Dr. Brian Bruggeman, MD

Dr. Brian Bruggeman, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Brian Bruggeman, MD is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgery doctor who practices in Idaho Falls, ID. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Bruggeman is affiliated with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and Madison Memorial Hospital.

2860 Channing Way Ste A-114

Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Contact Information

(208) 535-4565

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Second-Degree Burns
very high
more than 98% of peers
Burn Injuries
very high
more than 97% of peers
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
more than 86% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bruggeman "At East Falls Plastic Surgery, we focus on your needs as a patient. There are several options in plastic surgery and we are committed to treatment plans and products that best fit you. Our goal is to provide you with a place where you can receive top quality treatment with the convenience of being close to home. We offer a free, cosmetic consultation to ensure that any concerns you may have are addressed and answered by our physician. We educate our patients on the variety of options available"


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  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Broken Arm
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hidradenitis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Chin Implant
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dermal Filler
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Liposuction
  • Neck Lift
  • Neuroplasty
  • Plastic Surgical Procedures
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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.


  • University Of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Albany Med Center Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bruggeman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bruggeman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bruggeman to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Bruggeman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Macks Inn, ID |
The process of getting in to see the doctor couldn't possibly have been easier. Staff and assistants were outgoing, professional, cheerful and helpful. The office was run as professionally as any office I've been to, but they didn't lose the personal touches in the process. That's pretty amazing. Dr. Bruggeman took plenty of time explaining the procedure and answered every question I had in a personable, professional manner. The outcome of the procedure was even better than I'd expected.
in Arco |
Dr. Bruggeman is the absolute best in Idaho. I've had two procedures from him personally and have referred several friends and family members. We have all had A+++ experiences. You want the best go to him.
in Rigby, Id |
Dr Bruggeman is such a kind, soft spoken gentleman as well as a knowledgeable and skilled surgeon. His demeanor and professionalism instills confidence and helps to settle the jittery nerves associated with medical procedures. I would not hesitate, in the least, either to recommend him to someone or to vouch for his skillfulnes!
Los Angeles, CA |
Love Dr Bruggeman and his staff. They are very friendly and knowledgeable.
in Idaho falls, Id |
One of the worst experiences I've ever had with a Dr. He was SO rude, and to tell my story would take way too long, but the gist of it is that he was very pompous and errogant! He was supposed to take out a softball sized lipoma, but instead diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. He told me that I didn't have a lipoma even tho I had an ultrasound that clearly showed it. He then charged me for a consult visit $130 which I had already had with him. He literally saw me for 5 min. Very dishonest!
in Idaho Falls, ID |
Dr Bruggeman did a delicate hand surgery on a cut tendon. He is a kind, gentle physician that took the time to explain the critical healing process to have a full recovery. He is an amazing man. I would highly recommend him without hesitation.
in Idaho Falls, ID |
At this point I have nothing but good things for doctor Bruggeman. I messed up my appointment and he still saw me. He has been honest, caring , and calming.
in Idaho Falls, ID |
Dr. Bruggeman fixed my hand (I cut through a tendon) in the ER Room on a Saturday and he did a great job. He was kind and efficient. I was so surprised at what a good job he did. Visits to his office are quick and easy. I have already recommended him to friends and I highly recommend him to others also.
Idaho Falls, ID |
Poor experience all the way around. Dishonest person. Would not look at my ultrasound. Generally blew me off.
in Rigby, Idaho |
Receptionist is a ronch. Called and talked to her at 4:50, she asked questions that were none of her business. Keep trying to get me to schedule with the assistant when Doctor bruggeman himself told us to call and schedule it with him. Told her I would call back in a couple mins. I called back at 4:55 and she already turned off the phones and forwarded it to the answering service because she knew I was going to call back any minute and she didn't want to take the call. she knew what she was doin
in Idaho Falls, Idaho |
Dr. Bruggeman at East Falls Plastic Surgery was dishonest and very unprofessional. I went in 2 times for a consultation where he suggested in his experience that i needed a full tummy tuck. At my second consultation with him we agreed on the surgery date and walked through the process and all the information. Sign an agreement and all the paperwork for the procedure. The day of my surgery he was late and he didn't perform the entire surgery we had agreed to. Do not recommend.
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Dr. Bruggeman accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • PacificSource
    Preferred PSN
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Traditional Participating Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Bruggeman has admitting privileges

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
3100 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
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Madison Memorial Hospital
450 E Main St
Rexburg, ID 83440
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