We are authorized providers with the following insurance companies:
(If not listed, your insurance plan may include out of network benefits/coverage; call us to help you negotiate with your plan for the coverage you are entitled to.)  

We make every effort to choose the best available insurance companies to partner with in delivering your medical services.  This list is reviewed from time to time and altered to maintain high standards.  We apologize to our Cigna and HealthSpring patients for dropping their companies from our list.

If you are without insurance, call the office manager to discuss our reasonable cash fees.

Aetna (HMO & PPO)

Benesight
Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Choice One
 
EverCare (Medicare only)

First Health
 
Galaxy Health Network
GEHA
 
HAS
Humana
 

 


 

Medicare (traditional)

One Health

PHCS
Principal Financial Group
 
TML

United Healthcare
USFHP

CASH PAYING PATIENTS:

We especially welcome cash paying patients, those with high deductibles and who have "out of network" benefits.  As it becomes increasingly difficult to deal productively with managed care PPOs, we will gradually move to eliminate participating with the least efficient insurance companies.

Our fees are very reasonable, and an "up-front, drive out" price for procedures done in our office surgery includes 3 months of postoperative care.  Fees are collected in full,  prior to the procedure.

The charge for a colonoscopy in the office surgery is $900.  If a polypectomy /biopsy is done, it will be $1250.  This will include the fee for the anesthesiologist and pathologist.  The fee for a polypectomy/biopsy  will be collected initially and the balance refunded if a polypectomy/biopsy is not done.

The charge for an anorectal surgery such as hemorrhoidectomy, fistula/fissure repair etc. in the office surgery is $2000 - $2500 depending on the procedure. This will include the fee for the anesthesiologist and pathologist and post operative care for 3 months.

The charge for a groin or umbilical hernia repair (with mesh) in the office surgery is $3500.  Double hernia repair will cost $5000.  This will include the fee for the anesthesiologist and postoperative care for 3 months.

FINANCING

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We're pleased to offer our patients the CareCredit card. This card is just as easy to use as a regular credit card, but it's designed specifically for your health needs. Best of all, CareCredit offers 0% financing, convenient payment plans and no hidden costs. You can even use your CareCredit card over and over for follow-up appointments. Apply now or to learn more about CareCredit.

 

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Most insurance companies will usually re-imburse you a large percentage of your bill for our professional services.

To keep your costs down, we will usually perform surgery in a hospital/surgicenter that is within your insurance's network.

Please remember that if you have a complex colorectal surgical problem and there is no Board Certified ColoRectal Surgeon on your plan within 20 miles of where you live, your insurance company is usually obliged by law to use an out of network, properly qualified (Board Certified) ColoRectal Surgeon to take care of your specialized health needs.  Needless to say, they will do everything in their power to push you towards seeing a non-specialist.

If necessary, call the Texas Dept. of Insurance (TDI) to verify your rights.


http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/CONSUMER/indexc.html