We provide comprehensive and compassionate treatment to all patients suffering from reflux disease and heartburn. Reflux disease is a chronic and progressive condition with serious long-term consequences. We know that each patient is unique and one pill does not fit all. Our mission at Houston Heartburn and Reflux Center is to educate, treat, and prevent.

Houston Acid Reflux Specialist

Houston Heartburn and Reflux Center, the practice of Dr. Elias Darido, is dedicated to the treatment of heartburn, acid reflux surgery, and other disorders affecting the gastro-esophageal area. Dr. Darido’s goal is to provide excellence in treatment along with compassionate care in a highly specialized treatment center. Dr. Darido is renowned for his expertise in advanced minimally invasive reflux surgery (small incision surgery). Read more.

Dr. Elias Darido discusses Acid Reflux Management

Watch Dr. Darido explain Acid Reflux management at a recent program of Great Day Houston with Deborah Duncan.

The Symptoms that indicate Acid Reflux

Acid reflux varies widely from person to person by presenting different symptoms, precipitated by different triggers, and occurring at different times of the day. Heartburn is the classic symptom of acid reflux. Severe heartburn may cause chest pain. Acid reflux can reach the upper esophagus and neck area leading to sour mouth taste, sore throat, dry cough, and hoarseness.

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William Hopwood
William Hopwood
21:53 22 Sep 17
I spent weeks looking for the best surgeon in the US for reflux treatment and surgery. This included looking very carefully at profiles and reviews for every relevant doctor in the top-rated GI clinics such as John Hopkins and Cleveland Clinic. I even when so far as to set up a profile with Mayo Clinic's main campus. I was lucky enough to have insurance that would go anywhere, and so I was determined to find the very best specialist in the U.S. I’m happy to say that without a doubt I did find the best specialist and surgeon in the U.S. for reflux treatment and surgery. Getting the best surgeon is really important for heartburn surgery. Studies show that surgeons make a much higher number of mistakes the first 20-30 times they perform the procedure, and many routinely wrap the fundus too tight so that large percentages of their patients can’t swallow. This never happens with Dr. Darido’s patients. If you study a lot, you will see that the literature is full of references to injured livers, injured aortas, injured spleens, perforated stomachs, and so on, in association with this procedure. There are also too many cases of a totally failed procedure in which the wrap comes undone, slips out of place, or migrates upwards and herniates through the diaphragm. Chronic reflux is not something to fool around with. Unless properly treated it can, and sometime does, progress to a very deadly form of cancer. Surgery is not always necessary, but when it is necessary Nissen Fundoplication is the unquestioned gold standard for resolving the problem. Dr. Darido “lives and breathes” the reflux fundoplication procedure, although he won’t recommend the procedure unless it is necessary. He doesn’t do gall bladders, colons, appendices, livers, and so on, as do virtually all surgeons that do the fundoplication procedure. And he doesn’t mess around with some of the other “gimmicky” procedures that attract those looking for a simpler or cheaper solution to their reflux problem. My suggestion is that if you are going to get it done, then get it done right. I arrived on a Monday for my first appointment with medical records in hand. He did some tests on Tuesday and Wednesday and did the surgery on Thursday. After the surgery they gave me a button to press for morphine to control pain, but I never pressed it one time, and every time they asked my level of pain, I told them “zero.” I was sore in the abdomen to bend and move, but there was no pain at rest. Another thing is that he told me to throw away my PPI’s after the surgery. I was taking 40 mg Nexium two times a day, and even with that abnormally high dosage I didn’t have 100 percent pain control. But after the surgery I was immediately pain free and able to sleep on my left or right side. I was totally cured of the reflux. I could say a whole lot more. But the bottom line is that Dr. Darido is the best in the U.S. Above all, don’t be afraid of the surgery if that’s what you need. You will be in the best hands.read more
David
David
19:57 30 Aug 17
After suffering from acid reflux for more than 40 years and all of the OTC remedies stopped working, I saw Dr. Darido's commercial on TV. Not really knowing how it could be fixed, I made an appointment. Dr. Darido was very kind and took the time to explain all of the options. After determining the correct option for me, the process was smooth. Dr. Darido explained everything along the way. Almost 2 full weeks after the surgery, I wonder what took me so long to have it done.Bottom line. You don't have to suffer any longer and Dr. Darido took excellent care of me. Cudos also to his staff who kept me well informed of all the dates and times. They were always very kind and helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Darido!read more
