Resources Search
Close Search
Urgent Care

Victoria Bruegel, MD

4.9 out of 5 (340 Ratings)


Hand Surgery / Orthopedic Surgery / Orthopedics

Book Appointment

Please Read regarding COVID-19

Please call the office before coming in for your appointment if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 14 days: fever, chills, or body aches, cough or shortness of breath, fatigue, sore throat, headache, new loss of sense of taste or smell, gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,) rash or COVID toes (e.g., swollen, discolored toes.)
Loading Online Appointment Scheduling...
Can’t find an appointment online? Call our office at 508-973-2211

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.

Provider Ratings

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

Patient Comments (106)

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.

  • 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.

  • Every one was extremely professional

  • Dr was personal and didn't treat me like a transaction. Quickly diagnosed root cause health issue and clearly explained different options, their impact and next steps/timing.

  • The facility was very clean- short wait time. Dr Bruegel and her staff were friendly and explained everything very well.

  • I always get treated with respect kindness and my ans questions answered Dr. Bruegel is always there her staff is tremendous. So I recommend her to anybody that I ever find out that needs any hands related to take care of. So she's the one and a hundred percent really loves her attitude. She's really great. Thank you.

  • Dr. Brugael took the time to hear my issues and concerns. She then spent quite sometime explaining my options and fully revealing what my recover time would be. She even showed an element of understanding and empathy.

  • You did everything well. Been here several times and had same treatment all the time.

  • Very well informed and explained my medical issue in easy to understand way. Also explored every treatment with me. Took the time to answer all my questions. Very impressed

  • Very compassionate and patient care oriented.

  • Everything.

  • Explanations of problems

  • Staff is great, from reception to X-ray to scribe and Med asst, they are all very friendly and professional. Dr. Bruegel is the best! Straight answers and confident, excellent care.

  • Provider was exceptional and professional. It was easy to understand the provider

  • Perfect as is

  • Dr. Bruegel told me everything that I needed to know about my condition. She was great. I can't say enough good things about her.

  • Dr. Bruegel is simply the best! She is as patient as she is efficient, as kind as she is astute, and as compassionate as she is confident! Can't have asked for a better doc!

  • On time and listened.

  • Provider very understanding made me feel at ease understood my problem

  • Dr. Bruegel was terrific. I appreciated her care and genuine concern about my problem.

  • Dr Bruegel was professional, very personable and knowledgeable.If I needed a hand specialist in the future I would not hesitate to call her.Staff were very responsive when scheduling this appointment.

  • I think the only complaint I would have is the follow through I still haven't heard from the office back to schedule the surgery that I was supposed to have but Dr. Bruegel is very good as the doctor. She definitely knows what she's doing no question about it.

  • Everything was perfect !! No improvements needed.

  • Everyone was cheerful & pleasant. Office spotless Came to this practice based on the stellar reputation of Dr Brugel & was pleased with my decision. She listened, answered my questions & concerns in a reassuring manner and validated my feelings. Gave me what I need to make informed decisions about my treatment. Thank you!

  • Dr. Bruegel is amazing. She has a wonderful " bedside manner. She explains things very well and is a kind person

  • My appointment was fir 11:45 and I was not seen by Dr. until after 1:00pm!

  • Great professional personal service with no attitude.

  • Doctor is very personable and is easy to understand

  • Waited almost an hour to be seen

  • Waiting for check in, there was nobody in line, two women behind the glass and I stood there for about 8 minutes while one talked on the phone and the other typed on her computer. They both saw me, not sure why they made me stand there and wait for nothing. The Dr. was fantastic though. First time I had been to Dr. Bruegel's office. She was great.. the intake staff could use some re-training.

  • Wait time after scheduled appointment could be improved

  • I would just like to say that the doctor was very personable, and she treated me with respect and gave me all the information and discussion that was needed for my upcoming surgery and what was best. I would really appreciated the time that she spent discussing everything with me. Thank you.

  • Very happy with the care received

  • Dr. Bruegel office was very very caring and understanding her staff was like right on the mark did he could find my records even though they were 2 years old Dr. Bruegel was just awesome about explaining everything and showing with my hand. I could've asked for more believe it's Raven that was at the front desk who scheduled all my appointments and explained everything to me for my test my pre-op test very smooth very good. And now the wait was not long. I was way out quicker than I ever thought. I would be I was very happy with the visit very very happy and I appreciated her.response with my hand and understanding that.

  • The doctor and staff did everything wonderfully. I was very pleased.

  • All the staff was friendly and helpful.

  • I saw Dr Bruegel for the first time today and she was a pleasure to talk improvement needed!

  • Although Dr Bruegel does not do revisions she spent the time to review and discuss the positive and negative points of my prosthetic today and in the future. She game me references if doctors I could see in the future. I recently fell and she made sure there was nothing wrong or concerning about my arm. I really l like her, very reassuring!

  • Dr. Brugel and her staff are AWESOME!!!!!

  • There was little time in the waiting room and also in the exam room. Dr. Bruegel was great and very informative. She made me feel comfortable and I have 100% confidence that if I decide to have surgery, she will take good care of me.

  • Both the doctor and the receptionist were very helpful and genuinely caring.

  • Did everything well

  • 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 .

View More Comments

Southcoast Health physician profiles now feature star ratings.  Below, you’ll find frequently asked questions about our process for calculating the ratings.

Why does Southcoast publish survey ratings online?
Southcoast is dedicated to providing patients and consumers with helpful information about the quality of our patients’ experiences. Star ratings published on our physician biography pages are based on actual responses from patients of that particular physician to patient satisfaction surveys that are distributed and processed by a national patient satisfaction survey vendor.

Who receives the survey?
Our vendor sends surveys via SMS or email to all patients seen in our outpatient physician practices who have a valid smart phone number or email address on file with Southcoast Health. Surveys are sent to patients within a few days of their appointment.

How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
Star ratings are calculated using an average of all survey responses to each of three questions: Courtesy and Respect of Staff, Provider Overall Rating, and  Willingness to Recommend Provider’s Office.  The star rating displayed on our physicians’ main biography page represents the average of the three measures for that particular physician.