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Victoria Bruegel, MD

4.8 out of 5 (337 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:

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 (110)

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.

  • I am more than happy with SouthCoast Orthopedic service and recommend them when appropriate.

  • Dr Bruegel was excellent in addressing my issue and explaining the cause

  • Physician had a friendly and engaged demeanor who listened and clearly explained things to me. Very good Doctor!

  • She was very interested in my problem and pain she made me feel like there is help

  • Everything

  • My surgeon and her staff were greatu00A0

  • Appointments should be more timely when requested. Not two to three months down the road

  • It would be better if I could get an appointment without having to wait months to see Dr. Bruegel. I know she's an excellent physician, but it's very hard to get an appointment.

  • They listen to me and took me in earlier than my appointment was scheduled very professional excellent doctors

  • Dr. Bruegel is warm and open and treats you like a partner in your care. She knew all about my history. I was very pleased and I look forward to seeing her again.

  • Dr brugal always listens and ask me how everything is going.she takes time to explain everything about my elbow problem and what to expect. She makes me feel very comfortable which is a big thing to me.

  • Dr is very attentive. She explains things in a way that is very understandable. I would definitely recommend her.

  • My experience was a positive one. The doctor was very professional and at the same time compassionate. My provider was sure that I understand everything she was saying and provided me with a couple of options. I would highly recommend her.

  • My experience was excellent.

  • Dr Bruegel was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain in lay terms my situation. Very calming and reassuring.

  • Dr. Bruegel is the best hand surgeon I've ever had. She is so very professional and friendly. Most likely caring. I recommend her to all my family and friends. She is so totally awesome. Thank you.

  • The Doctor was very personable and explained exactly what was going on with my hand

  • In an understaffed work world we are in, the staff was on top of everything. Kind, patient, and considerate. Thank you

  • Office staff is amazing, MA's are great and Doc, well she is amazing. I would not see anyone else. I trust her tremendously.

  • Excellent visit with Dr. Bruegel. I felt heard, cared about, and never rushed.

  • I Have no complaints

  • Entire staff is very kind and helpful. Dr. B always makes me feel like she truly cares about my injury and my recovery.

  • Dr Brugel is great. Scheduling is terrible. Emergencies happen and delay schedule. I had a 3:00 appt, waited an hour. a person in wait room with me had 3:45 with same doctor Medical assistant called her in first and I explained my appt was earlier. The only person who apologized for the delay was the doctor. Every time I go there I wait and the doctor is the only one to apologize. the only notification about delays is the dry erase board on the wall. Please improve scheduling

  • Dr Bruegel is a gem, and staff working with her -- xray technician, scheduler, receptionist -- all great too!

  • I was in and out everything was on time professional and completely wonderful!! Loved my experience here!

  • Everyone was very nice. Doctor took her time to explain the issue I'm having . Then proceeded to talk about my treatment in terms I could understand. Very happy!

  • Overall great experience. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

  • Provider was concerned and pleasant. Showed imaging and explained thoroughly what was required to treat the injury. Definitely would request this provider again.

  • Listened intently and gave good options for my condition

  • Dr. Bruegel listens and doesn't treat me like an imbecile like some doctors. She also did not act like I was wasting her time. Did seem like she was overbooked.

  • Very thorough exam and Dr. Breugel explained things in detail. Excellent rapport with patient!

  • This provider stayed after hours to make sure my need were met. She is compassionate has a wonderful bedside manner, does beautiful work, couldn't think of anything that could have improved my experience .

  • This provider is was great, good sense of humor. The office staff very nice, if any of my questions were negative it's because your survey went from 1 being great and 2 being no or whatever and then it switched over and I didn't realize that. There's no complaints they're all great. Excellent doctor.

  • Staff at Dr. Bruegals office have been consistently kind and empathetic. I am beyond impressed with Dr. Bruegel!

  • They helped me with my health care.

  • Dr. Bruegel is an excellent surgeon and explained what she was going to do and why. She was concerned about the best way to do the surgery because I play the violin. Her staff were kind, professional, and pleasant to talk to.

  • This is one of the best doctors I have.Wonderful personality! She explains things!She is the best!

  • Dr Bruegel explained everything she was doing and what to expect. Her instructions were easy to follow.

  • Everything was perfect

  • I waited too long in the exam room and felt like I had been forgotten. No one checked in on me.

  • My visit with the doctor was exceptional. I felt cared for, listened to, educated, and all my questions were answered. This doctor is very knowledgeable and very professional.

  • Dr. Bruegel took the time to explain everything and I didn't feel rushed through the appointment.

