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Looking at Ultra-Processed Foods

In this video, Dr. Galati takes a look at an ultra-processed food we are all familiar with. Chef Boyardee products have been around for decades. Despite the advertising claims, these are ultra-processed foods, unhealthy for you. High in dietary sodium, besides a rare treat, these should never be eaten on any sort of regular basis.  Take a look at the video and share with your friends and family. Our goal: consuming a diet of whole foods and fresh fruits and vegetables.


Acetaminophen Danger During Holiday Season

DR. GALATI EXPLAINS ACETAMINOPHEN LIVER TOXICITY. During the holiday season, we see inadvertent acetaminophen toxicity. Acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol, is generally a safe analgesic medicine to take. The toxicity of acetaminophen is increased significantly when it is consumed with alcohol, or more than the recommended 3,000 mg/day of Tylenol is taken. During the holiday season, with the increase in parties and celebrations, many will pre medicate themselves with Tylenol before, during, and after a party to combat a hangover.   Unfortunately, the mixing of alcohol plus acetaminophen increases the risk of liver toxicity. The other problem this time of the year, more in relation to the flu season, is that there will be self-medication with over-the-counter cough, cold, flu, runny nose preparations that we're all familiar with. Many of these contain acetaminophen as a pain reliever but they're not …


The Family Meal: Secret Weapon to Health

Our latest blog post discusses the value of the home cooked family meal. The value for the adults in the household, as well as children, cannot be argued. Not only is everyones health improved and obesity is curbed, the academic and emotional health of children is improved. Who doesn't want this for their children and grandchildren?  


What is a FODMAP Diet

This past week on the radio, Dr. Galati interviewed Lauren Mahesri, Registered Dietitian at Liver Specialists of Texas. We discussed the FODMAP diet, why it is useful for patients who have problems with gas and bloating, and the foods to avoid. Take a listed to the podcast for all the details.


Stroke Prevention:

Patients who have fatty liver are at risk for stroke. Diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol are all risk factors for fatty liver, as well as stroke. Understanding your risk factors, and knowing what you can do to reduce these risks is most important. Take a listen to Dr. Galati's latest podcast episode.


#HealthLiteracy: Dr. Joe Galati Explains Its Importance

The month of October is Health Literacy Month. Understanding your medical therapy, how to communicate with your physician team, and being a good consumer is vital to your own wellness. Dr. Joe Galati outlines a few features of health literacy during a recent radio sement.


Dr. Galati Interview on Obesity

This past week, Dr. Galati was interviewed by Frank Morano, host of The Other Side of Mindnight. The program originates out of NYC on 77WABC. Frank was asking questions about obesity, fatty liver, and discussing Dr. Galati's book. Posted below is the full interview broadcast, and a little extra info provided by Dr. Galati. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss a single episode.  


Dietary Fiber Guide

Our team at Liver Specialists of Texas has put together this comprehensive fiber guide. It outlines a strategy to make sure you are getting the required fiber you need every day. Click here to download your copy.


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.