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Victoria Bruegel, MD

4.8 out of 5 (303 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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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 (96)

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.

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  • Dr. Bruegel has a wonderful "bedside manner". She genuinely cares about her patients. Have seen her twice; once in 2018 after an injury to the left hand, and 10-25-21 about an injury to my right.

  • This was my first visit to this facility. I was "put" in the doctor/patient room and I was in there by myself for approximately 1 hour before the doctor arrived. I was just about to leave the room to ask if they had forgotten about me when the doctor came in. It would have been nice if someone would have checked on me and give me a status. As a minimum, advice me to bring some reading material.

  • Dr.Brugel is amazing. She is always so easy to talk with and she seems to know what the answer before the question is even asked . I truly appreciate her and am so thankful she was my surgeon.

  • Dr Bruegel was fantastic. Very thorough and completely sensible about my care and expected outcome. Will be continuing my care for my issue with her until the best possible outcome we both agree upon is achieved. You're blessed to have her within Southcoast Health!!!

  • Nothing more could be done.

  • The doctor was awesome. It's just that she was running very behind.

  • Outstanding staff.

  • Dr. Bruegel is a kind, thoughtful doctor who immediately puts you at ease. Very easy to talk to and explains things in such a way that you aren't confused or nervous about the next step in your journey to wellness.

  • I can't say anything to improve this physician!!! I was so impressed with this physician, it was such a pleasure to have her help me, it was one of the best visits I've had with someone!!! I loved her!!!!

  • All was good

  • I waited almost two hours to see the doctor. This is unacceptable.

  • My doctor was beyond wonderful!!

  • The doctor explained everything. Very clearly. She was very personable and she made me feel like she would be there whenever I needed her.

  • Very informative everything was perfect

  • Loved the Doctor. She explained everything and answered my questions. Just not happy about the wait time. My appointment was at 11:40 and I wasn't seen until 12:45.

  • Long wait. Stop productivity protocals for doctors.not their fault.

  • 98 minute wait time is very unprofessional without a notification to the patient

  • My first encounter with this provider and I was extremely pleased with the encounter.

  • Dr BRUEGAL as well as her staff are kind to each other and the patient. She truly cares and empathizes that each pain, injury is big to the patient and gives her all to make me feel comfortable and what my options are..treatment ..etc. I feel very comfortable with her as my Orthopedic specialist.

  • Listen to and answered all of my questions.

  • Dr.Bruegel was gentle, informative, and explained everything in a detailed manner. She gave me her full attention without rushing. I did have a long wait, however, understandable and worth every minute.

  • The only issue was the wait time. My appt was 11 and I got in to see the Dr about an hour later. I chose her because she was the only hand specialist who was not available so I was ready to wait for the best. No regrets because my doctor was concise, respectful and very knowledgeable. I knew I had chosen right. I will be going back in 6 weeks.

  • Very thorough examination. Everything was explained so I fully understand the situation

  • very thorough

  • This was my first visit with Dr. Bruegel. Every one in the office was friendly. Dr. Bruegel was very thorough and listened to my concerns.

  • I was extremely nervous because I knew that I had to have a Cortizone shot. The dr was so patient & kind and put my fears at ease. She talked me thru everything ( step by step) as she was working on me... just an overall great Dr Bruegel is amazing!

  • I have complete confidence in Dr Bruegel when needing treatment and advice when dealing with injuries to my hands, which in the past and most recently being seen and treated by her and her staff - referring my grandson there after my visit on Wednesday for a hand injury he is dealing with

  • To long a wait

  • Every staff member and Dr. Bruegal were exceptional from beginning to end!

  • Yes, I received excellent care. I will be returning to this office again soon and I am very pleased with the facility, the doctor, all include. Thank you very much for taking good care of me. Bye now.

  • My Appointment June 21 for 3:30 was running way behind. Didn't get seen till around 4:30? That's my only negative comment. Ty

  • Dr. Bruegel was extremely supportive and caring. Took her time with me. It was the end of her day. Yet, she did not rush. She was very attentive to my needs and the staff was also very polite and amazing. Very caring. Thank you.

