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Liver Specialists of Texas provides a wide range of specialized care to patients with digestive and liver disorders. We are located at 6560 Fannin Street, Suite 2050.

Our main office, located in Scurlock Towers, is a 5000 square foot facility, with a spacious waiting room, 7 examinations rooms, clinical research facilities, ultrasound lab, fibroscan, and physician consultation offices. Our warm receptive staff is available for all of your needs. At this location, all of the outpatient consultations take place. Detailed medical histories are obtained along with a thorough physical examination.

Old medical records are reviewed by Dr. Galati, as well as previously performed x-rays including ultrasound, MRI, and CAT scans. Liver biopsy specimens can also be reviewed in the office. These x-rays and biopsies are reviewed directly with the patients, giving them a more complete explanation of there condition. A full report to your referring physician is dictated immediately once the visit is complete. For foreign visitors, a wide range of interpreter services is available.

 

In 2018, we have added a fully array of nutrition support services. These services are especially important for those with obesity, fatty liver, metabolic syndrome, and complications of obesity. Helen Yuan, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is part of our team seeing patients in clinic. 

 

 

Patients that require hospitalization for more complicated problems are admitted exclusively to Houston Methodist, located directly across Fannin Street, and attached to Scurlock Tower. Houston Methodist is one of the finest hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. Houston Methodist is consistently listed in U.S. News and World Report as one of the leading hospital in the country. A superb staff of specialists’ practice at Houston Methodist, assisting in the care of our patients when called upon.

Dr. Galati and Dr. GhobrialPatients that require outpatient endoscopic procedures have them performed at the Texas International Endoscopy Center, located at 6620 Main Street, Suite 1500. Here, day surgeries are performed including liver biopsies, upper endoscopies, and colonoscopies. The caring nursing staff of TIEC makes your brief visit enjoyable, in a caring and respectful manner.

Our main office number is

713-794-0700; Fax 713-794-0610.

Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease

Obesity, and all of its related complications, is more serious than most adults in America believe. More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and certain types of cancer, are some of the leading causes of preventable death. We are seeing an increase in the number of young children and adolescents developing obesity, and all of the related complications.

The cost of obesity is staggering, with annual medical cost of obesity exceeding $147 billion in 2008 U.S. dollars. The medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

Dr. Galati and the Liver Specialists of Texas team are dedicated to evaluate, treat, and manage all aspects of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD and NASH), including the complication of cirrhosis and liver failure. Developing a customized plan of care for each patient they see is their objective.

Liver Transplant Resources

Dr. Galati has been involved in Liver Transplantation since 1989. As Medical Director for the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at Houston Methodist Hospital, Dr. Galati has cared for thousands of patients with advanced liver disease. In those with the most severe form of advanced liver disease and cirrhosis, liver transplantation is a life-saving surgery. For more information on liver transplantation, click here.

Indications for liver transplant include:

Online LIVER Second Opinion

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    From the comfort of your home, without the need to spend additional money on travel, lodging, and food, receive and expert second opinion from the expert physicians at Liver Specialists of Texas

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    There are five steps in the process of requesting a second opinion. We anticipate the steps will take you about 30-65 minutes to complete.

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    Have your medical records or those of your loved one on hand as you fill out the medical history questionnaire portion of the online process. The medical history questionnaire is detailed so having medical records to quickly reference will help make the process more efficient.

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    To start the process of an Online Liver Second Opinion, please fill out the initial contact form and fax back to our office. A representative from our office will call you for additional details.