Dr. Sara Hartsaw

Dr. Sara Hartsaw

Dr. Hartsaw was born in the small town of Chappell, Nebraska. Even as a child the practice of medicine fascinated her, and she knew from a very young age she would one day become a doctor. Growing up in Cheyenne, WY new doors opened for Dr. Hartsaw that enabled her to chase her dream of one day entering the medical profession. Graduating from East High in Cheyenne, she made her way to the top becoming a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons in 1992. This is considered to be the premier surgical association worldwide. 
Taking her desire to a new level, Dr. Hartsaw joined the United States Navy Reserve in 2013 where she now holds the rank of Commander. Along with new experiences and challenges, this opportunity has also taken Dr. Hartsaw into the heart of Afghanistan. She notes that she was 'not too busy' while deployed which is certainly better than our troops needing her services. 
In addition to her title of “Dr.”, she also holds the title of “mom.” Dr. Hartsaw is the mother of 5 children, the youngest of whom is currently attending High School locally in Gillette.
Driven by discipline and grit, Dr. Hartsaw continues to strive to be the best surgeon not only for herself but also for the patients she serves daily in our community. The medical field has given Dr. Hartsaw the honor of interacting with specialists from across the country thus introducing her to better, faster, and more efficient ways to succeed in her surgical techniques and therapies. However, Gillette has given Dr. Hartsaw the home base she has always dreamed about. She continues to dedicate her life to growing with the latest developments and treatments. Her hometown also provides the opportunity to serve and strengthen the bond between community members and the certified professionals they put trust in daily. 



Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders

  • Abdominal Pain

  • Abscess

  • Anal Disorders

  • Appendicitis

  • Benign Tumor

  • Breast Cancer

  • Breast Diseases

  • Breast Lump

  • Cancer

  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones

  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)

  • Colorectal Cancer

  • Constipation

  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia

  • Esophageal Diseases

  • Gastrointestinal Diseases

  • Head and Neck Cancer

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Hernia

  • Incisional Hernia

  • Inguinal Hernia

  • Intestinal Obstruction

  • Lipomas

  • Lung Cancer

  • Pancreatic Cancer

  • Partial Lung Collapse

  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)

  • Pulmonary Disease

  • Rib Fracture

  • Second-Degree Burns

  • Secondary Malignancies

  • Stomach Diseases

  • Ulcer

  • Umbilical Hernia

  • Vascular Disease


  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic

  • Appendectomy

  • Open Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

  • Biopsy of Breast

  • Breast Surgical Procedure

  • Colectomy

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Decortication and Pleurectomy

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)

  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)

  • Esophageal Surgery

  • Excision of Breast Tumor

  • Excision of Skin Lesion

  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer

  • Gallbladder Removal

  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic

  • Gastroenterology Procedures

  • Head and Neck Surgery

  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags

  • Hernia Repair

  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open

  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)

  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure

  • Lung Surgery

  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision

  • Mastectomy

  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair

  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

  • Port Placements

  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)

  • Thoracentesis

  • Thyroidectomy

  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

  • Wound Repair