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Victoria Bruegel, MD

4.8 out of 5 (728 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 (44)

  • Dr. Brugel is very professional and dedicated to her profession and would certainly recommend her to my friends and family. [Name]

  • My hand surgeon, Dr. Victoria Bruegel, did a thorough follow-up to carpel tunnel surgery on both hands. She and I are delighted with my recovery, so I chose to decline her offer of further follow-up in September, going into "at need" mode.As always, my experience was thoroughly positive. [Redacted- PHI]

  • A patient shouldn't have to wait no more than 15 minutes in the examination room.

  • Can not ask for better Doctor.

  • I absolutely loved Dr Bruegel. She was on schedule, compassionate, gentle, thorough. She explained my xrays. Talked with me about options. I would highly recommend her.

  • Well informed and precise!

  • Good visit.

  • My appointment was great, The doctor is compassionate and knows her craft very well. I feel confident i am being treated well.

  • Excellent

  • Staff very concerned with my concerns showed empathy. Dr B fantastic knowledge, caring and professional love her. [Name]

  • The physician explained everything as she was doing it. The staff was very friendly and caring.

  • Well done!

  • Every one in the office was very curtious and nice. The provider is extremely well versed and explained things to my liking.

  • Appreciated the nurse letting me know doctor was tied up with another patient and asked if she could get me something while I waited.

  • Tell me ahead of time that I might have a long wait! Also put some interesting magazines out in the waiting room and in the examination room where one might have an even longer wait!!

  • The provider was very well. She explained my options to me.

  • Excellent, friendly and professional.

  • All of the providers I came in contact with were good listeners and very attentive to my needs. I would highly recommend.

  • Excellent rapportThorough in her explanation and very gentle with treatment

  • I waited over an hour to see the doctor.

  • Everyone in the office made my first appointment a great experience! Even though I had to wait a little bit longer then expected in the room, understandable considering doctor was tied up with the previous patient, (which [Name] was kind enough to let me know). From the front desk to the doctor and her knowledge of my diagnosis and treatment she provided me right away, with relief of my pain to the check out person. I decided to cancel my [Name] doctor’s appointment and continue my care here in the area.

  • Doctor listens and provided answers I needed

  • The girl at the front desk did not seem happy. I can not tell you her name because she did not say it or even say good morning. Her first words after I said I have an appointment were “date of birth”.

  • Everything went well. It was an easy visit

  • It was a quick efficient visit that included an X-ray with a follow up visit to a Southcoast Hand Specialist.

  • This is the second time to this office. This time with a new provider. My experience this time was outstanding compared to my first visit. The new provider I saw was Dr. Bruegel and I received great care and a solid care plan towards resolving my issue. She used surgery as a last resort to solve my issues and that is what I preferred to see in a surgeon. The wait was somewhat long, but I'd rather wait and receive proper care than have a quick visit and receive poor care[Redacted- reference to another provider] I am very happy I came to see Dr. Bruegel.

  • No improvement needed.

  • Dr. Bruegel was great. I would recommend her to anyone.

  • All was very satisfactory and met all of my expectations.

  • It’s unacceptable to have an appointment reminder telling the patient to show up 15 minutes prior to a scheduled appointment, and then make the patient wait an hour past the schedule appointment time to be seen by the physician. The physician was very good.

  • The stuff was extremely friendly and nice. I got my x-ray done in no time!!!! Dr. Victoria Bruegel was very helpful and definitely knowledgeable!!!! I would recommend them to everyone. Thank you so much . You guys are amazing!

  • Everything was fine. There wasn't much talk about preventative medicine. I went for a shot to help a trigger finger, (thumb), and I'll be back at a later date to have it released if it gets bad again. Right now, my thumb is fine.

  • Everything was good,however, there was a significant wait for the Physician.

  • The appointment was long because the doctor was backed up with other appointments, and I had an early morning appointment (at least an hour or more) but the Dr. was great. I would definitely recommend.

  • Dr Bruegel was kind and compassionate without wasting time, very thorough and informative. I got a good feeling that if she does my operation when I am ready, that I still will be able to play the piano! She was very nice. I need a dr that is caring and treats me personally, not like just a number! She was excellent!

  • Dr. Bruegle, [Name] and the office staff are so kind and helpful. I have been so blessed since switching into the Southcoast system with so many wonderful Doctors and excellent care.

  • I was seen at my scheduled appointment time. This was a rare occurrence at a Southcoast facility.

  • Dr Breugal was very accessible. She is extremely knowledgeable, very supportive, easy to talk to. She helped me immediately and also helped me to work out a longer term plan for surgery.

  • Dr Brugell and staff were wonderful - I waited 1 hour to be seen and my appointment was less than 10 minutes long...

  • MD snd Nurse are excellent

  • As usual everything was perfect, from the timely appointment to the physicians care .

  • Didn't wait long

  • Dr.Brugel gave us as much time as we needed to answer all of our questions, and made a point to speak directly to my daughter who is the patient and made her feel comfortable in all that was going on. Dr. Brugel was very meticulous during surgery to reduce scarring in her arm.

  • Every person in the office was extremely kind ,caring and courteous. A very pleasant visit each and every time. Dr. Brugge is an exceptional hand doctor.

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