Dr. Bernard Kirol, MD

Dr. Bernard Kirol, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(83)
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Dr. Bernard Kirol, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University of Kentucky in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

1910 Blanding St

Columbia, SC 29201

Contact Information

(803) 256-4107

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
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Joint Drainage
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Kirol's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kirol "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 torn meniscus (cartilage) repair, as well as outpatient knee replacement surgery. He has served as a past president of the South Carolina Orthopedics Association and on the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Board of Councilors. He holds professional memberships with American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the South Carolina Orthopedic Association. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery through 2027. Dr. Kirol obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Kentucky, graduating with honors. He then attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Medicine and graduated with distinction. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was awarded the Distinguished Resident Teaching Award. He subsequently preformed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Hughston Clinic."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • 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
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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 Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Carolinas Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Hughston Sports Med Fndn
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kirol has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kirol's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kirol to family and friends
4.9
based on 83 total reviews (18 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (83)

  • 5
    (80)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kirol's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

Excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner! He and his PA are wonderful and the staff are great.
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Could not have imagined that my knee replacement could have gone better. Dr. Kirol and his staff were always helpful and caring. I probably will need the other knee replaced in the next year or two and would not consider going elsewhere. Would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Kirol, as a matter of...more
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in Leesville, South Carolina
Dr. Kirol is an outstanding surgeon! I have made a complete recovery from arthroscopic shoulder surgery on both of my shoulders. Dr. Kirol is very knowledgeable and explained what surgery would involve and the importance of therapy to ensure a full recovery. Dr. Kirol and his staff were always...more
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in Columbia, SC
Like many people do everyday I was living with the pain of a partially torn rotator cuff and enough was enough. I consulted with Doctor Kirol and we scheduled an outpatient surgury to have the problem fixed. He explained the procedure needed to repair the damage and he also explained what the road...more
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in West Columbia, SC
Dr. Kirol is an outstanding surgeon! He is very professional, understanding and caring. I would highly recommend him.
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