Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 64

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rutgers University medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bruce to book an appointment.

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Columbia University Medical Center Neurology

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(212) 235-1519
Dept of Neurology710 W 168th St # 4-434 New York, NY 10032
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Dr. Bruce's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bruce

4.8

Based on 60 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (56)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (56)
  • Listened & answered questions (55)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (11)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
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Dr. Bruce went above and beyond with my post-op care and the surgery was a success. I am very thankful to have has him as my neurosurgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 22, 2021
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I am a patient of Dr. Bruce since 2015. Dr. Bruce and his staff are very helpful, courteous, and prompt. Ready to provide guidance, and any information we need.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Mort Hashemi – Feb 06, 2021
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Dr. Bruce is an outstanding and caring surgeon. He and his staff were wonderful to deal 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
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Jan 27, 2021
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He was absolutely wonderful throughout the entire process. Dr. Bruce was honest, up-front, and always receptive to our concerns. He also performed a wonderful surgery that seems to have gone even better than expected. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering the types of surgeries he performs!!
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
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Henry A. – Jan 27, 2021
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I don't even know where to start with how thankful I am for Dr. Bruce and his team. I underwent two surgeries with him in December on a part of my brain that is rare to have surgery on (pineal), but that Dr. Bruce specializes in, and I was home, after each surgery, within two days (including home for Christmas with my kiddo!). Despite never imagining undergoing any brain surgeries, let alone two in a row, Dr. Bruce and his team made me feel comforted, and I knew I was in the right hands. As it was during the pandemic, I didn't risk having family come visit after either surgery and, as challenging as that was, I didn't feel alone thanks to Dr. Bruce and his team. I also want to thank Aileen and Amanda for their support and help with scheduling (I was admitted directly from my consultation) and answering all of my questions (and I had a lot!). Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
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
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Kristie – Jan 26, 2021
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Many years looking for a Doctor that help my Condition until I found Dr Bruce the best in his Speciality. So thankful for him. ??
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Adalgisa Contreras – Jul 31, 2020
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Dr. Bruce has been an amazing doctor. He has helped me a lot. I came out of surgery feeling great and recovering well. I highly recommend him.
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jennifer Nicanor – Mar 18, 2020
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Dr. Bruce is an excellent surgeon and a wonderful Dr. to go through surgery with. He was kind, patient and warm! I highly recommend him. his office staff and the team in the hospital were also wonderful. Considering I was having brain surgery I had a very positive experience!
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Peggy Stern – Mar 08, 2020
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My husband was diagnosed with recurrent glioblastoma and was referred to Dr. Bruce for surgery. Immediately after meeting with Dr. Bruce and his wonderful staff, surgery was scheduled for the following week. This high grade glioma was successfully removed and my husband is now being treated by the excellent Neuro-Oncology Department at Columbia/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Bruce and his staff are beyond great and we appreciate all that was accomplished in record time. Sending special kudos to Dr. Bruce, Aileen, and this entire office for guiding us through this very difficult diagnosis. Linda and Harvey, Cliffside Park, NJ - March 5, 2020
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Mar 06, 2020
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In my opinion Dr. Bruce is the top Brain Surgeon in the country. From first consultation through surgery and post-surgical follow up Dr. Bruce was the epitome of professionalism, yet with a deep underlying care for me and my family that goes beyond the standard doctor / patient relationship. He explained in great detail the entire treatment process, including the risks associated with the surgery, yet clearly chose to focus on all the positive aspects of the treatment which was of great comfort to my wife and family. He has assembled a first class team of medical and non-medical professionals that have clearly embraced his way of doing things. Everyone involved puts the patient first. In fact, the word family is used by everyone on his team. The patient is family and it is Dr. Bruce and his team’s mission to take care of family. Suffice it to say my family and I were extremely blessed to have had the good fortune to be put in the care of Dr. Bruce.
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David Francke – Mar 04, 2020
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Dr Bruce was very professional, explained everything in a clear and concise manner and spent as much time as we needed to understand the procedure. He is an excellent surgeon and we have the utmost respect for what he is able to do.
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Dec 31, 2019