Luciana Lazzari
Luciana Lazzari
17:44 30 May 17
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.read more
David Abrigo Jr
David Abrigo Jr
16:47 26 May 17
Years and years of suffering from major heartburn and acid reflux. Multiple trips to multiple different doctors and finally it's gone. Heard a radio add for Dr. Darido and figured to give him a call. From the very first visit I knew I finally would have this issue resolved. Very first thing Dr. Darido told me was there would be NO pills involved. Pills were the only thing that had ever been given to me by the other doctors. Had my surgery last Thursday and for the first time in about 15 years I was able to fall asleep with no pain. Thank You Dr. Darido. You have helped change my life.read more
Omar de Leon
Omar de Leon
22:31 02 Jun 17
I was led to Dr. Darido by the divine grace of God! I was at the end of my struggle with acid reflux/heartburn/hiatal hernia and all of the misery that comes along with it. I learned through a gastroenterologist a few years ago that I had developed a hiatal hernia and thus was causing the problem I was suffering with related to acid reflux and GERD. I was told then that I was not yet a candidate for surgery and therefore had to resort to what most people are " told" and that is to take medicine or OTC meds and change your diet. Well I tried that and more and what I concluded was that I was simply putting a band aid on the problem. It was only intensifying and getting worst and worst as everything I ate or drank would cause horrific acid reflux and it just seemed as if it was a LOST CAUSE! I was watching everything I ate and drank and it did not seem to matter! There were many nightmares I went through thinking the symptoms were heart related or something along that nature and caused a lot of anxiety and nervousness because the symptoms of a hiatal hernia oftentimes are very similar to that of heart related issues. I had extensive medical background checks and all were ruled out relating to a heart condition. In a moment of almost sure despair, I detoured home one day on the way to work because I couldn't take this anymore and decided to go online to search for someone who could help me. This is when God guided me to Dr. Darido! His staff was able to secure me an appointment to see Dr. Darido that very day! I felt I was in HEAVEN the minute I walked in because I knew I was closer than ever to finally getting this problem adjourned! Dr. Darido concluded that the PROBLEM WAS IN FACT THE HIATAL HERNIA after an endoscopy was performed at a surgical center near by. I was then informed that the surgery was the answer to the problem. My surgery was scheduled for a Thursday and I was home the next evening! I was so excited and relieved at the same time that Dr. Darido and his staff were to nice and so professional during the entire process. I would rate Dr. Darido 10 STARS but you are only given 5 stars on this review post! HE is the MAN in all of Houston for this problem!! This is how much I recommend HIM to anybody having issues with Acid Reflux, Heartburn, GERD, Hiatal Hernia or anything related to this. I suffered this for many many years, so trust me when I tell you I know what I am saying to you. Do not put it off anymore, start to enjoy your life again and eat and drink what you once enjoyed, go and see Dr. Darido and his staff, YOU will NEVER REGRET IT!!read more
Philip Taylor
Philip Taylor
04:07 05 Dec 17
Dr. Darido is one of the best doctors I've seen. I had suffered from heartburn and GERD nearly my entire life. Dr. Darido performed a Laparascopic NIssen Fundoplication on me and for the first time in decades I am free of indigestion, heartburn, and GERD symptoms without taking pills. I highly recommend a visit to Dr. Darido if you are suffering from GERD symptoms. Dr. Darido is a life changer.read more
Melanie Hagerty
Melanie Hagerty
16:57 05 Dec 17
Dr. Darido did my Nissen Fundoplication with Hiatal Hernia repair in February 2017 and 10 months later I am SO happy and grateful that I had this surgery! Since childhood I suffered with severe acid reflux, taking Protonix, Prilosec, Zantac, and Tums multiple times per day and it was getting worse as I got older. Now I can honestly say I am acid reflux FREE with NO medication. I can eat spicy food and drink coffee and alcohol with absolutely no reflux. This was a life changing surgery that has greatly improved my health and happiness. I would highly recommend Dr. Darido - he is knowledgeable, experienced, and explains everything thoroughly. Thank you, Dr. Darido!read more
Miriam Ruiz
Miriam Ruiz
03:31 08 Jan 18
