Hand Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

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About Victoria Bruegel

Dr. Bruegel is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the care and treatment of the hand, wrist and elbow. She received her medical degree with Honors from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her surgical internship and orthopedic Surgery Residency at Yale. She then completed her fellowship in hand and upper extremity, microvascular and congenital hand surgery at Harvard Combined Hand and Upper Extremity Surgical Fellowship.

She graduated summa cum laude and received her undergraduate and Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy with distinction at Boston University’s Sargent College in 1994. She worked as a physical therapist for five years prior to returning to medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon. Her background in physical therapy helps to provide those under her care with realistic post-operative goals and expectations.  

Dr. Bruegel’s areas of expertise include repair of complex fractures of the hand, wrist and elbow, peripheral nerve repair, tendon repair, arthritis care, wrist and elbow arthroscopy, wrist instability, microvascular surgery, and pediatric hand care. She also cares for common conditions of the hand such as carpal tunnel, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s contracture.

Dr. Bruegel is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. She has a Certificate of Added Qualification for Surgery of the Hand (CAQH).

Dr. Bruegel is recognized as one of America’s Top Orthopedists 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. She has also been selected as a Top Surgeon by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals in 2018.

Victoria speaks Spanish


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Hand Surgery

    300C Faunce Corner Road
    Dartmouth , MA 02747

    P: 508-973-2211

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Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

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Patient Comments (117)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Dr. Bruegel has an incredible bedside manner, is very compassionate and explains things clearly and precisely. She is a gem!

  • First visit at this provider, Dr was very patient, was very thorough and thoughtful. Can say enough how well this visit was.

  • She is a great Dr. She cares

  • Dr B was super informative, attentive and helpful.

  • The only issue I had with this visit was the extrmely long wait to be seen.

  • Entire team was so considerate and kind. Would gladly recommend.

  • Doctor Breugal was kind, informative and patient with me and my concerns. I now have a roadmap to feeling better. I was extremely satisfied with this appointment.

  • Dr was extremely engaging. A great listener, not rushed and seem to care, genuinely about my particular hand issue, as well as my general health.


  • I like her Dr. VB is wonderful every time i have seen her. Very professional, kind, looks you in the eye as she talks to you.

  • I think the Dr. Bruegel is very good at explaining the options available to patients.

  • Appointment was very good and very professional. I didn't even spend a lot of time in waiting room. Thank you very much for professionalism.

  • Did everything well and thoroughly

  • I felt listened to and very well cared for. Dr. Bruegel is comfortable to talk with.

  • Explained my situation in a manner that I completely understand. Something that I wasn't getting from others. Put me totally at ease with the prognosis.

  • I absolutely love Dr. Brugal,She is a very caring woman,who is easy to talk to about any of your concerns.

  • Dr Bruegel is extremely nice, pleasant and knowledgeable. I trust her 100% and I highly recommend her to anyone with hand issues. Her staff is helpful and equally as nice.

  • Waiting 1 hour and 15 minutes is unacceptable- especially when two patients are scheduled for the same timeframe. Two at 10:45 am. My time is as valuable as Dr Bruegel's. But it doesn't seem like she values my time

  • She put any fears I had to rest

  • It's unfortunate that this office runs so late.

  • She made me feel important and she treated my health condition with my problem very professionally. She was very concerned and she took care of it. Good job.

  • Dr Bruegel is knowledgeable, friendly, and kind. She put together a plan for my care that I felt comfortable with.

  • As in the past, my experience with Dr Bruegel was excellent.

  • dr was actually early for my appt which impressed me. She was also very nice and took the time to explain thoroughly the procedure that was going to take place.

  • She is very good but is usually always running behind

  • Hello, Dr.u00A0Brugelu00A0was excellent. She listened to my concerns. She was very thorough, did a lot of testing, and I would highly recommend her to family and friends. And [Name], the rad tech, was also outstanding, explaining everything. Thank you.

  • Dr Bruegel and her staff comported themselves professionally What was being done and the reasons were clearly explained. I came away with a better understanding of my situation and confidence in the typeof care I am receiving.

  • Procedure was done in a timely and professional manner. Information was provided well.

  • Dr. Bruegel was so kind and caring. She was extremely knowledgeable and extensive with the exam of my wrist. She makes you feel like she has no other patients in the waiting room. She is definitely more than medicine!

  • I arrived 15 minutes before my appointment but wasn't taken into an exam room for a little over an hour. After that I wasn't seen by the doctor for about 30 minutes. Once the doctor saw me I thought she was very good and knowledgeable, but the wait was incredibly long and no reason was given.

  • Very friendly but no real delivery on best course for me.

  • Dr Bruegel is phenomenal!

  • Dr Bruegelu00A0is the best. Always so concerned. & full of knowledge.

  • Dr Brugel is the absolute best! I would and have recommend her to anyone. She provides a positive experience, and world class care.

  • Listened, observed, examined, flawlessly. Superb

  • She saved my use of my hand

  • The experience was excellent. Dr. Bruegel is extremely knowledgeable and explains all option to my care.