  • Dr Breugal and her staff were amazing. Very kind and knowledgeable. They addressed my mobility issues and helped me get around easily while at the office. They treated me with compassion and tookthe time to make me feel comfortable and well taken care of. Thank you!

  • Explanations, considering patients wishes a plus

  • It was a pleasure meeting Dr. Brugel and staff. The staff was very nice an Dr. Brugel was super. She knew what the condition was and what to do about it. She was very specific on how to continue to improve the range of motion in my fingers with simple exercises. I'm now mostly out of pain and have started a hand/fingers exercise plan as suggested by the Dr.

  • Excellent in all areas.

  • The doctor was outstanding!! She was informative, kind, thorough, compassionate. I could not have been happier with her and would recommend her to anyone.


  • I had nothing but a great experiencem professionalism. Every person that interacted with was very, very good. I would recommend your practice to anyone that needs my kind of help. The only thing I would like to pass along ism I was given a sheet to purchase a some wrist, splint and a particular sizem because they sized me. And when I went online to order it, that particular company of, that particular stylem does not come in my size. I don't know if they need to be aware of that. Other than that, I have nothing but good. To say about your practice. Thank you.

  • The Doctor was very good and thorough but I cannot get my surgery for over 2 months which is upsetting!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wait time- 1 hour then after the X-ray I waited another 20" to see the Doctor. For my 2:30 appointment I got home at 5 pm. I loved the md. This speaks to pot office management of appointments.

  • Awesome doctor I would highly recommend her She was professional, caring, knowledgeable and compassionate.

  • The surgery scheduler was very rude.

  • Dr. Bruegal is awesome!!

  • Dr. Victoria Bruegel came highly recommended to me by two of my tax clients. She was amazing. Dr. Bruegel was highly experienced, caring, informative, seemed to know instinctively what some of my concerns were, and made me feel like someone really knew what to do and cared about my wrist pain. I was afraid to see Dr. Bruegel and had trouble sleeping the night before our appt. After my appointment, I felt this sense of calm and peace. I know I'm in good hands now :)

  • Yes Dr. Bruegel is a very knowledgeable and courteous doctor very professional she told me everything I was going to happen in my procedure I'm going to have in my hand and she explained it thoroughly what would happen afterwards and walk me right through the entire procedure she's very courteous very kind and I recommend her to anyone she's a very good doctor thank you so much I've had her in the past and I'll continue to use her as well in the future, thank you and thank her as well good day.

  • On the plus side the quality of service was exceptional. I have dealt with this provider and the staff before, and they're consistently excellent. On the lesson perfect size the wait times are pretty excessive, I was in the waiting room for 45 minutes, and no one came out and said, you know, it'll be just a few minutes nothing they were no updates, or anything like that, and ... by the time I actually saw the provider it was about an hour, and it was early morning, so I was quite surprised that there was any backlog like that, but any other than that that's a small complaint. Again the quality of service was excellent.

  • Waited an hour over my appt time.

  • Very easy to talk to, very clearly explained the entire procedure, and how long of a recovery time I could expect.

  • I was treated with respect and care. Everyone was very polite . My doctor was very informative ,helpful and up beat. She explained all off my options and I feel we chose a positive course of actions.

  • Dr. Brugel is very thorough,attentive and friendly.

  • Everything was done well and professional. Could not be more pleased with everyone. Dr. Bruegel is wonderful!

  • Courteous, efficient staff. Provider top notch, explained procedures and options, excellent care.

  • Train ancillary staff to introduce themselves. Also, I waited 50 minutes for my appointment without any update or acknowledgment from from front of office staff. And then waited another 10 minutes once I was placed in a room.

  • You could not have done a better you explained everything clearly, specifically, understandably it was an excellent visit, and I felt that I could call back if I have another problem, or an issue and it would be taking care of I am more than pleased with my office visit thank you very much bye bye.

  • The doctor visit was fine. But the wait time was 2 hours which is a little inexcusable. But the doctor was superb!.

  • Very professional courteous Helpful staff and doctor is awesome

  • Excellent visit. MD listened, examine was thorough, always had eye contact not just the computer and options explained in detailed.

