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Victoria Bruegel, MD

4.8 out of 5 (338 Ratings)


Hand Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

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


Victoria practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Hand Surgery

300C Faunce Corner Road
Dartmouth , MA 02747

P: 508-973-2211

Get Directions 41.65998099999999 -70.99087600000001

Insurances Accepted

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 (78)

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.

  • Provider very understanding made me feel at ease understood my problem

  • Dr. Bruegel was terrific. I appreciated her care and genuine concern about my problem.

  • Dr Bruegel was professional, very personable and knowledgeable.If I needed a hand specialist in the future I would not hesitate to call her.Staff were very responsive when scheduling this appointment.

  • I think the only complaint I would have is the follow through I still haven't heard from the office back to schedule the surgery that I was supposed to have but Dr. Bruegel is very good as the doctor. She definitely knows what she's doing no question about it.

  • Everything was perfect !! No improvements needed.

  • Everyone was cheerful & pleasant. Office spotless Came to this practice based on the stellar reputation of Dr Brugel & was pleased with my decision. She listened, answered my questions & concerns in a reassuring manner and validated my feelings. Gave me what I need to make informed decisions about my treatment. Thank you!

  • Dr. Bruegel is amazing. She has a wonderful " bedside manner. She explains things very well and is a kind person

  • My appointment was fir 11:45 and I was not seen by Dr. until after 1:00pm!

  • Great professional personal service with no attitude.

  • Doctor is very personable and is easy to understand

  • Waited almost an hour to be seen

  • Waiting for check in, there was nobody in line, two women behind the glass and I stood there for about 8 minutes while one talked on the phone and the other typed on her computer. They both saw me, not sure why they made me stand there and wait for nothing. The Dr. was fantastic though. First time I had been to Dr. Bruegel's office. She was great.. the intake staff could use some re-training.

  • Wait time after scheduled appointment could be improved

  • I would just like to say that the doctor was very personable, and she treated me with respect and gave me all the information and discussion that was needed for my upcoming surgery and what was best. I would really appreciated the time that she spent discussing everything with me. Thank you.

  • Very happy with the care received

  • Dr. Bruegel office was very very caring and understanding her staff was like right on the mark did he could find my records even though they were 2 years old Dr. Bruegel was just awesome about explaining everything and showing with my hand. I could've asked for more believe it's Raven that was at the front desk who scheduled all my appointments and explained everything to me for my test my pre-op test very smooth very good. And now the wait was not long. I was way out quicker than I ever thought. I would be I was very happy with the visit very very happy and I appreciated her.response with my hand and understanding that.

  • The doctor and staff did everything wonderfully. I was very pleased.

  • All the staff was friendly and helpful.

  • I saw Dr Bruegel for the first time today and she was a pleasure to talk improvement needed!

  • Although Dr Bruegel does not do revisions she spent the time to review and discuss the positive and negative points of my prosthetic today and in the future. She game me references if doctors I could see in the future. I recently fell and she made sure there was nothing wrong or concerning about my arm. I really l like her, very reassuring!

  • Dr. Brugel and her staff are AWESOME!!!!!

  • There was little time in the waiting room and also in the exam room. Dr. Bruegel was great and very informative. She made me feel comfortable and I have 100% confidence that if I decide to have surgery, she will take good care of me.

  • Both the doctor and the receptionist were very helpful and genuinely caring.

  • Did everything well

  • Dr Bruegel is a very thorough and caring physician. She truly took the time to listen to my concerns and explained everything to me in detail. Her staff is also professional and courteous.

  • Very positive experience. Dr. Bruegel was extremely competent and also friendly, she made me feel very comfortable and confident with the care I was receiving.

  • Dr was kind and understanding, gentle and patient which rates very high in my estimation as I have had negative experiences with others. She was also very knowledgeable and took a lot of time with explanations. She was humorous and I’d rate her bedside manner as excellent.

  • Dr. Bruegel was one of the best doctors I have ever come in contact with. I have certainly seen my share over the years. She was way more thorough than another doctor I have seen in that same office (whom I would never recommend).She listened to everything I had to say, explained my xrays in detail and gave me all possible options to help me decide what medical treatment I would opt for. I would recommend her to everyone I know. Best of the best by far!

  • I was very satisfied with this provider, however, I wish I could get appointments sooner. Had to wait 5 weeks for the appointment.

  • Wonderful staff & excellent Doctor

  • Excellent doctor!!

  • Provider explained my condition and upcoming procedure very well. Can’t say enough how kind she was and gave me a feeling of confidence in her care.

