About Dr. Shawn Tsuda
Dr. Shawn Tsuda is a board-certified general surgeon with fellowship training in minimally invasive gastrointestinal and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tsuda is an expert in surgical treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In fact, Dr. Tsuda was the first surgeon in Nevada to be certified in the LINX Reflux Management System procedure, the very latest surgical advance for patients with severe GERD.
A leader and innovator in all areas of minimally invasive and robotic surgery, Dr. Tsuda is also skilled at other surgical procedures for GERD, including Nissen Fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair. He has performed hundreds of such procedures with excellent outcomes.
Dr. Tsuda earned his M.D. at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, completed residency training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, and was fellowship-trained in minimally invasive surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is currently Associate Professor and Chief of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he is director of surgical skills and simulation for the University’s Residency Program. He is also a certified Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) course instructor.
Dr. Tsuda is an accomplished researcher, authoring many peer-reviewed journal articles and winning first place in the Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills Shoot-Out at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons meeting in 2008. Along with minimally invasive surgery to treat GERD, Dr. Tsuda is expert at laparoscopic procedures for bariatric weight loss, hernia repair, and other disorders.