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5 out of 5 stars Sleeve Gastrectomy
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...
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
I struggled with weight for 10 years. I had diabetes and high blood pressure. My back was hurting and my blood sugar was always high. I tried to lose weight using diet, joining the gym and even tried phentermine. Then my doctor started me on insulin and i gained more weight. My colleague recommended Dr. Darido and I decided to give him a try.
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.
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Awards & Recognition
Metropolitan Group Hospitals ABSITE Star Award, 2001 - 2002
Surgical Resident Research Award, American College of Surgeons, Ohio Chapter, 2004 - 2005
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BS, Biology, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Medical: MD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Post-Medical School TrainingFellowship: 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
Blog Posts and Articles
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...
Most popular answers from Elias Darido, MD, FACS
Sleeve is less invasive than gastric bypass. The normal anatomy is not re-configured with sleeve gastrectomy hence saving from longterm complications... READ MORE
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
I like your question. We really don't have good revision surgeries for failed weight loss procedures except if there is a fistula, or the patient had... READ MORE
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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
Dr. Elias Darido performed Sleeve Gastrectomy on this man. Hear how he's feeling after losing 45 pounds. WATCH VIDEO
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