Dr. John Sassano, MD

Dr. John Sassano, MD

Anesthesiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
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Dr. John Sassano, MD is an anesthesiology doctor who practices in Melbourne, FL. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Read his story

2222 S Harbor City Blvd

Melbourne, FL 32901

Contact Information

(321) 723-7716

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Sassano's Experience

Dr. Sassano's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Sassano's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sassano "Double Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Dr. John Sassano is an Interventional Pain Management Specialist. At the B.A.C.K. Center in Melbourne and Merritt Island, Florida, his primary focus is on improving patients' quality of life through the application of interventional treatments for the management of pain and related disorders, including degenerative diseases of the spine, post-operative spine pain, spinal injuries and various neurological disorders. Dr. Sassano received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed his surgical internship at Medical Center Hospital in Vermont. His residencies in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine were completed at University Health Center of Pittsburgh and Research, Pain and Resuscitation Fellowships were completed at University Health Center of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Texas Tech University. He is a current or past member of the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society, Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Pittsburgh High Tech Council, Western Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists and Western Pennsylvania Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists. In 1984, Dr. Sassano was recognized as the Inventor of the Year by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Foundation for pioneering the design and development of the patented Rapid Venous Infusion System. Over his 30 year career as a leading interventional pain physician, he has authored or co-authored numerous articles and papers for peer-reviewed publications; has been a frequent speaker and lecturer at medical conferences and events; and previously served as the personal medical advisor to Dr. James C. Fletcher, the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Prior to joining the clinical team at The B.A.C.K. Center, Dr. Sassano was a Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Co-Director of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology at Presbyterian University Hospital, where he also oversaw the Cardiovascular Anesthesiology Fellowship Program; and Director of Anesthesia, MRI Procedures, at NMR Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania."


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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Spondylosis


  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sassano has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sassano's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sassano to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Sassano's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Dunnellon, FL |
I highly recomend Dr.Sassano he helped me through my leg amputation chronic and phantom limb pain, hes very compassionate and has a great bedside manner, hes one of the good ones that you never forget And i thank God for Drs like him !!
in Kalamazoo, MI |
Beware! If you see this Dr. for pain in neck or back and have to wait 3 months to receive spinal injections (unbelievable in itself!) he will offer to write a RX for pain meds. DON'T TAKE HIM UP ON IT!! If you do, prepare to be billed over $4,000 for your required urine drug screen!! He sends it to a medical center lab hundreds of miles away in a tiny north Florida town. Why? Probably because he gets a kickback! What other reason could there be to use a lab that charges 4-6 times more?
in Palm Bay, FL |
Unbelievably rude, sexist and condescending. He suggested I have a procedure done; when I asked him about possible side effects, he told me to Google it. When I pressed him and asked for reasons why I might not have the procedure done, he told me I don't know -- you're an idiot? Or one of those stupid women who don't listen to their doctors? And then he said made a vague reference to stalkers and said he hoped I wouldn't fall in love with him. CREEPY.
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Dr. Sassano accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Sassano has admitting privileges

Holmes Regional Medical Center
1350 Hickory St
Melbourne, FL 32901
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North Florida Regional Medical Center
6500 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32605
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Wuesthoff Medical Center - Melbourne
250 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL 32935
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