Dr. Kent C. Sasse, MD

Dr. Kent C. Sasse, MD

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Bariatric Medicine | Male | 50 years old

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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.Read more

Personal Bio

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

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Dr. Sasse's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
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    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Reno, NV |
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.
in winnemucca |
Compassionate , very professional and caring.
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Dr. Sasse says...

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.  

Dr. Sasse's 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.

Dr. Sasse says...

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. 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.  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. After completing his Fellowship at Lahey Clinic in Boston, Dr. Sasse relocated to beautiful northern Nevada to develop his practice.

Dr. Sasse says...

Dr. Sasse prefers Laparoscopic (minimally invasive) techniques when ever possible. His Fellowship training at Lahey Clinic proved to him time and time again that this is a much better surgical venue and to this day, Dr. Sasse continues to perform all procedures, when ever possible, with this minimally invasive technique.

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
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Board Certifications

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California, San Francisco (Ucsf)

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California San Francisco

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Lahey Clinic Medical Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, San Diego

    Graduated in 1988

  • Other Education
    University Of California At Berkeley

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • 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 Repair
  • Hernia and Hydrocele 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
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal