For Your Visit
SETGA accepts patients by physician referral. This is necessary for continuity of care once your gastrointestinal consultation and/or endoscopy has been completed. Your initial visit to our office may be scheduled with a physician or one of our nurse practitioners. Please be assured that all services provided by non-physician staff are performed at the direction and supervision of a staff physician.
The physicians at SETGA are pleased to offer gastrointestinal and digestive disease consultation and technical pathology services. SETGA also offers endoscopic procedures, including but not limited to, Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and ERCP at The Endoscopy Center of Southeast Texas, Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital and Memorial Hermann Hospital – Beaumont.
Southeast Texas Gastroenterology Associates reserves the right to assess a 75 dollar fee for patients who do not keep their office appointments. We request that you provide our office with notice of cancellation at least 24 hours in advance of office appointments to avoid this fee.
Office appointments may be cancelled by calling the direct line at (409) 833-5959 or the main line at (409) 833-5858.
Endoscopic procedures may be cancelled up to 48 hours in advance by calling (409) 898-6496, (409) 898-6497, or (409) 898-6498.
Payments and Medical Records
Our business services for claims processing and insurance payment processing are performed electronically. We accept Mastercard, VISA and Discover. Click here for additional Insurance and Payment information.
In an effort to improve our service and efficiency, we are in the process of converting to electronic medical records and e-prescribing.
Gastrointestinal Pathology of Southeast Texas provides SETGA’s pathology services; however, all billing is done through SETGA. The lab, which opened on May 1, 2009, is registered with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). The Laboratory Director is Kathryn Bommer, M.D.