Heartburn Center at Sunrise


To find a physician who performs LINX® for GERD at Sunrise Hospital, call (702) 233-5454.

Heartburn Center at Sunrise

New Minimally Invasive Treatment for Heartburn Available at Sunrise

Sunrise is the first hospital in Las Vegas to perform the only FDA approved treatment for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), LINX®. Shawn T. Tsuda M.D., F.A.C.S., is the first LINX® trained surgeon in Southern Nevada.

Whether you call it heartburn, acid reflux, or GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease can spell misery for millions of adults in the U.S. GERD is caused by a weak muscle in the esophagus called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) that allows acid and bile to splash up from the stomach into the esophagus, often causing injury to the lining of the esophagus and symptoms like heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, sore throat, and cough.

The LINX® Reflux Management System is the only available FDA-approved device to treat Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

LINX band shown on finger to demonstrate scaleMillions of Americans suffering from GERD now have a new, safe and effective treatment alternative. The LINX® System is a small, flexible band of magnets enclosed in titanium beads. The magnetic attraction between the beads helps keep a weak esophageal sphincter closed to prevent reflux. The LINX® System is implanted around the weak sphincter just above the stomach in a minimally invasive procedure that typically takes less than one hour.

Watch this Video to Learn How LINX® Can Be Used to Treat Heartburn