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Welcome to the Liver Specialists of Texas newsletter of upcoming events, articles, and more for our membership. All of us hope you are having a healthy and enjoyable summer.

Below are listed some recent articles we have posted on our website, of intrest to our members.

 
Alcohol and the Effects on the Liver: A Basic Overview
Our latest video posting discusses the basic aspects of alcohol, and its effects on the liver. You can view the video here on YouTube, or simply watch below. Additional links and information on alcohol can be found here.
 
Alcohol Awareness Month: Listen to a recent radio broadcast with Dr. Galati.
 
What's In Your Shopping Cart?  Read on and see what Dr. Galati shops for.
 
New Hepatitis C Drugs Released: Since January 2014, we have had new drugs to cure hepatitis C. Watch this video for updated information.
 
Exercise and Hepatitis C?  Dr. Galati explains the connection.
 
Coming soon to the practice, we are developing a specialized clinic for those patients with obesity and fatty liver disease, integrating the latest in nutrition and weight loss management.
 
Remember to tune in every SUNDAY evening at 7:00 p.m. to listen to Your Health First, hosted by Dr. Galati, on Houston 740 KTRH, where he discusses the latest in health and wellness news, with experts from around the country.
 
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Contact us through our webpage if you have questions or need assistance.
 
Best wishes,
 
Dr. Joe Galati and Team

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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.