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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

September 07, 2022
I trust her with my life Period
September 07, 2022
I love Dr Ongstad!! She's thee BEST!!
September 06, 2022
Yes, I was supposed to have a procedure done there, drove 100 miles and got there in about 15 minutes was told that it couldn't be done and she would have to think about it, so not very happy but thank you.
September 06, 2022
Dr. Ongstad was fantastic. After reviewing my test results, she took the time thoroughly explain my diagnosis and the next course of action. I would highly recommend Dr. Ongstad to patients needing vascular care.
September 06, 2022
Great personality and very caring about you as an individual.
August 30, 2022
Very friendly & helpful. Listens to me & knows what's going on because she is informed of my past history each time I have seen her.
August 25, 2022
Very satisfied with Dr. Ongstad.
August 23, 2022
Dr. Ongstad and her staff are great at their jobs. Friendly, top-of-the-line knowledge and care.
August 18, 2022
every one was veryhelpful and careing doing a great job .
August 16, 2022
The issue I had was rare but she gave the correct diagnosis from the start. For my 6 month follow up, she reviewed my case the night before my visit and was very familiar with the details. I'm happy with the referral she made to a specialist. She said that even though I didn't need further treatment that she was still my doctor should the need arise in her degree field in the future.
August 10, 2022
The provider was great, but I did not appreciate the size of the examination room. I felt that they were too small, way too small.
August 10, 2022
They were very well and very excellent, professional, and very helpful. Thank you.
August 09, 2022
Love Sarah she saved my life
August 09, 2022
This was the first time I saw this provider and she was familiar with my file and gave me her recommendations. I feel at ease going forward that I am in good hands
August 09, 2022
Very pleasant to visit with and explained procedures.
August 09, 2022
She was very friendly and knowledgeable.
August 04, 2022
Everyone was very friendly. As my first visit here I feel very confident about the diagnosis and the care I received
August 04, 2022
i was impressed with the kindness and respect that i was shown by everyone i came in contact with on this visit. i have nothing but great things to say about this provider.
August 02, 2022
Super doctor
August 02, 2022
Yes, the only comment we have is it's a parking was horrible. We got a person with a heart condition and they had to walk approximately 3 blocks to get to the Heart Institute that I thought that was rather rude. That's the only comment I have. Thank you.
August 02, 2022
Showed interest, and concern about the right treatment and follow through. Very courteous. Easy to understand and explained well. Seems very knowledgeable I appreciate her service. Please share
July 26, 2022
Dr Ongstad is amazing and we are so happy we found her. We brag about her to everyone. thank you. Yes, she is that good.
July 26, 2022
Everybody was super down there, that helped me. Thank you very much.
July 19, 2022
Dr. Ongstad always help me with any problems that I've had. She worked with me to try and get to where I can walk without pain and she has always put me number one.
June 22, 2022
Yes, I have had several vascular surgeries and vascular problems, and I think, Dr. Ongstad is one of the best doctors I have ever been to. And I've been from Texas to Kansas to Nebraska. So I would highly recommend her
June 21, 2022
My only complaint was the next day trying to get some clarification on a scheduling issue, I waited almost 6 hours for a call back after leaving a message.... otherwise the staff is great.
June 21, 2022
She made me feel comfortable, less anxious. I would highly recommend her.
June 16, 2022
I would have just like to have more time. Because sometimes I don't remember everything but I know that's how it goes. But that's I would like to had more time.
June 14, 2022
The provider was very respectful, knowledgeable, personable and answered all my questions. Made me feel very comfortable. I give her a 10. Thank you.
June 14, 2022
Dr. Ongstad is a wonderful physician, caring, attentive, and knowledgable!
June 07, 2022
Dr Ongstad is the best..She is very warm and understanding. Everone that I have had experiece with at Bryan have been wonderful
June 02, 2022
The care she gives me is wonderful.
May 31, 2022
We are always impressed with Dr. Ongstad. She remembers all over medical history, all of our family history. She makes us feel seen. Extra research outside of the medical advice and couldn't recommend her enough.
May 31, 2022
Very compassionate and patient
May 31, 2022
My only problem was it being so cold. In the future, I'll to remember to bring a sweater.
May 26, 2022
My appointment was on time, short and sweet and complete.
May 24, 2022
this provider and the whole team are absolutely the best
May 24, 2022
Dr. Ongstad is so personable and explains things so well. She is the best vascular surgeon in the USA.
May 19, 2022
I was very satisfied with Dr. Ongstad, and the only thing I was didn't really care for was the fact that she wasn't really going to do anything with me. But yet, I had to come all the way to Lincoln or Grand Island to find out if you know what was going on. She could have asked me questions over the phone, and I could have saved a trip and she could have save some hours or whatever. I'm not totally disappointed because I...I'd like the lady. She's very nice and I think she's pretty good doctor from one visit anyway. That's all I got.
May 11, 2022
Amazing professional. Explains every procedure, treatment and care so that I understand exactly what is happening. Will continue to count on this provider for any future treatment, Highly recommended.
May 11, 2022
Have no problems with my visit. Great service!
May 10, 2022
My doctor and I feel bad. I'm out in the field. I can't tell you exactly what her name is, but she's very...well spoken, she generally cares. I had a great experience with her. I had her twice now. Just a class act very cool doctor.