  • I was comfortable with Dr. Bruegel and appreciated her in-depth explanations regarding my condition. She showed concern and compassion and I felt relaxed during my visit.

  • Lovely doctor. Lovely staff. Saw me before my actually appointment time b/c I was early.

  • Informed, caring and welcoming. Took time to listen but also was fast and professional.

  • Yes, Dr. Bruegel was very thorough, very caring and supportive, really explained everything well before and explained all my options completely. And she was just excellent. And your staff in the front office was also very helpful as there was a wait, which is expected these days. And they were just great about it. Dr. Bruegel was wonderful. Thank you.

  • The wait time seems alittle too much being from 45-60mins. Otherwise all went well and I was very pleased.

  • Dr. Bruegel listened to everything and addressed All my concerns. She explained everything clearly.

  • Excellent first time experience with this dr. She was very knowledgeable and explained everything thoroughly. She took my concerns seriously and spoke clearly without being rushed or condescending

  • Dr Bruegel explained my options about my finger very clearly. She listened to my concerns.She was very patient and professional.

  • Was very pleased with my Southcoast Health visit today. The front staff very pleasant. Xray tech was very nice and professional. Dr. Bruegel was very thorough and took time to explain how to handle my care of my left hand. She is very good diagnostic and very skilled finding the spot for the cortisone injection. And suggested a follow up visit in 6 weeks if needed. I feel very confident with the care Dr. Bruegel has given me today. And would highly recommend Southcoast Health. Thank you

  • I love Dr Bruegel and her staff. They are knowledgeable and kind.

  • Everyone was pleasant, courteous and informative

  • The doctor was very late. Seems each time I've been, although the service is excellent, doctor is always late.

  • Dr Bruegel is an excellent physician and such a wonderful person. I don't think I could have received better care from someone else.

  • My dr. was very attentive and listened to my concerns. I was very pleased with my care.

  • My appt was at 845am and I was not seen until 945am. When I made the appt I was told that this practitioner runs late so I was prepared however I have to come back for steroid injection because it would be additional waiting and I had work meetings I needed to attend. With all this said I had the physician's attention and she was able to quickly dx my issue and provided recommendation for treatment.

  • Dr Bruegel is the best hand doctor out there. South Coast is fortunate to have her and if she ever leaves I would follow her. She also is a really nice person which makes her a superstar. A+++

  • I liked that I was shown the x-rays of my hands and given very specific reasons for the issues I have (cysts resulting from arthritis). I was given a range of treatment options, from doing nothing to having surgery, without any pressure to make a certain decision. I was given facts without judgement. Awesome!

  • It was over an hour from my appointment time to when I saw Dr. Bruegel. She apologized for the delay, and took the time to ask questions and listen to the purpose of my visit. Dr. Bruegel addressed every concern I had and offered solutions. I appreciate the thorough exam as well as her want in finding a root cause rather than throw a simple fix at the issue. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone needing specialized hand or wrist care.

  • Dr. Breugal was extremely kind made me feel very comfortable and answered all of my questions in depth. She was not judgmental at all and gave me instructions to start healing myself immediately. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know. I really appreciated her professionalism, knowledge, and caring manner.

  • Doctor took all the time necessary to explain everything and give all treatment options. Fantastic!!

  • Dr. Bruegel was kind and courteous. She listened to all my concerns and we developed a game plan for moving forward. I would recommend her to anyone.

  • Dr Bruegel covered everything, explained every aspect to me and my husband & arranged appointment for my next step.. surgery. I will always rely on her expertise, thoroughness and personal interactions.

  • I was seen promptly and Dr Bruegel was very informative and kind. Best orthopedic experience I have had

  • Overall confidence building visit. I feel like I'm at the right place!


  • She's very kind.

  • Dr was very through with explaining what was wrong, why and the solution choices. When the procedure was performed the doctor explained what she was doing and how it would feel I found this very helpful.

  • Dr. Bruegel had a nice quiet effective manner, she was very knowledgeable. Very... explained everything that needed to be explained. It was no stress that I could detect from her, or her staff. It felt very pleasing to be there and have such good counsel.

  • From check-in to ease of follow up my experience was professional - Dr. Bruegal is always very thorough, easy to understand, and her knowledge and course of treatments I feel comfortable with, and confident with the outcome.

  • Doctor was running late. She was very apologetic and still took time to listen to my concerns and explain what was needed.

  • waiting time was terrible

  • Too long of a wait. Everything else was great! Really felt that the doctor listened, cared, and explained everything well.

  • All was perfect.

  • Dr. Bruegel, and her staff are wonderful. They treat you wonderful. They take care of you and the experience is always a good one.

  • The doctor was amazing. She took my time with me. She listen to everything I have to say she explains every detail with me so I can understand what was going on with my condition. I will be going back to see her in the near future as needed. I will recommend friends and family to this office

  • The wait was kind of long, but the provider was extremely thorough and took great effort to explain condition and treatment.

