Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD

Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 46

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Duluth, MN and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIV OF MN MED SCH|University of Mn Med Sch 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. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

Essentia Health-Hayward Clinic

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(218) 206-8571

Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Superior

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

Essentia Health-Ashland Clinic

Essentia Health-Ashland Clinic1615 Maple Ln Ste 1 Ashland, WI 54806
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(218) 206-8571

Essentia Health-Ely Clinic

Essentia Health-Ely Clinic300 W Conan St Ely, MN 55731
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Essentia Health-Spooner Clinic

Essentia Health-Spooner Clinic1180 Chandler Dr Spooner, WI 54801
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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(218) 206-8571

Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic

Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic1101 9th St N Virginia, MN 55792
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    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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(218) 206-8571

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Kuzel is affiliated with Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center Duluth, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top HospitalPatient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Kuzel's Reviews

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Dr Kuzel explain the procedure he did on my hand. Very honest about about after surgery results. I have no pain in my hand like he told me. I will definitely recommend Dr Kuzel. Going to hopefully have him do surgery on my left hand also.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michelle Rodberg – Jan 06, 2022
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Highly recommend Dr. Kuzel. He is exceptional. He is a kind and compassionate, taking the time to listen and answer all my questions and explain the procedures. I had a complex situation with a complete rotator cuff tear and fractured humerus ++ He was able to completely repair it all and do it through the arthroscope! Just amazing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jenny K – Dec 04, 2021
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He took his time and answered questions. He explained everything in terms at my level. Great guy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Rick Blake in Grand Rapids, MN – Dec 19, 2015
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Dr. Kuzel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuzel treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 100% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuzel treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of his peers

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

Shoulder Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuzel performs Shoulder Arthroscopy more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Kuzel's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • 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 Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • McMurray's Test
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • 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 Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tendonitis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Surgery

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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

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2012
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University Of Minnesota|University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Residency Hospital
2006
HENNEPIN COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
Internship Hospital
2005
UNIV OF MN MED SCH|University of Mn Med Sch
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients may call (218) 206-8571 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Kuzel's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD treat?

Dr. Kuzel frequently treats the following conditions: Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Osteoarthritis of Shoulder, and Adhesive Capsulitis. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD's office address?

Dr. Kuzel's office is located at 400 E 3rd St, Duluth, MN 55805. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD fluent in?

Dr. Kuzel is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Kuzel provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD is affiliated with Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center and Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Superior.

Is Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD holds board certifications in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD have?

Dr. Kuzel has over 17 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 5/5 for Dr. Bradley Kuzel, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kuzel is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center

Duluth, MN

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Superior

Superior, WI

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

Essentia Health-Virginia

Virginia, MN

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average