Aaron R. Sasson, M.D.

Dr. Sasson

Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Gastrointestinal Surgery
University of Nebraska Medical Center
986345 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-6345, USA
Phone: 402-559-8941
Fax: 402-559-7900

Curriculum Vitae


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey


University of California, San Diego Medical Center, General Surgery


Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Surgical Oncology

Board Certification:

American Board of Surgery

Academic Appointment:

Professor of Surgery

Other Appointments: Chief, Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatic, Hepato Biliary, Endocrine, and Sarcomas

Research Interests: Early diagnostic tests for pancreatic cancer, multimodality treatment of pancreatic and biliary malignancies.

More from Dr. Aaron Sasson

Pancreatic Cancer - The Nebraska Medical Center

Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death in men and women in the US. According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that there will be more than 42,000 new cases of pancreatic cancer each year in the United States. Surgical oncologist Dr. Aaron Sasson explains why pancreatic cancer is so difficult to deal with and why coming years may bring even more cases of the disease.

Whipple Procedure - The Nebraska Medical Center

The Whipple procedure is the most commonly performed surgical procedure for pancreatic cancer. The operation involves removal of the head of the pancreas, part of the small intestine, the gall bladder, part of the stomach, and lymph nodes near the head of the pancreas.
Surgical oncologist Dr. Aaron Sasson explains what patients undergoing a Whipple procedure might expect in terms of hospitalization and recovery.