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#COVID19 and #Telemedicine with Liver Specialists of Texas

Now that the number of COVID 19 cases is on the decline, our office schedule is getting back to normal. One of the changes that we have made, as a result of the pandemic, is to maintain the availability of telemedicine visits for our patients and consultations. Based on various factors, you may be given the opportunity to be seen by one of our providers with a telemedicine visit. This updated video message from Dr. Joe Galati is provided to maintain continuity of care with all of our patients, and keep delivering the care you expect. Contact our office at 713-794-0700 or send us an e-mail through our website. Reach out to learn more about these services, and allow us to keep maintaining your health and wellness.

COVID-19 Message to our Patients at Liver Specialists of Texas

Important Information To Our Patient We are prepared and ready. Nothing is more important than your health and safety, and the need to protect those most vulnerable to the coronavirus. We are taking multiple steps to minimize health risks to our staff, our patients, and our communities, including enhanced cleaning procedures in our waiting room and exam rooms.  You may notice our staff will use latex gloves and or mask, and even social distancing. If you prefer to stay at home and connect with us digitally, our full range of solutions to include telehealth/medical phone conference is AVAILABLE!! Call our office for more information. IF YOU HAVE AN UPCOMING OFFICE VIST WITH US, PLEASE REVIEW THIS SERIES OF QUESTIONS.COVID-19 Coronavirus Patient Self-Assessment ToolIf you have symptoms of respiratory illness (e.g., fever, cough and/or shortness of breath), answer the following questions:1. Have you …

In USA, Deaths from Alcohol are Increasing

This is a very serious health concern for all of us, especially if you are in the liver disease care business. Alcohol, and its abusive consumption, is killing people, especially the youth. This past week, we were pleased to have George Joseph, founder and CEO of Positive Recovery Centers on Your Health First to talk about his insight into the proble. Take a listen to the podcast and share it with your family and friends, and have a conversations with your children and young adults. The conversation can save their life.

Dr. Galati Discussed V-8 Vegetable Juice: Recent Podcast Episode

This past week on Dr. Galati's radio broadcast, he talked about V-8 vegetable juice. The message is that everyone needs to be better consumers, realize what you're buying, and figure out if it's a health decision. Tune in and decide.   As a reminder, Dr. Galati's PODCAST is available from several different podcast sites. Available on: SPOTIFY TUNEIN APPLE PODCAST POCKET CASTS OVERCAST ACAST IHEART RADIO PODCAST GOOGLE PODCAST STITCHER YOUTUBE

Dr. Joe Galati and Your Health First

Dr. Joe Galati gives a brief overview of Your Health First, the weekly radio program he has been hosting since 2003. Tune in every Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. CST, on #740KTRH, or the #iHeart Radio app. The program website provides useful health and wellness information, and talks about the weekly experts that visit the show. Don't forget to listen to Dr. Galati's podcast, which can be listened to here, as well as other popular podcast sites.

Pruple Brussels Sprouts: Helen Yuan, RD, Explains Health Benefits

If you are interested in maintaining your weight, blood pressure, glucose control, reduce fatty liver, prevent cancer, and simply feel better, you need to include brussels sprouts in your diet. Our very own Helen Yuan, Registered Dietitian, outlines details on why these purple brussels sprouts are so valuable in our diet. #vegetables #nutrition #fattyliver #cancerprevention #diabetes

Understanding #Diabetes

Dr. Joe Galati invited Helen Yuan, RD and Anthony Santos, NP to join him on his weekly radio program Your Health First. Heard every evening at 7p on iHeart Radio's 740 KTRH, they all had a detailed discussion about diabetes, and its complications. Listen to the podcast posted below. All podcasts are available online here.

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.