Because I found a GREAT, knowledgeable, professional with a light touch doctor and a wonderful team who did a PERFECT Hiatal Hernia Laparoscopy. I'm glad I was watching TV at the right time and was able to find the right place, Houston Heartburn and Reflux center, after listening to his center TV advertisement.My surgery had a speedy recovery and beautifully healing time. What else I can expect? Kudos and THANK YOU to Dr. Darido's blessed hands! Respectfully,M. Ruizread more
Scott Grice
Scott Grice
02:22 09 Feb 18
I have been suffering from acid reflux for over thirty years. I would wake up several times a week with acid in my mouth, throat and windpipe. It caused sever coughing in the middle of the night. I had to sleep elevated and that still didn’t stop acid from coming up. I had to really watch what I ate and drank. I would still eat some spicy food but I knew what the consequences were going to be. Even taking medication. I have taken all of the OTC medications for about twenty years. Taking medication was just part of my life. I learned to accept the pain and discomfort of GERD and acid reflux and all the meds that came with it. My wife and I were watching Check This Out Houston and Dr. Darido was on there. After watching it my wife encouraged me to set up a consultation with Dr. Darido. After the consultation Dr. Darido set up several test to determine the severity of my condition. He diagnosed me with Barret’s Esophagus and a Hiatal Hernia. Barret’s Esophagus, if untreated can turn into cancer. Dr. Darido was very reassuring that if he performed the Nissen Fundoplication with Hiatal Hernia repair that my acid reflux would be cured and the Barret’s Esophagus would not get any worse. I can’t stress enough how painless the surgery was. I went to the hospital one morning and was home the next evening. While in the hospital, I was up and walking around a few hours after the surgery. As long as I was resting in bed there was no pain at all! While walking around the hospital there was minor discomfort. I was amazed that there just wasn’t any pain! This type of procedure can have its complications if not done by a skilled professional surgeon. Dr. Darido is that and much more! He cares for his patients more than any other doctors. If you met him out and about you would never know he is a renowned surgeon. He is just a great guy that happens to be amazingly skilled at what he does! He was very encouraging for me to quit smoking. He was very personable every time I went to his office. He will explain in great detail every test, every procedure, the diagnosis and the treatment. You will be able to make a very informed decision on your treatment. Dr. Darido also preforms all the tests and procedures throughout the entire process. Dr. Darido, his staff and the hospital are all very professional but very personable. I didn’t have to make any appointments or deal with any insurance issues. Everything was taken care of for me so that I could concentrate on treatment. Not only is Dr. Darido very skilled and professional, he surrounds himself with likeminded staff and personnel. I tip my hat to Dr. Darido and everyone that I came into contact with during this process. It has been almost one month since my surgery and I DON’T HAVE ANY symptoms of GERD or acid reflux. I am pill and antacid free. I have lost 15 pounds. Also, thanks to Dr. Darido’s encouragement, I have been cigarette free for four weeks now. I have tears in my eyes while writing this because I have not felt this good in several decades! I sleep all through the night. I didn’t know life could be this good! I can even lay on my side and hold my wife at night when going to sleep. Dr. Darido really has changed my life! I can’t thank him and his staff enough for what they have done for me. If you are reading this you must be considering going to see Dr. Darido. Quit thinking about it and just make the appointment!! It will be the best decision you will make in your life. Dr. Darido really is a game changer. From the moment you walk into his office until you are fully cured from acid reflux, Dr. Darido and his staff will reassure you that you made the right decision by their actions alone! Thanks again Dr. Darido for what you have done for me! Words cannot express my gratitude to you and your staff for the amazing change in my life! I can only hope that God blesses you with a very long and happy life so you can affect as many peoples life as possible the way you have mine! You are a very unforgettable doctor and person! God bless you and thanks so very much!read more
Roxana Heredia
Roxana Heredia
00:19 19 Mar 18
