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36 and Needed to Lose Weight - Houston, TX

It was a long battle of weight gain, yoyo diets and never being able to keep the weight off. I came from a family history of diabetes, high cholesterol, fried foods and no exercise. I finally made the decision to have the surgery. My overall experience was great! Dr. Darido was very attentive to me. His complete program was wonderful, I had support the whole way through, he has an excellent...

27/ No Kids/ in Need of a Life Style Change - Houston, TX

Having surgery was one of the best decisions I've made. It changed my life in many positive ways where it allows me to enjoy my life to the fullest. I'm able to be more active and social with both my family and friends which is something that I always struggled with. Highly recommend both the surgery and Dr. Darido.

5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy

Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Darido

Dr. Darido was great from the very first encounter. First, I started working with his dietitian, kim. Over a period of 3 months I dropped 24 pounds and stopped the insulin. Then we decided to go for the sleeve. Surgery went very well. The hospital staff was great and very supportive. Dr. Darido checked on me daily and when I was ready I went home. Over the past one year I lost 115 pounds. I no longer take medications for high blood pressure. My sugar level is normal and I can walk 4 miles a day with no back pain. Thank you Dr. Darido !!

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Personal Statement

Dr. Darido’s goal is to provide an effective treatment for obesity based on the latest scientific discoveries in this field. Dr. Darido is renowned for his expertise in the surgical treatment of morbid obesity and diabetes. He has developed several procedures for treatment of obesity and diabetes.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgery - General


American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)

Consultation Fee

Free. Several financing options are available at two convenient locations

Awards & Recognition

Metropolitan Group Hospitals ABSITE Star Award, 2001 - 2002
Surgical Resident Research Award, American College of Surgeons, Ohio Chapter, 2004 - 2005

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Darido has hospital affiliations at Methodist Medical Center, First Street Hospital, Bay Area Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Memorial City.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Medical: MD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: Bariatric and Advanced Foregut Laparoscopic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC
    Residency: General Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
    Internship: General Surgery, Metropolitan Group Hospitals, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Treatments offered at Houston Weight Loss Surgery Center

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Get Involved With Your Food

There is no better alternative to home cooking when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. “Cooking is probably the most important thing you can do to improve your diet," says Michael Pollan in his book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. "What matters most is not any particular nutrient, or even any particular food: it’s the act of cooking itself. People who cook eat a healthier diet without giving it a thought. It’s the collapse of home cooking that led directly to the...

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Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Sleeve is less invasive than gastric bypass. The normal anatomy is not re-configured with sleeve gastrectomy hence saving from longterm complications... READ MORE

Is gastric bypass surgery necessary for my Hernia Repair?

Excess weight and diabetes are major risk factors for ventral hernia recurrence after repair. Bariatric surgery in the form of gastric sleeve or... READ MORE

Why I can't loose weight? I am 52 and have thyroid. I am 220 lbs. (photos)

Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Loose Weight Permanently is a recently published book by David Ludwig. The author is a... READ MORE

What is your advice on how to lose more than 20 pounds in 6 months with reshape?

I like your question a lot. Is the gastric balloon worth it for 20 pound weight loss in 6 months? And you are absolutely right he incidence of nausea,... READ MORE

How much weight can be lost with an Orbera balloon?

Though individual results will vary, in the US clinical study, ORBERA™ patients lost an average of 21.8 lbs. In general we see numbers ranging... READ MORE

Am someone candidate for an intragastric balloon if I they are prone to stomach ulcers?

If you have stomach ulcers or if you take ulcer forming medications or if you are prone to have gastric ulcers then the intragastric balloon is... READ MORE

Gastric Balloon - Is a Numbing Spray Better Than Sedation?

A new gastric balloon can be swallowed like a pill and then filled while in the stomach, requires no sedation for insertion. This kind of balloon is... READ MORE

Hiatal hernia repair or revision to a gastric bypass along with hernia repair?

Great question with very little evidence in the literature to give you a clear answer.Converting sleeve to bypass does not necessarily prevent hernia... READ MORE

3 yrs post op gastric bypass and I can't stop losing weight. Will I ever stop losing weight?

Your situation is unusual. Weight loss after bypass stabilizes 2 years after surgery. You may be suffering from malabsorption. Do u have diarrhea? You... READ MORE

Is it okay to fast during the week, and only eat on the weekends? What would this do to my metabolism? How much weight loss?

Fasting is not a weight loss solution. It has never worked for the long run. Fasting will lower your metabolism, increase your hunger and appetite and... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Darido

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Preparing for Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Can I Still Eat Out?

As Brent prepares for his gastric sleeve surgery, he shares tips on how to eat healthier without missing out. WATCH VIDEO

5 Weeks After Gastric Sleeve, Hear How the Procedure Has Changed This Man's Life!

Dr. Elias Darido performed Sleeve Gastrectomy on this man. Hear how he's feeling after losing 45 pounds. WATCH VIDEO

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