Dr. Bernard Kirol, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Kirol
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Midlands Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

1910 Blanding St Columbia, SC 29201

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(803) 256-4107

Dr. Bernard Kirol, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Columbia, SC and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kirol has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Kentucky medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities Palmetto Health - Baptist and Providence Health. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kirol to book an appointment.


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(803) 256-4107

Dr. Kirol accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
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
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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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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirol treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of their peers

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

Knee Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirol performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Kirol performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Rotator Cuff Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirol performs Rotator Cuff Surgery more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Kirol performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirol treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Kirol treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirol treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Kirol treats this condition more than 76% of their peers

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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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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Dr. Kirol's Reviews

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4.9

Based on 126 ratings

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Dr. Kirol came very highly recommended by a friend and I now highly recommend him as well. He is warm and welcoming, listens to my concerns and knows his area of medicine. He made me feel at ease. I don't know what my final outcome will be but I thank God for my friend's recommendation and trust Dr. Kirol to do what's best for me.
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Darlene Daniels – Jul 29, 2020
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Did a total knee replacement November 4,2019 been in bad pain ever since 25 trips to physical therapy all they can say is it takes time 4 months later crying a lot use ice packs no better
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Cheri Gainey – Mar 05, 2020
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Dr. Kirol and his staff did an excellent job repairing my shoulder and getting me back to normal.
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Oct 24, 2019
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I had a partial knee replacement on 7/29, and the procedure went well. It eliminated the pain for the first time in years. Rehab was very manageable. Eight weeks post op I'm walking pain-free in that knee after years of suffering. Over all , it was a very positive experience!
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Otto Jones in Columbia , SC – Sep 23, 2019
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Very courteous. Very knowledgeable. Very prompt
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May 28, 2019
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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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May 07, 2019
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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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May 01, 2019
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Dr. Karol was prompt, kind, knowledgeable, & able to communicate in layman’s terms.
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Apr 29, 2019
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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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Apr 11, 2019
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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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Apr 09, 2019
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Great doctor I would recommend him to everyone...
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Dianne in CHAPIN, SC – Mar 07, 2019
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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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Katharine in Blythewood, SC – Mar 06, 2019
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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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Regina Butler in West Columbia, SC – Mar 06, 2019
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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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Jill in Columbia, SC – Feb 02, 2019
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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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Phillip in COPE – Jan 29, 2019
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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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Nov 30, 2018
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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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Greenville – Nov 21, 2018
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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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Walt Tait in Blythewood , SC – Nov 13, 2018
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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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K Jackson in Columbia, SC – Oct 25, 2018
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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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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 to...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

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Locations

Midlands Orthopedics and Neurosurgery

Midlands Orthopedics and Neurosurgery1910 Blanding St Columbia, SC 29201
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Palmetto Health - Baptist

Columbia, SC

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Providence Health

Columbia, SC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)