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Dr. Nicholas Bruggeman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Bruggeman

Nebraska Orthopaedic Associates, LLP

2725 S 144th St Ste 110 Omaha, NE 68144

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Dr. Nicholas Bruggeman, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Omaha, NE and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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(402) 637-0400

Dr. Bruggeman accepts the following insurance:

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Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Open Access HMO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
PacifiCare
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Dr. Bruggeman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Neuroplasty
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruggeman performs Neuroplasty more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bruggeman performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruggeman treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 96% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Hands
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruggeman treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Bruggeman treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Bruggeman's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • 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 Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Forearm Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Release
  • 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 Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Care Philosophy

Thank you for considering me as a doctor. I treat patients of all ages and many orthopedic conditions. I have dedicated my practice to patient care and teaching. My practice includes taking care of the most difficult injuries in the region as one of ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Indiana U Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Mayo Clinic-Rochester
Residency Hospital
2000
Mayo Clinc
Internship Hospital
1999
University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
University Of Nebraska
Undergraduate School
2005
2004
2000
1999
1995

Awards

Dr. Bruggeman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bruggeman

3.7

Based on 7 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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The man was rude, didnt listen or answer my questions. Exam was 5 minutes or less. There are much better choices. Will not go back.
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Wonderful doc and very talented surgeon. He was recommended by two other surgeons whose opinions I value. I would absolutely use him again.
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Just saw him today after fireing my other doctor. I love this doctor. Informational. Professional. Caring. Personable. I learned more from him in one visit than I learned from my other doc in last 8 weeks. Would highly recommend him. Only a few minutes late for appt with snow storm we just got. Dedicated. You rock Dr. Bruggeman!
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Having Dr. Bruggeman do surgery on both my hands has been a great experience he is a 10 plus and will be the only surgeon that will ever touch my hands. Also Nicole his nurse and Abbie his physician assistant are great and also a 10 plus I cannot thank them enough thank you so much appreciate all you have done for me. See you soon
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