Dr. Rick Sasso, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Indiana Spine Group 13225 N Meridian St Carmel, IN 46032 Get Directions
Dr. Rick Sasso, MD
Dr. Rick Sasso, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Carmel, IN. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Sasso is affiliated with St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital and Indiana University Health North Hospital.

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    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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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


  • Medical School
    Indiana University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University Tex

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University Tex

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Baylor University
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Wabash College

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

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