Dr. Craig Chang, MD

Dr. Craig Chang, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Craig Chang, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Victoria, TX. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Read his story

6502 Nursery Dr Ste 300

Victoria, TX 77904

Contact Information

(877) 232-8500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Boon-Chapman
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 20 More

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
more than 86% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 43% of peers

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Dr. Chang's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chang "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chang "Very simple...do unto others as you would have them do unto you."


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Acanthocytosis
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Gastroparesis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • 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


  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Kansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Fitzsimons Army Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Mo Truman Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Ut Southwestern University Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of Texas Southwestern
    Other Education | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Diplomate-American Board of Surgery, 2011
  • 1989, Phi Kappa
  • Deans List, 1989
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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chang's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chang to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Chang's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Wharton,Tx |
in Rockport, TX |
I am always treated professionally by Dr Chang and his staff. Dr Chang always spends the time with me to explain what he is going to do and what I need to do to recover. He has performed 4 surgical procedures on me and all have gone well. I am a happy camper.
in Hallettsville |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Chang accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Boon-Chapman
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • State Farm
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Chang has admitting privileges

Citizens Medical Center
2701 Hospital Dr
Victoria, TX 77901
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Detar Hospital Navarro
506 E San Antonio St
Victoria, TX 77901
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Detar Hospital North
101 Medical Dr
Victoria, TX 77904
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