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Dr. Kent Sasse, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 53

  90 Reviews
Dr. Sasse

K Sasse Surgical Associates, Reno, NV

75 Pringle Way Ste 804 Reno, NV 89502
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Dr. Kent Sasse, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Reno, NV and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in colorectal surgery, wound & burn care, and more.

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No malpractice claims found for Nevada
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Dr. Sasse's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Abdominal Disorders
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Dr. Sasse treats Abdominal Disorders more than 95% of his peers

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

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sasse treats Gastrointestinal Diseases 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
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticulitis
  • 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
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Hernia Procedures
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Weight Loss Management

Dr. Sasse's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sasse

4.8

Based on 90 reviews

5 Stars
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(84)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
5.555555555555555%
(5)

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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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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.
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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.
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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
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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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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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Compassionate , very professional and caring.
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About Me

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

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery

Board Certifications

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
1994
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1992
University Of California At Berkeley
1988
University Of California, San Diego
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • 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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Locations

K Sasse Surgical Associates, Reno, NV

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average