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Richard B. Thompson

Richard B. Thompson, MD

Proud member of Bryan Health Connect

Accepting New Patients


Cardiothoracic Surgery

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My Approach to Care

I chose to come to Bryan Heart because the people in Nebraska are special. Having been all over the country, what stands out to me was that the compassion the team shows their patients is incredible. Here every patient is special. You can rest assured that here at Bryan you’re going to receive world-class care. The physicians and the operating team who will be working with you are amongst the best in the world. 

Education & Training

Medical School

Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons


Duke University Medical Center


Duke University Medical Center
University of Virginia Hospitals

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
    • Subspecialty Certification: Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
    • Subspecialty Certification: Thoracic Surgery

    Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
    Fellow, American College of Cardiology (FACC)
    Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians (FACCP)

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Patient Reviews

November 04, 2021
So glad he know what was going on with me and didn't have to ask a lot of question so we could move on with what had to be done
September 30, 2021
Dr. Thompson got right to the issues and made them clear to me. And I was very satisfied.
September 30, 2021
Dr. Thompson was kind, compassionate, knowledgeable about what I needed to do. Explained everything very well.
August 23, 2021
Dr. Thompson is the best, he's done the best for me. That's all I have to say. Bye. Bye.
August 05, 2021
Dr Thompson was an exceptional listener and gave a detailed description of the procedure. I have full confidence in his care plan and surgical abilities.
June 21, 2021
Dr. Thompson was very knowledgeable. Kind considerate, respectful willing to listen. He didn't try to talk me in or out of anything. Knew his stuff had talked to my physician, it was a good experience. Thank you.
May 13, 2021
Dr. Thompson was so nice, easy to talk to and explained everything and in a way that we could understand. Just a down to earth doctor which we really appreciated.
May 13, 2021
Not only is Dr Thompson a skilled and competent surgeon, he is also very personable and caring. I am so thankful for his expertise regarding my health care.
May 06, 2021
Great staff, great doctors, great nurses, great support folks - enjoyed my visit.
May 06, 2021
Everyone was thoughtful, considerate and thorough.
April 26, 2021
Dr. Seemed truly interested and concerned and knowledgeable about my condition.
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