  • I was very welcomed. They're very expertise. They made me understand what's going on. Yes, I recommend anybody. I recommend. She was very, very nice, Dr. Victoria, and the staff. The staff was pretty good too. Thank you. Have a nice night.

  • Dr. Bruegel and staff were amazing. X-ray machine was down... no worries. Organized so us patients were escorted to another building So professional and light hearted. Awesome.

  • Dr Brugel is a very good doctor. I had her In 2019, so I came back to her again. She did excellent work on me. She was very compassionate and caring to mr throughout my experience then. That's why I came back to her for my other hand.

  • Dr Bruegel and her staff were great. She has a very positive and caring attitude and is very professional

  • Knowledgeable, understanding and professional.

  • Improve wait times.

  • Entire visit was super….from receptionist to medical assistant & certainly Dr Bruegel?

  • You did everything right. Excellent job. Thanks for your time and compassion

  • Dr Bruegel looked over all my information and sis a complete exam of my wrist. I felt heard!

  • Dr. Bruegel was incredibly detailed and thorough in her explanations of my situation. I felt very comfortable and at ease with her. And it was really a pleasure to see her as a provider.

  • Nothing to add.

  • My first consultation with Dr. Bruegel, barely waited to be helped once I checked in.Dr. Bruegel took the time to listen ,explain my condition in a very clear manner along with what would be the best treatment.Good experience.

  • Great doctor. Very knowledgeable, listened. Highly recommend.

  • Doctor Bruegel is just the best!!!

  • First time there the doctor, nurses, technicians were very professional, patient and knowledgeable. They discussed why I was they , medicines and general history What issues I was having that concerned me, my options and explain the the procedure.

  • I would have preferred written info on the care of my hand rather than verbal. I am a visual learner n do better with written instructions

  • My experience was very pleasant. I would say keep doing what you are doing.

  • I have had nothing but great experiences with this office...

  • Everything was well done. I will certainly continue my care with Dr Bruegel. She was very informative and very caring g person.

  • Everyone at this facility was amazing. Extremely pleasant and very kind and knowledgeable.

  • Dr. Bruegelu00A0is great at what she does, and always wants me to comfortable. Thank you..

  • Absolutely satisfied with my experience with this office. The staff at the front desk were very friendly and professional. Dr Bruegel speaks and treats you like you're a long time friend of the family. And always very reassuring. Love her!

  • I thought Dr Bruegel was very pleasant and knowledgable. I was seen in a timely manner, got x-rays while I was there and she came back in immediately to go over them with me. She worked quickly and efficiently all while explaining how long it would take my hand to heal. I would highly recommend her and the office.

  • Informative, professional friendly prompt service

  • Straight forward info; excellentand total explanation to be sure I understood and was satisfied.

  • She's great

  • Yes, she seen me in a timely manner. She explained everything thoroughly so I could understand it. She spent a reasonable amount of time with me going over the X-rays and what she expects for me to do and if things don't improve the injury in a timely manner.

  • Yes, upon arrival I was treated with a great deal of respect affability and staff was incredibly cordial and Dr. Bruegel herself is truly outstanding with a wonderful bedside manner, and I used, I've gone to see her oh goodness, probably four or five times and will continue to do. She's outstanding physician.

  • Great experience thank you !

  • The staff is responsive in a timely manner. Dr Bruegel is gentle, informative, and attentive.

  • Always a caring Dr. Very patient with any questions asked. Very thorough and makes the patient very comfortable. All staff was very professional. Left the office very happy with my visit.

  • I liked her very much she was very thorough when she talked about my hand I would recommend her any time

  • Dr Bruegel is very kind and understanding. She is aknowledgeable provider.

  • Dr b was terrific. She took the time to explain to me what was up. She gave options and I appreciate that

  • Beyond pleased and impressed how I was treated and cared for. Best experience

  • The appointment was quick and the doctor took care of me quickly and kindly ! Great care !!!

  • Everyone was professional and friendly. They made me feel they care about how I felt and professional gave me the best medical advice I truly needed. So, thanks a bunch.In regards to any improvements…none! Great doctor and staff!!u00A0

  • I have been very fortunate to receive excellent care and optimum outcome of what was a significant wrist break from the onset through surgery and post op.

  • Excellent doctor.

  • the doctor explained everything of what was going to go on and gave me some insight on my other physical problems.

  • They'reu00A0 great

  • Doctor was very patient and explained everything I asked.

  • Dr. Bruegel is very professional. She explained. She's kind. She has courtesy for us. She's just took care of me really really nicely and I recommend her all the time. The office the staff the people they're great. I couldn't be enough for them. And the surgical unit. They were really good day. Also, I couldn't say enough about them either. They're just great people very accommodating. So, yes, I would always recommend this office.

