Dr. Bernard Kirol, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. Bernard Kirol, MD

Dr. Bernard Kirol, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Columbia, SC. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Kirol is affiliated with Palmetto Health - Baptist and Providence Health.

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Patient Comments (15)
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 to recovery would be like. I'm happy to say that after 10 weeks (just like Dr Kirol said) I've regained all of my range of motion and most of the strength in my shoulder. Very pleased! Thanks Doc!
in West Columbia, SC |
Dr. Kirol is an outstanding surgeon! He is very professional, understanding and caring. I would highly recommend him.
in Pomaria, SC |
Dr. Kirol was very professional. He knew exactly what the problem with my knee was and how to repair it. He was able get me into surgery much faster than I could've imagined. He told me what to expect during my recovery and it went just as he predicted. I definitely recommend Dr. Kirol. I hope I never have anymore issues with my knees but if I do I will be going to see him.
in Columbia, SC |
Dr. Kirol repaired my torn rotator cuff. I had done a lot of research on what to expect - e.g. pain, recovery time, physical therapy, etc. My experience was nothing like what I expected. I was back to work in a week, the pain levels were much less than I expected and within a couple of weeks my range of motion was excellent. In fact, after only four sessions, I'm done with physical therapy. I ascribe my great outcome to Dr. Kirol's skill and competence.
in Lexington, SC |
Dr. Kirol has the BEST manner and kindness in dealing with his patients. And great outcomes!
in Columbia, SC |
Prescribed an anti-inflammatory and a non-narcotic muscle relaxer. The nurse/assistant said they would call it in/send it in by computer to my pharmacy & I should start the anti-inflammatory immediately. 3 hours later, the meds have still not been submitted to my pharmacy or called in. Called the office, secretary told me they don't call in prescriptions until after "clinicals" and that it would be around 4:30 or 5. NOT A HAPPY CAMPER RIGHT NOW. Not the way Dr.'s work these days.
in Columbia, SC |
I tore my meniscus and was in excruciating pain and Dr. Kirol put me at ease from my first appointment. He explained in great detail what would be done; the projected recovery time and physical therapy; the do's and don'ts for me after surgery. I was so very excited to discover that after my surgery and a couple of days into recovery, I felt better than I had in a long time. I highly recommend Dr. Kirol! I hope I don't need him again, but if I hurt the other knee, he is my first choice!
in Columbia, SC |
I would highly recommend Dr. Kirol based on my experience after suffering a shattered collar bone from a motorcycle accident. Dr. Kirol has the experience and knowledge for successful outcomes. He is very professional but not dry, he has a great office and bedside demeanor and I even enjoyed the office visits despite my injury. He answered all my questions in the office and responded quickly to my email submitted questions from home.
in Columbia, SC |
My experience with Dr. Kirol was very satisfactory. He explained my condition, treatment options, and his recommendations. The surgery to repair a meniscus tear went very well and I recovered in a very timely manner with no knee complications. Dr. Kirol's staff is courteous and friendly. I never had to wait more than 10 minutes for my appointment. I would highly recommend Dr. Kirol to others. He is an excellent surgeon.
in Gadsden SC |
I have had both rotator cuffs repaired by Dr. Kirol. First he is an excellent surgeon not only for his work, but for how he treats his patients. I had never had surgery before and I was a little uneasy, but after talking with Dr. Kirol he made me feel comfortable and he assured me that everything was going to be alright. He actually cares about everyone and about what you're experiencing. He takes his time and doesn't rush through your appointment. I will recommend to everyone! He's the Best!
in Columbia, SC |
Very thorough. Sat down and explained procedures to be done and answered all questions, concerns. Comes highly recommended from his patients. Great bedside manner and attends to needs of patient and their family. would definitely see him if needed his care again.
in Columbia, SC |
I went to Dr. Kirol after spending several months with pain in my left knee. Within two weeks Dr. Kirol performed surgery on that knee. Surgery was done on a Friday and by Tuesday of the following week I was back on the job. Within 2 to 3 weeks almost all of the soreness was gone. Thanks Dr. Kirol!!
in Columbia, S. C. |
Was so encouraging and supportive! I was very pleased with the results from my surgery and rehab.
in Columbia, SC |
Dr. Kirol and staff was very professional from start to finish with my shoulder surgery. I was told that my recovery was at least a month ahead of schedule. I am fully functional after six weeks with only a minor irritation from the removal of a bone spur and some arthritis. Every day the remaining symptoms are improving. Congrats to Dr. Kirol for a job well done!!!
in Irmo, SC |
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis


  • Medical School
    University Of Kentucky

    Graduated in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Carolinas Med Center
    Hughston Sports Med Fndn

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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 Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate