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Victoria Bruegel, MD

4.8 out of 5 (357 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

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Patient Comments (74)

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.

  • 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.

  • The doctor was very attentive and answered all my questions and providing me information regarding my concerns.

  • You could not have improved your service on this visit. Dr. Bruegel was one of the most courteous,informative Doctors I have even visited. It will be my pleasure to have a return visit. Please make sure she is aware of how I felt after my visit.

  • Less wait time but happy with provider

  • I was seen an hour after my scheduled time.

  • I can't think of anything! The staff and the provider were professional and very courteous.

  • I love Dr. Bruegle. She is brilliant and caring. She is THE BEST!!!

  • Doctor’s schedule is over booked causing her to run late. She is excellent and spends time with each patient.

  • After being checked in give an approximate wait time and update patient if something changes delay or not.

  • Well, I had come there immediately after work working 8 hours. I've been up since 5 o'clock, and I really didn't feel like waiting and I know I waited over an hour for my appointment which kind of bothered me. I would have much rather at least only had to wait possibly 15 minutes at the most. Maybe they need to schedule more time for each patient.

  • No Improvement needed for this Office and Staff We are so Blessed to have these Doctor's In our Area I was very impressed by everyone I came into contact with . I Love this Doctor!

  • Dr Bruegel was fantastic! Don’t change anything!

  • Slightly inconvenient. I was asked to arrive 15 minutes early which I did then had to wait an additional 15 minutes to be brought in my medical assistant. Then another 15 to be seen by DR.

  • The doctor took the time to explain excatly what was going on and how to treat the injury going forward. I have never had a doctor that gave me their full attention and made me feel like I was important. Thank you for making me feel like I wasn't just a number.

  • On time. Informative and communicates

  • This was my first visit with this provider.She was very informative; took her time with me; was very helpful.

  • I was referred to Dr. Bruegel by my pop. Initially I was struck by her professionalism and friendly manner. Though my issue doesn't seem to be serious, I will need further treatment. Dr. Bruegel explained the next steps and I am confident my problem will be resolved. I have recommended her to my daughter who has a wrist issue.

  • Dr. Bruegel is wonderful. She is definitely my go to doctor for trigger fingers. I went to her for that the same problem years ago, and she fixed it and I'm very confident that it's that she's doing it again. So no complaints.

  • My appointment with Dr. Bruegel, and every time I have seen her, was very helpful, informative and I came away with the feeling that I was in very good hands.

  • The Physician was very knowledgeable and helpful in terms of understanding the situation on the other hand waiting 45 minutes in the exam room for someone to come in and talk to me was inappropriate.

  • So kind.

  • My first visit and Dr Bruegel was very informative and attentive.

  • Dr brugel was the best doctor took her time with me explained my options she realy cares and is best doc

  • Dr Bruegel and her team are the BEST! They're caring, kind, funny, professional, and extremely knowledgeable.

  • I was very satisfied with my visit and the care I received

  • Everything is done the way I like.

  • Being seen in a timely manner. Wait was over an hour and then once in the room another 20 minutes.

  • Hi, it was a fine experience. I wasn't in the waiting room long. The girls were very nice checking me in, very very nice at asking my information for Dr. Bruegel and Dr. Bruegel has to be one of the best doctors I've ever dealt with it and I'm probably going to say my whole life and as you can tell I see a lot of doctors. Everybody's a 10 but she shines a little above.

  • I found Dr. Bruegel to be very thorough. She explained my diagnosis to me and the plan for treatment. I was annoyed with the fact that I had to wait for over an hour to see her though. My appointment was at 9:30 and I was not called until 10:35.

  • I would of appreciated being seen in a more timely manner, not having to wait for 45+ minutes.

  • I felt respected because your staff and the doctor listened well and seemed to have compassion.

  • Dr Bruguel is a wonderful physician. She takes her time explaining everything and does not rush you.

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