Dr. Shawn Tsuda is a board-certified general surgeon and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas. He is fellowship trained in laparoscopic weight loss surgery and currently chief of the bariatric surgery division.
Dr. Tsuda specializes in minimally invasive surgical techniques including the laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band,sleeve gastrectomy, foregut surgery, ventral and inguinal hernia repairs, endoscopy, and basic laparoscopy.
He is dedicated to education and research and is director of surgical skills and simulation for the university residency program. He is certified in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) and serves as an FLS course instructor.
In 2008 he won first place in the Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills Shoot-Out at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons meeting.
Dr. Tsuda was the first surgeon in Nevada certified in the LINX Reflux Management System for patients with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease.