Bradley R. Kwapiszeski, M.D.
Dr. Kwapiszeski, or Dr. K for short, is a board certified ophthalmologist who has been practicing in Kansas City since 1995. He specializes in small-incision, no patch, no stitch, no shot cataract surgery using the latest premium implant technology to give his patients all of the benefits of modern cataract surgery. He also specializes in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, refractive surgery (LASIK / PRK), and has been primary investigator in over 40 clinical trials covering many aspects of general ophthalmology from dry eye to cataract surgery.
Dr. K is a Kansas City native and salutatorian of his graduating class at Bishop Miege High School. He graduated summa cum laude from Creighton University and then attended medical school at the University of Kansas. He received a scholarship as one of the top three medical students in his class. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society during medical school. He then specialized in ophthalmology at Loyola University Chicago. There Dr. K was instrumental in bringing topical, clear-corneal cataract surgery to the residency program and training fellow residents in this new, modern technique. Dr. K received the Walter Wood Award and was voted resident of the year in his final year of residency.
Dr. K joined Heart of America Eye Care, PA (HOAEC) in 1995. He was the first cataract surgeon at Shawnee Mission Medical Center to routinely perform topical, clear corneal, no stitch cataract surgery. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Kansas Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Kansas City Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and is a past president of the Kansas City Ophthalmology Journal Club.
Dr. K has been on medical mission trips, including Abak, Nigeria, to perform cataract surgery on totally blind residents. He spends his free time with his wife of 25 years along with his 3 daughters. He enjoys golf, basketball, and travel.