Insurance & Financing Options

INSURANCE – Dr. Craig Chang participates in many insurance plans, a list of which follows. As each plan has its own set of coverages, deductibles and co-pays, we suggest speaking with your provider to fully understand your benefits. Should you need any help or direction, the surgical staff at our office would be happy to guide you in the right direction.

Aetna Medicaid Driscoll
BCBS of Texas Medicare
Beechstreet Med Co
Cigna Nexcalibur/AAG
Coventry OMNI
Driscoll PHCS
Evolutions & Galaxy STHS
First Health Texas Star Medicaid
Great West Texas True Choice
Healthsmart Three Rivers
Humana Trisurant
IMS United Healthcare
Medicaid Traditional USA

This may not be an all inclusive list and is subject to change without notice.  Please contact our office directly to verify individual benefit information and eligibility.

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Cash Pay

Gastric Bypass cash price is $17,000.

Gastric Sleeve cash price is $11,000.

Surgery Financing

Prosper-Lending

Cash Pay Includes:

  • Pre-surgery vitamins
  • Pre-Op Lab Work (if having surgery @ DeTar)
  • 1-2 night hospital stay
  • Surgeon’s Fee
  • Assistant Surgeon’s Fee
  • Anesthesiologist’s Fee
  • Radiologist’s Fee for UGI in hospital
  • Follow-up visits for 1 year including band fills

May NOT Include:

  • Labs ($100-$200)
  • Cardiologist’s Fee (if EKG is needed)
  • Radiologist’s Fee (if CXR is needed)
  • Gallbladder ultrasound (Pre-op around $375 only for bypass patients)
  • Any days spent in ICU (if needed)
  • Blood Transfusions (if needed)
  • Post-Op Vitamins or Nutrition Class

Cash pay does not cover costs associated with complications or re-operations.  The information is provided as a general guide and is subject to change.  Please call our office directly to verify cash prices and coverage.

Billing:

The billing process should be straight-forward and easily understood.  It is important to us that all aspects of the billing process be open and transparent to you and your payor (insurance company and/or other responsible party), and it is our goal to make that the case.

Healthcare can be expensive. However, we will do our best to help minimize the cost of your care. If you have questions about your bill, please ask our billing representative, Charity Bragg @ cbragg@absspecialists.com or 361.570.8585 .

Our office (and staff) have donated more than $70,000 per year
from 2014-2016 to worthwhile charitable organizations. We care about our community!