Elias Darido, MD, FACS

Elias Darido, MD, FACS

Elias Darido, MD, FACS

Houston Bariatric Surgeon
4120 Southwest Freeway, Suite 230
Houston, Texas 77027 US
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Sleeve Gastrectomy

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.

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

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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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Results of Hernia CT Scan. Doc on vacation for 2 weeks. Does it look like surgery is likely?

In this situation, the hiatal hernia should be repaired and reinforced with bio-absorbable mesh especially if you are having symptoms like nausea,... READ MORE

When you have tried everything, what is another solution to losing weight?

Most people assume that weight loss solutions revolve around the concept of eat less and move more. Our understanding of obesity and metabolism has... READ MORE

60 lbs gained after gastric bypass

Maintaining your weight after gastric bypass largely depends on a healthy lifestyle including daily exercise and a lean diet. Anxiety, stress and... READ MORE

Follow-up: Moderate Hiatal Hernia post gastric bypass. Will they close the hernia?

A formal work up is needed in this case and a barium swallow is not enough. An upper endoscopy to check for inflammation, ulceration and possible... READ MORE

I am a 23yr female, who weighs 406 lbs, no serious health issues, Bypass or Sleeve ?

Both procedures are great weight loss solutions. Gastric bypass is slightly more effective but a bit more invasive with potential longterm... READ MORE

Post Gastric RNY Patient needing hiatal hernia surgery with questions.

An asymptomatic hiatal hernia after gastric bypass needs no repair. Most hiatal hernia after gastric bypass surgery are asymptomatic. You are right,... 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

I now am considering a weight loss surgery, will the fact that I had a Tummy tuck cause surgery problems? (photos)

Ideally, a tummy tuck is recommended after weight loss surgery to take care of the excess skin. There is, however, no contraindication for weight loss... 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

I'm 20 yrs old and weigh 240 being overweight runs in my genetics. What is the best way to control this?

Obesity is mainly an environmental problem. Our genetic makeup predisposes us to gain weight. It is however, the high sugar processed food diet that... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Darido

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As Brent prepares for his gastric sleeve surgery, he shares tips on how to eat healthier without missing out. WATCH VIDEO
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13920 Osprey Court, Suite C
Webster, Texas 77598
P: (832) 945-8717
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