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Access To Your Medical Records SoonTo Be Available
In the next several days, acces to your medical records will be available for those that are patients of our practice at Liver Specialists of Texas. Through eMDs, the electronic medical record that we use, a patient portal will be established. Before logging into the portal, you must first be issues a login and password. This can be done by first filling out this electronic release... [More Info]
Don't Eat At Olive Garden
Dr. Joe Galati spoke about an experience at an Olive Garden Resturant recently on his radio program Your Health First several months ago.
Colon Cancer Interview With Dr. Joe Galati
This is an archived radio interview and podcast Dr. Galati performed a few years ago during an episode of Your Health First, his weekly radio program on Clear Channel's 740 KTRH. He was discussing colon cancer with two patients who have an interesting story to tell regarding colon cancer. The podcast can be listed to by going to the podcast page, where you will see all of the podcast episodes.
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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.