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Sarah Ongstad

Sarah Ongstad, MD

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Vascular Surgery

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My Approach to Care

I absolutely love taking care of people. It’s the best job in the world. What I love about the Midwest is the unbelievable work ethic and kindness of people. My patients have worked hard for so many years and it’s my job to work hard for them. It’s a privilege for me to be involved in their care.

As a vascular surgeon, I’m drawn to the complexity of care that my patients need. And to providing this level of care to them. One of the great things about vascular surgery is the technical advances in the field. We are able to take care of our patients in a way that is safer and less invasive.

What’s incredible about Bryan Heart is we are doing all the procedures you would find in a major university but we are doing them in a community setting. This is a huge service to the people of Nebraska and our surrounding states.

Education & Training

Medical School

University of Wisconsin, Madison


Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, General Surgery


Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Vascular Surgery


Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, General Surgery

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery - General, Vascular 


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Patient Reviews

January 04, 2022
Dr Ongstad was very concerned with what was going on medically with me. She was very knowledgeable on the vascular field of medicine. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
January 04, 2022
I love Dr Ongstad! She is amazing!
December 30, 2021
physician was very impressive!!! she was excellent!!! I am so pleased and relieved to have her as my MD, I feel very fortunate. she could not have been any better, she exhibits absolute highest level of excellence!
December 23, 2021
Dr. Ongstad explained what was causing the issues I was concerned about. A procedure was done to remedy the issue. After a doppler revealed what she susp ected and showed the problem solved, I now feel I can get back to my normal activities. Thank you Dr. Ongstad!
December 23, 2021
I especially enjoyed meeting and sharing my concerns with Dr. Ongstad; she was a careful and attentive listener. I'm impressed!
December 14, 2021
This provider has always been very good explaining everything about my health and how to take care of it.
December 07, 2021
Dr. Ongstad is a very caring doctor. She takes time to explain things.
December 02, 2021
She's an awesome doctor and she had an awesome team. Thank you so much.
December 02, 2021
I very much appreciate the effort that went into me during the entire time that I met with Dr. Ongstad's office, and I'm grateful for her wisdom and and her assistance as well and helping me through that. So
December 02, 2021
Dr. Ongstad is absolutely the best! Kaila PA-C is absolutely the best!
November 30, 2021
Dr. Ongstad is absolutely THE VERY BEST. She has a medical talent that is unmatched. Her personality is second to none. Her compassion for her patients and their families is so comforting. We can not say enough good about her.
November 23, 2021
This is the most caring could hope for.
November 09, 2021
Dr. Ongstad is an outstanding doctor & I'm so lucky to have her watching over me. She has a wonderful bed side manner & she talks to you like you're her friend & family. She's very knowledgeable & I trust her with my life! I would strongly recommend seeing Dr. Ongstad if you need a vascular surgeon.
November 04, 2021
I feel very comfortable having Dr. Ongstad as my vascular doctor and really appreciate her concerns and care.
November 04, 2021
Very good doctor
November 04, 2021
I have full faith and trust in Dr. Ongstad. She did a fine job of surgery last year, followed up with this appointment.
November 02, 2021
From the information desk, vascular surgery reception, nursing staff & Dr. Ongstad my experience was outstanding! Thanks so much for my treatment yesterday!
October 14, 2021
All were very pleasant and understanding. Nurse Annette was extremely nice and took time. PA Kayla S was very nice and took a great deal of time to listen to my health story. And Dr Ongstad made me feel comfortable and was doing the best thing for my health at this time. Thank you.
October 05, 2021
Dr. Ongstad is wonderful and kind. She has a great staff too.
September 28, 2021
We love Dr. O!
September 28, 2021
We cannot speak highly enough of our providers very helpful, very kind. We think a lot of her.
September 21, 2021
She has an excellent bed-side manner, willing to take all the time necessary to answer and discuss any and all questions I may have. She is freindly and shows that she is interested in me as a person, not just a number. She is obviously good at what she does!!
September 07, 2021
Dr. Ongstad is the most caring down to earth dr. I've ever had. She genuinely cared about what was in my best interest and unfortunately you don't find too many dr.'s like that anymore. I definitely recommend Dr. Ongstad.
September 02, 2021
Yes, I was extremely happy with my provider and she was just great. And I can't say enough about her because, I'm going to see her March again, but she, it was just great. She's a outstanding doctor. Thank you. Bye.
September 02, 2021
I've never had anything, but an outstanding experience with Dr. Ongstad. I would recommend her to anybody. Thank you.
August 24, 2021
