Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD

Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 43

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Spooner, WI and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kuzel has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Hand/Wrist, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Mn Med Sch medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center and Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Superior. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kuzel to book an appointment.


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Essentia Health-Spooner Clinic

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(218) 206-8571
Essentia Health-Spooner Clinic1180 Chandler Dr Spooner, WI 54801
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Essentia Health St. Mary's-Superior Clinic

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(218) 206-8571
Essentia Health St. Mary's-Superior Clinic3500 Tower Ave Superior, WI 54880
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Essentia Health-Ashland Clinic

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Essentia Health-Ashland Clinic1615 Maple Ln Ste 1 Ashland, WI 54806
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Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building

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(218) 206-8571
Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 3rd Street Building400 E 3 St 2 And 5 Floors Duluth, MN 55805
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Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic

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(218) 206-8571
Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic1101 9th St N Virginia, MN 55792
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He took his time and answered questions. He explained everything in terms at my level. Great guy.
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Nancy Stam – Feb 15, 2020
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Dr. Kuzel performed rotator cuff surgery on my left shoulder. I am very happy with the entire process from pre-op to surgery to recovery. The work he performed on my shoulder served as the foundation to a great recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Kuzel to others considering orthopedic surgery.
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Len Campbell in Superior, WI – Oct 28, 2018
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Dr. Kuzel was always willing to fully explain procedures and options in a caring manner making what could be a stressful situation as tolerable as it could be. I was extremely confident in his skills. I was treated very well by everyone that I came in contact with.
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Al in MN – Oct 13, 2018
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I had a really messed up thumb from arthritis and was referred to Dr. Kuzel by my orthopedic MD. My thumb was basically being held on by only one tendon. It was painful and I couldn't use it. Dr. Kuzel explained exactly what was wrong and suggested a few options. He explained what he needed to do and what the procedure would entail. He listened to any concerns I had and addressed them. He is a kind, compassionate and skilled surgeon and very easy to talk to. His staff is professional and caring!
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Joy Fairbanks in Superior, WI – Aug 29, 2018
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Excellent care provided. He is caring and I recovered very quickl. Would recommend him to anyone I meet
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Dave Ketterer in Gilbert, MN – Jul 06, 2018
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I would highly recommend Dr. Kuzel as a Surgeon. I had surgery on my shoulder and am very pleased with the results. Dr. Kuzel is a skilled and concerned Doctor, he even called himself the day after surgery to see how I was doing.
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J Brandt in Duluth, MN – May 02, 2017
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He is easy to talk to and tells you everything you want to know. I have told friends and family about him. He explained everything he was going to do in my surgery. He is just a great Doctor and Surgeon.
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Ed Salo in Superior, WI – Jun 14, 2016
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My Experience with Dr.Kuzel was above and beyond excellent. I would highly recommend Dr. Kuzel, and I have to many family and friends. When seeing Dr. Kuzels professional look { suit and tie } reassured me of his excellence. My visit was so excellent. Dr. Kuzel was so thorough. I did have shoulder surgery, and great results. I totally trust Dr. Kuzels opinions. I have future appts. coming up and I know I will be in great hands. Dr. Kuzel is a very kind Dr. Thank you Dr. Kuzel!
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Doreen Heytens in Superior, WI – Apr 16, 2016
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Dr. Kuzel is a very caring doctor. He will try and give you the best outcome possible in any surgery that you have. I would go to him at any time I needed advice. I had no pain after my total reverse shoulder surgery. Thank you Dr. Kuzel.
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Duane Lunde in Duluth, MN – Dec 31, 2015
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I had rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder in may 2015, after having surgery I told DR. KUZEL that I was going deer hunting NOV. 7 of 2015, I was sitting in my deer stand opening day, shot my deer on 4th day of season. 6 months after surgery. I feel real good on my shoulder, I had a real bad tear in that shoulder. DR. KUZEL DID A very good job on this 76 year old man. I would recommend DR. KUZEL TO anyone. he is a good man to talk too also.
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Ronald J. Studier in Two Harbors, MN – Dec 23, 2015
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I Dr. Kuzel for a sports related finger injury that had progressed to the point of immobility. He was able to break up scar tissue under anethesia, and followed up with PT. After a year of not being able to use the finger at all, he was able to get it moving and functional again. If you experience a hard to heal hand injury, I highly recommend Dr. Kuzel.
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Duluth, MN – Dec 23, 2015
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Over this past summer Dr. Kuzel performed carpal tunnel surgery on both of my hands. The surgery went very well on both occasions. The feeling in my hands continues to improve and I have regained enough feeling to able to button my shirts again. Dr. Kuzel and his staff are very professional and patient centered. When I had a question I found it easy to contact and get answers from Dr. Kuzel's office. Based on my experience have complete confidence in and highly recommend Dr. Kuzel.
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Dr. Kuzel accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

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 85% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuzel treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuzel performs Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kuzel performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuzel treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 99% of their peers

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

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuzel treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 99% of their peers

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

Ganglion Cyst
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuzel treats Ganglion Cyst more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Kuzel treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuzel performs Carpal Tunnel Release more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Kuzel performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuzel treats Elbow Injuries more than 100% of their peers

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

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuzel treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 57% of their peers

Dr. Kuzel treats this condition more than 57% of their peers

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Dr. Kuzel's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Surgery

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a physician, I have the privilege of caring for patients and their families and sharing in Essentia Health's mission of making a healthy difference in people's lives.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2012
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Residency Hospital
2006
Hennepin County Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2005
University of Mn Med Sch
Medical School
1999
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center

Duluth, MN

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Superior

Superior, WI

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

Essentia Health-Virginia

Virginia, MN

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Essentia Health-Duluth

Duluth, MN

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Spooner Health System

Spooner, WI

85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average