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Dr. Keita Sakon

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Las Vegas, NV
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

Las Vegas, NV

Address

7190 South Cimarron Road, Las Vegas, NV
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Culinary Health Fund

Teachers Health Trust

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Sakon is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology in 1995. He then attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he earned his M.D. in 1999 and then completed his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where its Ob/Gyn program was ranked in the Top 10 Programs in the nation in the U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Sakon is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is also a member of Clark County Ob/Gyn Society, Nevada State Medical Association, and Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Maternal-Child Health Department at the Southern Hills Hospital. Dr. Sakon's special interest and expertise is in minimally invasive surgery. He believes that the current US statistics of 60% of hysterectomies being performed abdominally through a large incision is unacceptably high, and he performs over 90% of hysterectomies by minimally invasive approach, either laparoscopically or vaginally in order to minize patient discomfort and recovery time. He grew up in 6 countries and is bilingual in Japanese and English as well as being fluent in Spanish. Dr. Sakon and his wife Katrina have three children, Alex, Henry, and Charlie. He plays soccer in an indoor soccer league and flies his paraglider when he is not busy delivering babies or operating. He also works as a voluteer ski patrol during the winter season at Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort at Mt. Charleston.

Specialties
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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

Japanese

Doctor Q&A

105 Answers
1 Agree
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keita Sakon
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Check with airline: You should check to see how far you can be to travel. A lot of airlines won't let you fly internationally beyond 30 weeks. I would say 2nd trimester is the best time to travel.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keita Sakon
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Up to you: Minimal spotting isn't uncommon. But if it gives you peace of mind they can do an ultrasound to check that everything is ok.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keita Sakon
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Unlikely: It would be unlikely to get pregnant from having sex that close to your period.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sakon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sakon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you I thought so sorry for sounding uneducated, but I was very shocked and didn't pay attention to prior intercourse. I appreciate it!
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Thank you. No outbreak. The numbness has radiated to other parts like my left arm, calf, foot and my right foot. Also some on my face.
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Thank you very much I appreciate you for helping me understand my question. I know it sounded very uneducated, but I was shocked haha.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California - Berkeley
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Residency

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Awards

2012 Top Doctors, Las Vegas Life Magazine
Departmental Honors, Honors in academic distinction, University of California, Berkeley

Affiliations

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Clark County OB/GYN Society
Nevada State Medical Association
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