Dec 22, 2016

I have done extensive research online before choosing Houston Weight Loss Surgery Center. Dr. Darido and his team were very helpful and kind. They made me feel very comfortable and I was never rushed in any of my office visits. Dr. Darido is very knowledgeable in acid reflux and stomach issues. I struggled with severe heartburn and high blood pressure. Dr. Darido listened to me and my symptoms and we went through my options Surgical and non surgical. Prior to surgery, Dr. Darido found a hernia on the test he conducted and we decided to fix the hernia in addition to the sleeve surgery. It was the best decision ever. I have lost 42 pounds so far and I have no heartburn and no more high blood pressure. I am very pleased with my surgery and I am excited for my new lifestyle change. Thank you Dr. Darido and his wonderful staff!

Sep 01, 2016

I have suffered from severe acid reflux and a chronic cough due to acid reflux for years and just got to the point where I couldn't take it anymore and had to do something about it. I had heard commercials on the radio for Dr. Darido and the Houston Heartburn center and decided to give them a call for an appointment. Upon meeting Dr. Darido, after 5 min, I was instantly at ease and knew I'd come to the right place. He confirmed everything I suspected and instantly outlined my options to remedy this reflux. I never felt rushed or like he was on a timed schedule. He answered all my questions completely and put me at ease. After an endoscopy to get a better look at everything and formalize our treatment, we decided a gastric sleeve along with hernia repair. I was nervous for sure, but Dr. Darido again, answered all my questions, drew diagrams, gave me reading material so I would be well informed. I think when doing surgery like this it is very important to have ease & confidence with your surgeon.....and Dr. Darido definitely gave me both.....I had my procedure on 8/25/16. Dr. Darido was wonderful at the hospital and at the daily follow ups while in recovery. I'm now 1 week post surgery and had my first office follow up. I am now totally acid reflux free and my chronic cough was gone day 1 after surgery. Dr. Darido was pleased with my progress and again, encouraging. He engaged me with questions and always asked if there was any questions I had that he hadn't addressed. If nothing else, he's totally patient focused. I think the stars above that I found Dr. Darido and would highly recommend him. His staff is just as wonderful!

Aug 25, 2016

Dr. Darido is a very skilled and knowledgeable surgeon. He spent a lot of time explaining my procedure every step of the way. You actually meet with him and not an advocate or healthcare extender. His bedside manner is awesome! I'm very pleased with my surgery results.

Feb 26, 2016

Dr. Darido, spent more time with my wife and I than any other doctor, in our combined lives. He was very knowledgable about his craft and he made certain we understood the process of what to expect before and after surgery. Additionally, he was there every step of the way, from the first contrasting imaging session, through the selection of procedures, before surgery and he ensured that all was well after surgery and both he and his staff followed up regularly to check in.

In this fast paced society where you are treated like a number, or a patient by so many... Dr. Darido, treats you like a friend... He gave us his personal cell phone to call should we have any questions before the procedure and in the weeks following the procedure.

Dr. Darido is the "BEST" of them all!

Jan 03, 2016

Excellent doctor that truly cares about his patients and is extremely knowledgeable. Dr. Darido went above and beyond to make sure my surgery went smoothly and safely. I am very pleased with the care I have received and will recommend Dr. Darido to anyone interested in weight loss surgery. He deserves ten stars!!!!

Oct 21, 2015

Dr. Darido is very professional and candid about the process. He is excellent with patient care and quality of life. He is vey personable and compassionate about his work. I would fecommend Dr.Darido and his staff.

Oct 08, 2015

Dr. Darido is an amazing doctors, he is caring and he listens to his patient he's never in a rush when I come for my appointment. The fist time I seen him my blood pressure was really high and he was very concerned he didn't was me to leave his office he got on the phone with another colleague and asked her to see me right away she did and I was able to get my BP under control. I had my surgery 8/25/15 and I feel amazing I have lost 40 pounds. I have not take any BP medication since my surgery. Thank you Dr Darido for helping me get my health back on track. If you are looking for a good caring doctor please contact My doctor.

Aug 21, 2015

I couldn't be more pleased with my experience with Dr. Darido and his staff. Dr. Darido always had the time to answer any question and explain every aspect of my surgery. The results of my surgery have been overwhelming and I highly recommend him.

Jun 10, 2015

He is a great doctor. He is thorough and detailed and very patient . He describes in detail the diagnosis and the procedure required. I would recommend him highly to anyone.

Jun 09, 2015

The sleeve is still the best decision I have ever made in my life. I have been so much more active than ever. I play Tennis, i go on cruises and I am able to enjoy every second of my life. You did an amazing job Dr. Darido and will forever be thankful to you.

May 15, 2015

Dr. Darido is a great listener, and makes me feel like a special person, not a number. I was very comfortable with his recommendations, and I started feeling better after talking to him. I highly recommend Dr. Darido.

May 15, 2015

Dr. Darido perform my gastric sleeve surgery and made me feel extremely comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. he was extremely thorough and I really appreciate is understanding and down to earth demeanor.

May 11, 2015

I cannot thank Dr. Darido enough for what he has done to my husband and me. Our life has completely changed after surgery. My husband had surgery first and 3 months later I was next. I have suffered with high blood sugar for years and now I am insulin free. No more injections!! My back and knees don’t hurt anymore. I play with my grandkids and I can walk my dog for hours. Having the gastric bypass was the best decision of my life and I would recommend it to anyone taking insulin injections for Diabetes.

May 10, 2015

Dr Darido has a great bedside manner. He took the time to explain all aspects of lap band removal and conversion to gastric bypass. It was a great experience for me and I highly recommend Dr D

May 10, 2015

Dr. Darido is Amazing!!!! It was so worth going to him and getting the gastric bypass.
I had been struggling with weight since I was little and got worse after puberty hit. I was depressed and very isolated because of my weight. But after the surgery everything is changed , i get my self confidence back ! it was the best option for me . Thank you Dr Elias !