Dr. Nicholas Bruggeman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Bruggeman
Accepting new patients

Nebraska Orthopaedic Associates, LLP

1 Edmundson Pl Ste 200 Council Bluffs, IA 51503

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(712) 396-4020

Dr. Nicholas Bruggeman, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Council Bluffs, IA and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bruggeman has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Nebraska / College of Medicine medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bellevue Medical Center and Chi Health Lakeside. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bruggeman to book an appointment.


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Dr. Bruggeman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Open Access HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruggeman treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 94% of their peers

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

Hand Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruggeman treats Hand Conditions more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Bruggeman treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruggeman treats Elbow Injuries more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Bruggeman treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Elbow Sprain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruggeman treats Elbow Sprain more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Bruggeman treats this condition more than 74% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruggeman treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Bruggeman treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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

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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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Omaha, NE – Oct 29, 2017
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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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Marlene Dworak in Bellevue, NE – Feb 09, 2017
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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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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 ...Read more

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

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Locations

Nebraska Orthopaedic Associates, LLP

Nebraska Orthopedic Associates Llp1 Edmundson Pl Ste 200 Council Bluffs, IA 51503
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Nebraska Orthopaedic Associates, LLP

Nebraska Orthopaedic Associates, LLP2725 S 144th St Ste 110 Omaha, NE 68144
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OrthoWest, P.C.

Midtown4239 Farnam St Ste 409 Omaha, NE 68131
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bellevue Medical Center

Bellevue, NE

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Chi Health Lakeside

Omaha, NE

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Chi Health Mercy Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs, IA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Orthonebraska Hospital

Omaha, NE

91% Patient experience rating, 22% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

The Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)