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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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Bruce's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bruce

4.8

Based on 69 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (63)
  • Listened & answered questions (62)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (62)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (11)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Apr 16, 2021
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Dr. Bruce manages time very efficiently so that he can maximize time with each patient. His office is run superbly. He is a great surgeon (he's operated on me twice) and maintains a permanent interest in my health and welfare. I could not recommend him more highly.
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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Jon Landau – Apr 14, 2021
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Dr. Bruce was kind and patient and spoke to me in language I could understand about my condition. His team is absolutely wonderful and responsive and I am so grateful for his diligent, experienced care.
What went well
  • Office environment
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Apr 14, 2021
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Dr. Bruce is the most amazing neurosurgeon! He was very welcoming to take me on as a patient from the start. I had a great experience with him as my doctor and fully recovered. I fully recommend him and am so so so grateful that he is my doctor. He is the absolute best out there in terms of precision, care and attention.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Former patient – Mar 25, 2021
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Despite my extremely busy day, it is is more than necessary to stop and thank Dr. Jeffrey Bruce for not only his expertise but also his absolutely extraordinary patience, quick thinking and solution driven approach. During our zoom with my mother who was obviously very concerned about her diagnosis, he exuded genuine care and appropriate spiritedness to make the call less difficult for us. He is wise, experienced and knowledgeable. Easy to talk with, explained thoroughly and with great clarity. We have several family and friends who are also Doctors and they affirmed that he provided the best approach and options. Simply put, we need more human beings and Doctors like Dr. Jeffrey Bruce. Edwards and Reid
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Edwards & Reid – Mar 18, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr. Jeffrey Bruce for over 20 years. His caring, compassionate manner coupled with precise approach for addressing symptoms and treatment is exceptional and rare!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Healey Stepanic – Mar 16, 2021
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Best doctor - highly recommend - thank you Dr. Bruce!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Meropi – Mar 12, 2021
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I can't emphasize what a privilege it is to be treated by a world-class physician like Dr. Bruce. I have been under his care since 2012, first as a follow-up to a tumor removal in another state, then later as the tumor returned and had to be removed again. Dr. Bruce is warm, kind, and incredibly professional. When my pituitary tumor returned, I had no hesitation about having Dr. Bruce remove it. I actually apologized to him (jokingly) because my issue is so minor compared with some of the really complex brain issues he deals with on a daily basis. I look forward to my yearly follow-ups with him and his staff.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Chris P. – Mar 10, 2021
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I was very pleased with Dr. Bruce's care and resolution of my medical problem.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 09, 2021
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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
No results
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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
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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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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:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Oxford Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

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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How can I make an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, MD?

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?

Dr. Bruce has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, MD accepting new patients?

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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

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received