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Podcast: Sodium Content In Food - Patients Beware

The sodium content in food is very important to those individuals with liver disease.

Hepatitis C Risk Factors Discussed

Dr. Galati discusses in this podcast the various risk factors for hepatitis C, and the need to get screened for hepatitis C if you have any of these risk factors.

Dr. Galati Discussed New Patient Evaluations

Dr. Galati discusses in this podcast issues related to being a new patient in the practice, Liver Specialists of Texas. He talks about getting old records prior to the visit and other tips to have an meaningful visit with him and his staff.

Improving Your Patient Experience with Jeff Toal

Dr. Galati and Jeff Toal, Practice Administrator for Liver Specialists of Texas, discuss patient responsibilities and what can be done to have the best experience while being a patient in our practice.

Pod Cast: Liver Biopsy Information

In this pod cast, Dr. Galati reviewed the various aspects of how a liver biopsy is performed, and the different indications for performing a liver biopsy.

Interferon Side Effect Management: Part 1

Interferon and Ribavirin are the two combination medication used in the therapy for chronic hepatitis C. Interferon is associated with numerous side effects, though when manages carefully, the therapy can be well tolerated. Dr. Galati and Erin Yates, PA-C, discuss some of the common issues patients are concerned with.

Podcast Introduction

Dr. Galati discusses podcasting on the newly launched web site for Liver Specialists of Texas.

Dr. Galati Comments on Senators Liver Transplant

Senator Mario Gallegos received a liver transplant in January 2007. Dr. Galati has been his hepatologist for the past year prior to transplant. This is a transcript of a television interview Dr. Galati gave just after his successful surgery.

Transcript of Liver Fibrosis Article from Hepatitis Magazine 2007

This article appeared in Hepatitis Magazine in 2007. It was authored by Dr. Galati, and gives a good overview al all aspects of fibrosis of the liver, an important topic in liver disease case management.

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.