Questions about your digestive health?
Questions about your digestive health? Wondering how to navigate your first appointment at SAGA? Find the answers to these and all your questions right here from San Antonio’s leading experts in digestive healthcare.
If you do not see your insurance provider listed, please contact SAGA at 210-242-0025 for more information.
CareCredit is a credit card that is used for medical purposes at participating providers. San Antonio Gastroenterology Endoscopy Centers accepts this as a form of payment for procedures.
Visit the CareCredit website: https://www.carecredit.com/ and click “Apply”. Under “Select a doctor or business by name,” type “San Antonio Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center.” You may also contact the business office at 210-404-2942 this option is available for procedures ONLY.
Financing is available for procedures at San Antonio Gastroenterology Endoscopy Centers through CareCredit (as listed above).
If you have questions on billing please call 855-258-9497.
All co-pays, deductibles, and payments are due at the time services are rendered. These are determined by your insurance carrier. Contact your insurance provider to obtain this information.
If you are not using insurance, the full amount of your bill is due at time of service. Financing options must be arranged and approved before services are rendered. If you have questions about payment, please contact the SAGEC financial coordinator at 855-335-9572.
As the patient, you are responsible to provide SAGA/SAGEC with accurate insurance information for billing purposes prior to your procedure, as many insurances may require prior authorizations or referrals from your primary care physician that take time. If these are not obtained prior to the procedure, your procedure may not be covered by your insurance carrier. Please let us know if you anticipate a change in your insurance plan when booking your procedure.
Please read your bill very carefully. Bills for physician fees, which include office, procedures, anesthesia, and pathology will be marked with San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates (SAGA). Bills for the facility will be marked with San Antonio Gastroenterology Endoscopy Centers (SAGEC).
You may pay your bill on the Bill Pay Page (Pago de Facturas). If you have questions about paying your SAGEC (facility) bill or want to set up a payment plan, please call 855-258-9497. If you have questions or need clarifications regarding your benefits as they apply to your procedure, please call 855-335-9572. If you have questions about paying your SAGA (physician fees, pathology, anesthesiology) bill, please call 210-271-0606.
Procedures are scheduled at one of three endoscopy centers in San Antonio. Visit the SAGA locations page to find the endoscopy center nearest you.
Visit the SAGA locations page to find the location nearest you as well as directions and contact information.
Please click below to download instructions for colonoscopy prep specific to each physician.
You MUST have a person 18 years old or over who can sign discharge forms after the procedure is complete. Driver and patient escort MUST be CONFIRMED at check-in or your procedure will be rescheduled. Use of a taxi service or other ride share/public transport is NOT allowed without an escort that is 18 years or older to accompany the patient.
You will not be permitted to drive, take a taxi alone, or leave the center without an adult chaperone.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing, including cotton socks which may be left on during the procedure.
Plan to arrive at the center one hour prior to the procedure.The procedure takes between 15 and 45 minutes. You should expect a stay two to three hours total.
Contact your physician’s office immediately to cancel or reschedule if necessary. You can find that information on the Physician page.
Contact the physician’s office (visit the Physician page. for contact details by physician) for questions about your office appointment, prep instructions or to reschedule/cancel an appointment. For questions about your procedure date and time, contact the endoscopy center at 210-271-0606.
Yes, the physicians of SAGA offer a variety of medically-supervised weight loss programs to promote better health, including Ideal Protein.
The initial cost of the Ideal Protein program is $377. This includes your first consultation, a starter gift bag, your first week of food, and two months’ worth of supplements, plus the specialized Ideal Protein salt and an Ideal Protein shaker. Weigh-ins are once a week with a nutrition consultant. Food costs vary based on selection each week and additional supplements may need to be purchased based upon your weight loss goals.Learn More About Ideal Protein
No, anyone looking to eat and live a healthy lifestyle can join the Ideal Protein program. You do not have to be a SAGA patient to join.
No, however, you Ideal Protein does offer discounts on the program for attending select educational workshops.Learn More About Ideal Protein
Call 210-242-0014 or visit the Ideal Protein page and click the “Get Started” button to submit your information to be contacted by a nutrition consultant.