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Victoria Bruegel, MD

4.8 out of 5 (375 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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Patient Comments (94)

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. 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.

  • Excellent bedside manner from Dr B and extremely thorough evaluation.

  • Everyone was very professional. Was very apologetic for the wait.

  • More than happy with my experience with office and professional staff as well

  • Dr. Bruegel and her staff are the best. They would be great teachers!

  • The doctor was caring, reassuring, knowledgeable, and spending enough time with me as a patient. Thank you Dr. Bruegel

  • Very helpful and thorough

  • Very friendly and right there to help very organized

  • This was my first assessment by Dr Breugel. She was patient, compassionate and invited me to relay my history at a pace I was comfortable with. She presented a number of treatment options short of surgery, some of which I had not heard before. She was a second opinion ortho hand surgeon for me. I'm grateful for the education she provided on options and will trial those to attempt to gain pain management. When the time comes that I need surgery I will put my utmost confidence in Dr Breugel.

  • The doctor had a great bed side manner, she was friendly, a good listener and answered my questions. She was a big help.

  • Dr. Victoria Bruegel was on time, explained in detail my diagnosis and several treatment options.

  • Everyone professional, helpful, respectful.

  • I just want to thank them all for the care. [Name] gave me and getting my referral and Dr. Bruegel. I love her. She's just the best. Her personality the way. She is. So caring. I love her.

  • Understanding my problem was excellent. Arranging surgery for my two issues was prompt. I was at all times treated with courtesy and concern.

  • I have no fault with the ... the care that I had and I gave everybody a 10. Thank you very much.

  • Staff is courteous. Dr Bruegel is courteous, informative and listens to what you tell her

  • My experiences with the SC Dartmouth Drs has pleased me, Thank you.

  • Everything was smooth from the intake to the X-rays and the Dr.u00A0

  • Staff extremely attentive. The doctor explained treatment alternatives and extremely caring.

  • I was very pleased with my first visit with drbrugel she knows her job very well

  • Wow! Super knowledgeable but explains information in a simple to understand format. Obtained several ideas for pain reduction. Wonderful kind personality.

  • The secretary that did my appointment and my intake was the absolute most rudest and disrespectful and I had to initially come back the first time. The doctor was so attentive and amazing and apologetic and so hands on. Like hands down, she was amazing and I'm enjoying working with her.

  • She was fabulous, informative & very caring. She was however overbooked/ double booked

  • Dr. Bruegel is an asset to Southcoast. My only suggestion would be in the surgery center to have petitions between patients rather than draw sheets. Hospital staff were very caring.

  • Victoria Breugelu00A0 - best doctor I've ever interacted with! And I'm 70!

  • My doctor explained what needed to been done to get me better. She was very nice and made me feel my problem will get solved.

  • How do you improve what is already excellent!

  • The Doctor was great explained things really well. The wait time was awful.

  • Dr. Breugel was great. My initial visit, but she made it feel as if I was a regular patient of hers. She explained things in depth and was willing to answer any questions. Made me feel very comfortable.

  • Dr. Bruegel was very attentive and kind, as well as thorough in her examination. She also helped me get over my discomfort with the all the medical info (it made me queasy and I was very embarrassed) and got an aid to help me. That gentleman was super supportive as well.All support staff were very conscientious and understanding from the front desk, the assistant who took my info, the x-ray technician, as well as the doctor. Thank you

  • Excellent explanations by doctor. I felt heard. Courteous and considerate staff.

  • Had to wait 1hr in the exam room before Dr came in only to be told I had only 15 minutes and had to reschedule for a 30 min appointment which wasn't available for nearly 2.5 weeks. I waited nearly 3 weeks for this appointment and left with no more information then when I got there.

  • The provider was explained the procedure very carefully and very well understood

  • I did have to wait a little more than 1 hour. As she said: Busy day! But once she arrived she was very good ... as was [Name] who did my cast,

  • All staff were friendly and professional. The doctor was excellent. She explained all my options in a way that I could understand. I would highly recommend Dr Breugal.

  • A lot of information was presented in a very short period of time.

  • Dr. Bruegel is warm, very knowledgeable, excellent listener, very trustworthy with any referrals made.

