Dr. Brandon Baartman – Ophthalmologist Surgeon

Meet Dr. Brandon Baartman

Dr. Brandon Baartman is energized by the patient experience, passionate about patient education, and brings energy and fun to the clinic. He is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist specializing in advanced cataract surgery, corneal surgery, glaucoma surgery, and laser vision correction. He joined Vance Thompson Vision in 2017 after completing his anterior segment fellowship with Vance Thompson Vision and now leads our practice in Omaha, NE.

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Education & Training

Dr. Baartman attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN for his undergraduate degree. He went on to graduate from Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. During medical school, Dr. Baartman realized his passion for eye care and the true impact of sight-saving surgery (especially through his travels around the world — from Honduras, Ghana, and the northernmost region of the Indian Himalayas). Dr. Baartman furthered his ophthalmology training with an advanced anterior segment fellowship at Vance Thompson Vision alongside board-certified ophthalmologists Drs. Thompson and Berdahl.

Skills & Expertise

Being fellowship-trained in the most advanced surgical treatments of the eye, Dr. Baartman provides his patients with corneal irregularities, glaucoma issues, laser vision correction (LASIK), and much more. During his training, he studied and participated in advanced anterior segment surgery. He is also well versed in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) techniques, cornea transplants, cataracts removal, and planning the surgical strategy of challenging cases.

Extracurricular Involvement

Improving the quality of eye care in his community is very important to Dr. Baartman. He volunteers his ophthalmology services because of his commitments to education, research, technology, and improving the patient experience in vision care.

Hobbies & Personal Interests

He was born and raised in Rochester, MN and has appreciated living and working with Midwestern people in the heart of the United States. Outside of work, Dr. Baartman adores spending time quality with his wife Nicole, their daughter Sophia and son Teddy. Ask him about golfing, tennis, biking, outdoor ice hockey, and skiing. He will share with you his passion for outdoor sports.

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"I had cataract surgery last month with Vance Thompson Vision and Dr Baartman. The entire experience was so positive from the first appointment to be sure I qualified for surgery through the final follow up, I was 100% satisfied! The office staff and the surgical staff were wonderful, kind and caring. The real plus is that my vision has improved drastically! I can read street signs, see better while night driving, colors are brighter and I don’t need glasses for distance! At my age, I do need reading glasses! Thank you Vance Thompson Vision for this positive experience! I highly recommend you have the surgery if you’re needing it! Be sure to call for Dr. Baartman if you’re in Nebraska!"



"I highly recommend Dr. Baartman at VTV in Omaha. I am so pleased with the results of my surgeries. I cannot say enough about Dr. Baartman and his amazing staff! Professional, kind, caring, compassionate, friendly and FUN is how I describe my experience at VTV. Thank you...you’ve all been so SPEC-tacular! ❤️"



"Vance Thompson Vision successfully performed cataract surgery with replacement lenses. I am totally gobsmacked with the brilliant results and would not hesitate recommending Dr Baartman's skillful artistry and expertise to one and all."



"Vance Thompson Vision is the standard for exceptional eye care. From the very first phone call to schedule a consult, I felt like every need was taken care of, above and beyond my expectations. I’d taken my mom to her appointments with them before and was impressed with how well she was treated. I didn’t want to trust my eyes with any other doctors. Thank you to Dr. Baartman and team for your outstanding care through the entire process."



"VTV Omaha made my experience beyond exceptional. Everyone was extremely polite and comforting during a nerve-racking and vulnerable time. I would recommend Dr. Baartman and all of the staff that worked with me to anyone who is considering LASIK!"



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