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Victoria Bruegel, MD

4.8 out of 5 (297 Ratings)

Specialties:

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

Locations

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.

Provider Ratings

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff
4.8
4.8
4.8
5

Patient Comments (76)

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.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Brugel is the best! She explains step by step what she is going to do and how I will be feeling. There should be more like her. I would refer her in a minute.

  • She was absolutely amazing. She definitely was very knowledgeable about what I was going through. She explained everything very clearly. Thank you.

  • Maybe not make me wait so long in room

  • Get patients in to see the provider quicker.

  • Dr B was professional and personable as well as knowled geable about my history and my medical question. I would definitely request her if I needed hand surgery.

  • PromptFriendly

  • 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!

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