May 05, 2022
Very pleasant and seem concerned. Made a worrisome visit as good as it can be
May 05, 2022
Dr Ongstad is very thorough, patient in listening to me, and considerate. She's very kind to me, even when I'm a little nervous, late, or grouchy from pain. She gets me laughing at life and the situation I'm in. She's your best friend!
April 28, 2022
Very precise answers to my questions and explanation of next step. Impressed.
April 26, 2022
The provider as well did an excellent job of telling me what was going to take place and how it would take place. She did a wonderful job as far as the surgery itself. Went. I am totally amazed and very very happy with the services. I got at Brian Medical Center and from the provider I thank them very much and God bless.
April 26, 2022
I would recommend Dr. Sarah Ongstad for anything. She is very polite. She's willing to listen. She talks down to earth to you and you don't have to guess at what she's saying, because she talks into my language a farmland language. I highly recommend her, I just feel lucky that we drew her when I entered the emergency room that night.
April 19, 2022
Very knowledgeable, very competent, very friendly meets your needs and your question very comfortable with her.
April 19, 2022
She's... Dr. Ongstad is a very kind, understanding, patient and knowledgeable doctor. I wouldn't go to anybody else but her.
April 19, 2022
Her info to me was in a statement that I could understand.
April 07, 2022
Dr. Ongstad is amazing she's very thorough direct and 2, and she did a wonderful job on my application no drainage, no infection, no problems at all highly recommended.
April 05, 2022
It was a quick viist where the evaluation was conducted by an expert who can process information very quickly. I was prepared with questions so I was able to stay on task with the pace of the evaluation. I would suggest notifying patients to write their questions out prior to the visit so they can concentrate and focus on the information being given them. Thank you!
April 05, 2022
She was attentive, did not hurry through the visit and showed concern for the problem I shared with her. She seemed to be a very kind and friendly person.
March 31, 2022
All of my concerns and questions were addressed so that I understood everything. I felt like my health issues were in very good hands.
March 24, 2022
She was very knowledgeable, efficient and put me totally it is about my condition.
March 22, 2022
I was pleased that she not only actively listened to my concerns, but checked my record to reassure me of content. She cared that I understood all aspects of my recent hospital visit.
March 15, 2022
I would definitely recommend Dr. Ongstad to anyone. She was polite and friendly, listened to me and explained things in a way I could understand.
March 08, 2022
Dr Ongstad is a very responsible and caring surgeon who continues to have a personal interest in my health care which is very comforting.
March 03, 2022
I was very impressed about the time they took to explain the situation. I have been very impressed with the amount of time they spent reviewing my case and my history, which I have quite a long history. I would definitely recommend, recommend them to anybody that would need this kind of service.
March 01, 2022
Great visit---everything went very well!
February 22, 2022
Dr. Sarah Ongstad was awesome.
February 22, 2022
Explains things in terms I can understand and helpful to know the "shy" behind treatment & where I am in my health journey.
February 17, 2022
I really appreciate Sarah Ongstad and would trust her with my life. I had VTE (clots in leg veins that moved to lungs). I was anxiously awaiting this appointment but left feeling good, relieved and like a weight had been lifted. She is a great doctor, great personality, knows her stuff and is willing to hear you out on your sensations you feel in your body. I didn't feel passed off or rushed whatsoever and can't express how grateful I am for that treatment. We are lucky to have her expertise in Lincoln. I have a feeling I will be a long term patient of hers and I take comfort in knowing that. :)
February 15, 2022
Dr. Ongstad is very diligent, very thorough, breaks down complex things into the terms so I can understand the issues that I have going on with my body.
February 15, 2022
Very impressed with Dr. Ongstad!
February 03, 2022
Very professional took time to listen, explaining the procedure,the whole visit was very good
February 01, 2022
I found her to be very helpful. I found her to be very confident and willing to explain things carefully to me so that I would understand. I found her also to be very friendly and respectful. And very interested in my questions and took the time to answer them, very adequately. Yes, I would recommend the the doctor and her office help. They were all very very nice and very helpful. All in all, I would say excellent to all of it.
February 01, 2022
I was very happy with my experience with Dr. Ongstad. She helped me understand my present condition and gave me a clear idea of my options for the future. It relieved all my concerns.
January 25, 2022
Listened and seemed reallY concerned
January 20, 2022
Excellent group of people.
January 20, 2022
The provider was very personable and very professional, could not be happier.
January 18, 2022
Team was respectful, knowledgeable, thorough, on time, no waiting, etc. and Dr. Ongstad was especially communicative so that I felt in good hands with my health going forward.
January 18, 2022
Trust the Dr. implicitly.
January 11, 2022
I was disappointed not to get to see doctor on staff, but I understand she was in surgery, emergency surgery. So I hope to see her the next time. Otherwise the PA did an adequate job. Thank you.
January 06, 2022
Dr. Ongstad knows what she is talking about and is easy to talk to
January 06, 2022
Very thorough with her explanation about what needs to be done. Used a drawing to show us what she will be doing.
January 04, 2022
Dr. Ongstad is a great doctor who sat down and was in no hurry to go over everything with me. She's very polite and very good and very professional and I enjoyed visiting with her a lot. Thank you.
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
I am very grateful to Dr. Ongstad for getting my blood circulation, in my leg, back to normal. I trust her with everything. I would even let her take my head off, and put it back on together. That's the confidence, I have in her, she is a very knowledgeable and a very wonderful lady.
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 26, 2021
I do not make recommendations; therefore, the rating on this question.
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.
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