I don't even know where to start. But I need to start with the following: I am very fortunate to have found Dr. Elias Darido. I had a hiatal Hernia for many years and I was suffering from acid reflux for many years and I was not aware of how serious my condition was until Dr. Darido took care of me and made me aware of how large my hiatal hernia was. His service and attitude was very professional. He performed a hiatal Hernia repair laparoscopy surgery. He was not just very knowledgable, but very skilled.The surgery was a total success, the nurses and the whole team at First Hospital was just unbelievable. All I did was push the button for services and they were in my room in seconds asking me what I needed. I have never seen this amazing service at a hospital before. I highly recommend Dr. Elias Darido. Thank you Dr. For helping me!Roxanaread more
Daisy Hernandez
Daisy Hernandez
20:00 20 Apr 18
Dr. Darido great doctor. Billing manager thank you, you answered all my questions and you were able to explain everything that needed to explained. Thank you so much for all your help.read more
Bobby Crumpley
Bobby Crumpley
18:43 04 May 18
Thanks Dr. Darido! I had suffered from heartburn-like symptoms for some time and my doctors had prescribed medicine which only masked the symptoms. Even while on the medication, I often suffered from it every night. Dr. Darido educated me about the possible causes and potential solutions, then determined that I had an underlying condition that was causing the problem. A laparoscopic procedure was done and the symptoms are gone, no more waking up in pain, and no more medication to take every day.read more
Jennifer Jeffery
Jennifer Jeffery
16:24 11 May 18
Life changing surgery!!! Dr Darido and his staff are wonderful!! I highly recommend the surgery if you suffer from acid reflux
Andrea Maloy
Andrea Maloy
18:54 08 Jun 18
I heard of Dr. Darido from a friend of mine. Since seeing him, I’ve undergone surgery to correct/remove my hernia and relieve my acid reflux. I haven’t taken any medicine for acid reflux relief since a week before surgery. This is after taking Nexium everyday for 6 years. I’m very relieved and happy with the results. Although Dr. Darido can be a tough customer when it comes to pre-op diets and weight loss (which can be tough to hear sometimes), I’ve found that his methods and requests from his patients are for the best outcome in the end. I am so happy I went through with the surgery.read more
Eric Berning
Eric Berning
23:40 22 Jun 18
I cannot say enough great things about my experience here. I have suffered from reflux for years. I tried all the over the counter remedies with little relief and reoccurring issues. Dr. Darido thoroughly explained and identified all my issues. Following the surgery I felt immediate relief. Not only is my reflux gone but so is my nagging cough, the severe allergies and I have dropped 30 lbs. I found the entire experience to be a win all around.read more
Heliana Ford
Heliana Ford
22:19 20 Jul 18
Dr Darido was very helpful to explain my problem and what I need to be done to repair a wrongful former surgery on my hiatal hernia. He was highly recommended from a coworker and I’m so happy with his and his staff and relief from my horrible acid reflux ❤️read more
Thomas Chapman
Thomas Chapman
14:44 27 Jul 18
After seeing numerous Gastroenologists, DR. Darido found the problems, repaired my issues. Thank you so much for giving me a better outlook on healthy living and helping me so much to enjoy a pain free life againread more
Kendall Kersh
Kendall Kersh
18:05 30 Jul 18
I had a Nissen Fundiplication done in 2012 by a different doctor that had failed. After years of problems Dr Darido repaired the surgery and fixed all the pain I was having at night. Thank you Dr Darido and staff.read more
Manon Heintschel
Manon Heintschel
00:02 04 Aug 18
I had my surgery 8 days ago. My acid reflux is gone! Thank you Dr. Darido for an awesome journey! He is so dedicated, caring ,over all the best! I would not go anywhere else. He was out of my network, I could have went somewhere else and pay nothin, he did help me with this. But I had the confidence in him and glad I stood with him.best decision I have made! Thank you for everything!read more
Paul St. Pierre
Paul St. Pierre
19:43 07 Aug 18
Life dealt me a joker card in the genetics department, and I had had enough! I suffered for 2 decades with heartburn, reflux, choking in my sleep, and a myriad of other gastro-related ailments due to a Hiatal Hernia and GERD. I was tired of eating Tums like candy, and taking PPI's that were harming me from long-term use. My Wife had finally had enough of my whining as well, so we set out to find a Doctor. Dr. Darido seems kind of cocky and arrogant at first. We blew through the first appointment rather quickly. I explained what I was experiencing, and his first recommendation was surgery to fix it. I thought there had to be something else, but I listened, took his advice and we started the testing required to make sure surgery was the answer. I had a Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication as well as a Hiatal Hernia Repair surgery on July 19th, 2018. Back to the cocky/arrogant comment.... IT'S BECAUSE HE IS THE BEST! He can be whatever he wants because he knows exactly what he's doing! I have not felt this great in decades. Recovery was quick, and I'm eating fairly normal only 3 weeks out. There is a pretty comprehensive diet to follow, which I did on an accelerated schedule because I was feeling so great. Other than the little scabs on my stomach, I wouldn't have known I had surgery. Pain was minimal if any, and I feel great. I took my last PPI the day before surgery, and haven't experienced the slightest feeling of heartburn or reflux since. It's amazing. I'd even say life-changing. I read so many horror stories on the web from people not being able to swallow, drink, etc and took MONTHS to recover from this surgery. I almost didn't get the surgery due to these stories. That would have been a huge mistake. Dr. Darido is THE MAN in this arena. Let him fix you. Don't hesitate, I feel stupid for waiting so long to get it fixed. Take the bad stories with a grain of salt, there aren't any positive stories because we're all too busy FINALLY living our life without toting around a small trailer full of tums and prilosec! I sincerely hope if you're reading this and suffering like I was, you'll call his office and set up an appointment. He can help! I can't sing his praises enough. Thanks Dr. D!!read more
Lauren Weatherly
Lauren Weatherly
16:17 10 Aug 18
I'm in a small category that has bad acid re-flux (GERD) but I don't have heartburn symptoms. I never realized how bad it was because everyone always talks about heartburn and not the other symptoms. I found out from my allergist that I had scaring on my throat from GERD which was a surprise to me and then years later I heard a radio ad for Dr Darido that talked about the other symptoms such as waking up with a sore throat not related to allergies/cold which was a regular occurrence for me along with the occasional nondescript pain. So I decided I better get myself checked out. So glad I did! He said people like me that don't have heartburn symptoms will typically end up finding out they had GERD for awhile when they're diagnosed with Esophagus cancer so I'm glad that I caught this early to get it fixed! Dr Darido is very friendly and does a great job of explaining everything in detail to help patients understand what their problem is and how to fix it. I especially enjoyed that he uses a dry-erase to draw and show you visually what he is describing to help patients understand on another level. After using the scope he found that my barrier was gone, above my diaphragm and that I had a hernia too. He performed the laparoscopic nissen fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair and the whole process was pretty easy with lots of explaining along the way. I would definitely recommend Dr Darido if you have any suspicion that you have heartburn/acid re-flux issues.read more
kelsey hoyt
kelsey hoyt
19:47 13 Aug 18
Dr. D is a great Doctor who is great to work with, I’m so glad I was able to get in with him. He preformed the Nissen Fundo surgery flawlessly, He has changed my life forever! I would recommend him to anyone.read more
Tina Spillers
Tina Spillers
18:04 24 Aug 18
I really love my surgery. Darido was wonderful. So glad I had the surgery for my relux and hernia
Gabriel Attal
Gabriel Attal
04:27 27 Aug 18
Let me start by saying that miracles do happen! My miracle-maker was Dr. Darido, and thank God that I found him. I am a middle-aged man who has had chronic heartburn and acid reflux for many years. I've sought help with various doctors and the best they could do was to put me on ppi medication, which means putting a bandaid on something that requires serious consideration and action, until I was referred to Dr. Darido. He was gracious enough to spend extra time explaining to me the scientific reasons why he suspected that I was suffering from a hiatal hernia, for which he recommended, in my case, the fundoplication procedure. It did not take me long to decide to go through with the process of having the surgery. It was the best decision I have made in a long time. Without a doubt it has been transformational and has changed my life-style completely and for the better. I wish I had met Dr. Darido many years ago, but better late than never.read more
Carole Estes
Carole Estes
21:11 29 Aug 18
Dr. Darido did laparoscopic surgery on a large paraesophageal hiatal hernia 5 weeks ago. I no longer have the pressure that feels like a heart attack or excruciating pain in my chest. I am so grateful he was the one who did the surgery because I have no problems swallowing which I've heard can be a big problem if the fundoplication surgery is not done correctly. I would tell anyone with a hiatal hernia that needs surgery to go see Dr. Darido!read more
Carole Estes
Carole Estes
21:20 29 Aug 18