  • Hi, Dr. Bruegel was very knowledgeable about the issue at hand. I had all of my records handy, read the x-rays and pointed out to me exactly what was wrong and what I could do to alleviate it and that's it. She did a very good job. The whole staff did. Thank you.

  • Everything is explained, clearly. My questions were answered. My doctor was caring knowledgeable and very supportive. I give her 10 great bed side manner and absolutely outstanding in her field, she really knows her stuff, thank you so much Dr. Big.

  • Excellent work explaining everything I needed to know.

  • Everyone in the office was very cooperative, very informative, very pleasant. The experience was totally 100%, accept exceptional.

  • Provider is knowledgeable, I feel confident in Dr. Breugel's care. Office very professional.

  • Dr Bruegel was extremely thorough in her examination. She was extremely helpful in explaining the process for my wrist injury.

  • I arrived at the appointment as requested more than 15 minutes in advance and that was fine. And at the time of my appointment, I was a ushered into an exam room. And the young lady check me in though. I thought I had been checked in at the front desk. So I'm not really sure what that was all about. And I was told the doctor will be right with you and 35 minutes later... The doctor appeared. Now mind you this facility is not in my backyard. It took me almost as long to drive there, as I sat and waited for her to come in. After she conducted the examination, which I thought she was very thorough, very knowledgeable, explained, everything in excruciatingly detail. I have no complaints about that. I agreed to*

  • Was handled in a professional manner by Dr. Bruegel

  • I was impressed with the care I received. Dr. Bruegel took great care to review my x-rays with me, and explain the care options for me.

  • The staff as well as Dr's are always respectful,and knowledgeable about me and my health history, visits.

  • I spent over an hour inside the office today, PRIOR to me seeing the doctor, 5 minutes into our visit the doctor's cellphone rings and she takes off for over 10 mins. This first part is very typical of this practice, with the extended waiting to be called. The cellphone call was something that just happened. And I understand she's a healthcare provider and things come up. But it's total nonsense to continually keep patients waiting for an hour. People's time is valuable, everyone, not just the doctor(s). If we were doing equitable billing of each others time....things would run much smoother. And even though we can't do that, how about Southcoast provides act like that's the case.

  • Very professional office. Answered all my questions and Dr. Victoria Bruegel is the best orthopedic person I have ever gone to.

  • Front office staff seemed irritated with patients presents. Just saying my name and I didn't hear it annoyed them. Also when I asked questions They appeared bothered by me asking follow-up questions to how the process of Workmen's Comp. works. This is my first time in the office and I was put off by that. The doctor was 100% professional and listen to all my concerns I would definitely come back from the doctor but if the staff in the front desk was a representation of the doctor someone needs to speak to them

  • The assistant that takes xray was very kind and gentle.The dr. was apologetic because the appointment was late. My app. was at 3:15 but I did not get called in until after 4:30Dr was patient and explained things without any rush. She recommended physical therapy

  • Dr. Bruegel was wonderful and very attentive. She gave me a cortisone shot and explained everything while giving me the shot.I would definitely recommend her to family and friends!!! Thank yiu Dr. Bruegel

  • The provider seemed to be informed about post operation information. For example, how long it will take until I can write again or drive a car.

  • I would have liked it if I didn't have to wait an hour or an hour and a half for my appointment, second time in a row.

  • Every one was professional and knowledgeable. Wait time was long but I do think it was anyone's fault - the office was very busy today.

  • We just moved to this area and have used Southcoast and MyChart for our medical needs. And, every time we have used them, the providers and the staff have met and exceeded our expectations! They ask the right questions, contact us in advance if there is a schedule change, they are concerned about our physical and mental wellbeing. As far as MyChart is concerned, it is just about the most user friendly app I've have ever used. Compared to the patient portal used in the area we came from, it far exceeds them.

  • everything went as well as expected and the dr was very knowledgable about my condition

  • Dr. Bruegel was extremely kind and informative. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

  • Saw me in timely manner, explained my options without pressure in any particular direction

  • Dr. Bruegel was very personable and helpful. Great, smart, and nice woman

  • I absolutely love this provider and have never had a bad experience with her except this visit I waited for over an hour after my appointment time. It was an extreme amount of time to wait especially since I have never waited this long for her ever. They did inform me several times that she was running late but I was on a break from work and it truly was an inconvenience for me. A courtesy call from them before hand would of went along way in my case.

  • Dr. Brugel is AWESOME!!!! Everything was fine.

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