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Liver Specialists in Brownsville, Texas

We are very happy to announce that starting April 15, 2022, Liver Specialists of Texas will be opening a new location in Brownsville Texas. South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley have an unusually high burden of liver disease, including non alcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis, and primary liver cancer.  Dr. Galati and the Brownsville-Liver Specialists of Texas team will be seeing clinic patients at 5700 N Expressway 77/83 Suite 303, Brownsville, TX 78526-9785. To make an appointment, call our main appointment line at 713-794-0700. For more information visit our website www.texasliver.com.


YOUR PERSONAL DASHBOARD

This week our very own Natale Amante, PA, joined Dr. Joe Galati on the radio discussing your personal "dashboard". Take a listen and see if you are aware of your own dashboard.


Dr. Galati and American Heart Month

Heart disease is very prevalent in patients with #fattyliver disease. Being aware of your cardiac risk factors is very important. This week on Your Health First, Dr. Galati interviewed Dr. Randeep Suneja, a cardiologist in Houston, discussing risk factors for heart disease, and symptom awareness. #heartdisease #heartattack #fattyliver  


When To Evaluate for Liver Transplant

Recently, Dr. Galati gave a presentation outlining the indications for liver transplant. Knowing WHO is a candidate for liver transplant, as well as WHEN to refer for transplant is very important. Like so many things in life, timing is everything. The full length presentation has been divided into three parts for easier viewing. Don't hesitate to call our office is you have questions regarding liver transplant. You call at 713-794-0700. Liver Transplant Evaluation: PART 1   Liver Transplant Evaluation: PART 2   Liver Transplant Evaluation: Part 3 


Fatty Liver Disease Evaluation

Dr. Galati and the Liver Specialists of Texas team are experts in the management of fatty liver disease, also called Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. We have been diagnosing and treating fatty liver since 1994. While I am not a fan of using the term “silent killer” when it comes to talking about liver disease, more and more, I do believe this is part of the conversation that I need to have with my patients. Fatty liver disease, also known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is a true public health crisis. Considering it has very few symptoms that would tip one off that you are having trouble with your liver, all too often, this condition is underdiagnosed, undertreated, and completely unappreciated until serious life-threatening complications develop. Over the past decade, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has become the most chronic liver …


Our Newsletter Sign-Up

Dr. Galati and his team has spent the past several months reorganizing the newsletter that he shares, which discusses a wide range of health and wellness topics with our followers. Topics include: Liver health Nutrition Cooking and recipies Exercise Disease awareness and prevention Latest medical breakthroughs Family health The newsletter will be delivered every Friday morning to your e-mail. To sign up and receive it, fill out the form here. We look forward to having you join us each week.


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.