Dr. Darido did laparoscopic surgery on a large paraesophageal hiatal hernia 5 weeks ago. I no longer have the pressure that feels like a heart attack or excruciating pain in my chest. I am so grateful he was the one who did the surgery because I have no problems swallowing which I've heard can be a big problem if the fundoplication surgery is not done correctly. I would tell anyone with a hiatal hernia that needs surgery to go see Dr. Darido! He always asked if I had any questions. He was thorough and took great care of me!read more
Eleazar Hernandez
Eleazar Hernandez
15:06 21 Sep 18
For more than 6 years I have suffered from acid reflux. I went to stomach specialist who ran exams but didn’t find anything and just prescribe medicine. The problem was still present, so I decided to try another doctor who ran the same exams and still couldn’t find anything but again prescribe medicine just to calm down the symptoms. The years passed, and I lost hope – my problem got worse, I couldn’t sleep, and I thought that no doctor could help me. It was until one day that I heard on the radio about Dr. Elias Darido. I made an appointment, he asked me about my symptoms and he finished saying that he could help me. Dr. Elias ran test, found the problem and gave me options. I couldn’t be happier that someone had finally found a problem. I told doctor Elias to do what he needed because he was my only and last hope. Dr. Elias performed the surgery and my life has been giving back to me. I feel healthy, I sleep better, I have more energy, I can spend more time with my family and NO MORE RELUX. I thank God for putting Dr. Elias in my path. God bless you Dr. Elias and your family. THANK YOU!read more
Luis Rodriguez
Luis Rodriguez
14:18 01 Oct 18
I went for my one year follow up with Dr. Darido and the first thing that came out of my mouth was (you are my hero). Before seeing him on Sept 2017, I had acid reflux since 2002 and now it is completely gone. When he first examined me and after seeing my results he said that my case was probably the worst he had ever seen. For years I had been seeing a local Gastrologist and the answer to them was take more pills and even double up the intake if it gets too bad. NOW, I have not taken any medication and I am free of acid reflux. I can say I got my life back after dealing with it for so many years. I do not know if this is connected but I also used to have migraine headaches and I have not had one since then. Thank you Dr, Darido for all you and your wonderful staff did for me. Luis Rodriguezread more
Zumrad Safarova
Zumrad Safarova
18:16 05 Oct 18
I have had my Hiatal Hernia Repair Surgery a week ago with Dr Darido. The surgery was an absolute success and the recovery is going on smoothly. Dr Darido has performed the surgery in the First Surgical Hospital where I have been kept overnight.The hospital staff were caring, helpful and very professional. The recovery after the surgery is unbelievably easy, I took only two painkiller pills after I got discharged from the hospital. I am still on soft diet and no heartburn anymore.I am very lucky that God put Dr Darido, a dedicated, skillful and knowledgeable surgeon in my path. I regret that I suffered from heartburn too long. Thank you so much, Dr Darido, for changing my life for the better.read more
Amr Ibrahim
Amr Ibrahim
05:15 08 Oct 18
After almost 1 year from the operation , I want to thank Dr Darido for everything he did , I am acid reflux free now , I can eat whatever I want and workout and practice my life normally , Dr darido was always following up on his patients ALWAYS and I was one of them , he explains and diagnose ur case correctly and accurately without guessing cause he always has to go through endoscopy ,so he can determine , he doesn’t give medicine without knowing what exactly do u have ? He killed my nausea feeling that I always had while I was working out or after I eat or on empty stomach since I was 17 years old I am 32 now ,he killed the burn , my advice is don’t waste ur time looking for professional doctor or someone will take care of u , cause dr darido is always here for his patients and will take care of ur ACID REFLUX PERMANENTLY , thank u dr darido again I am speechless god bless u and bless ur family and my best wishes to u in ur career 😊❤️🤝read more
Bryan White
Bryan White
21:45 08 Oct 18
I lived with heartburn for 24 years of my live. No matter what I ate or drink I would be in the worse pain even felt like I was having a heart attack at times. I couldn’t not sleep wake up in the middle of the night throwing up at times. At seeing doctor Darido and having hiatal hernia surgery and Nissen fundoplication it’s been a life changing event. A year after surgery I can eat and drink anything I want with no pain or heartburn at all. Thanks so much Dr. Darido!read more
Bruce Randi
Bruce Randi
12:49 25 Oct 18
Five weeks ago I had my surgery since then I have experienced zero heartburn issues. Dr. Darido was sure to follow up and also gave his personal cell phone number in case any issues came up. This was the first time I've had any kind of surgery but I would say the discomfort was minimal and well worth the long term outcome. I am finally able to sleep without discomfort . If you have persistent heartburn issues Dr.Darido is the Doctor to see.read more
