Bradley R. Kwapiszeski, M.D. (Dr. K)
Dr. Brad Kwapiszeski is a board-certified ophthalmologist who joined the team at Heart of America Eye Care in 1995. He specializes in small-incision, suture-less cataract surgery as well as refractive surgery and glaucoma. He was the first ophthalmologist at Shawnee Mission Medical Center to routinely use topical anesthesia during cataract surgery. Topical anesthesia allows patients to have cataract surgery without a shot and allows them to see immediately following the surgery without the need for a patch. He is also an investigator in many national research studies attempting to find new treatments for many ophthalmologic conditions such as glaucoma.
Dr. Kwapiszeski, or Dr. K for short, is a Kansas City native and 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. Here, Dr. K was instrumental in bringing topical, clear-corneal cataract surgery to the residency program and training fellow residents in this new technique. Dr. K was voted resident of the year in his final year of residency. He also received many awards during his residency. Dr. K continues to contribute to many medical organizations and 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 the Kansas City Ophthalmology Journal Club. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and participates in re-certification processes.
Dr. K participates in charitable clinics locally, as well as internationally. He spent two weeks in the out-reaches of Nigeria, performing cataract surgery in areas where mature cataracts blind a majority of the people over 50 years of age. Dr. K is married and has three lovely daughters. He enjoys basketball, skiing, and golf in his free time.