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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 …


Dr. Galati Discusses Fatty Liver and the Wake-Up Call

Dr. Galati recently was invited to New Orleans to speak before the Louisiana chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. During this half day presentation to business leaders in Louisiana, he talked about personal strategies to maintain wellness, reduce chronic disease, increase alertness to chronic alcohol abuse, and strategies to feed your families well. At the start of the program, he talked about his own family growing up in New York, the influence of his mother and father, and the importance of cooking at home, and eating as a family. He explained the origin of the three F’s which stands for family, faith, and food. The entire half day presentation will be released over the next several weeks, so stay tuned, and come back. #wellness #obesity #fattyliver #cancer #diabetes #homecooking #chronicdisease #alcoholabuse


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.


Dietary Fiber: Dr. Joe Galati Explains

Dietary fiber is an important part of our diet. Unfortunately, most American get far too little of this vital nutrient. In this video, Dr. Galati gives a brief outline to help get viewers started on a better path of wellness. Previously, Dr. Galati wrote a blog entry detailing what we all need to do in order to get the fiber we need.


Dr. Joe Galati Explains MOVIPREP Colonoscopy Prep for Patients

In this video, Dr. Joe Galati explains the instructions for the MoviPrep colonoscopy prep. This is taken by patients preparing for a colonoscopy. It is very important that directions are followed carefully. If not taken properly, the colonoscopy may need to be repeated, and the bowel prep taken again. Prior posts showing a poor bowel prep are available here for review. Colonoscopy is performed to screen for colon cancer, and other disorder of the lower bowel.


Excerpts from Dr. Joe Galati's Book: Eating Yourself Sick

For all those interested in Eating Yourself Sick, Dr. Joe Galati has selected excerpts from the Audible.com version of the book, narrated by himself. Keep posted to this website and all social media feeds for additional excerpt postings. MEAL PLANNING STRATEGIES   LIVER DISEASE: THE SILENT KILLER   UNDERSTANDING THE MELD SCORE FOR LIVER TRANSPLANT PATIENTS    


Dr. Joe Galati Discusses Vegetable Giveaways with His Patients

For the past 4 years, Dr. Joe Galati has been handing out fruits and vegetables to his patients at Liver Specialists of Texas. As he coined the phrase "The Great American Produce Giveaway", he noticed over the past 20 years that his patients were simply unfamiliar with the proper selection, nutritional value, and preparation of vegetables. This unfortunately has fueled the obesity epidemic. This past week, Dr. Galati was invited on the Fox26 Morning Show to explain his vegetable giveaway program in more detail.


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.