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Dr. Jeffrey Bruce is the most brilliant, talented, and humbled doctors I have ever come across. From the moment of consultation he makes you feel at ease and comfortable with the process. Dr. Bruce recently removed a rare skull base tumor that needed the expertise and skill of a neurosurgeon like him in order to be successful. Putting this into his hands was a life saving decision. Dr. Bruce treats you with kindness and compassion putting you and your family at ease. During my follow up visit he greeted my family and I with open arms and a hug congratulating me on my successful surgery. I had my surgery on 12.16.19 and made it home for Christmas thanks to Dr. Bruce and his elite team at NYP. Dr. Bruce words will never be able to describe how thankful we are for individuals like you. Thank you. Special shout out to Aileen, Natalie and Dr. Bruce's incredible staff who keep you well informed about appointments, follow up visits, and coordination of surgery. You're the best!
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Jaimie Grogan – Dec 27, 2019
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I had an excellent experience with Dr. Bruce, while no other doctors showed confidence to conduct my husbands operation, Dr. Bruce stepped up to the plate and did a fantastic job. After much deliberation and strife it was he who finally brought me and my family peace of my mind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Hiu Ming Cheng/Sheng Liang Wang – Dec 09, 2019
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Dr Bruce is a top class surgeon. He is an even better person.
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Mauro Dobrich – Nov 06, 2019
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After initial diagnosis of a low grade glioma tumor in a complex location of the brain, we did our research to find the best doctor in the field and are ever grateful that it led us to Dr. Bruce. He was factual about the situation but we felt confident that he had the skill and willingness to take on the challenge. He successfully removed the tumor in it's entirety, eliminating the need for any radiation or chemo and 2 days later I was back at home recovering with no complications. Simply couldn't ask for more in a Dr. and we are so thankful...highly recommend his expertise.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Oct 31, 2019
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I was diagnosed with a serious cancerous brain tumor. Dr. Bruce, who I have never met, was a wonderful surgeon who removed the tumor and instilled a sense of calm. I would like to wish him, his family and the caregivers all the very best in their lives.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Elaine M. Walker – Oct 14, 2019
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Drbruxe removed a meningioma from my head may 22 2019 there were many complex and rare complications he and his team supported me and my family incredibly well he was extremely supportive before the surgery also when I walked into his office two months after surgery for the first follow up 6’t” + de Bruce.came out from behind his desk and gave me 5’1” 110 lbs a big bear hug
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Oct 06, 2019
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Dr. Bruce and his team are the best! They were able to successfully remove a 5cm cerebellar astrocytoma, and 2 weeks after my surgery I feel like I'm ready to go back to my life. As a current dental student, I was worried about the consequences of surgery. But as soon we met, Dr. Bruce' calm demeanor and expertise put me and my family at ease, so much so that we did not feel the need to look for other opinions. I'm so glad I chose him as my neurosurgeon. Forever thankful to him and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Aug 21, 2019
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Dr. Bruce removed a pituitary adenoma about 10 years ago and again in 2019. Dr. Bruce is an amazing surgeon! He is patient, explains everything, and he makes you feel at ease given the types of surgeries he does can be intimidating. Dr. Bruce and his staff go out of their way to make the process as easy as possible. I would highly recommend Dr. Bruce and his staff!
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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Barbara – Aug 21, 2019
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Dr Bruce removed a walnut sized Renal Cell carcinoma tumor from my brain in 2013. The surgery went very well & I was able to get back to my life! I’ve been followed by Dr. Bruce for the past 6 years & my brain MRI have been clear until this past May when they discovered a new tumor. This tumor was much smaller. It was removed by Dr. Bruce last week. I was home two days later & I’m doing well. I can’t believe how well I’m doing actually!! Dr. Bruce is a top notch neuro-surgeon and has a wonderful staff. I would like to send a special thanks to Aileen & his staff who always manage to accomplish the impossible in his office & a big THANK YOU to Dr. Bruce.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Ken, Poughkeepsie, NY – Jul 17, 2019
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bruce's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pituitary Tumor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruce treats Pituitary Tumor more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bruce treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruce treats Meningiomas more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bruce treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruce performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Bruce performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
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Dr. Bruce's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pineal Region Tumors
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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Dr. Bruce accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Bruce is a leading authority on complex tumors of the brain and skull base.  He leads a multidisciplinary effort as Co-Director of the Brain...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

1990
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1985
National Institutes Of Health
Fellowship Hospital
1984
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Internship Hospital
1983
Rutgers University
Medical School

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Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 305-7346 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bruce frequently treats Pituitary Tumor, Meningiomas, and Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bruce treats.

Where is Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, MD's office located?

Dr. Bruce's office is located at 710 W 168th St # 4-434, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY
7 Awards Received

Monmouth Medical Center

Long Branch, NJ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Mount Sinai Morningside

New York, NY

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received