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Victoria Bruegel, MD

4.8 out of 5 (326 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 (85)

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  • Dr Bruegel is a very thorough and caring physician. She truly took the time to listen to my concerns and explained everything to me in detail. Her staff is also professional and courteous.

  • Very positive experience. Dr. Bruegel was extremely competent and also friendly, she made me feel very comfortable and confident with the care I was receiving.

  • Dr was kind and understanding, gentle and patient which rates very high in my estimation as I have had negative experiences with others. She was also very knowledgeable and took a lot of time with explanations. She was humorous and I’d rate her bedside manner as excellent.

  • Dr. Bruegel was one of the best doctors I have ever come in contact with. I have certainly seen my share over the years. She was way more thorough than another doctor I have seen in that same office (whom I would never recommend).She listened to everything I had to say, explained my xrays in detail and gave me all possible options to help me decide what medical treatment I would opt for. I would recommend her to everyone I know. Best of the best by far!

  • I was very satisfied with this provider, however, I wish I could get appointments sooner. Had to wait 5 weeks for the appointment.

  • Wonderful staff & excellent Doctor

  • Excellent doctor!!

  • Provider explained my condition and upcoming procedure very well. Can’t say enough how kind she was and gave me a feeling of confidence in her care.

  • Once I saw the provider she was GREAT. When I arrived and checked in, no one pointed me to a board the described wait times. I am used to a sign saying if you have waited more than 20 minutes let us know. This sign I discovered show wait times for each clinician. Mine said one hour fifteen minutes! As I watched it was changed to one hour 45 minutes. This is unacceptable, no effort to tell me, explain why or call me to let me know. If it was an emergency I can understand. However this showed no respect for my valuable time as I try to respect clinicians time as well. This can make a clinician look poorly, thankfully she was a lovely and positive surprise, just running very late. However I got no real explanation, I did get an apology for running late. Thank you

  • Southcoast Health is always professional and courteous. Thank You

  • My first visit with Dr. Bruegel was amazing. She was pleasant, personable, sincere, very knowledgeable in what my concern was with my broken wrist. I never felt rushed, she was extremely thorough. My wife and I afterwards both said "Wow, don't think we have ever had a Dr. make us feel that welcomed to be there and the fact that there would be no problem taking care of me(us)!" She squeezed me in and I was operated on two days later as it would have been two weeks since my injury. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

  • I think she went over, Dr. Bruegel went over the options, with my problem, with my finger, and recommended that she do the surgery, so that it wouldn't return, back again. And to me, so he's very pleasant, very concerned, I think she's very good doctor.

  • Everything was just right????

  • Appointment had run quite late,behind schedule,close to an hour. Dr.Bruegel did apologize for the back up!

  • Dr. Bruegel is top notch doctor that cares deeply about her patients.

  • Everyone was considerate, cheerful,and even fun.

  • Additional staff at front desk

  • The doctor listened carefully and responded in a thorough and professional manner. It was an excellent experience.

  • I really like Dr Bruegel. She is an amazing surgeon and her kindness and understanding matter immensely. Thanks you. I highly recommend her and this office. [Name] was especially helpful also, and his manner and kindness made a difference.

  • Very friendly, minimal waiting time

  • I went this orthopedic surgeon for a second opinion. This doctor was far more empathetic and thorough in explaining my condition & options than the first Southcoast specialist provider I had gone to.

  • Waited 1 Hour To See The Dr. , Was Close To Getting Up To Reschedule .

  • Provider was running 30 minutes behind schedule.

  • This was my first visit to a hand surgeon specialist, Dr. V. Bruegel. The office followed all protocols for COVID-19, so I felt comfortable at my visit. Dr. Bruegel was personable and very knowledgeable. X-rays were done of my right hand. She discussed all possible treatments for the nodes on my index finger, from small things for pain to shots to fusion surgery. I will definitely see her again when needed.

  • Dr b is awesome

  • Dr Breugel was very professional and thoughtful.She explained things very clearly I thank her for a great visit and,would recommend her to,family and friends

  • I received the care I needed.

