Dr. Kent Sasse, MD

Dr. Kent Sasse, MD

Bariatric Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Kent Sasse, MD is a bariatric medicine specialist in Reno, NV and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in bariatric medicine, bariatric surgery, and more.Read his story

75 Pringle Way Ste 804

Reno, NV 89502

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(775) 829-7999

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Dr. Sasse's Experience

Dr. Sasse's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Bariatric Medicine
  • Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Sasse's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sasse "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 Spanish. He witnessed poverty but also witnessed the profound impact one can make in the lives of others through caring and service. He was interested in a number of subjects in high school but especially math and science. He felt drawn to Medicine as a career from a young age, seeing it as an opportunity to blend his interest in science with his desire to serve others. He played junior tennis competitively and was captain of his high school tennis team and a high school All-American. Escaping the cold weather of Wisconsin for the sunny beaches and tennis courts of San Diego he attended the University of California San Diego where he majored in biochemistry and graduated cum laude. He spent his time volunteering, working in the Veterans Hospital, and teaching (as a Teacher's Assistant to the lower division students.). During college, Dr. Sasse spent a year at the University of Madrid, studying art history and becoming fluent in Spanish. Following his under graduate degree, Dr. Sasse earned two Master's degrees from the University of California Berkeley, including a Master's in Public Health stemming from research related to biostatistics and bioethics. He went on to complete Residency training in Surgery at the University of California San Francisco, where he focused on gastrointestinal surgery and physiology. After gaining admission to the top medical school the country, UCSF, he quickly focused on the field of surgery and felt especially drawn to the technological aspects of minimally invasive surgery. (Dr. Sasse immediately recognized what a huge difference it made for a person undergoing surgery to have tiny keyhole incisions rather than large open ones.). Medical school brought invaluable challenges, the pursuit of research, several publications in Bioethics and much more. Dr. Sasse realized top honors by finishing at the top of his class. During medical school he volunteered time in a dilapidated hospital in Nepal and which helped finalize his desire to become a surgeon. During his UCSF surgery training, Dr. Sasse expressed a great interest in teaching and ultimately won the All-Campus Teaching Award as a senior resident. He later completed Fellowship training at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts, before relocating to beautiful northern Nevada to develop his practice. Father of five kids, chauffeur, cook, and parent to them all… Today his interests include travel, running long distance races, teaching medical students and residents, serving as director of the Obesity Prevention Foundation, and medical research. He is an acclaimed award winning author of five books. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sasse "Dr. Kent C. Sasse is dedicated to serving his patients with compassion, respect, the latest surgical technology, and a highly developed skill set."

8  Specialties

  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

31  Conditions Treated

40  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Hernia Procedures
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Weight Loss Management
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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.


  • University of California, San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of California San Francisco
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Lahey Clinic Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University of California At Berkeley
    Other Education | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

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

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Kent Sasse, MD
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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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.
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Weldon in Reno, NV – Feb 19, 2016
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