  • My visit, an exam and treatment, was completely done very well and efficiently and professionally. And it didn't take very long. And she was most helpful in information and what to do now and what to maybe do in the future. And doing much better today.

  • Very concerned about my health and my problem and the pain, the situation I'm dealing with. Very pleased.

  • My whole experience was exceptional. The care I received was complete and all questions were answered in a way that was clear and easily understood. Extremely professional in all aspects of a medical office.

  • Everything was perfect

  • I was taken on time, treated very respectfully. Dr. Bruegel is very knowledgeable and reassuring. My visit was great and my goals accomplished.

  • There was a bit of a wait but I don't know what could be done and she apologized for the wait which was appreciated

  • I appreciated that the doctor did not push surgery. She said it's up to the patient when they decide they need surgery.

  • The only negative feedback I would have is that they were it about one hour behind schedule. That's a long time to wait. Other than that everything was fine.

  • Pleased with Southcoast. Thank you

  • Both times I visited the office I had to wait a significant amount of time. Most recently almost an hour after my scheduled appointment. However, the doctor was very kind and apologetic.

  • I waited 40 minutes for my appointment.

  • No more service, please.

  • My situation needed immediate attention and Dr. Bruegel took charge thankfully.

  • Doctor was informative professional and very friendly. Very good doctor. I like the first time my accounted do with her and I was very very pleased.

  • Dr. Victoria Bel was excellent, informative, and knowledgeable ! [Name] Hosp disappointed in info given to me!!

  • The doctor was very knowledgeable and explain things clearly.

  • The Dr was fantastic

  • Dr Bruegel is amazing and the office staff are very attentive to my needs.

  • Yes, the office is run very efficiently. It was my first time seeing Dr. Bruegel. She was very nice. Explained the situation. Showed me the x-rays and what had to be done and spoke to me in a way that I completely understood.

  • The doctor sat with me and explained everything in detail and in a way that was easy to understand. She took her time and explained the procedure clearly and made me feel comfortable. Thank you Dr Bruegle

  • Requested an immediate (Severe Injury) appointment could not find an open appointment for 3 weeks, appointment staff could read in "my chart" that I needed an immediate appointment. Why have a patient history if no one reads it!

  • Every one was excellent

  • Dr Bruegel remembers every detail and is always willing to listen and offer her advice when I have questions.

  • I absolutely adore Dr. Bruegel..words can't describe my gratitude to her and how wonderful she truly is.

  • Very helpful visit. Great doctor.

  • Excellent visit. Very professional

  • This is a very good experience. I felt that I had excellent care and my doctor was very knowledgeable and also spoke to me and such a way that I was able to understand and knew exactly how to best take care of my son moving forward and I was very impressed. I actually just was telling my family that I would highly recommend this place.

  • Very kind , well informed , thankful trigger finger can be fixed . Great office .

  • Waited too long in the office to see the doctor.

  • The only problem is that I'm on a fixed income. I'm poor and I can't afford the equipment that the doctor told me to get. You guys should have that for free, but apparently it's not going to happen that way so I don't think I'm going to be able to afford the the wrist brace this, that and the other thing. I just can't afford it but I'll try but it's highly unlikely.

  • Make certain the exam rooms are cleaned after each visit.

  • Felt very comfortable with this provider. Told me things in a way I understood.First visit would recommend to anyone.

  • Possibly allow a little more time for appointments. Contact time with physician was excellent, buy they were somewhat behind schedule.

  • Hi Dr. Bruegel is the best, always so nice and takes the time to explain what's wrong and what my options are. Definitely appreciated by this patient every time.Thank you[Name] [Name]

  • I'm going to have surgery, they said they will call me to schedule it, however they didn't tell me when they would call or how long I should wait to call them.

  • Deteminating the problem with pain in my hands, doing exrays, talking with Dr. About issues, & getting injections same day, without needing to return for another appointment. Thank you Dr Victoria, you are the best!

  • The doctor was very caring and considerate and explained all the options. I think it's just the compassion that was above and beyond.

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