Bradley R. Kwapiszeski, M.D.

Meet Dr. Kwapiszeski

Dr. Bradley Kwapiszeski, known as Dr. K by his patients, is a board-certified ophthalmologist. He has been practicing at Heart of America Eye Care since 1995. Dr. K attended medical school at the University of Kansas, where he received a scholarship as one of the top three medical students in his class. Before specializing in ophthalmology, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. While studying ophthalmology at Loyola University Chicago, Dr. K played an instrumental role in enhancing the residency program by bringing in topical, clear-corneal cataract surgery. Dr. K was named Resident of the Year in his final year of residency and received the Walter Wood Award.

Dr. K was the first cataract surgeon at Shawnee Mission Medical Center to perform topical, clear-corneal, no-stitch cataract surgery regularly. Dr. K is proud to have been a primary investigator in over 40 clinical trials and has been on several mission trips to Abak, Nigeria, Haiti, and more to perform cataract surgery for individuals who are blind.


Dr. K 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

He is a past president of the Kansas City Ophthalmology Journal Club.

Specialties & Expertise

Dr. K specializes in small incision, no patch, no stitch, no shot cataract surgery. Additionally, he specializes in MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery) and refractive surgeries such as LASIK and PRK.


"I've seen Dr. K for over ten years. He is a great doctor, easy mannered and very intelligent."



"The man knows what he's doing. Very personable and explains everything. His first priority is the patient."



"Dr. Kwapiszeski (Dr. K) is the most thorough, and detailed, ophthalmologist I’ve ever experienced, concerning my eye care. He takes the extra time to examine (and then re-examine) your concerns, to diagnose any issue methodically (and he’ll get it right)! He’s a serious guy, but he’s genuine, and will take the time to answer all your concerns (in great detail). There’s a reason why Dr.K is known as one of the top eyecare physicians in the field. If you’re looking for someone who’s got the answers, look no further than Dr.K. The only critiques, I can consider, is that his intellectualism can be intimidating (and over my head), and landing an appointment, can take several weeks (at no fault of his own). He’s very popular, and sought after (in the community), but, he’s well worth the wait! In my opinion (and I research, to find the best physicians) he’s the best ophthalmologist, in the KC Metro region."



"Dr. Kwapiszeski is top notch. Very friendly and knows his stuff. The optical shop is also very friendly."



"Dr Kwapiszeski explained the things I needed to know about my exam in terms I understood."



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