Sep 07, 2022
I had a 10 cm hiatal hernia, severe GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and was in constant pain for many years. It did not matter what I ate or didn't eat or what medications I was on. I had burning pain and unbearable bloating day in and day out. My symptoms got progressively worse as time went on. If you want your pain and suffering to stop because of hiatal hernia and/or GERD then you need to see Dr. Darido. He is highly skilled when it comes to Nissen Fundoplication Surgery. If I had to do this surgery again, I would do it in a heart beat and with Dr. Darido.
Aug 26, 2022
Excellent service and staff. Dr. Darido provides very hands on and personal care.
Jul 29, 2022
Having heartburns and acid reflux is not fun and that make me decided to visit an specialist and mr darido is a very good doctor i am now a new person i do not have anymore heartburns. I am very happy with the work that he do… 100% satisfied.
Jul 29, 2022
Dr. Darido saved my life. I have severe gastroparesis and have struggled with extreme bloating/stomach distention, pain, nausea with vomiting, unable to eat... this was what I dealt with every day... it wasn’t a life, it was a struggle to live. Dr Darido performed a specialized surgical technique That he created specifically for those with gastroparesis. My stomach is no longer distended, no nausea or vomiting, and I can actually eat!!! For the first time in a long time I am excited for what the future brings!
Jun 13, 2022
I’m very thankful he change my life. The acid reflux was horrible I couldn’t sleep. After hAving surgery now I can eat and work normal. I can now enjoy the time with my family. God bless you dr.Darido
May 27, 2022
Absolutely wonderful! I had a nissen procedure quite a few years ago. Other doctors wouldn't even give me an appointment. Not only did Dr. Darido give me an appointment but he fixed my hernia and performed a gastric sleeve! The office staff is friendly and extremely helpful.
Mar 23, 2022
My daughter was diagnosed with Gastroparieses she was very sick, lost weight couldn’t keep her food down had nausea and vomiting ended up in the ER quite a few times from dehydration of not being able to keep her liquids and food down . I was devastated my daughter was very sick. I’ved known of Dr. Dorido but in my desperation of seeing my daughters so sick I didn’t think of him until one of my coworkers reminded me of him. I talked to him and he saw my daughter knew what she was going through right away and did the required test she needed and then proceeded with the surgery. Thank God my daughter is feeling better! Still recuperating but she’s a lot better than she was, now she’s able to eat and keep her food down a little at a time but she’s keeping it down. I recommend Dr. Dorido he is a specialist in his field great GI doctor and most importantly he cares for his patients.
Feb 22, 2022
Today marks 1.5 years from my date of surgery with Dr. Darido I have waited a full year to write this review for others to better reflect on this review. I had a Sliding Hiatal Hernia with a fair amount of acid reflex that I battled for 10 plus years. I lost weight and changed my diet with not much success of getting rid of the reflux, it did help but no cure for a Hernia other than surgery. The acid reflux was causing my Asthma to be poorly controlled despite multiple medications given for Asthma. I can say that 1 year out from surgery my asthma is better and controlled with the same medications I was on 1 year ago, it definitely did not cure the Asthma but made a big quality of life improvement. I did and still do suffer from the LPR symptoms, and Dr. Darido could not promise the surgery would fix these issues, but the surgery definitely cured me of the heart burn symptoms. I am grateful for Dr. Darido and his ability to preform this surgery, Thank you Doc.
Jan 22, 2022
It’s been almost three months that I had the surgery done with Dr. Darido!
Thankful to God that he directed me to chose his practice after so many research done!
I live in Canada. For six months I was suffering from terrible reflux that medication wasn’t helping. I did so many tests and no one had answers except changing my pills. Desperate and without answers I contacted Dr Darido which was so helpful from the beginning. I send him all my tests results and he said that I was a candidate for Niessen Fundaplacation.
This disease causes so much anxiety and makes your heartburn worse.
I had my surgery end of October! Dr Darido found the hernia and repaired it. The hernia was never discovered in Canada!
After surgery I was having mild pain on the incision site only for three four days! The hospital staff and service was great. After 4 days I didn’t need anymore pain killers! For 6 weeks I needed to follow liquid and soft diet! As weeks passed I was feeling better and better. He changed my life with the surgery!
Whoever is having acid reflux and hernia problems and needs to find a doctor, don’t suffer any longer. Dr Darido is the person you should go too! God bless you Dr Darido for what you do!
