Dr. Craig G. Chang, MD

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Dr. Craig G. Chang, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male

Advanced Bariatic and Surgical Specialists 6502 Nursery Dr Ste 300, Victoria, TX 77904 Get Directions
(877) 232-8500

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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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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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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

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

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • 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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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.

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Dr. Chang's Care Philosophy

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