I am forever grateful for Dr. Darido! I had been told there was nothing that could be done for my gastroparesis. I traveled to Houston from Alabama. After all the necessary tests, Dr. Darido told me he could help me. I had a partial gastrectomy and 10-weeks later I feel like a new person! All my post-op tests are normal! This surgery changed my life! Thank you so much!
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.