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Welcome to the Liver Specialists of Texas newsletter of upcoming events, articles, jobs and more from our membership.

Calendar Events for 2-Jun-12 to 1-Sep-12

Liver Specialists of Texas is Moving
Day: Thursday 14-Jun-12 8:00 AM to Monday 18-Jun-12 8:30 AM
Location: Liver Specialists of Texas 6560 Fannin Street, Suite 2050 Houston, TX 77030
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Articles for 3-Apr-12 to 2-Jun-12

Colonoscopy Bowel Prep Video

This video shows the importance of following directions.
 
This is a great video we produced showing the value of colonoscopy.

The CDC released new recommendation regarding the testing of HCV, regardless of risk factors.
 
Yes-frozen fruits and vegetables are healthful for you.
 
A nice article from WebMD.
 
Remember, our office is moving June 14-18, 2012. Our office will be closed while we set up the new location. Our staff will be available through the answering servive around the clock for all our patients.

We are still evaluating patients for HCV research studies. You can contact Herman Ortiz in our research office. Both naive and retreatment protocols are available.
 
Remember: Colon Cancer is the third leading cancer in adults. It can be prevented with screening colonoscopy. Contact our office to make an appointment. All adults 50 years of age and older need to be screened; African Americans need to start screening at 45 years old. If you have a family history of colon cancer, you are at increased risk for developing colon cancer.
 
Your Health First, our weekly radio program, airs every Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. on Clear Channel's 740 KTRH. It is also streamed on iHeart radio (www.iheartradio.com).
 

 

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.