Jan 11, 2022
This review is long overdue. My Mom had surgery in February 2021 with Dr. Darido (Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication). His hard work and expertise has completely changed my Mom’s life. We were at a point where we were hopeless - she had horrible symptoms EVERY DAY from her severe GERD. Many doctors were not helpful - they kept changing medications thinking it would help FOR YEARS. We kept going back with issues and she was getting worse. My sister did some research and found Dr. Darido and his team. I wish we found him sooner. We traveled from Las Vegas, NV - he did testing on a Tuesday and did surgery on a Thursday. I cannot thank Dr. Darido and his team enough, THANK YOU SO MUCH! You gave me my Mom back. We appreciate everything you guys did and we plan on coming back for future follow ups if necessary. THANK YOU.
Oct 03, 2021
Today marks 1 year from my date of surgery with Dr. Darido (8/13/20). I have waited a full year to write this review for others to better reflect on this review. I had a Sliding Hiatal Hernia with a fair amount of acid reflex that I battled for 10 plus years. I lost weight and changed my diet with not much success of getting rid of the reflux, it did help but no cure for a Hernia other than surgery. The acid reflux was causing my Asthma to be poorly controlled despite multiple medications given for Asthma. I can say that 1 year out from surgery my asthma is better and controlled with the same medications I was on 1 year ago, it definitely did not cure the Asthma but made a big quality of life improvement. I did and still do suffer from the LPR symptoms, and Dr. Darido could not promise the surgery would fix these issues, but the surgery definitely cured me of the heart burn symptoms. I am grateful for Dr. Darido and his ability to preform this surgery, Thank you Doc. If you have questions look me up on Facebook.
Jul 30, 2021
Muy buen doctor,exelente trato Tando el doctor como los q trabajan con el y en el hospital exelentes personas,tengo una semana q me hicieron mi cirujia y me siento exelente el doctor en todo momento me explico bien todo el procedimiento y los cuidados yo lo recomiendo realmente 👍
Jul 26, 2021
I am forever grateful for Dr. Darido! I had been told there was nothing that could be done for my gastroparesis. I traveled to Houston from Alabama. After all the necessary test Dr. Darido told me he could help me. I had a partial gastrectomy and 10 weeks later i feel like a new person! All my post op test are normal! This surgery changed my life! Thank you so much!
May 24, 2021
I first came to Dr. Darido’s office in late 2019 after having had acid reflux for 18 years and about 3 years since my PPI started to not work as well. We spoke about my reflux, my increased dosage and how I was now also taking prescription Pepcid to help control it. Dr. Darido explained the process and what tests and procedures were needed to get the best results. My wife and I are both PhD level scientists, so we had a lot of questions. Dr. Darido was able to handle all of them well and convince us that the surgery would be the best course going forward.
The pandemic hit not long after I had the first tests - endoscopy and manometry. I don’t have family nearby and needed help with my kids during recovery, but travel wasn’t really possible. I had to postpone the surgery. The office and I kept contact every so often until the vaccine became available. I got my upper GI in December 2020 and they worked with me on scheduling until after my family was all vaccinated and felt safe enough to travel to my house from out of state. By April 2021 I was back on the schedule and had the surgery. Dr. Darido even honored his old price quote despite me being the one that needed to postpone for a year.
The hospital experience was great and everyone made sure I was well taken care of during my overnight stay. Dr. Darido took plenty of time with me to go over surgical pictures and talk about the diet along with a hospital nutritionist. He had a lot of pictures and was very pleased with how the surgery went.
I wanted to wait until I was a bit into recovery to post a review, but as of now I’ve been 100% heartburn free for over 4 weeks. I’ve even eaten tomato sauce with no problems. Eating takes some getting used to as food can get “stuck” if you’re going too fast or not careful and cause pain until you’re body lets it pass into your stomach, but the recommendations given in Dr. Darido’s literature really help a lot to avoid this problem as long as you’re diligent. It has been happening less often and getting easier to eat each day even if I’m not as careful sometimes.
One other thing I will point out is that my kids brought home norovirus from daycare about a week after my surgery (my luck and it was prevalent enough in the area to make the local news). Despite my best efforts I got it about 10 days out. I preemptively took Zofran, but my body did attempt to vomit a few times in one sitting. It could not and everything held up just fine. What’s strange is that I still felt better afterward like if I had actually vomited. It didn’t happen again and I got over the illness in a couple days.
