Feb 01, 2020
Dr Darido performed gastric sleeve and hiatal hernia surgery for me. Can not say enough how impressed I was at how it all went. Guy is a true professional. I have experienced 0 heartburn, losing weight, and already coming off my blood pressure medicine since the procedure. From the first visit till the end, him and his entire staff have been super nice and easy to work with. 100% would recommend if you are considering any of these procedures.
Aug 10, 2019
I first went to see Dr Darido about chronic heartburn and acid reflux. After some consultation and an endoscopy, it was revealed I had a hiatal hernia and it was exaggerated by being over weight. Dr. Darido helped me get on to an affordable program to repair the hernia and a gastric sleeve. 4 months later, I am now down 40 pounds! I have always struggled with loosing weight and suffered through diets. Now I feel like I am just eating naturally and loosing weight. I have not experienced any post-op issues and I am feeling 10 years younger.
Feb 04, 2019
I recommend Dr. Darido for the VSG. He was very attentive in the hospital after my procedure making sure I had what I needed. He is highly skilled in his surgical procedure that he made the perfect VSG for me. I had no complications post op. I am one year post op and have not had any complications. I am grateful that I chose to get this procedure done it has changed my life completely.
Jan 13, 2018
I love Dr. Darido and his staff. I had my hiatal hernia repaired and had gastric sleeve on 12/26. Dr. Darido's staff made the whole process easy and they worked hard to squeeze me in before end of the year. Dr. Darido is personable and knowledgeable. I always felt comfortable under his care. I highly recommend!
Sep 20, 2017
I have the greatest amount of respect for Dr. Darido and I am so grateful that he took me on as a patient.
I live approximately 540 miles away from his office and the drive is well worth every mile to me.
He has great bed-side manners, funny and very, very caring. All of my questions and concerns are important to him. Nothing goes unanswered. His door is always open if I should need him.
I had previously had a Nissen Fundoplication surgery years ago for severe GERD, but I kept having bloating, belching and sadly, lots of weight gain; therefore I decided to have the sleeve surgery, I was so miserable and unhappy.
I recently had my surgery and Dr. Darido came across a large hiatal hernia. I think he got more with me than he expected. Dr. Darido has given me a second chance of becoming a healthier person.
I want to give a kind word about his office staff..........they are fabulous !! The scheduling coordinator is awesome. She takes care of everything. She dots your I's and crosses your T's, she doesn't miss a thing !
I'm not worried about anything when it comes to his office.
Also, the First Street Hospital staff was very caring, helpful and pleasant.
Overall, I just can't speak highly enough about Dr. Darido.
Aug 08, 2017
For the past few years I have experienced severe acid reflux and heartburn. Several doctors later, after removal of my gall bladder and other unnecessary procedures, I was referred to Dr. Elias Darido. Within just a few minutes of sitting with me and reviewing my medical history, he scheduled an endoscopy to confirm his diagnosis. Needless to say, a month later, I am EXTREMELY pleased with the results of my hernia removal/repair surgery. Dr. Darido is extremely personable, professional and listens to you, as a patient. His staff is friendly, handles all the insurance paperwork and is timely on returning calls and email communication. You always know exactly where you stand. Thank you Dr. Darido for returning me to my healthy life! I truly appreciate it!!!
Jun 30, 2017
This was truly a life changing Surgery. Dr. Darido is definitely an artist. The staff was very helpful and informative my experience was 5 stars all the way!!
I have already recommended him to two of my friends., if you want to be healthy kick diabetes in the butt and live longer a gastric sleeve is the way to go!!!
With Sincerest Regards
May 30, 2017
Dr. Darido and his staff are excellent! Great service, very patient oriented. All my questions and emails were answered promptly. First consultation was excellent. Dr. Darido explained every detail of my surgery, making me feel very comfortable and confident.
He is very personable and is always available to answer all questions you might have.
I'm thankful I have found him.
Apr 28, 2017
Dr. Darido and his team have me a new life.
I am very happy with my gastric sleeve performed by Dr. Darido. He also repaired my hiatal hernia and I feel great! No more heartburn or acid reflux.
Mar 19, 2017
I had the best experience with Dr. Darido and his staff! They all made everything so simple for me. The nurse, the scheduler and all the staff at the hospital were excellent! Dr. Darido really cares about his patients and he showed it. He explained everything very thoroughly to my wife and I. I couldn't have asked for a better Doctor!
Jan 23, 2017
I had an awesome experience with Dr. Darido and his staff. I had gastric sleeve surgery 4 months ago and I love it! I have already lost 37 lbs. What I like best about his practice is that I was always able to see him when I had an appointment. Unlike other practices, you don't have to see weight loss counselors, you actually see the physician. Dr. Darido is very patient and gives you as much time as you need during your appointment. The hospital where I had my procedure was fantastic as well. Definitely recommend Dr. Darido!
Dec 27, 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 related issues. I struggled with 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 no longer have high blood pressure or heartburn. I am very pleased with my surgery and I am excited for my new lifestyle change. I would most definitely recommend Dr. Darido if you have heartburn or are considering weight loss surgery.
Dec 23, 2016
I recently had gastric sleeve surgery. It has been a week since Dr. Darido performed the surgery. I just went in for my follow-up and I've lost 25 lbs. My insurance company requires certain criteria to be met before giving approval. Dr. Darido and his friendly office staff took care of everything! I never had to contact insurance company. Dr. Darido's competent office staff arranged the psychological evaluation and the appointments with the nutritionist.
The surgery was performed at First Surgical Hospital. This facility was very accomodating, well-prepared and comfortable. The nursing staff were friendly and took wonderful care of me and I didn't experience any Post-op complications such as leaking.
My recovery is going well and I feel good. Dr. Darido has been very attentive through this all. If you need to lose weight, have diabetes, high cholesterol, I would highly recommend him.
Thank you, Dr. Darido and your office staff for everything!
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 07, 2016
Dr Darido , He listened to my health condition and explain everything in terms that I could understand. He is very accurate and humble. I felt that he gave me quality time that I need. I would definitely recommend him to everyone. It is worth going to the best.
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.
Aug 15, 2016
I recently had gastric sleeve (VSG) surgery. My insurance company required a six month relationship (monthly visits) with the surgeon before I could get approval. The office was convenient (of the southwest freeway) and has a very nicely decorated waiting room. I never had to wait long before each appointment. The staff is very friendly and easy to work with. Dr. Darido's office did all the work required by the insurance company. I never had to contact anyone, they set up the psychological evaluation and the nutritionist.
The hospital the picked, First Surgical was very well prepared and comfortable. Everything went smoothly. Post-Op was good. The room had everything I need and the nurses came in frequently and when called. I had no Post-Op complications (no leaks,). Recovery is going well and a week after the operation, I felt really good again.
Dr Darido is an expert in GERD and gastric-emptying issues. This made him ideal with my gastroparesis. My sleeve was not a normal cut as he kept the bottom gastric muscle whole to help pumping. He was really great about educating me and being a partner in my journey. I can't say enough about how great it was to work with him. Definitely recommend him for all your gastric needs.
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 07, 2016
I am grateful for Dr. Darido demanding that I quit smoking which has probably given me an extra 20-30 years on my life along with the new body I will have. I am for my first check up today and I am very proud to say I have lost 25 pounds and my surgery is only 2 weeks old. I am very happy with the results. I would recommend anyone wishing to loose weight and get rid of high blood pressure and diabetes to consider Dr Darido and Houston Weight Loss Surgery Center for excellent care.