Dr. Rick Sasso, MD

Dr. Rick Sasso, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Rick Sasso, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Carmel, IN. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years.

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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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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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  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • 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
based on 48 total reviews (6 with comments)
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 (6)
in Oxford, OH |
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 everyone on his staff are professional, respectful and very highly skilled. I had conferred with two other surgeons, one at a highly rated orthopedic hospital, and I am delighted to be Sasso's patient
in Celina, OH |
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 of making me feel like I was foolish for even coming in for a visit.
in Bloomington, IN |
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 have him. He is such a skilled surgeon and has performed 6 successful procedures on me. As well, I appreciate his kindness, genuine desire to see me feel well, and attentiveness to my many questions.
in carmel, in |
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.
in Columbus, IN |
Dr. Sasso was professional, empathetic, and explained why surgery was immediately needed. Follow up by him was excellent also. I couldn't have asked for better care than what he gave. Hopefully the office and staff issues have improved since I visited there, but I have absolutely the greatest confidence in Dr. Sasso.
in Warsaw, IN |
Dr. Rick Sasso truest motive helping people in pain. His true gift is his ability to accomplish that!. At the age of 54, I began to curve significantly more and surgery became necessary. In spite of the invasive nature of scoliosis surgery(and mine was bad, I needed two 9 inch rods and 26 spinal screws) I was able to actually walk 7.2 miles per day after 3 weeks. We immediately shifted our focus to pill reduction. In less than two months I am pill free and walking 3 miles a day!
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Dr. Sasso accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Sasso has admitting privileges

Indiana University Health North Hospital
11700 N Meridian St
Carmel, IN 46032
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St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
2001 W 86th St
Indianapolis, IN 46260
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