Overall I’m very happy with the results of the Nissen surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Darido and his office for your heartburn and reflux solution.
May 04, 2021
Dr. Darido is the best. I had been having heartburn issues for years. I started having problems that heartburn meds were no longer handling. I had every test possible done and it was determined that I had Barrett's esophagu and Hiatal Hernia. Since meds were no longer sufficing I had to do something. I am in Orlando, Fl. My GI doctor sent me to the surgeon who does the fundoplication surgery. I was given several options.. I felt the Nissen Fundoplication with Hiatal hernia repair was the best option, however the Orlando surgeon and I just didn't have a good match personality wise. I searched high and low online for best fundoplication surgeons and Houston Heartburn center came up often. I of course was hoping to have this done in Florida, but in all honesty just didn't find good reviews. Houston Heartburn Center has one great review after another. I decided to call Dr. Darido's office and schedule a consultation via phone. I am so glad I did. Dr. Darido is very good at making you feel comfortable. He answered all my questions and just took his time with me. I decided to pull the trigger and my husband and I flew to Houston. I had surgery March 4th. I stayed one day in hospital and stayed in Houston for 4 days after that. Dr. Darido gives you his personal number when you leave in case you have issues. I saw Dr. Darido before I left. Everything went well and I went home. Recovery for me was not fun and swallowing was painful but Dr. Darido encouraged me to be patient that it would all come back and be fine in 6 weeks. He was right. I was eating a regular diet 6/7 weeks after surgery and haven't looked back. His website says it all. He only does one thing and they do it right. I am glad for my decision to go to Houston even though staying in Florida would have been a whole lot easier. It was the best decision, period.
Apr 30, 2021
Dr. Darido and his staff are amazing. I am a totally different person after surgery. I CAN SLEEP!! Actually lying flat. I havent been able to do that for a very long, long time. I am so thankful I found Dr. Darido. His staff was do helpful as well. Dr. Darifo explained everything to me and gave me pictures of the procedure throughout the process.
Apr 26, 2021
This place changed my whole outlook on life and gave me hope. For years I have suffered with a hiatal hernia that was largely ignored by other doctors. Dr. Darido listens to his patients, so when I told him my acid reflux/hernia concerns & about the subsequent health issues I was experiencing as a result, he immediately offered to help me. His caring and professional attitude is second to none, and his staff are amazing. He has restored my hope that I will be able to enjoy the rest of my life without heartburn & reflux issues, and has helped me forge a new path to health & wellness. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Darido! He
Feb 15, 2021
Had a rare condition that Dr. Darido was able to resolve with Heller myotomy and Nissen fundoplication.staff was awesome and always helpful. Highly recommend.
Feb 09, 2021
Dr. Darido has been an incredible blessing for me. I am 22 years old and have had heartburn, acid reflux, and regurgitation mildly for as long as I can remember, but in the last year and a half began experiencing, what I would describe as, severe reflux and regurgitation as well as difficulty breathing, and a feeling of great pressure on my chest and abdomen. I went to a surgeon in my area that performed an endoscopy and confirmed I had a pretty large hiatal hernia. He recommended surgery and offered me two options. One was the option of LINX, a new, experimental acid reflux treatment that has literally only been used for 7 years, meaning there is little data on its long term use, side effects, or effectiveness. The second was the tried and true method, Nissen Fundoplication, which, when, as Dr. Darido will tell you, performed by an experienced surgeon, is very successful. The problem was that I was given the impression that this surgeon was not very experienced and he didn
Nov 28, 2020
I flew in from across the country to have surgery with Dr Darido after doing a lot of research. Everything went smoothly, even during covid. I had testing and the surgery the same week and flew home a week after (although I think I would've been fine to leave after four days).
My gi dr had recommended the linx surgery if I had it done locally because his patients were having too many side effects and complications with the Nissen procedure locally. I chose not to have the Linx done because I work in the medical device field and any mechanical implant will fail at some point. I'm in my 30s and did not want to guarantee myself another surgery, best case scenario, down the road.
I'm 2.5 weeks out and feel totally normal at this point other than the diet. I walked 4 miles a couple days ago. When I've had any questions Dr. Darido has responded right away and seems to really care that his patients have a good outcome. Interestingly enough, besides taking care of my reflux and eliminating all the proton pump inhibitor side effects, I've stopped having migraines and my nose has cleared up.