Dr. Wayne Bruffett, MD

Dr. Wayne Bruffett, MD

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Dr. Wayne Bruffett, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1992 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

600 S McKinley St

Little Rock, AR 72205

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Bruffett's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruffett performs Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bruffett performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruffett treats Spinal Stenosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bruffett treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bruffett treats Spine Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bruffett treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Bruffett's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • 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 Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Wayne Bruffett, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1992 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
University Colo Health Scis Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University Ark For Med Scis
Residency Hospital
1993
University Ark For Med Scis
Internship Hospital
1992
Baylor University
Medical School
1998
1997
1993
1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Bruffett's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bruffett

3.8

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
28%
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IN 2015 I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. BRUFFET. NOW I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIS SURGICAL SKILLS, BUT DEALING WITH HIS NURSING STAFF WAS A REAL HASTLE. IT TOOK OVER A MONTH TO GET SOMEONE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AND BY THAT TIME I HAD ALREADY SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT WITH ANOTHER DOCTOR. MY CALLS TO THE OFFICE WERE NOT RETURNED. EVEN THE CALL TO THE OFFICE MANAGER WAS NOT RETURNED.
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Very professional but still takes time to listen or explain procedures. My husband had lumbar fusion spine surgery and was doing awesome on the 2 week checkup. Now back to regular activities and the pain he had before surgery is gone. Thank you very much.
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The Best bed side doctor I’ve ever had!!! I highly recommend him! Been keeping me up right for 20 years Thank you Dr Bruffet
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Was very thorough, answered all my questions and made sure I understood my injury and the treatment he recommended. Was flexible to the date and facility that I requested. He was confident and assured me that he can correct my issue. I am thankful he is my physician.
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Poor communication skills. Didn't even examine my back.
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Wonderful doctor. I had severe back pain for almost two years. No dr helped at all. Then somehow God led me to Dr Bruffett and with his prayers and his surgery he fixed me right up So thankful for him. No back pain at all now Love Dr Bruffett .May God forever bless him. From Patricia Stoops. , Sheridan Arkansas
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Amazing Doctor that actually listens to his patients. Was assigned Dr. Bruffett as an IME over a workers comp dispute of MMI. Dr. Bruffett agreed that I was not at MMI and did a Spinal Fusion. This man saved my life. No one believed that I was having pain after my first surgery. I was being tossed aside. After an MRI, this man saw something not right, operated, and found the herniation that was causing my pain. I cannot say enough great things about this man.
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I have been seeing Dr. Bruffett since 2006. He has operated on me three times (back) and has helped me each time. I highly recommend him for consideration if you have surgical needs. He is one of only two doctors in my lifetime that asks if you would like prayer before surgery, which to me is very admirable.
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Dr. Bruffett is very thorough, collaborative in his approach, and not quick to schedule surgery. He completed a CAT scan and MRI prior to scheduling my husbands back surgery. The surgery was somewhat exploratory due to the hidden view of the pinched nerve. The surgery was done wonderfully and my husband was assisted in coming off pain meds. Dr. Bruffett is proactive in getting patients off pain medication and I can't say THANK YOU enough!
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My daughter very recently had back surgery. I found Dr Bruffett to be so sensitive and extremely professional. We couldn't have asked for a btr Dr to take care of our daughter. Before the surgery, he prayed over her. It relieved us all to see such a spiritual human being helping her. We, her family and friends, highly recommend this extraordinary man.
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Dr. Bruffett did a fusion on my husbands neck and my sister's back. We think he is wonderful. He will be doing my back surgery in a few weeks.
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very rude, unpleasant doctor. He only sees what he wants. My husband is on workers compensation, and the first thing he wanted to do is get him off of workers comp. Said there was no reason for him to be on it. My husband had a fusion done by another doctor, who wants to do another surgery, we only went to Bruffett to get his opinion on the surgery not a lecture on being on workers comp. My husband right leg is not working properly and he says there is nothing wrong with his leg.
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Dr. Bruffett has completed surgery on me three times. He has a great bedside manner and is a very caring Doctor . Always ask would like to have a prayer before your surgery . Very appreciative of the concern and care he has provided for me
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He preformed 2 lower back spinal fusions on me. I could not have asked for better care. He is an excellent surgeon and a fine person.
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I have seen Dr. Bruffett several times along with my husband. He has never been rude, hateful or uncaring. We think he is an extremely knowledgeable physician. I am thankful we were sent his way. Thank you for praying with your patients before surgery, it makes us trust you even more. He does want the best for his patients and is very happy at his patients recovery success.
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Very unprofessional, I got discriminated against for my lifestyle. I will not EVER recommend Dr. Bruffett to anyone. He would not even look at any of my medical history or paper work from other doctors. He is not very nice at all. If you do not need surgery and he cant get money out of you then he will not even want to talk to you about what is wrong with you. I am filing a formal complaint on how I was treated.
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Cigna
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