The Right Doctor Begins Here
Whatever you’re looking for in a doctor, your search should begin here, with a study of the doctor’s background and professional qualifications. Make sure the doctor is board certified in the specialty most qualified to treat your condition. (To learn more about your treatment options, visit our partner healthsite, Better Medicine.)
Pay special attention to factors that distinguish this doctor from others you’re considering. Does the doctor have more experience treating your condition? Has the doctor received special honors—or disciplinary sanctions?
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Care Philosophy:Dr. Kent C. Sasse is dedicated to serving his patients with compassion, respect, the latest surgical technology, and a highly developed skill set.
- Specialties: General Surgery - Board Certified , Colon Surgery & Rectal Surgery - Board Certified
- 46 years old
- Graduated in 1994, University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Procedures Performed by Dr. Kent C SasseMore
- Advanced Laparoscopy
- Ventral Herniorrhaphy
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Lymph Node Resection
- Genital Warts
- Liver Biopsy
- Open Hernia Procedures
- Post Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
- Metabolic Surgery
- Gastric Bypass
- Lap Banding
- Anorectal Laparoscopic Surgery
- Liver Biopsy, Pancreatitis
- Abscess Incision and Drainage
- Melanoma Removal
- Advanced Robotic Surgery
- Prolapse Treatment
- Bariatric Medicine (Weight Loss)
- Gallbladder Surgery
- Adrenal Disease
- Colon Surgery
- Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
- Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
- Robotic Surgery
- Bariatric Surgery
- Nutritional Counseling
- Lap Band
- Dietary Counseling
- Hiatal Hernia
- Colorectal (Colon) Surgery
- Lymph Node Aspiration
- Malignant Tumors
- Gastric Sleeve
- Colonoscopy W/Polypectomy
- Intestinal Biopsy
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
- Excisional Biopsy
- Ileostomy Status
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Colon Cancer
- Laparoscopic Splenectomy
- Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
- Exploratory Surgery
- Bowel Resection
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Complications
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- General Surgery
- Ovarian Cystectomy
- Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
- Abscess Treatment
- Inguinal Hermia Surgery
- Adrenal Disorders
- Port Removal
- Port Placement
- Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
- Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
- Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Incontinence Surgery
- Benign Tumors
- Weight Loss
- Colorectal Surgery
- Small Bowel Surgery
- Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
- Hernia Surgery
- Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
- General Surgery (Pediatric)
- Minimally Invasive Procedures
- New Patient Consults
- Minimally Invasive
- Laparoscopic Colon Resection
- Adjustable Gastric Banding
- Hepatobiliary Surgery
- Diagnostic Endoscopy
- Sigmoid Colectomy
- Laparoscopic Abdominal
- Stomach Surgery
- Metabolic Disorders
- Laparoscopic Nissen
- Colostomy Status
- Soft Tissue Mass Biopsies
- Bowel Surgery
- Davinci Robotic Colectomy
- Rectovaginal Repair
- Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures
- Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
- Lymph Node Biopsy
- Diet Counseling
- Fecal Incontinence
- Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection
- Robotic Colorectal Surgery
- Inguinal Herniorrhaphy
- Small Bowel Resection
- Flexible Sigmoidscopy
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Abdominal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
- Laparoscopic-Assisted Colon Resections
- Rectal Surgery
- Colorectal Cancer Treatment
- Excisions Of Benign Skin Lesions
- Colon Resection
- Advanced Laparoscopy Procedures & Surgeries
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Hemorrhoid Treatment
- Da Vinci Surgery
- Laparascopic Adrenal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Antireflux Procedures
- Upper Endoscopy
- Ileoanal Pouch
- Open Adrenal Surgery
- Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy
- Laparoscopic Colon Resections
- Da Vinci Surgical System
- Hepatobiliary (Liver & Bile Tract or Bile Duct) Surgery
- Nissen Fundoplication
- Minor Skin Surgery
- Anal Repair
- Neck Mass Excision
- Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
- Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Surgery
- Benign Skin Tumor Treatment
- Laparoscopic Surgery-Spleen
- Hemorrhoid Management
- Robotic Surgery-Da Vinci
- Gastrointestinal Malignancy
- Laparoscopic Surgery-Reflux
- Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass (Rgb)
- Esophageal Surgery
- Hemorrhoid Treatments
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (Egd)
- Scar Revision
- Duodenal Surgery
- Lysis Of Adhesions
- Abdominal Mass Biopsy
- Gerd Surgery (Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery or Acid Reflux Surgery)
- Skin Lesion Excision
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Ibs)
- Laparoscopic Surgery-Appendix
- Laparoscopic Surgery-Colon
- Operative Laparoscopy
- Hernia & Hydrocele Repair
- Laparoscopic Surgery-Gallbladder
- Ostomy Care
- Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
- Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
- Removal Of Benign & Cancerous Skin Lesions/Masses
- Removal Of Spleen
- Wound Care
- Diet & Exercise Counseling
- Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
- Laparoscopic Surgery-Adrenal
- Bowel Resections
- Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
- Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
- Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass (Bariatric Surgery)
- Abscess Drainage & Surgery
- Laparoscopic Assisted Colectomy
- Laparoscopic Hernia Repairs
- Excision Of Skin Lesions
- Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal
- Removal Of Condyloma
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
- Colon & Rectal Cancer
- Ano-Rectal Lesion/Papilla
- Gastro Laparoscopic Surgery
Finding the Best Doctor Who Is Right for You
Choosing a doctor is one of the most important and personal decisions you make. Your doctor is your partner in health and is there to guide you through many decisions about protecting your health, staying healthy, and coping with illness.
