Russell E. Swann, MD & Forrest Beau Swann, MD, MS, Ophthalmologist’s with Brazos Eye Surgery of Texas

Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Russell E. Swann and Dr. Forrest Beau Swann who serves patients in Waco, Texas.

Dr. Russell Swann has served as the Medical Director and Senior Ophthalmologist at Brazos Eye Surgery in Waco, Texas for the past 37 years. The practice has earned a reputation of excellence by providing their patients with advanced and cutting edge technology, along with a knowledgeable and professional staff. They provide care for cataracts, cornea and external ocular diseases, astigmatism, diabetic eye care, glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eyes, autoimmune diseases, and optical dispensary. 

Dr. Russell Swann established his practice in general ophthalmology with a vision and passion to bring state-of-the-art ophthalmic surgical technology to Central Texas. His reputation for excellent surgical outcomes earned him area wide recognition. A battle with cancer forced him to discontinue his surgical career in 2009; however, he continues to meet the needs of his general ophthalmology, diabetic, and glaucoma patients.  

Dr. Russell Swann is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Russell Swann is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Russell Swann earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1975. He then went on to complete his surgical internship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas in 1976, followed by his residency in ophthalmology at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1981. Dr. Russell Swann also holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and a Master of Science (MS) degree in biochemistry.

Dr. Russell Swann is on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 

Dr. Russell Swann has received the coveted Best Doctor in America Achievement Award each year since 2001.  

Dr. Beau Swann is an ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, including laser eye surgery. He has performed thousands of cataract procedures.

Dr. Beau Swann is currently serving patients at Brazos Eye Surgery of Texas in Waco, Texas. He joined the practice alongside his father, Dr. Russell E. Swann, who is the Founder. “At Brazos Eye Surgery of Texas, our physicians and staff are devoted to each patient’s individual and customized visual needs. We uniquely provide the most advanced surgical technology for superior outcomes in the Waco area” as stated on the practice’s website. For over 38 years, Brazos Eye Surgery of Texas has helped tens of thousands of people enjoy the benefits of today’s advanced cataract surgery with quick recovery, no patches or stitches, and “high-definition” vision with reduced or eliminated dependency on glasses.

Dr. Beau Swann earned his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his residency at the same university, followed by his fellowship training at the Eye Institute of West Florida with Dr. Robert Weinstock, MD, and Dr. Neel Desai, MD. Dr. Beau Swann also earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University and his Master of Science degree in Pharmacology from the Tulane University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Beau Swann was a first year medical student when his father was originally diagnosed with cancer. His own journey in medical training caused him to fall deeply in love with ophthalmology as his father. Now, his gained knowledge and expertise allows him to provide safer and more accurate superior surgical outcomes.

Dr. Beau Swann has received the annual 51st and 52nd C.S. O’Brian Professorship Award for Outstanding Research. He was also awarded the 2017 Bloomberg Resident Surgical Competition Award from the American College of Eye Surgeons.  

Dr. Beau Swann was a guest instructor at the laser-assisted cataract surgery course at the 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting. Dr. Beau Swann has been published in several ophthalmic journals and has given lectures on advances in ophthalmology at ASCRS and Caribbean Eye. He has also authored a chapter that is currently in publication on femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. 

In his spare time, Dr. Beau Swann enjoys sailing in international waters, skiing, climbing, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, hunting, and taking medical mission trips to Mexico.   

Learn More About Dr. Russell E. Swann and Dr. Forrest Beau Swann:

Through Dr. Russell E. Swan findatopdoc profile, Through Dr. Forrest Beau Swann findatopdoc profile, or through Brazos Eye Surgery of Texas,


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