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Surgery: Colon & Rectal Surgery (Colorectal) Expert Witnesses

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75 Pringle Way, Suite 804
Reno NV 89502
phone: 775-829-7999
Kent C. Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS, FASMBS, is certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, American Board of Surgery, and the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.

Dr. Sasse performed the first laparoscopic colon resection procedure and the first laparoscopic gastric bypass procedure in northern Nevada more than 14 years ago. More recently, he is credited with performing the first daVinci Single Site gallbladder procedure in late 2013.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Sasse is a sought after speaker and mentor to surgeons around the nation. He hosts cadaver courses on surgical topics including complex abdominal wall reconstruction at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, for visiting surgeons. He has also authored numerous peer-reviewed research articles, and some of his most recent papers discuss sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic rectopexy, gastric physiology, endoscopic techniques for gastric repairs, and minimally invasive hernia repair. He is an acclaimed award-winning author of five books

Litigation Support - Dr. Sasse has served as a medico-legal consultant to attorneys involved in complex litigation. He has provided extensive expert reviews of complex cases for the State of Nevada, for independent insurance and disability carriers, and for the United States Air Force. He brings to each and every case a level of experience and unparalleled dedication to preparation, excellent service, and insightful review. His expert testimony has proven highly valuable in the favorable adjudication of such cases.

Dr. Sasse is a sought after speaker and an experienced trial witness, having logged many hours on the witness stand in highly charged cases. He brings a commitment to objectivity and thoroughness to each and every case.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Gastric Leaks
  • Surgical Complications
  • Weight Loss Medications
  • Hernia Repair
  • Mesh
  • Anastamotic Leak
  • Colon Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Medical Malpractice
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    Kent Sasse, MD
    This updated and expanded edition of Outpatient Weight-Loss Surgery delivers timely information and the latest research results on innovative procedures, including Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, Mini-Gastric Bypass and the latest innovations in Laparoscopic Gastric Banding with Imbrication. The new edition explains why the Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass is the cure for Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes in 85% of cases.
    Kent Sasse, MD
    he decision to have a surgical weight-loss procedure is a life-affirming decision. Choosing the correct procedure requires diligence, responsibility, hard work, determination and resourcefulness to inform yourself to the point of making the best informed decision.
    Kent Sasse, MD
    Combining the science of weight loss with inspiration and advice that has dramatically improved the lives of many people, this guide offers a compelling case that change is possible and that losing weight may be the most important life change a person can make.
    Kent Sasse, MD
    Surgical weight-loss procedures have come a long way in the last several decades. Not only have the procedures become much safer and much less invasive with the advent of laparoscopic surgery, but the surgical procedures themselves have come to be accepted in the medical field as having real health benefits rather than being viewed as simply cosmetic. The benefits to weight loss have been long-documented, and the benefits from weight-loss operations are now documented as well. However, weight-loss operations are still surgical procedures, and not to be undertaken lightly.
    Kent Sasse, MD
    This simple yet powerful tips resource provides meaningful evidence-based practical and effective tips for initial weight loss and long-term weight maintenance. It touches on key topics that help remind us to initiate and ingrain long-term healthy behaviors. It points out small meaningful steps that we can all take on the road to a healthier weight.
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    260 Lee St. North
    Lewisburg WV 24901
    phone: 404-680-9898
    Stephen Cohen Colon Rectal Surgery Expert PhotoStephen M. Cohen, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS, has over 25 years of experience and is double board certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal surgery. In his new position, Dr. Cohen is leading the way for improved surgical care in Southern West Virginia. He is starting a new surgical program while utilizing his general surgery, endoscopy, and leadership skills as Director of Acute Care Surgery at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.

    Dr. Cohen was the first Board certified colon and rectal surgeon for the southern crescent area in Atlanta, Georgia. Many of his patients travel long distances to receive his high quality care, due to his unique ability to put patients and family at ease during difficult and often stressful times. Dr. Cohen is an innovator, pioneer, and pacesetter of emerging, developing, and innovative colorectal techniques. Painless hemorrhoid treatments, state-of-the-art incontinence procedures, and new paradigms in postoperative care are several of the interests that Dr. Cohen's patients receive in his quest to identify the newest and most advanced treatments available.

    An Associate Professor at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Cohen is active in teaching, educating, and collaborating with students and physicians both domestically and internationally, in which his passion is advocating for advances in colorectal diagnosis and treatment, promoting quality access, and maintaining affordability in the current healthcare debate.

    Dr. Cohen's Medical Legal Intoduction

    Litigation Support - Dr. Stephen Cohen is a leader in the field of colon and rectal surgery. He prides himself on keeping abreast about evidence-based medicine, and is a consultant for many medical-legal cases that require his particular skills for a fair and just review.

    Dr. Cohen has provided litigation support services to the legal industry for over 12 years. He has given over 100 depositions and made over 20 court appearances. ability to teach and educate a jury. His expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Colon Cancer
    • Colonoscopy
    • Diverticulitis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Infections
    • General Surgery
  • Colon / Rectal Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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    Medical malpractice is defined by Merriam-Webster as careless, wrong, or illegal actions by a doctor who is performing a professional duty. Most medical-legal cases are settled for a variety of reasons, however, those cases that make it to a court of law rely on experts to teach, train, and educate the jury.

    I was recently involved in a medical malpractice case that went against the physician. Remember, most malpractice cases are brought against a physician is in reality bad outcomes, as no one in the medical profession attempts to do the wrong thing to anyone. In this particular case, however, lack of communication and common sense led to a favorable plaintiff's verdict.

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    Cheickna Diarra, MD, FACS
    Atlanta GA USA
    phone: 404-561-7316
    Cheickna Diarra, MD, FACS, has over 13 years of experience trained in minimally invasive general surgery, bariatric surgery, and robotic surgery. He maintains a full time practice working as a minimally invasive general surgeon / robotic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta, Georgia.

    He is skilled in minimally invasive general surgery techniques, acute care surgery, and trauma surgery. Dr. Diarra has strong expertise in patient safety, bile duct injuries, bowel injury, and intraoperative complications. Having served as vice chief of surgery and as a member of the medical executive committee at Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad, New Mexico, he has dealt with numerous cases of medical negligence, patient injury, and other medico-legal issues.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Diarra provides expert witness services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defense attorneys. He has been deposed, examined, and cross-examined many times. Dr. Diarra is an experienced chart reviewer and offers written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed. He is licensed to practice in Georgia and New Mexico, and speaks English, French, and conversational Spanish.

    *Expert professional opinions expressed by Dr. Diarra are based on his own personal capacity and do not necessarily represent the views of Kaiser Permanente / The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG)

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Gallbladder Surgery Complications
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Upper and Lower Endoscopy
  • Complex Hernia Surgery
  • Bile Duct Injury
  • Bowel Injury
  • Medical Error Prevention / Patient Safety