  • Great care to Covid 19 safety requirements. Wait time minimal and staff I dealt with were all personable and efficient

  • Kind caring amazing

  • Dr. Bruegel is a superstar.

  • Very happy as always!!!

  • Dr. Brugel was kind and caring. It was obvious she was very busy, but yet she took the time to explain everything to me. I never felt rushed or unimportant. This was my first time in this office and it was a wonderful experience.

  • I think my visit went well and I was very satisfied with the staff and very comfortable with the Doctor. I would recommend this Doctor to my family and friends. Thank You.

  • A virtual visit that was timely. I've never had complaints with this practice

  • She was an awesome doctor.. explained EVERYTHING to me. 0-10 she is definitely a 10..

  • I was very impressed with the way they are doing things during these though times with the COVID

  • The doctor was extremely informative, had incredible bedside manner, very compassionate and did an outstanding job.

  • I think Dr brugel's staff is amazing along with the Dr herself. She's very good at what she does , she also listens and explains. I wouldn't trade the office for any other. I m very happy with the staff and office.

  • Everyone was very nice, professional, all is good definitely a number 10. And I would recommend to family and friends thank you

  • [Name] and Dr bruegel were fantastic. What a great happy I was able to get in for a apt

  • Dr. Bruegel's staff is extremely professional along with Dr. Bruegel. They take the time to answer all questions and make sure that you understand the medical procedures thoroughly and what procedures that go along with the procedure you're getting. She will also explain that in detail. She's actually spent Over a lot of time with me, answering all my questions, and I would recommend Dr. Bruegel 1000%. Absolutely, she's tremendous and if it wasn't for her, I don't think I would have had my hands, to be honest with you. Thank you very much. Have a great day. Bye bye.

  • Waiting one hour to see the doctor is unacceptable,

  • Everything went very well

  • Saw Dr Bruegel today and she was fantastic. Very understanding, informative, professional. She answered all my questions, explained my options re treatment. One of the best specialists I’ve ever seen.

  • Dr Bruegel is very thorough. Her exam is thorough. She explains everything and takes the time to answer all questions. She is very easy to talk to and very empathetic. I’m waiting for a date to have my thumb surgery done.

  • Hi, the service was fabulous. The facility was nice and clean. The doctor was awesome. Doctor's helpers were awesome. I don't have one complaint. I thank you very very much. I will recommend anyone to her. I love her. Thank you. Have a good day.

  • Everyone was pleasant and professional. I was treated with respect. She listened to all my concerns and I feel I received great treatment.

  • She really listened to me explain my injury. She works well with her staff. They have a Great system to get X-rays and treatment done In a timely manner. Puts your mind at ease because they know what they are doing !!

  • She’s the best orthopedic

  • Dr. Bruegel was very informative explained everything carefully was direct positive. I felt very confident in her ability to deal with my issue. Thank you.

  • The MD was very informative and very patient.


  • Phone visit with Dr Brugle. Very good. Answered all questions . She is A+ in my opinion.

  • Provider explained my condition very well and also the treatment and follow up.

  • The whole staff was polite, professional and concerned for my care.Dr.had a great personality and explained everything thoroughly.

  • This was my first time meeting with the Doctor and staff, everyone was very nice and helpful , the only problem I had was when I got there they have a white board and it said a 60 minute waiting period, it ended up being only about 40 minutes but I hope this is not a daily problem.

  • Dr Bruegel always explains the situation of your pain and the options for treatment. Her office personnel are very nice and do such a great job. They especially make you feel comfortable. Great atmosphere.

  • The entire staff was attentive and kind. Dr Bruegel is amazing and informative and beyond attentive.

  • Keep doing what your doing

  • Dr. Bruegel did a fantastic job explaining my x-rays to me and suggesting treatment options. I was extremely pleased with her visit yesterday. Thank you.

