Dr. Rick Sasso, MD

Dr. Rick Sasso, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Rick Sasso, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Carmel, IN and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

13225 N Meridian St

Carmel, IN 46032

Contact Information

(317) 228-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Arthritis of the Elbow
more than 81% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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9  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Wabash College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Tex
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Tex
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Baylor University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sasso has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sasso's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sasso to family and friends
47 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Sasso's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

This was my second time seeing Dr. Sasso in 4 years. I was seeing him for a second opinion and I already knew the extended wait time to see him. So for an 11:30 appointment I was taken back to get an x-ray at 1:00pm even through I had brought my MRI that was just a few days old. Now i get to see...more
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I had a degenerating disk at C5 and was very fortunate to become part of the M6C clinical trial for an artificial disk. Instead of having a fusion, in a neck brace and out of work for an extended period, I missed only 3 days of work, regained full mobility and could not be happier. Dr. Sasso and...more
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Office staff was not interested in hearing the extent of my problems (Cervical and Lumbar). They were focused on only being able to look at one area and one area only. Once it was determined that I was not a candidate for the disc replacement study there was little interest in my case to the point...more
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I am so grateful to be the patient of this doctor! I have achondroplasia dwarfism, and am 27 years old. It is not uncommon for young people with achondroplasia to require spine surgery because of our narrow spinal columns. Dr. Sasso has taken care of me for over 2 years and I couldn't be happier to...more
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Dr Sasso is simply the best in his profession. One of the best if not the best in the world I would recommend Dr Sasso to anyone who has a spine, cervical need.
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