While a good doctor-patient relationship develops with time and is built on trust, you can ensure a good start but taking the time to find the best doctor who is right for you or a family member.
Start by creating a list of potential doctors. Ask family, friends, and other healthcare providers for recommendations. If you have a medical condition that requires specialty care, ask your primary care doctor to refer you to doctors who can work closely with your primary care doctor to coordinate your care.
With list in hand, take the time to do your research. Call each doctor’s office to see if he or she is accepting new patients. If so, ask for an appointment to meet and interview the doctor. Explain to the receptionist that you’d like a consult.
Consider the following when finding the best doctor for you:
- Doctor’s Credentials. Board certification is one of the most important factors to consider; it tells you that the doctor has the needed training, skills and experience to provide healthcare in their specific field. Also confirm that the doctor has no history of malpractice claims or disciplinary actions.
- Doctor’s Experience. When you’re facing health issues, experience matters. The more experience a doctor has with a condition or procedure, the better your results are likely to be.
- Gender. It is important for you to feel comfortable with your doctor’s gender because you will need to openly discuss personal information. And don’t hesitate to ask a doctor about his or her recent training and experience specifically related to your condition and your gender.
- Hospital Quality. Consider the quality of care at the hospital where the doctor can treat patients. Quality matters to you because patients at top-rated hospitals have fewer complications and better survival rates.
- Communication Style. Choose a doctor with whom you are comfortable talking and who supports your information needs.
- What Your Insurance Covers. Your insurance coverage is a practical matter. To receive the most insurance benefits and pay the least out-of-pocket for your care, you may need to choose a doctor who participates in your plan.
Your goal is finding the best doctor who suits your needs. You want to get the best care from someone you can trust and who puts you at ease.
The Right Doctor in the Right Place
In a perfect world, the right doctor would be right around the corner. In reality, you may need to sacrifice some convenience to find the doctor who best meets your needs. If this doctor isn’t everything you’re looking for, search for nearby doctors.
Bear in mind also that many doctors work out of multiple offices. When you call to make your appointment, be sure to confirm the location.
How to Select the Right Hospital
If you should need to go to a hospital for care, you and your doctor should discuss which hospital provides the best care for your medical needs. Some hospitals may be better equipped and have expertise in performing certain procedures.
To evaluate a hospital, you’ll want to check the hospital’s experience in treating people with your condition, the quality rating they received for any procedures you need, and their record for keeping patients safe. Discuss your hospital options with your doctor to get the best possible care available.
Why Researching Your Doctor’s Hospital Is Important
Why Researching Your Doctor’s Hospital Is Important
Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings
Dr. Sasse has admitting privileges at these hospitals:
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Renown Regional Medical Center
Renown South Meadows Medical Center
Saint Marys Regional Medical Center
What Patients Say About This Doctor
Similar to widely accepted government surveys, our survey asks patients about aspects of their healthcare experience that are closely linked to quality.
We report on eight measures of care, plus the ultimate compliment—patients’ willingness to recommend the doctor to their family and friends.
Learning what patients say about this doctor can give you a good sense of what your own experience might be like with this doctor.
If you’ve been treated by this doctor, please take a minute to complete the survey. Your insights can prove valuable to other patients—as well as the doctor.
How to Get the Most Value from Your Appointment
Your relationship with your doctor is a partnership. The better able you are to communicate your needs and understand your options, the more productive your appointment will be and the more likely you are to get the treatment you need.
The time you have with your doctor is all too brief. A little preparation will help you make the most of it.
Accepting New Patients: YesAccepted Insurances
- Accepts most insurance
- Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
Establishing a Partnership With Your Doctor
Choose a doctor with whom you are comfortable talking. Your doctor may be helping you make life and death decisions, so you must feel that your doctor cares about you, listens to you, answers your questions, and helps you understand. You should not feel afraid to discuss anything with your doctor or feel intimidated in any way.
Talk with your doctor about your values and preferences regarding care. Do you prefer to try more conservative therapies first? Do you wish to complement traditional therapies with alternative therapies? Will your doctor support your preferences?
Find a doctor who supports your information needs. If you prefer to be well informed about your condition, find a doctor who will provide additional resources for you and who will allow time during your appointment for you to ask questions.
Talk with your doctor about how involved you wish to be in making decisions. Do you want to know all your options before making a decision? Does your doctor support you seeking a second opinion?
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