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Brandi McCall grew up in Westlake, LA and has lived in Houston since 2011.  She attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2005 and an Associate Degree in Nursing in 2008.  Upon graduation from nursing school, Brandi married her college sweetheart and moved to Richmond, VA.  In Richmond she began her nursing career in the Medical Respiratory Intensive Care Unit at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. 

She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2011 through Southeastern Louisiana University.  Brandi and her husband moved to Houston, TX in the spring of 2011 to be closer to family.  She began working at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in their Cardiovascular Recovery Room and Intensive Care Units.  While working, she attended graduate school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.  She graduated with honors from UTHSC with a Master of Science in Nursing in December 2013.  
Brandi is now board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center to practice as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  She is licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing and is a member of Texas Nurse Practitioners, Houston Area Nurse Practitioners, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.    

In her spare time, Brandi and her husband enjoy traveling, camping, and spending time with their Chihuahua and new baby boy.  Brandi is excited to be joining Dr. Galati and the Liver Specialists of Texas team.  She is dedicated to forming lasting patient relationships and providing exceptional medical care.

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.