  • Dr Bruegel's explanation and courtesy were phenomenal

  • I was very pleased by how quickly I was seen by the doctor. Dr. Bruegel also took the time to explain my options. I did not feel rushed and she patiently answered all my questions.

  • Like to say my visit with Dr. Bruegel, I'm not sure how it's pronounced was a very positive experience. I felt everyone show the valid concern they listen to what I had to say that was very friendly and professional and I would invite anyone that needs to see someone like Dr. Bruegel in a heartbeat. I think she's that good and I'm very happy that I went and I I chose her and I can't say enough about it and I've been have follow up and I'm sure she's going to take good care of me. So thank you so much and I feel so blessed to have a as a doctor.

  • Dr. Bruegel was very courteous and kind. She was informational and explained everything in laymen terms that I could understand. She took her time to understand my condition and my concerns. I do not have any suggestions for improvement as she was thorough and professional.

  • Dr. Bruegel was able to see me the next morning after I injured my thumb. I believe that she moved things around on her schedule to accommodate me. Most impressive was the fact that she had a “scribe” with her taking notes. It was great that she could stand in front of me and explain what was going on rather than going back and forth to the computer. I know it is not cost effective for every provider but it was great in my case.Everyone that I encountered from the ER to the OR this morning was professional, pleasant, helpful and showed genuine compassion. SCHS is a great organization!!!

  • I'd like to say that in Dr. Bruegel's office where I was the other day, everyone was very courteous. She was very attentive to everything I said and very knowledgeable in helping me, so it was a great experience. Thank you.

  • Very nice down to earth, very good about explaining things

  • I think Victoria Bruegel is a rock star. She is a fantastic attentive well spoken physician who is in tune and connects well with all the patients adore her think she's great.

  • First time with Dr. Bruegel and Was impressed by her remarks and recommendation.

  • Dr Brugel is the best.. great attitude takes her time and really listens to what patients have to say. Awesome surgeon.. 10 plus for her and her staff

  • Very courteous and professional

  • The dr is so understanding and listens intently. She is one of the best drs I have seen.

  • Dr Bruegel is excellent. She is caring and listens to you.

  • The doctor was a fountain of information, and staff was so very accommodating.

  • Dr. Bruegel really listens, is thorough and gentle, and inspires confidence. I would recommend her to everyone.

  • Staff was courteous and professional. All my questions and concerns were addressed. I was given several treatment options and the details involved allowing me to make an informed decision.

  • My appointment was at 8:15. I arrived at 8 am and wasn't brought into the room until 8:45 then didn't see the dr until 9:15. The sign outside said she was on time.

  • Enjoyable experience. Staff was extremely friendly and informative. Appointment was timely.

  • Please provide better feedback about the wait time. The board in the waiting area is a good idea but was not accurate. Wait time for my doctor was listed as 20 minutes, but I waited about an hour for my appointment.

  • Dr. Bruegel is the most thorough doctor she answers all of your questions. I went to her I had to have emergency surgery on my wrist and she did it within a week. She called me during the week to check on me. So you called the other doctors to check with them about, you know medications. I was on she stopped by my bed side in the hospital. She went above and beyond I couldn't ask for a better doctor. She is one of the best actually she's the best doctor.

  • I have been to this office and provider on multiple occasions. The entire office staff is always courteous, helpful and professional. Dr. B is great. Friendly, knowledgeable and caring.

  • Great first visit!

  • Dr. Bruegel is probably one of the finest doctors I have encountered in all of Massachusetts. She is knowledgeable, thorough, and above all kind. She takes the time to answer all of your questions and provides answers to those that you never thought to ask but nonetheless are important in your treatment. Although I have not had to experience surgery (I might need it in the future), I have absolute confidence and trust in her abilities and would not hesitate to have her perform my surgery. She also comes with impeccable credentials. She is truly one of the best.

  • Physician's knowledge, experience and patient concern were beyond reproach. This medical service is as good as it gets.

  • I went in aware I have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Dr. Bruegel was great. She explained my options and we agreed on a treatment. I am very pleased.

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