  • She's very thorough and thoughtful so she took care to answer all my questions

  • Dr. Bruegel is an excellent surgeon with the best bed side manner I have ever seen. She cares about her patients and her work. The support staff today was excellent also.

  • Everyone in the center was friendly and considerate.

  • Dr B is very easy going and easy to communicate with.She listens to issues and concerns.

  • Love all my dr. At Southcoast I feel like the listen care take time to explain just all around kind and just good people

  • This doctor should teach young interns how to be kind, a great listener, empathetic and take the time for each patient and to realize not all patients are the same and some do need a extra 20 minutes. Dr. Bruegel is great

  • Everything with Dr. Bruegel went very well. Very organized.

  • Although it took awhile to get the appointment, I was brought in right on time, And Dr Bruegel was great with the way she explained everything.

  • She'd a very pleasant manner and had a lot of information on my issue.Extremely caring and knowledgeable about my issues.The best visit I have had in a long time

  • 1st contact I walked out due to delays. Rescheduled a month later for 8AM to eliminate delays. Today's consult and treatment was fine

  • The doctor explained everything well and I was able to understand my health!!

  • Excellent care with clear and easy to understand information. Dr. Bruegel was professional and personable. Her staff was top-notch from checking in to evaluation by the medical assistant to xray. All wonderful!

  • My Doctor was very helpful to explaining my situation and different options going forward with the care of my table saw injury to my right thumb. She's is such a caring and kind woman/Doctor.

  • Listened to me and explained what was causing the pain and how best to treat it.I never felt rushed and all my questions were answered.I left feeling very reassured.

  • I was given options for treatment and had all my questions answered. Treatment was administered in a gentle, personal and caring manner. I never felt rushed.

  • Always makes me feel comfortable when talking about my issues

  • Dr. Brugel is AMAZING!!! She is brilliant, talented, caring and an excellent communicator. I would wait all day to see her - I know I am in good hands with her.

  • Surgeon keeps you truthfully informed about your particular surgery results.

  • The provider was very friendly and knowledgeable. She answered all of my questions and gave me various options of treatment. I would recommend her to anyone who may need her help.

  • The Dr was awesome. That I had to wait 45 minutes to see her - not so much. I've said this before and been told to make my appt in the morning. This appt was in the morning. ??I will continue to see the dr as needed.

  • Very thorough exam. Knew what it was right away

  • I had a 3:15 pm appointment, arrived at 255 pm but wasn't seen untill around 4:15 pm. That was my only concern. Other than that everything was great. My time is just as important as anyone else there. Including the provider.

  • She is very knowledgeable. She is very friendly and personable. She cares about her patients.

  • Great office and Dr. Bruegel is an excellent provider who took the time to educate me as to what was happening with my hand. I was also impressed that she explained both Eastern and Western medicine/medical solutions. How refreshing!

  • All great

  • Dr. was phenomenal and developed an immediate rapport and was interested in my pain and symptoms. She was obviously knowlegeable in her field of expertise

  • Was seen in a timely manner. Ask what my issues were and accurately described my situation

  • Dr. Victoria is amazing. She is a true credit to her profession. I am an embalmer, with high restorative responsibilities. My hands are key to my job. She is keeping my hands operational.

  • Everyone in the office that helped me was helpful, knowledgeable, sense of humor and very professional.

  • Doctor Bruegel, is an amazing Doctor, she seen me, today, as i called today. That was so fast and she took very good care of my finger due to hitting it with a hammer and broke the tip. She is the best in the industry. Absolutely recommend her to everyone I speak too.

  • The doctor took the time needed and really listened to me and was in tune to my needs

  • First class provider!

  • polite and concerned.

  • She is absoutly Awesome and careing.

  • I was happy to have a new cast

  • Dr Bruguel is wonderful and always helps.

  • Very friendly good experience

  • Dr. Bruegel explained clearly my options to deal with my arthritis.

  • Dr. B was extremely busy or her office is extremely busy, but she made me feel like I was the only patient she had. She was amazing. She went, explains very carefully all of my options, and makes sure I understood them and let me make my decision as to how I wanted to start treatment.

  • The provider was very courteous and respectful, was sympathetic to my needs. Gave me exercises to do at home and was very informative about my elbow break and the things that I would need to do in order to gain strength in it. She was very knowledgeable. And again, she treated with me with the utmost respect.

  • Although she was an hour behind she was very easy to speak to, did not rush at all, was very comprehensive in her evaluation. Excellent exam!

  • The wait was extremely long, about 1.5 hours with no update. If there was a problem I should have been informed. I felt the doctor could have listened more to my concerns and symptoms before coming to a conclusion about diagnosis and treatment. The only positive was the time the doctor took while I was in her care. I would not return. I waited 2 weeks to be seen and traveled a distance for the appointment. This would not have been an issue if I felt it made a difference for my care.

  • I was seen immediately.

  • It took almost an hour for the visit most of it was waiting for the Doctor. I spoke with the Doctor a out 15 minutes.

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