Dr. Ongstad and the entire staff are the best clinic staff I have ever worked with. All of them are respectful, professional, and caring. The care they provide is top notch.
August 19, 2021
i really liked all 5 people i worked with specially my new doctor
August 19, 2021
Dr. Ongstad is absolutely wonderful! She is caring, a good listener, thorough, articulate, thorough and obviously well educated. Yet she is humble. I look forward to working with her on my case. Thank you.
August 17, 2021
Yes, I'm very satisfied and happy with the office over there. The Personnel, the doctor, everybody because everyone's always helps me with whatever problem I've had and always seems to know what to do to help me feel better. So, thank you. Thank you very much.
August 17, 2021
Excellent service in all respects. Answered my questions and provided positive feedback. Dr. Ongstad is the best!
August 10, 2021
Doctor Ongstad is wonderful. I couldn't ask for a better doctor. She explained everything, so that I understand. she waits and lets me tell her whatever I have to tell her. I just, I think she's a wonderful doctor.
August 10, 2021
Dr. Ongstad makes you feel as if you are the only patient she has that day. She explains thing so you can understand and will make sure you have all questions answered before she leaves the room. She make you feel important. I would and have recommended her to people I know.
August 05, 2021
The care I received at the Vascular Surgery Clinic was top notch! Courteous and friendly is the best way to describe. I would recommend to all my family and friends.
August 03, 2021
July 20, 2021
I was very impressed with my provider. She answered all my questions. Took the time to listen to whatever I had for questions. I would definitely recommend her, which I already have to anybody that needed to go to her clinic and I thank her very much. Bye.
July 15, 2021
Dr. Ongstad and her staff are all great!
July 15, 2021
The whole staff was awesome
July 13, 2021
Dr. Ongstad was very educated with my concerns and set up an appointment for further evaluations. I already recommended her to my sister who has the same issues as me. She was very easy to talk to and made me feel comfortable sharing my concerns.
June 24, 2021
Dr.Ongstad is a very friendly and likeable doctor. She listens and is very concerned about you !!!
June 17, 2021
Dr. Ongstad was very professional, but very friendly, and caring and I totally connected with her, and I love her already just seeing her once, so I would be more than happy to recommend her to anyone, and hopefully her and I will get my problem solved, and I thank her very much.
June 17, 2021
Dr. Ongstad was wonderful. She's very understanding, she's very concerned about her patients. And I would recommend her highly. Okay. I thank you.
June 03, 2021
Very good experience at this facility... All from the receptionist to the nurses to the doctor... Very formative... I left there and... with all my questions answered and look forward to see well hopefully I don't see her again but... when if I do but if I do I know I'll get very good consideration as a patient.
June 03, 2021
I appreciate her genuine interest in me - trying to help me get to the bottom of my issue.
May 25, 2021
When I left the appointment I felt more calm than I had in a long time. Like I had somebody on my team I knew I could count on.
May 13, 2021
My first visit with Dr. Ongstad was very positive. I learned a lot about my condition and the procedure to correct it. I felt that she listened incredibly well to me and really understand my situation. I'm very happy I was referred to this office!
April 29, 2021
I do not normally make recommend things so the rating reflects a neutral response.
April 29, 2021
Dr. Ongstad was about as kind and caring as anybody ever could be. She is excellent!
April 27, 2021
Dr. Ongstad continues to impress me with her knowledge, patience and compassion. We really need more physicians like her!
April 20, 2021
very professional
April 06, 2021
Dr. Ongstad is the best!
March 23, 2021
I found the whole experience very delightful. My physician was very attentive and careful to explain everything. My mother went to her and highly recommended her. I'm glad I went! She is outstanding! :-)
March 23, 2021
She listened and was very understanding.
March 18, 2021
Dr. Ongstad is a brilliant doctor and has a wonderful bed side manner. The end.
March 16, 2021
Sarah Ongstad is the best. Excellent surgeon and so easy to like. She has had a profound effect on my husband's life since we first met her at Bryan in 2019. With her dedication and unmatched surgical abilities, my husband is alive today.
March 16, 2021
Very happy with my appointment. I was concerned and so were they. Very comfortable and professional.
March 09, 2021
If the situation arises where I would need a vascular surgeon, Dr. Ongstad will be top of my list.
March 04, 2021
You were very helpful. But did not answer why left arm pain and using nitro helps give relief?
March 02, 2021
Happy camper Here.
February 23, 2021
They had good personality, good knowledge of my background, and so definite plan of action to take to correct the situation.
February 23, 2021
Dr. Sarah Ongstad and her staff of Morgan and PA, Kayla were wonderful! Responsive, attentive to my needs and concerns. They went above and beyond to help me through my procedure! Dr. Ongstad is one of the best doctors in being able to explain things medically, and her follow-through with care and making you feel comfortable and is exceptional. I'm grateful!
February 18, 2021
Excellent all the way around.
February 16, 2021
She listened to my concerns and answered questions I had.
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