Dr. Kent Sasse, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 55

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Kent Sasse, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Reno, NV. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner Churchill Community Hospital and Northern Nevada Medical Center. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Kent Sasse, MD

Western Surgical Group

75 Pringle Way Ste 1002 Reno, NV 89502 ()
Telehealth services available

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(775) 323-7500

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Nevada
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Sasse's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sasse treats Obesity more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Sasse treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sleeve Gastrectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sasse performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Sasse performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
Constipation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sasse treats Constipation more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sasse treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sasse's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stent-Assisted Carotid Angioplasty
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy

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Dr. Sasse accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Ameritas
Anthem
Balanced Choice-NV PPO
Balanced Pathway-NV HMO
Balanced Pathway-NV PPO
Balanced-NV PPO
Boyd Gaming Network-NV
Bronze Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
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Bronze Pathway -NV HMO
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Bronze Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
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Catastrophic Pathway X-NV HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-NV HMO
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Choice (Tier 1 Pathway - Tier 2)-NV PPO
Choice-NV PPO
Gold Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
Gold Nevada PPO
Gold Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway - PPO / Small Grp)-NV PPO
Gold Pathway Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X Guided Access-NV HMO
Gold Pathway X-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV HMO
Gold Pathway-NV PPO
Lumenos plans-NV
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Nevada HMO
Nevada PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-NV
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Pathway-NV HMO
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Silver Choice (Employer)-NV PPO
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Silver Pathway (Employer)-NV HMO
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Select PPO
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Humana
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United Healthcare

Dr. Sasse's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sasse

4.6

Based on 94 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.0638297872340425%
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1 Star
8.51063829787234%
(8)
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Worst doctor's office I have EVER dealt with!! No follow up after surgery and it has been 2 weeks. I have left 2 messages and still no follow up!!
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Anonymous – May 28, 2021
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I tried to go see dr sasse for appointment but there were no wheel chairs available so I can go see him so I had to leave appointment
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Guillermo Ortiz – Mar 30, 2021
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I had a 2:00 appointment and got there a little early. Had all the paper work completed and then waited and waited and waited. I left at 2:40 without seeing him. There was not one word from his staff regarding the delay. Apparently his time is more important than mine. Its a good thing there are other surgeons out there that actually care...
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Les – Mar 19, 2021
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Did a mesh inguinal hernia repair on me in 2015. Yeah right. First repair (different Dr.) was surgical, two years earlier, where the Dr. finally admitted to me and my wife that he did not plan for, nor use a large enough mesh, and 25% was not properly attached. Then on to Dr. Sasse, per my wife's research, etc. He told my wife, while I was still in recovery - that he "thought" it was repaired this time - NO WAY! Within 3 months it was back. I had to sleep upright in the corner of our couch with one leg raised on a stool, the other stretched out on the couch for one month, before I could sleep in bed. At least this time my colon has not dropped into my scrotum as far. Sasse mesh helped a tiny bit, in that regard. I have gained too much weight for fear of more serious gut fall out - so I recently ordered a hernia compression brief that I hope will help; so I can again exercise, and lose weight. NO MORE operations for me. NO 'very expensive' Sasse! Lot's of fast talk, for wasted $$'s.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 20, 2020
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Dr. Sasse did a difficult mesh repair on my ventral hernia back in 2014 and he did a great job as another doctor had used defective mesh back in 2012 that was causing me a lot of pain and nausea. So glad I did not take the former doc's advice to "stick it out" unless the pain was too great.
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Nicholas Faust – Oct 15, 2019
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Dr. Sasse unsuccessfully performed a gastric sleeve for my sister and tried to fix it with the bypass. Not only has she had complications but is on the verge of death. Malnourished and constantly dehydrated unless receiving IV fluids. As a doctor would you not want to see a patient who is having complications from a surgery you performed with your own eyes to figure out what went wrong to ensure this never happens again? Instead is told by RRMC staff well we will keep you alive not fix it.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 06, 2018
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Dr. Sasse is awesome. It's been 15 months since my surgery. I'm very happy with the results. I feel better than I have in years. I am a self-pay because I didn't meet the qualifications for my health insurance. (My BMI wasn't high enough.) It was money well spent and I'd do it again. My health has improved dramatically. No more joint aches and pains. Cholesterol numbers close to normal now and no longer pre-diabetic. The only regret is that I should have done this sooner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa in Reno Nevada – Feb 27, 2018
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it was the best decision I've ever made concerning my health... I feel like a new person getting a second chance at living my life....To strictly follow Sasse's program from the beginning (pre-op , thru a yr after surgery) to now...is a major life style change.... But so so worth it.. I would highly recommend Dr Sasse to any and everyone serious about weight loss.... Praise God!!! ....thank Dr Sasse
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Frank Pitts in Dresslerville NV – Nov 19, 2017
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Very professional, polite everything went off without a hitch. 5 ? that's as close as I could find to a star....
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Reno, NV – Jun 09, 2017
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Dr. Sasse has been working on me for 15 years. He's a great listener, he's very empathetic, and he's a tremendous surgeon. He's really saved my life. I've had a number of different surgeries by Dr. Sasse and I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Weldon in Reno, NV – Feb 19, 2016
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Compassionate , very professional and caring.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Celiawells in winnemucca – Feb 19, 2016
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About Me

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.

Biography

Dr. Sasse grew up in Wisconsin, the youngest of two boys, and he attended Spanish-speaking schools in Central America for a part of high school and learned...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Wound & Burn Care
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Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2000
Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
University Of California San Francisco
Residency Hospital
1999
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Internship Hospital
1992
University of California At Berkeley
1988
University of California, San Diego
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • International Bioethics Institute Research Award, 1991
  • Recipient of Healthcare Heroes Award - Northern Nevada, 2011
  • Chesson - U.C.S.F. Department of Surgery Award, 1999
  • Retired Air Force Reserve Major, 1996
  • Research Prize - New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2001
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1994
  • American College of Surgeons, 2003
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 2010

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What are Dr. Kent Sasse, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sasse frequently treats Obesity, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Constipation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sasse treats.

Where is Dr. Kent Sasse, MD's office located?

Dr. Sasse's office is located at 75 Pringle Way Ste 1002, Reno, NV 89502. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Sasse speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Western Surgical Group75 Pringle Way Ste 1002 Reno, NV 89502
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Sasse is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Banner Churchill Community Hospital

Fallon, NV

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

Northern Nevada Medical Center

Sparks, NV

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

Renown Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Renown South Meadows Medical Center

Reno, NV

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center

Reno, NV

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)