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 am a 40 year old mom of 4. I had surgery for gastroparesis and GERD about 10 months ago. I found Dr. Darido online and did lots of research before decided to meet with him and get surgery done. I traveled from Missouri to Texas because there is no one in my area that would do a surgery like Dr. Darido. It was well worth the time, travel, and money. I have had another gastric emptying test and my gastroparesis is gone! I don’t have GERD or any heartburn anymore. I am totally back to living my life and feeling great. I was told there was no way to cure gastroparesis. I couldn’t imagine living like that the rest of my life. Dr. Darido is a miracle worker. He gave me quality of life again.

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