Kyle Poycker
Kyle Poycker
16:47 29 Oct 18
I had severe reflux and a monster hiatal hernia for years. No pizza and red wine required. Water would make me completely flare up. Other doctors prescribed PPI's and they kept the pain mostly under control, but as I learned from Dr. Darido, they weren't doing anything about the real problems. Dr. Darido suggested a Nissen Fundoplication to repair the hiatal hernia and finally stop the reflux for real. I read a lot of horror stories about the procedure and it's aftermath but in the end it was a breeze. I'm 4 weeks out now and the after effects of the surgery are all but gone, and the reflux is completely gone and has been since I woke up from surgery. It even seems to have helped my environmental allergies. Dr. Darido said that might happen, and I didn't really give it much thought, but I haven't taken my Zyrtec (that I've taken every day for years) since the surgery and haven't had any problems. The feeling of being able to go about my day with no pills and just lie down to sleep with no reflux is priceless. This is the place and this is the guy. Don't wait another day if you're suffering with reflux. Dr. Darido can fix you.read more
Oscar Rivera
Oscar Rivera
20:02 29 Oct 18
It's been 2 months since I had my Hiatal Hernia operation done by Dr. Darido, and I can honestly say that he has helped me out tremendously. I no longer suffer from any forms of Acid Reflux and can now eat all of my favorite foods without worry. I'd like to thank Dr. Darido and his amazing staff for not only being patient and caring with me, but for also helping me live a normal/GERD free life.read more
William Hopwood
William Hopwood
15:03 08 Nov 18
Given my portable insurance, I searched everywhere in the US for the best acid reflux surgeon. I considered all the top clinics like Mayo Clinic, John Hopkins, and Cleveland Clinic. I found that there are almost no surgeons anywhere who specialize in reflux surgery. Most surgeons also do general abdominal or thoracic procedures by the dozen. The problem is that there are too many nasty complications with reflux surgery, including complete failures and worse, until a surgeon has done the procedure at least 20 times and who continues to do it frequently. Dr. Darido's life passion is giving his patients a simple and effective permanent cure for reflux disease. He cured me. I had no pain after my surgery, needed no pain medications, and was out the next day, completely cured. It was such a great relief to throw away all the acid-blocking pills and see my life return to what it once was.The unquestioned gold standard in reflux surgery is fundoplication. There a many "gimmicky" procedures that either don't work at all or don't work as well. Don't waste your time or money on them. If you need surgery, and not everyone does, Dr. Darido can fix it for with a simple procedure, fundoplication. The problem is that reflux disease is potentially deadly. What starts out as heartburn sometimes turns into cancer. So you want to get it checked and fixed. And if you are going to get it fixed, get it fixed right by the best reflux surgeon in the country. With Dr. Darido, you'll be in great hands.read more
Kim Hampshire
Kim Hampshire
10:40 09 Feb 18
horrible. Then why was it suggested by you before? When you knew there were no other options for me. It’s ok for me to take the bone damaging meds and getting throat cancer is better I guess.read more
Daisy Hernandez
Daisy Hernandez
22:06 19 Apr 18
Wrong benefits given to me insurance show I'm to only pay certain amount they over charged me and of course I was never told he was out of network so now I cannot get refunded for what they over collected. Just wow , he is money hungryread more
J Sanchez
J Sanchez
01:29 13 Jul 18
If your not in his network run away don't go there. The way they set up appointments is like no other they take money from you right away. I had to pay 300.00 dollars just to schedule the test he does. They ask you for the payment over the phone before even getting the procedure. I thought it was weird and was hessitant to give my card number over the phone. They didn't explain much and although people have given good reviews. I question his ability. I went in with no symptoms I was just concerned since 5 yrs ago I had severe heartburn but after researching about it I changed my diet and the heartburn went away. Dr darido said that that was not possible. That once you have heartburn it doesn't go away. I've been without heartburn since I changed my diet. I have Cigna insurance and after I got the procedure. Which was just the little monitor they put in your esophagus and anesthesia. I was stuck with two bills one for 900.00 and the anesthesia for 300. Not on top of the 300.00 to just schedule the test. I don't recommend this doctorread more
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