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Dr. Bernard Kirol, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Kirol

Dr. Bernard Kirol, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Kentucky in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Kirol is very professional and proficient as well as personable. He was great to work with to correct my shoulder problems. I would highly recommend Dr. Kirol .
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Knowledgeable confident Pleasant and reassuring demeanor took away all the anxiety from having meniscus repair surgery I'm healing far sooner than I ever expected yes I recommend doctor Kirol
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Dr. Karol was prompt, kind, knowledgeable, & able to communicate in layman’s terms.
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I was referred to Dr Kirol for a torn rotator cuff which he ended up performing surgery on. From minute 1 until getting released by him today, everything was perfect. He kept me informed every step of the way and did exactly what he said he would do. I had a rapid, speedy recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Kirol and his staff for any orthopedic needs.
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Dr. Kirol operated on my left shoulder in 2009. When I was told I needed surgery on my right shoulder January 2019 I knew who to go to. Dr. Kirol tells you what he will be doing and let’s you know what to expect. I highly recommend Dr. Kirol and his staff. Linda Jones
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Great doctor I would recommend him to everyone...
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Dr Kirol is the best — talked to me and my husband both before and after surgery. I had been in constant piercing pain over a month from a torn meniscus that went away after surgery! Now 3 months out my knee is much better than before the injury!
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Dr. Kirol and his staff are wonderful! Six and half weeks after my surgery ( torn meniscus) and I am 90% better. Dr.Kirol answered my questions, explained the procedure and made me feel at ease about the Surgery. Any questions after my surgery were answered immediately by the staff. I did not have to wait 24 hours before someone returned my call. The staff is friendly and you can see how much they enjoy working with Dr.Kirol. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Kirol and team totally replaced both of my knees as an outpatient. The quality provided and kindness shown throughout the one year process has been excellent. I am back to walking and biking like a normal person without any pain. Thanks!!
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My whole experience with Dr Kirol and his staff has been excellent. Everyone has been very friendly, professional and helpful. Thanks team.
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Can not say enough good things about Dr. Kirol and the experience with his staff during my ACL surgery
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I had rotator cuff surgery. I only had pain for about 5 day. 4 weeks out have 50% movement. Back with 0 pain. This doctor needs to have 10 stars. The only thing I would say the staff will not I mean will not call you back! That is not the doctor fault at all. I WILL ALWAYS GO TO THIS DOCTOR !!!!! NO MATTER HOW BAD THE OFFICE PEOPLE ARE.
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I have had surgery on both of my knees with Dr. Kirol and can't say enough good things about him. Both knees are as good as new back to being able to ride my bike and walk and sleep without pain. Fantastic office and staff.
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TOTALLY AWESOME! I came in to Dr. Kirol’s office in tears. He makes sure what your expectations are and I promise you he is totally “honest” with you about what he sees and weighs all your concerns and needs and TOGETHER you both a put a plan for your best care. I’m happy to say that my knee is healing very well and I’m on my way to living a much better life. BTW, YOUR STAFF ROCK! Thank You Sir!
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The very first visit with Dr. Kirol was amazing. Through our conversation about my condition he demonstrated utmost integrity about how he would care for my condition. All I could think was that I had found the medical person that would do only what was necessary. That was totally important to me and I am back to my old self directly due to his medical skills and integrity.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Kirol. He is compassionate and listens. He tried injections before we opted for surgery. He explained everything in layman's terms that I could understand. The surgery center was wonderful and my care there was top notch. I have had very good results from my surgery and I received great post operative care as well. The staff are very thorough and very helpful. I had a great experience and highly recommend Dr. Kirol.
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I had a very positive experience with my surgery and recovery. Dr. Kirol is a wonderful, caring, professional, and his staff is equally wonderful, kind, and professional.
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I had on June 2018 a frozen shoulder surgery and on 2014 my other shoulder as well, both times Dr Kirol performed my surgeries. An Excellent Dr, Surgeon and Friend !!!!
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I recently had knee surgery and Dr. Kirol performed the surgery. I cant say enough about how good the staff and Dr. Kirol was. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Kirol has treated both my wife and me for torn meniscus in the last year. He has a very calming demeanor. He answered all my questions patiently and completely. His staff were courteous and skillful. I felt like I received first class treatment throughout the whole process from diagnosis through surgery and then through post-surgical recovery and physical therapy.
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Biography

"Dr. Bernard G. Kirol, MD is an orthopedic surgeon with more than 25 years of arthroscopic surgical experience. Dr. Kirol specializes in outpatient arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery, with a particular emphasis on rotator cuff tendon repair and t...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Carolinas Med Center
Residency Hospital
Hughston Sports Med Fndn
Residency Hospital
1988
University Of Kentucky
Medical School
1988

Awards

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(803) 256-4107

Dr. Kirol accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
HealthSmart
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Meritain Health
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Pipefitters
SelectHealth
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Universal American
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Wells Fargo Insurance

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Dr. Kirol's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirol treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kirol treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

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  • Knee Pain
Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirol treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kirol treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Elbow Sprain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirol treats Elbow Sprain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kirol treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kirol's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Providence Health

Columbia, SC