Dr. Craig G. Chang, MD

Dr. Craig G. Chang, MD


Bariatric Surgery | Male | 49 years old

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Very simple...do unto others as you would have them do unto you.Read more

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I attended the University of Kansas for college and medical school. I attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City...Read more

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After visiting several Doctors, I chose to go with Dr. Chang because his vision of the person he saw in me was the person that was trying to come out and he made that happen. He has addressed every question and concern to my fullest understanding. His staff is amazing and very welcoming always make me feel like I matter. Thank you Dr. Chang and Staff for helping me in my life change.
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Dr. Chang says...

I attended the University of Kansas for college and medical school. I attended the University of Missouri at Kansas City for my surgery residency. After this, I paid back two years to the Army as a general surgeon (also doing WLS). My family and I then moved to Dallas where I performed a one-year fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern (Parkland Hospital) specializing in laparoscopic surgery. I performed numerous operations and wrote multiple medical papers, including a chapter on laparoscopic surgery for one of the premier textbooks of surgery (Sabiston 17th edition).

Since 2004, I have dedicated myself to provide quality, experienced surgical care to the people of South Texas including Victoria, Corpus Christi.

I love to learn and I am still a student…I am constantly learning about my patients, surgery,and life in general. For me to effectively care for you, I have to study and learn about you — What motivates you? What fears do you have? How can I better encourage you? This translates to greater success.

Dr. Chang's Care Philosophy

Very simple...do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Dr. Chang's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Diplomate-American Board of Surgery, 2011
    • 1989, Phi Kappa
    • Deans List, 1989
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  • Media & Publications
    • Case report: Spontaneous liver rupture in acute steatohepatitis., 2002
    • Case report: Pit viper envenomation in pregnancy and literature review., 2006
    • APGARS-Acute Post-Gastric Reduction Surgery Neuropathy., 2004
    • Metabolic syndrome phenotype in very obese women., 2007
    • The use of insulin and dextrose during resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock increases hepatic ATP., 2000
    • Comparison of the Absorption of Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Citrate after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass., 2009
    • Laparoscopic hepaticojejunostomy via PTFE-covered stent successfully achieves internal drainage of common bile duct obstruction., 2005
    • Abdominal wall neurofibroma presenting as an inguinal hernia., 2004
    • Gastro-clip gastroplasty: A very long-term complication., 2004
    • Gastric bypass—It pays to keep military hospitals busy., 2003
    • Weakness after gastric bypass., 2002
    • Case Reports—Resolution of Barrett’s Disease and Esophageal Epithelial Atypia after Gastric Bypass and LAP-BAND., 2009
    • Is routine cholecystectomy required during laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass?, 2004

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Acanthocytosis
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Gastroparesis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Obesity Associated Asthma
  • Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stomach Bleeding
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stress Incontinence


  • Medical School
    University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Fitzsimons Army Med Center

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    University Mo Truman Med Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ut Southwestern University Hospitals

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Kansas

    Graduated in 1989

  • Other Education
    University Of Texas Southwestern

    Completed in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Joint Fusion
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery