Gastroparesis Surgery

There is no established treatment guideline for medically refractory gastroparesis. Gastric pacemaker, pyloromyotomy (endoscopic or laparoscopic), gastric bypass, and gastric resection are associated with limited success. For this reason, Dr. Darido at Houston Heartburn and Reflux Center, has developped a novel procedure to promote gastric emptying: An antrum preserving longitudinal gastrectomy.

The procedure is minimally invasive, safe, and associated with fast recovery. Most importantly, it has shown great efficacy in more than 50 patients. All patients experienced symptom relief immediately after surgery with complete resolution of nausea, vomiting and bloating.

Around 40% of the lateral aspect of the stomach is cut out to decrease stomach volume and promote gastric emptying. Surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, and full activity is possible in one week.

Is Gastroparesis Surgery Appropriate for You?

At Houston Heartburn and Reflux Center, each patient receives thorough evaluation by Dr. Darido himself. Dr. Darido will recommend the most appropriate treatment for you. If you struggle with delayed gastric emptying, give us a call. We may be able to help you.

Patient Testimonials

I want to start by saying, I struggled with Gastroparesis and GERD for what seemed like forever. It was terrible everyday vommiting, nausea, bloating, pain. It made life miserable and I was at my end. I saw a review on Dr. Darido and decided to investigate further. I quickly realized the incredible talents of this man. I setup a consultation, had all my records faxed, and within a 2 weeks was scheduled for surgery. I had his novel procedure Antrum perserving longitudinal gastrectomy done as well as a Hiatal Hernia repair. I no longer struggle with gastroparesis, and my stomach emptying has normalized. He saved my life. If you struggle with gastroparesis don’t think its over! Dr. Darido can help you! He was bery caring after the procedure and has checked on me almost daily. This man is a blessing!

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