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Welcome to the Liver Specialists of Texas newsletter of upcoming events, articles, and more from our membership. We all appreciate your interest in our practice, and learning more about liver disease, new treatments that are available, health and wellness, and the prevention of disease.

 

Here is the latest from Liver Specialists of Texas.

 

Colon Cancer Video: Colon cancer is the number three cancer that adults are at risk for. We recently posted a video that is a perfect example of a patient who neglected rectal bleeding, only to find out there was a large polyp looming in his colon. To view the video, click here.

 

New Hepatitis C Research Opportunities: We continue to participate in clinical research studies for hepatitis C that are available for those either naive to HCV therapy (never treated) or those that have experience with therapy and never fully cleared the virus. One of the new studies is specificially researching African American and Latino adults with hepatitis C. If interested, you can contact our office for details. To learn more, click here.

 

Inside Look at Liver Transplant Surgery: View photographs of a liver transplant performed a couple of years ago, performed by Dr. Mark Ghobrial, and photographed by Dr. Galati. To view the video, click here.

 

New FDA Approved HCV Therapy-What You Need to Know, A Podcast: Listen to Dr. Galati discuss the new hepatitis C therapies recently FDA approved. Listed here.

 

Dietary Fiber: By request, one of the most popular downloads, this article reviewed a plan to increase your dietary fiber. With planning, you can increase your daily fiber to 30-40 grams. Start increasing your fiber by clicking here.

 

Tune in to Your Health First: Every Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m., tune into Your Health First, Dr. Galati's weekly radio program that discusses current health and wellness topics, with experts from around the world. Listen live at 740 KTRH or on the web at www.ktrh.com.

 

Staff Profile-Saira Khaderi, M.D.: Dr. Saira Khaderi has been with Liver Specialists of Texas for 1 year, and her presence has enhanced the patient experience greatly. Dr. Khaderi this year will be developing a specialized clinic for those individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Deatails on this will follow in the next few months. 

 


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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.