  • Once I saw the provider she was GREAT. When I arrived and checked in, no one pointed me to a board the described wait times. I am used to a sign saying if you have waited more than 20 minutes let us know. This sign I discovered show wait times for each clinician. Mine said one hour fifteen minutes! As I watched it was changed to one hour 45 minutes. This is unacceptable, no effort to tell me, explain why or call me to let me know. If it was an emergency I can understand. However this showed no respect for my valuable time as I try to respect clinicians time as well. This can make a clinician look poorly, thankfully she was a lovely and positive surprise, just running very late. However I got no real explanation, I did get an apology for running late. Thank you

  • Southcoast Health is always professional and courteous. Thank You

  • My first visit with Dr. Bruegel was amazing. She was pleasant, personable, sincere, very knowledgeable in what my concern was with my broken wrist. I never felt rushed, she was extremely thorough. My wife and I afterwards both said "Wow, don't think we have ever had a Dr. make us feel that welcomed to be there and the fact that there would be no problem taking care of me(us)!" She squeezed me in and I was operated on two days later as it would have been two weeks since my injury. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

  • I think she went over, Dr. Bruegel went over the options, with my problem, with my finger, and recommended that she do the surgery, so that it wouldn't return, back again. And to me, so he's very pleasant, very concerned, I think she's very good doctor.

  • Everything was just right????

  • Appointment had run quite late,behind schedule,close to an hour. Dr.Bruegel did apologize for the back up!

  • Dr. Bruegel is top notch doctor that cares deeply about her patients.

  • Everyone was considerate, cheerful,and even fun.

  • Additional staff at front desk

  • The doctor listened carefully and responded in a thorough and professional manner. It was an excellent experience.

  • I really like Dr Bruegel. She is an amazing surgeon and her kindness and understanding matter immensely. Thanks you. I highly recommend her and this office. [Name] was especially helpful also, and his manner and kindness made a difference.

  • Very friendly, minimal waiting time

  • I went this orthopedic surgeon for a second opinion. This doctor was far more empathetic and thorough in explaining my condition & options than the first Southcoast specialist provider I had gone to.

  • Waited 1 Hour To See The Dr. , Was Close To Getting Up To Reschedule .

  • Provider was running 30 minutes behind schedule.

  • This was my first visit to a hand surgeon specialist, Dr. V. Bruegel. The office followed all protocols for COVID-19, so I felt comfortable at my visit. Dr. Bruegel was personable and very knowledgeable. X-rays were done of my right hand. She discussed all possible treatments for the nodes on my index finger, from small things for pain to shots to fusion surgery. I will definitely see her again when needed.

  • Dr b is awesome

  • Dr Breugel was very professional and thoughtful.She explained things very clearly I thank her for a great visit and,would recommend her to,family and friends

  • I received the care I needed.

  • Great care to Covid 19 safety requirements. Wait time minimal and staff I dealt with were all personable and efficient

  • Kind caring amazing

  • Dr. Bruegel is a superstar.

  • Very happy as always!!!

  • Dr. Brugel was kind and caring. It was obvious she was very busy, but yet she took the time to explain everything to me. I never felt rushed or unimportant. This was my first time in this office and it was a wonderful experience.

  • I think my visit went well and I was very satisfied with the staff and very comfortable with the Doctor. I would recommend this Doctor to my family and friends. Thank You.

  • A virtual visit that was timely. I've never had complaints with this practice

  • She was an awesome doctor.. explained EVERYTHING to me. 0-10 she is definitely a 10..

  • I was very impressed with the way they are doing things during these though times with the COVID

  • The doctor was extremely informative, had incredible bedside manner, very compassionate and did an outstanding job.

  • I think Dr brugel's staff is amazing along with the Dr herself. She's very good at what she does , she also listens and explains. I wouldn't trade the office for any other. I m very happy with the staff and office.

  • Everyone was very nice, professional, all is good definitely a number 10. And I would recommend to family and friends thank you

  • [Name] and Dr bruegel were fantastic. What a great happy I was able to get in for a apt

  • Dr. Bruegel's staff is extremely professional along with Dr. Bruegel. They take the time to answer all questions and make sure that you understand the medical procedures thoroughly and what procedures that go along with the procedure you're getting. She will also explain that in detail. She's actually spent Over a lot of time with me, answering all my questions, and I would recommend Dr. Bruegel 1000%. Absolutely, she's tremendous and if it wasn't for her, I don't think I would have had my hands, to be honest with you. Thank you very much. Have a great day. Bye bye.

  • Waiting one hour to see the doctor is unacceptable,

  • Everything went very well

  • Saw Dr Bruegel today and she was fantastic. Very understanding, informative, professional. She answered all my questions, explained my options re treatment. One of the best specialists I’ve ever seen.

  • Dr Bruegel is very thorough. Her exam is thorough. She explains everything and takes the time to answer all questions. She is very easy to talk to and very empathetic. I’m waiting for a date to have my thumb surgery done.

  • Hi, the service was fabulous. The facility was nice and clean. The doctor was awesome. Doctor's helpers were awesome. I don't have one complaint. I thank you very very much. I will recommend anyone to her. I love her. Thank you. Have a good day.

  • Everyone was pleasant and professional. I was treated with respect. She listened to all my concerns and I feel I received great treatment.

  • She really listened to me explain my injury. She works well with her staff. They have a Great system to get X-rays and treatment done In a timely manner. Puts your mind at ease because they know what they are doing !!

  • She’s the best orthopedic

  • Dr. Bruegel was very informative explained everything carefully was direct positive. I felt very confident in her ability to deal with my issue. Thank you.

  • The MD was very informative and very patient.


  • Phone visit with Dr Brugle. Very good. Answered all questions . She is A+ in my opinion.

  • Provider explained my condition very well and also the treatment and follow up.

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