Dr. Darido saved my life. I have severe gastroparesis and have struggled with extreme bloating/stomach distention, pain, nausea with vomiting, unable to eat… this was what I dealt with every day… it wasn’t a life, it was a struggle to live. Dr. Darido performed a specialized surgical technique That he created specifically for those with gastroparesis. My stomach is no longer distended, no nausea or vomiting, and I can actually eat!!! For the first time in a long time I am excited for what the future brings!
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 developed a novel procedure to promote gastric emptying: An antrum preserving longitudinal gastrectomy along the Magenstrasse line.
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. All patients regained the ability to tolerate regular diet.
Around 60% 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.