  • The doctor took her time explaining things toe and answering the questions. She gave clear instructions on how to care for my scar to minimize my pain.

  • I absolutely love my Dr and every one who works in the office they are just amazing

  • The visit today was really great. Start to finish. And I was so glad to meet the doctor and she took plenty of time and listen to me and was very thorough and careful and kind so it was perfect.

  • Everyone I spoke to, was very helpful, very courteous, very kind. The doctor was excellent. She was phenomenal ... wonderful bedside manner, explained everything perfectly to me. I was extremely pleased with the ... the appointment that I had today. Everybody was wonderful.

  • Very nice check in staff and nurses. Dr. Bruegel was awesome. Took the time to explain/show/discuss my issues in a very understandable manner and laid out a good plan of attack.

  • My experience was top-notch as it has been with all of the South Coast family, great job by all, please change nothing, thank you

  • Dr Bruegel is great. I've hd surgery on one hand and it went very well. I'm planning on having surgery on the other hand and will definitely go with her.

  • Dr. Bruegel understood my concerns and provided a plan going forward.

  • Dr Bruegel provided the best care I received from any health care provider I saw as a result of an accident.

  • Explained everything that was going on and how everything will go with care .

  • Dr Victoria b was so nice!!! I would recommend her to anyone.

  • Was given lots of information and problem is being taken care of

  • Dr Bruegel explained everything I would experience and took great care.

  • Everyone was very polite. Friendly, and efficient

  • I received excellent care and it could not be improved upon

  • Dr. Bruegel comes across as a genuinely caring physician. She speaks clearly and makes sure I understand exactly what is going to happen during the appointment. She values my opinion even if she disagrees.

  • This provider was very thorough. She listened to my issue. She discussed what was wrong. She showed me and explain to me my condition and I really appreciate that. She was just so professional. In fact the entire office was very professional.

  • I was very pleased with my visit with Dr Bruegel. I was very disappointed in the condition of the rest room.

  • Dr Bruegel and her assistant were wonderful.The doctor was very good at diagnosing the problem and explaining the treatment options and likely cost.

  • What I like the most was the doctor, she explained everything very well, took her time with me.

  • Dr. Bruegel was so very patient with my 92 year old mother. She explained every single thing in an easy to understand manner - even drawing pictures for her! We were not rushed at all and we really appreciated that.

  • Dr Bruegel took the time to carefully examine my film and arm thoroughly to determine the safest plan that will have best results for healing and movement in the future. She explained things clearly and included me in the planning. She is very detail oriented and I appreciated that. Everyone I came upon was professional and caring.

  • Very helpful and professional employees

  • Got appointment to see provider quickly

  • Excellent atmosphere created by a very affable as well as highly competent physician. Highly recommended!

  • Dr. Bruegel is fabulous! She listens and is very compassionate. She explains everything she is going to do and while she is doing it she talks you through it. I highly recommend her.

  • Shorten the wait time for the doctor when you are in the room

  • Dr. Brugel was amazing. She listens to her patients and has a wonderful bedside manner. She really knows her stuff.

  • Dr Bruegel is a great doctor, she listens and explains everything so you can understand her and doesn't rush you out. We need more doctors like her in this system

  • Everything and thank you very much.

  • Waited for over an hour to be seen so that was frustrating

  • I had a awesome experience. The staff and the doctor were fantastic

  • she is amazing - very down to earth and explains everything. Highly recommend her. The entire team was great and very friendly and kind.

  • Fist time to this office and I am grateful to the staff and Dr.I am very satisfied with the care and plan of care.

  • Explained everything so that I could understand it. Thank you.

  • Hi my appointment was fantastic and Dr.Bruegel was terrific as always. It's not her fault that it was so busy today and she did apologize for the wait. Thanks Dr.Bruegel

  • the whole visit was very professionalexcellent

  • Dr Bruegel is always so kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, understanding and professional!!!

  • Dr. Bruegel was amazing. I visited her for a second opinion on a surgery I am to have performed and she answered all of my questions with an amazing amount of compassion and truth.

  • None, everything was good

  • My provider, Dr. Bruegel, was excellent in explaining things. Very thorough and took her time. She was running late and apologized. She was so nice and I truly enjoyed seeing her as a provider for the issue that I have.

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