Thomas Bartell, MD


Dr. Thomas Bartell is a Premier Surgeon

Premier Surgeons are recognized for their extensive expertise in IDEAL IMPLANT breast implant procedures. While all our surgeons must be board certified plastic surgeons, when you choose a Premier surgeon, you’re in the capable hands of one of the most experienced IDEAL IMPLANT plastic surgeons in the nation.

About Dr. Thomas Bartell

Dr. Bartell grew up in Madison. He graduated from Yale University’s nationally recognized pre-medicine program. He was a member of the famed Yale Wiffenpoofs, a famous a cappella singing group with a long tradition of performing excellence.

He returned home to the University of Wisconsin Medical School, taking classes at the same hospital where he was born. He spent the next seven years in St. Louis for postgraduate study at Barnes Hospital, associated with Washington University’s top-ranked surgery programs and St. Louis University’s plastic surgery program. This training included a wide variety of general surgical procedures as well as concentration on the specialized areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery. During his training at Barnes, Dr. Bartell authored or co-authored more than a dozen scientific articles. To further refine his surgical skills and knowledge, he completed a prized surgical fellowship with a renowned plastic surgery hand specialist practicing in Tucson, Arizona.

In the years that followed, Dr. Bartell worked in a large plastic surgery practice in the Chicago suburbs. This experience gave him the opportunity to focus extensively on cosmetic procedures and acquire the medical business acumen to start his own practice.

Dr. Bartell is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a medical board accredited by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the Wisconsin Society of Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Bartell was recently recognized as an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Surgeon due to his extensive expertise working with IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants, the latest technology in breast augmentation. With a unique structure surrounding these saline-filled implants, women can achieve beautiful results with zero risks of silent rupture. Dr. Bartell uses the IDEAL IMPLANT to help women look and feel their best—with the IDEAL IMPLANT, no expensive MRIs are needed, and they come with a lower risk of both capsule contracture and ruptures when compared to other implants.



"My results are absolutely amazing!"

“He was always punctual. I never had to wait for an appointment. My results are absolutely amazing and everything I was looking for. The first two weeks were hard, but well worth the results.”

– Google review by Vanessa Covi

"Professionalism exceeded my expectations!"

“Professionalism exceeded my expectations. Procedure was breast aug, and he was very informative about all facets of surgery prior to-expectations on pain, recovery, procedure and outcome. Made me feel super comfortable. The result is natural looking just like I wanted. Definitely would recommend.”

– Realself review by allisoncd85

"he is the person to go to!"

“In 2015 I was in the market to get breast implants. Although I was recommended to Dr. Bartell by many friends, I wanted to personally do a lot of research because I wanted to make sure that I trusted the Doctor and his ability to do exactly what I wanted. I have heard horror stories from other people and their personal experiences in the past with other surgeons and I am strong believer that once you do something to your body, there is no going back. I met with numerous doctors and from the second I had a conversation with Bartell in my consultation I knew he was the one that was going to do my procedure. His team was amazing with me from start to finish. Very supportive, very informational, very patient. Here I am almost 3 years later and I seriously can’t stress enough how HAPPY I am with what he did with me. I always talk about and recommend Dr.Bartell. He didn’t just meet my expectation, he far exceeded it. My boobies look and feel as natural as you possibly can. I have no scars. A lot of people don’t even realize that my breast weren’t originally mine. With that being said, I recommend everyone who is in the market to do any plastic surgery to do A LOT of research, shop around, and make sure you get at least a consultation with Dr. Bartell because he is the person to go to.”

– Google review by Carla Gomez

"Couldn’t have asked for better!"

“He is a fantastic surgeon. The only deductions I gave were because my post-op was VERY rushed. There was no time for any questions. I tend to have quite a few, so I was bummed about that. Hoping for more time in my second post-op. Surgery was quick with very little pain afterward. The staff were so kind and reassuring before my surgery! Couldn’t have asked for better!”

– Realself review by drafthorse83

"I would recommend him to anyone looking for a BA."

“I found him online and researched from there. He only does saline and under the armpit and that is exaclty what i wanted. He was very truthful from the start. His staff was nice and took care of me. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a BA.”

– Realself review by busymom55

"Dr. Bartell and his staff were amazing!"

“Dr. Bartell and his staff were amazing! From the moment I walked in the door. They made me feel so comfortable, and relaxed. Dr. Bartell even called me the day of the surgery to make sure I was okay. I couldn’t be any happier or have chosen a better Doctor.”

– Realself review by AEM

"He is beyond AMAZING!!"

“He is beyond AMAZING!! .. I have absolutely NOTHING even somewhat negative to say about him and his staff.. truley they are soo kind and caring and great listeners 🙂 They all put me at ease .. i dnt think i could ask for a better doc or staff :D”

– Realself review by e1983

"I am very satisfied with my experience overall!"

“Every single person i encountered there (with the exception of one ornary receptionist 50% of the time) was amazing in every way. I am very satisfied with my experience overall!”

– Realself review by al1984

"5 stars!!!"

“He has been awesome! 5 stars.”

– Realself review by GingerDawn

"Extremely informative and straight to the point!"

“I have not gotten the procedure done as of yet but just got my consultation and have a date set. So far Dr. Thomas Bartel has been extremely informative and straight to the point. Nursing staff was awesome as well. They definitely made me very comfortable about my decision and the future. Dr. Bartel answered all of my questions before I could even ask them.”

– Realself review by optimistic33

Thomas Bartell, MD

6418 Normandy Lane, Suite 210
Madison, WI 53719
(608) 271-0500